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Fri., June 2, 1995

Clara Williby Spokane

Private memorial services for Clara M. Williby, 73, were held Thursday. Mrs. Williby, who was born in Pomeroy, Wash., died Monday.

She had lived in Spokane for more than 72 years.

Her husband, Keith, died in 1994.

She is survived by her two sons, Randy and Richard Williby, both of Spokane; two daughters, Kristine Antwine of Phoenix, Ariz., and Sharon Scott of Walla Walla; three sisters, Ruth Perno, Geneva Adams and Patrice Blackwell, all of Spokane; six grandchildren and five greatgrandchildren.

George Adair Potlatch, Idaho

Graveside service for George Lewis Adair, 76, is set for 1 p.m. today at the Mendenhall Cemetery near Potlatch. Lauer Funeral Home of Deer Park is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Adair, who was born in Potlatch, died Tuesday near Deer Park.

He graduated from Potlatch High School in 1936.

He was a Realtor associated with the Nancy Koron Agency in Spokane.

Mr. Adair was a member of the Spokane Board of Realtors and the Gentlemen on Horseback.

He was an Army veteran of World War II.

Survivors include one sister, Leola Haines of Spokane; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arthur Jacquot Coeur d’Alene

Service for Arthur Jacquot, 89, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Coeur d’Alene Memorial Funeral Home.

Mr. Jacquot, who died Wednesday, was born in Prosser, Wash.

He was an instructor in the Agricultural Engineering Department at Washington State University and later moved to Logan, Utah, where he was the head of the Engineering Department at Utah State.

He opened the Bonneville Power Administration office in Wenatchee and was the head of the Public Utilities District in Okanogan, Wash. In 1949, he bought a farm on the Rathdrum Prairie.

He was a 40-year member of the Coeur d’Alene Eagles, a member of the Rathdrum Grange and served on the boards of Kootenai Electric and Hayden Lake Irrigation District.

Mr. Jacquot is survived by his wife of 58 years, Elizabeth; four sons, Elmer Jacquot of Spokane, Charles and Edward Jacquot of Roseburg, Ore., and Richard Jacquot of Rathdrum, Idaho; one daughter, Emily Bakie of Klamath Falls, Ore.; nine grandchildren and 10 greatgrandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Dogs for the Deaf, c/o Judy Lingle, P.O. Box 315, Rathdrum, Idaho 83858.

Frances Weindl Rosalia, Wash.

Rosary service for Frances Weindl, 95, was Thursday at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery.

Mrs. Weindl, who was born in Bowdel, S.D., died last Friday in Fairfield.

She was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, the Rosalia Senior Citizens and the Altar Society.

She is survived by one sister, Sister Mechtild Dewald of Makato, Minn. Memorials may be made to Holy Rosary Catholic Church or the Fairfield Good Samaritan Center.

Vivian Wells Spokane

Graveside service for Vivian L. Wells, 91, is scheduled for 1 p.m. today at Fairmount Memorial Park. Memorial service will follow at 2 p.m. at Fowler United Methodist Church. Riplinger Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Wells, who was born in Clarksville, Ark., died Sunday.

She moved to Spokane from Denver in 1941.

Mrs. Wells retired from the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in 1971.

She was a member of Fowler United Methodist Church and a past worthy matron in the Order of the Eastern Star.

Her husband, William E. Wells Sr., died in 1973.

She is survived by one daughter, Lovene Cooper of Spokane; one son, William Wells Jr. of King City, Ore.; five grandchildren and seven greatgrandchildren.

Esther Erickson Spokane

Graveside service for Esther Marie Henager Erickson, 94, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Riverside Memorial Park. Bleitz Funeral Home of Bellevue, Wash., is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Erickson, who was born in Spokane, died May 24.

She was a Lewis and Clark High School graduate.

She began to work in the trust department of the Spokane and Eastern Trust Co. at age 16. She remained there for 31 years.

Mrs. Erickson then moved to Seattle and Olympia before returning to Spokane.

Her husband, J. Laude, died in 1973.

She was a member of the Assembly of God Church.

She is survived by two stepdaughters, Louise Ahrens of Seattle and Joanne Dickinson of Tennessee; and a stepson, John Henager of Colorado.

Ada Mae Bolser Proctor Tacoma

Private memorial service for Ada Mae Bolser Proctor, 75, is planned.

Mrs. Proctor, who was born in Oakesdale, Wash., died Monday.

She lived in Spokane from 1942 to 1968, when she moved to Tacoma.

Mrs. Proctor retired after 30 years at The Bon Marche.

She is survived by her husband of four years, Kenneth Proctor; two daughters, Claudia Broderson of Woodinville, Wash., and Kathy Farr of Puyallup, Wash.; four sons, Kurt Bolser of Concord, Calif., Tim Proctor of Salem, Ore., Terry Proctor of Eugene, Ore., and Bob Proctor of Tacoma; four sisters, Doris Lawton, Lorraine Bogan and Sarah Hobbs, all of Spokane, and Hazel Hobson of Sandpoint; and 14 grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Good Samaritan Hospice.

Mabel Wilkins Spokane

Private cremation for Mabel M. Wilkins, 89, will be held.

Mrs. Wilkins, who was born in Pana, Ill., died May 25.

She moved to Spokane at the age of 5. For 26 years she worked for various telephone companies, some in the Los Angeles area.

Mrs. Wilkins returned to Spokane and was a supervisor for the telephone company. She retired in the early 1960s.

She most recently had lived at Priest Lake, Idaho.

Mrs. Wilkins was a life member of the Telephone Pioneers.

She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Chris; a son, John McRae of Deer Park; a sister, Hazel Preston; six grandchildren and eight greatgrandchildren.

Esther Mohr Colfax, Wash.

Graveside service for Esther K. Mohr, 85, will be at 10 a.m. June 17 at the Colfax Cemetery with a memorial service following at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church, Colfax. Bruning Funeral Home of Colfax is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Mohr, who was born in Beatrice, Neb., died May 16.

She was a member of Colfax First Baptist Church and the Christian Women’s Club.

Survivors include one son, Dr. Charles Mohr of Richland; one daughter, Dr. Constance Doran of Orange, Calif.; four sisters, Madge Schoenfeld of Moses Lake, Freda Dahlen of San Bruno, Calif., Florence Ensley of Lewiston and Edna Klingbeil of Spokane; and six grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the the First Baptist Church Mission Fund.

Paul Paulsen Spokane

No service will be held for Paul H. Paulsen, 85, at his request. Hazen and Jaeger Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Paulsen, who was born in Chicago, died Sunday.

He was an 80-year resident of Spokane and was an Army Veteran of World War II, serving in the European Theater.

Mr. Paulsen graduated from Wilbur High School in 1927. He had worked as a carpenter and also owned a motel in Wilbur.

He is survived by his wife, Mary P. Paulsen; one daughter, Margaret Long of Spokane; one son, John Paulsen of Everett; two sisters, Gladys Barber and Ethel Arbini, both of Spokane; and two grandsons.

William Gnaedinger Moscow, Idaho

Memorial service for William Griffin Gnaedinger, 84, is set for 2 p.m. today at St. James Episcopal Church in Pullman. Kramer Funeral Home of Palouse, Wash., is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Gnaedinger, who was born in Wallace, died Saturday.

He graduated from Wallace High School in 1928 and from the University of Idaho in 1936 with a degree in education.

Mr. Gnaedinger then moved to Lewiston and taught at Lewiston junior and senior high schools. He received his master’s degree from Washington State University in 1940.

In 1941 he entered the Navy and was a training officer during World War II. He also served in the Naval Reserve as a commander.

After the war, he became associate director of libraries at WSU, where he worked until retiring in 1974.

He served as faculty advisor to Lambda Chi fraternity.

His first wife, Irene, died in 1981.

He was a member of St. James Episcopal Church and Lambda Chi fraternity.

Survivors include his wife of 13 years, Elinor Streiff of Clarkston, Wash.; one son, Robert Gnaedinger of Palouse, Wash.; one daughter, Nancy Roberts of Moscow; one stepson, Fritz Streiff of Berkeley, Calif.; three stepdaughters, Martha Nelson of Pasadena, Calif., Katrina Laurino of Philadelphia and Julia Evans of Seattle; one brother, Ernest Gnaedinger of Wallace; one sister, Gertruse Turley of Seattle; three grandchildren and six stepgrandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. James Episcopal Church.

Earl Weekly Nine Mile Falls

Service for Earl R. Weekly, 74, will be at 10 a.m. today at Hennessey-Smith Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Riverside Memorial Park.

Mr. Weekly, who was born in Colorado, died Monday.

He had been a resident of the community for 40 years.

Mr. Weekly, an Army veteran of World War II, was decorated with two Bronze Stars.

He retired from Eastern State Hospital after 25 years.

He is survived by three sons, Daniel and Victor Smelcer, both of Spokane, and Judd Smelcer of Portland; three daughters, Virginia Summers and Donna Reeder, both of Spokane, and Judy Smith of Tacoma; 15 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army.

Todd Eggers Spokane

Vigil Service for Todd Eggers, 44, will be 7 p.m. today at HennesseySmith Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Peter Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery.

Mr. Eggers, who was born in Seattle, died in Anchorage, Alaska, in a ship accident Saturday.

He was a graduate of Shoreline High School in Seattle. He had served in the Marine Corps and was captain of the Alaska Spirit.

Mr. Eggers was a member of St. Peter Parish.

He is survived by his wife, Denise Jacobs-Eggers of Spokane; one son, C.J. Eggers; his mother and stepfather, Betty and Ron Winchester of Seattle; his father, Peter Eggers of Hoodsport, Wash.; one brother, Jeff Eggers of Seattle; and one sister, Julie McKee of San Anselmo, Calif.

The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to St. Peter Catholic Church.

Berneal E. Culverwell Chewelah, Wash.

Service for Berneal E. Culverwell, 85, will be at 2 p.m. today at the United Church of Christ in Chewelah. Burial will follow at Chewelah Memorial Park. Schanzenbach Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Culverwell, who was born in Spokane, died last Friday in Colville, Wash.

Survivors include one son, Jim Culverwell Jr. of Chewelah; two daughters, Suzy Bundy of Chewelah and Shad Bailey of Plymouth, Minn.; one sister, Irene Welch of Spokane; and seven grandchildren.

Velma Kerkis Spokane

Private cremation was held for Velma Corrine Kerkis. Burial will be at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland.

Mrs. Kerkis, who was born in Osceola, Kan., died May 24.

She had been a Spokane resident for more than 35 years, and had worked previously as a dental assistant in California.

She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church.

She is survived by two nephews, Clair and Nathalia Mackie of Everett.

Alvilda Garras Spokane

Trisagion service for Alvilda H. Garras, 94, was Thursday. Service will be at 11 a.m. today at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church. Burial will follow at Riverside Memorial Park. Hennessey-Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Garras, who was born in Neenah, Wis., died Tuesday.

She had lived in Spokane since 1905.

Mrs. Garras was a 75-year member of the Princess Marie Lodge of the Danish Sisterhood. She was also a member of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church.

Her husband, James, died in 1964.

She is survived by one son, Bill Garras of Spokane; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church.

Helen Haight Wenatchee

Graveside service for Helen M. Haight, 69, was Saturday at Haven of Rest Memorial Park in Gig Harbor, Wash.

Mrs. Haight, who was born in Mount Ayr, Iowa, died May 24.

She grew up in the Chelan and Wenatchee, Wash., area.

She was a homemaker.

Survivors include her husband of 49 years, Donald Haight of Gig Harbor; two sons, Richard Haight of Manassas, Va., and Rodney Haight of Spokane; two daughters Suzanne Schoenberg of Manassas and Shelley Cross of Gig Harbor; a brother, Max Hart of Wenatchee; and eight grandchildren.

Ralph Mader Colfax, Wash.

Service for Ralph E. Mader, 97, was Wednesday at the Calgary Christian Center in Pullman. Burial was at the Colfax Cemetery.

Mr. Mader, who was born in Dusty, Wash., died Saturday.

He worked in Seattle shipyards and also became an ordained minister and served in Japan for two years.

In 1931 he moved from Seattle to Colfax and was pastor of the Colfax Full Gospel Church for 20 years. He earned his Bachelor of Arts and master’s degrees in sociology from Washington State University.

He spent 25 years in the ministry in Pullman before retiring at the age of 80.

Survivors include two daughters, Anne Stueckle of Colfax and Viola Williams of Pullman; two brothers, Fred and Paul Mader; five grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Whitman Convalescent Center of Colfax.

Ida Meyrick Spokane

No services will be held for Ida Meyrick, 75, at her request.

Mrs. Meyrick, a lifetime resident of Spokane, died Sunday.

A graduate of Lewis and Clark High School, she was a homemaker.

She is survived by her husband of 20 years, George, of Spokane; a daughter, Peggy Swanson of Spokane; two stepsons, Drew and Dwight Meyrick of Portland; two brothers, John Perry of Spokane and Carl; one sister, Minnie Swinson of Spokane; and two grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Patti Jean Mallicoat Spokane

Services were held for Patti Jean Mallicoat, 34.

Mrs. Mallicoat, a lifetime resident of Spokane, died Monday.

She was a homemaker.

She is survived by her husband, James, of Spokane; one brother, Edward Hilton of Spokane; and two sisters, RaeAnn Whisenhunt of Spokane and Yolanda Bonner of Elko, Nev.

Kevin Potts Spokane

Trisagion service was Tuesday and funeral was Wednesday for Kevin J. Potts, 28, at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church. Burial was at Riverside Memorial Park.

Mr. Potts, who was born in Germany, died Thursday.

A resident of Spokane since 1969, he graduated from Shadle High School in 1984 and served in the Army and Army Reserve for seven years. He returned to Spokane and worked for McDonald’s Restaurants for the past several years.

He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Elizabeth and Ivan White of Spokane; two brothers, Jeff Potts of Spokane and Tim Potts of Yakima; one stepbrother, Ryan White of Port Orchard, Wash.; and his grandmother, Myrtle Malott of Spokane.

The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church.

, DataTimes


 
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