January 20, 1995

Obituaries

 

Dorothy (Dorman) Perham Lowe Spokane

Memorial service for Dorothy (Dorman) Perham Lowe, 94, is scheduled for 3 p.m. today at Rockwood Manor, E2903 25th. Private burial will be at Greenwood Memorial Terrace.

Hazen & Jaeger Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Lowe died Monday.

Born in Ritzville, Wash., she moved to Spokane 92 years ago.

She graduated from Lewis and Clark High School in 1918 and attended Washington State University in 1918 and 1919.

Mrs. Lowe graduated cum laude from Smith College in 1923 with degrees in mathematics and music.

Her education degree was granted from Eastern Washington University in 1957.

She taught mathematics at Lewis and Clark High School from 1958 to 1962.

Mrs. Lowe was a founding member of Plymouth Congregational Church and was a member of Pi Beta Phi. She was a former board member of the Hutton Settlement and was formerly associated with the American Association of University women and the YWCA.

Her first husband, Dr. Guy M. Perham, died in 1955.

Her second husband, Roy E. Lowe, died in 1972.

Survivors include a son, Guy Perham; a daughter, Martha Robinson of the Spokane Valley; a sister, Martha Smith of Klamath Falls, Ore; eight grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials may be made to the Rockwood Residents Foundation Infirmary Improvement Fund, E2903 25th, Spokane 99223 or to Plymouth Congregational Church, W1502 Eighth, Spokane 99204.

Robert Atkinson Jr. Spokane

Service for Robert A. Atkinson Jr., 63, will be at 1 p.m. today at HennesseySmith Funeral Home followed by burial at Holy Cross Cemetery.

Mr. Atkinson, an Army veteran of the Korean War, died Tuesday.

Born in Alma, Mich., he moved to Spokane about 10 years ago.

He was an electronics engineering technician.

Survivors include his wife, Sharon A. Atkinson; three sons, Robert Atkinson of Veradale, Michael Atkinson of Spokane and William Atkinson of Liberty Lake; his mother, Thelma Atkinson of San Bernardino, Calif.; two brothers, William Atkinson of San Bernardino and Charles Atkinson; a sister, Cheryl Atkinson of San Bernardino; and six grandchildren.

Gertrude ‘Trudy’ Harlan Spokane

Vigil service for Gertrude A. “Trudy” Harlan, 73, will be at 7 p.m. today at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at the cathedral followed by burial at Holy Cross Cemetery.

Riplinger Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Harlan died Wednesday.

Born in Oroville, Wash., she moved to Spokane 73 years ago.

She was a deputy registrar for Spokane County for several years.

Mrs. Harlan was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Parish, St. Theresa’s Guild and the Altar Society.

Survivors include a son, Dennis Harlan of Tucson, Ariz.; and two grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Ronald McDonald House, W1015 Fifth, Spokane 99204, or to the Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes, W1115 Riverside, Spokane 99201.

Jessica Rose Spokane

Memorial service for Jessica Ann Rose, 22, will be at 11 a.m. today at the Valley Open Bible Church, N905 McDonald Road. Hazen & Jaeger Valley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Ms. Rose, who died Monday, was born in Moscow, Idaho, and moved to Spokane 20 years ago.

Survivors include a son, Brandon Rose of Spokane; her mother, Melissa Wallace of Greenacres; her father, Charles Wallace of Cheney; two brothers, Charles Wallace of Greenacres and Nicholas Wallace of Spokane; two sisters, Ellen Kelley of Post Falls and Sarah McKern of Pullman; two stepsisters, Michelle Lee of Fairfield and Stephanie Scott of Spokane; a stepbrother, George Pollitt of Spokane; and her grandparents.

The family suggests that memorials may be given to Alternatives to Domestic Violence in care of the YMCA, W829 Broadway, Spokane 99201.

Sister Alice Blessing, F.S.P.A. Spokane

Vigil service for Sister Alice (Amanda) Blessing, F.S.P.A., 81, is planned for 7:30 p.m. today at Hennessey-Smith Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Peter Catholic Church followed by burial at Holy Cross Cemetery.

Sister Blessing, who died Saturday at the Stanford Medical Hospital in Palo Alto, Calif., was born in Wilbur, Wash.

Sister Blessing’s teaching ministry spanned 59 years.

She taught in elementary schools in Wisconsin, Iowa, Oregon, Montana and California. She also taught in Spokane at St. Francis Xavier, Our Lady of Fatima and St. Augustine Catholic elementary schools from 1956 to 1983.

A Franciscan Sister of Perpetual Adoration, she was in her 62nd year of her religious profession.

Survivors include two brothers, Robert Blessing and Francis Blessing, both of Spokane; and three nieces.

Memorials may be sent to the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration, 912 Market Street, LaCrosse, Wis. 54601-8800.

G. Blair Harding Salt Lake City

Memorial service for G. Blair Harding, 70, will be at 1 p.m. today at First Congregational Church in Salt Lake City.

Mr. Harding, who died Tuesday from complications following a heart attack, was born in Salt Lake City.

He married Jayne Warnock in 1947 and they moved to Spokane in 1962.

Mr. Harding worked for Travelers Insurance Co.

After retirement, he joined Rogers & Rogers Insurance Agency.

He moved back to Salt Lake City years ago.

Mr. Harding was a member of the Spokane Elks Lodge and the local musicians union. He played with the Claude Myhre Band, Jim Baker and many others.

He was a member of Westview Congregational Church, where he served as choir director.

Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Julie Spencer of Salt Lake City; a son, David Harding of Aspen, Colo.; a sister, Ruth Mann of Sun City, Calif.; and two grandsons.

The family suggests contributions may be made to a local Travelers Aid Society.

Hugo Beckerini Spokane

Vigil service for Hugo A. Beckerini, 79, was Thursday at St. Thomas More Catholic Church. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. today at St. Thomas More Catholic Church followed by burial at Holy Cross Cemetery. Hennessey-Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Beckerini died Monday. Born in Black Eagle, Mont., he moved to Spokane 33 years ago.

In 1962 he moved his business, Toledo Scale Sales and Service, from Billings, Mont., to Spokane. He retired in 1978 after 28 years of ownership.

Mr. Beckerini was a member of St. Thomas More Parish and was a life member of the 4th degree Knights of Columbus. He was a former member of the Brotherhood of Friends and the Moose Lodge.

He was also a member of the Christophero Columbo Club and the American-Italian Club. He was active in leadership for Boy Scouts for several years.

Survivors include his wife, Ellen Beckerini; two sons, Grant Beckerini of Spokane and Mark Beckerini of Renton, Wash.; a daughter, Rita Leaf of Bellevue, Wash.; a sister, Toni Griffith of Seattle; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, N900 Maple, Spokane 99201, or to St. Thomas More School, N8112 Howard, Spokane 99208.

Alice Swanson Spokane

Service for Alice V. Swanson, 76, is planned for 10 a.m. today at Calvary Lutheran Church followed by burial at the Pines Cemetery.

Thornhill Valley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Swanson, who died Tuesday, was born and raised in Wisconsin.

She married Axsel C. Swanson in 1946 and they lived in Clayton, Wash., for 16 years. They moved to Spokane in 1965.

Mrs. Swanson was a registered nurse for 19 years before retiring in 1965.

She was a member of Calvary Lutheran Church.

Survivors include her husband of 49 years; a son, James Swanson of Warrensburg, Mo.; and two grandchildren.

Werner Schubothe Warden, Wash.

Service for Werner H. Schubothe, 83, will be at 1 p.m. today at the Lutheran Church in Endicott, Wash., followed by burial at the Endicott Cemetery.

Kayser’s Chapel of Memories of Moses Lake is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Schubothe died Saturday.

He was born in Joseph, Ore., and was raised in Battle Ground, Wash., where he attended school.

He graduated from Washington State University with bachelor’s and master’s degrees. He then began teaching at Endicott High School.

Mr. Schubothe married Helen L. Lautenschlager in 1942 and was drafted into the Army during World War II. He served from 1943 to 1946.

After his honorable discharge he returned to Endicott to teach.

In the late 1950s the family moved to Colfax, Wash.

Besides teaching in Endicott and Colfax, he also taught school in Wilbur, Oakesdale and Warden, Wash.

In 1968 the Schubothes moved to Warden, where he became the agricultural teacher and later the high school principal. He retired in 1970.

He was a member of the Retired Teachers Association and the American Association of Retired Persons. He was also active with the Grant and Adams county senior citizens groups.

Survivors include his wife, Helen Schubothe; two sons, Warren Schubothe of Warden and Don Schubothe of Moreno Valley, Calif.; a daughter, Terri Bator of Yakima; and a sister, Marianne Harrington of Vancouver, Wash.

James Daugherty Long Beach, Wash.

Graveside service for James Jesse Daugherty, 70, is planned for 11:30 a.m. today at the Ilwaco (Wash.) Cemetery.

Penttila’s Chapel by the Sea of Long Beach is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Daugherty died Tuesday.

Born in Edmonton, Alberta, he moved with his family to Washtucna, Wash., where he graduated from high school.

He lived and farmed in Adams County, Wash., for many years.

After his retirement in the 1970s, he moved to Long Beach.

Mr. Daugherty was a member of the Elks Lodge 1937 in Long Beach.

His wife, Lena Hughes, died in 1981.

Survivors include a son, James Daugherty of Spokane; a daughter, Karen McRae of Vancouver, Wash., a sister, Mary Ellen Daugherty of Clarkston, Wash.; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Ocean View Convalescent Center, Route 1, Box 580, Long Beach, WA 98631.

Mary Vergote St. Maries

Service for Mary M. Vergote, 84, is planned for 2 p.m. today at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in St. Maries, followed by burial at Pinecrest Memorial Park in Sandpoint. YatesHodge Funeral Home in St. Maries is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Vergote died Tuesday. She was born in Clarkson, Neb., and was raised in Nebraska.

She married Moris Vergote in 1941 and they made their home in Sandpoint. Mr. Vergote died in 1980 and she moved to St. Maries in 1984.

She was a member of the World War I Auxiliary and the Senior Citizens.

Survivors include three daughters, Bonnie Burroughs of St. Maries, and Dorothy Gustafson and Anna Mack, both of Spokane; five brothers, Anton Klinsky of Arkansas, Robert Klinsky and Joseph Klinsky, both of Oregon, Milo Klinsky and Edward Klinsky, both of California; a sister, Esther Richardson of California; eight grandchildren and five greatgrandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Benewah County.

Chester Beeman Spokane

Vigil service for Chester A. Beeman, 78, was Thursday at Hennessey-Smith Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. today at St. Anthony Catholic Church followed by burial at Holy Cross Cemetery.

Mr. Beeman, a World War II Navy veteran, died Monday. Born in Creston, Wash., he moved to Spokane 49 years ago.

He worked at Eastern State Hospital for 13 years before retiring in 1981, and was a member of St. Anthony Parish.

Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth J. Beeman; three sons, Tony Beeman of Bellevue, Wash., and George Beeman and Dale Beeman, both of Spokane; four daughters, Sharron Bybee, Janeen DeCaro, Luanna Schmahl and Elayne Campbell, all of Spokane; 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Spokane, P.O. Box 2215, Spokane 99210.

Jane Westover Spokane

Service for Jane Palmer Downes Westover, 81, will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Riplinger Funeral Home. Private burial will be at Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mrs. Westover, who died Tuesday, was born in Kansas City, Mo.

A resident of Spokane since 1951, she also had lived in London, Anchorage, Alaska, and San Luis Obispo, Calif., for several years.

Mrs. Westover’s career spanned 45 years in a variety of government positions, including the War Department during World War II, the Veterans Administration, the Washington State Employment Security Division and the Spokane County Bureau of Vital Statistics.

She was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority.

Survivors include a son, John Downes of Spokane; a daughter, Joni Downes Evans of Albuquerque, N.M.; eight grandchildren and six greatgrandchildren.

Arleva ‘Ruby’ Jones Kellogg

Graveside service and burial for Arleva “Ruby” Violet Jones, 83, is planned for 1 p.m. Saturday at Greenwood Memorial Terrace in Spokane.

Shoshone Funeral Service of Kellogg is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Jones died Tuesday.

Born in Clancy, Mont., she lived most of her life in Shoshone County.

She married Emry White in 1928. He died in 1938.

She married Edward Jones in 1957. He died in 1974.

Survivors include two sons, Lee White and Bill White, both of Kellogg; a brother, Amber Jackson of Susanville, Calif.; six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

William Roher Hayden Lake, Idaho

Service for William Newton Roher, 71, is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at the English Funeral Chapel in Coeur d’Alene.

Mr. Roher died Tuesday.

Born in Altuna, Penn., he moved to Hayden Lake from Oregon in 1945.

He served in the Coast Guard and worked as a millwright for Kaiser Aluminum. He later worked as an ironworker with the Spokane Ironworkers Union before retiring eight years ago.

His wife, Eve (Hunking) Roher, died in 1992.

Survivors include a son, William Roher of Hayden Lake; two daughters, Cheron Lightner of Canby, Ore., and Patty Wavra of Spokane; a brother, Aubrey Roher of Oregon; two sisters, Marge McLaughlan of Salem, Ore., and Dorothy Dambley of Lincoln City, Ore.; six grandchildren and two greatgrandchildren.

Donald Lane Coeur d’Alene

Memorial service for Donald B. Lane, 82, is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at the Jehovah’s Witnesses Kingdom Hall in Hayden Lake, Idaho.

Mr. Lane died Saturday.

He was born in Washington and was raised in North Idaho, where he attended school.

He worked in the woods and later moved to Coeur d’Alene, where he worked for area lumber mills. He retired in 1977.

Mr. Lane was a member of the Jehovah’s Witnesses Kingdom Hall in Hayden Lake.

Survivors include a son, Jerry Lane of Oroville, Calif.; two daughters, Evelyn Lovejoy of Folsom, Calif., and Lorena Pollock of French Camp, Calif.; three grandchildren and five greatgrandchildren.

Memorials may be sent to the family in care of the church, 720 Poplar Ave., Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814.

Karen Browning Spokane

Service for Karen Browning, 38, was Thursday at North Addison Baptist Church. Memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Trinity Baptist Church in Springfield, Ore. Graveside service will follow at 3 p.m. at Springfield Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Riplinger Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Browning died Monday.

Born in Portland, she graduated from Hudson’s Bay High School in 1974.

She married Larry Browning in 1978 and had been working at Shaw Middle School as an instructional assistant.

Mrs. Browning was a member of North Addison Baptist Church, where her husband is pastor.

Survivors include her husband, Larry Browning; a daughter, Paige Browning of Spokane; her mother, Mary Larson of Vancouver, Wash.; her twin sister, Sharon Adams of Glendale, Calif., and three other sisters, Patty Wulfestieg of Northridge, Calif., Diane Concorlles of Ontario, Calif., and Michelle Larson of Vancouver, Wash.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Family suggests memorial contributions may be made to North Addison Baptist Church N6120 Addison, Spokane 99207.


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