March 2, 1995 in Features

Obituaries

 

James Nash Bonners Ferry, Idaho

Service for James Windle Nash will begin at 11 a.m. today at the Bonners Ferry Funeral Home. Burial will follow at the Grandview Cemetery.

Mr. Nash, 67, died Sunday at Community Hospital in Bonners Ferry.

He moved to Bonners Ferry in his early 20s with his wife, Edna Choate.

He served in the Army during World War II and in the Marine Corps during the Korean War.

After he was discharged in the 1950s, he became an internationally known collector and appraiser of military memorabilia.

Mr. Nash was a member of the Military Vehicle Collectors Club, the Association of American Military Uniform Collectors, the Orders and Medals Society of America, the Civil War Round Table of Missouri, Collections Internationals and the Military Collectors Club of Canada.

Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Edna; two daughters, Linda Nash of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Sherry Lockman of Bonners Ferry; two sisters, Vivian Detrick and Laverne Baker, both of Springfield, Miss.; one brother, Dorman Nash of Springfield; and three grandchildren.

Eugene Peters Port Angeles, Wash.

Memorial service for Eugene Clifford “Gene” Peters, 69, will be held later. Mr. Peters, a former longtime Spokane resident, died Monday. He was born in Columbia Falls, Mont.

He retired from Wagstaff Machinery in Spokane in 1987 after 42 years and moved to Port Angeles that same year.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia Peters; one son, Jerry Peters of Spokane; one daughter, Carol Hooper of Spokane; three stepdaughters, Sandra Sheldon and Margaret Carr of Port Angeles, and Trisha Perrott of Eugene, Ore.; three brothers, Bud Peters of Polson, Mont., and Jack and Robert Peters, both of Kalispell, Mont.; one sister, Margaret Bleskin of Kalispell; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Linda Lindsey Spokane

Service for Linda M. Lindsey, 49, is planned for 2 p.m. today at Hazen and Jaeger Funeral Home. Cremation will follow.

Mrs. Lindsey, who died Tuesday, was a lifetime Spokane resident.

She graduated from Rogers High School and worked as a clerk at Albertsons. She was a member of the Wildlife Council.

She is survived by her husband of 29 years, Jake Lindsey, at the home; two daughters, Laura and Leah Lindsey, both of Spokane; one sister, Barbara Darsey of Anchorage, Alaska; two brothers, Jack Gamby of Tacoma and her twin brother, Bob Gamby of Spokane; and two grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

William Poe Priest River, Idaho

Service for William “Bill” Sellers Poe is set for 1 p.m. today at Sherman-Knapp Funeral Home in Priest River. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Priest River.

Mr. Poe died Saturday at Sacred Heart Medical Center after a short illness. He was born in Hay, Wash., and had lived in Priest River for 18 years.

He married Edna Summers in 1925. He worked for Burlington Northern Railroad for 20 years in Spokane and retired in the 1970s.

Mr. Poe was a member of the Spokane Railroad Union and the Brotherhood of Local Engineers.

Survivors include his wife, Edna, at home; four daughters, Priscilla Dodd of Tacoma, and Jean Reeder, Wilma Torres and Donna Poe, all of Priest River; two sons, Lloyd Poe of Priest River and David Poe of Florida; three brothers, Everett Poe of Prosser, Wash., Virgil Poe of Walla Walla and Jack Poe of Seattle; 21 grandchildren and 42 great-grandchildren.

Howard “Curly” Burns Spokane

Graveside service for Howard C. “Curly” Burns, 83, will be 10 a.m. Friday at Fairmount Memorial Park. Hazen and Jaeger Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Burns, a 52-year Spokane resident, died Monday. He was born in Great Bend, Kan.

He was a member of the Teamsters Local No. 690 and had been a truck driver for the Coeur d’Alene Co. for more than 30 years.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Elda Burns; three daughters, Shirley Cameron, Marcella Nelson and Phyllis Wilson, all of Spokane; two brothers, Jim Burns of Oregon and Dick Burns of Grangeville, Idaho; nine grandchildren and 17 greatgrandchildren.

Vincent Saldivar Spokane

Memorial service for Vincent Saldivar, 37, will be at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints in Cheney. There will be private inurnment. Hennessey-Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Saldivar, who died Feb. 21, was born in Kingsville, Texas.

He had lived in Spokane for 11 years, moving here from San Jose, Calif. He worked at Gentle Touch Car Wash.

He is survived by his wife of 17 years, Terri Saldivar of Spokane; one son, Vincent Saldivar and one daughter, Elizabeth Saldivar, both of Spokane; five brothers, Joe, Roy and Ricky Saldivar, all of San Jose, and David and Randy Saldivar, both of Spokane; four sisters, Beatrice Manrique of Perdidio, Texas, Vicky Saldivar of Springville, Texas, and Janice Snyder and Rita Saldivar, both of San Jose.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Audrey Branson Rathdrum, Idaho

Graveside service for Audrey Branson, 81, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Wenas Cemetery, Selah, Wash. Coeur d’Alene Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Branson died Saturday at Kootenai Medical Center. She was born in Kitzmiller, Md.

She was a homemaker and had lived in Rathdrum since 1984.

Her husband, Harold Branson, preceded her in death. Survivors include two daughters, Nancy Hayes of Rathdrum and Carolyn Hayes of Pasco; one sister, Nona Aultman of Yakima; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Roger Purkett Spokane

Funeral Mass for Roger James Purkett, 67, will be at 11 a.m. today at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery. Hennessey-Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Purkett, who died Monday, was born in Great Falls, Mont.

He served in the Marine Corps during World War II and later was involved with the Air Force Reserve.

He had lived in Spokane for 43 years and had worked as an office manager at Becwar Meat Packing Co. for 29 years.

He was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Parish.

He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Rita Purkett; one son, Gary Purkett of Tacoma; four daughters, Ann Reugh, Linda Leong and Sharon Purkett, all of Spokane, and Susan Purkett of Seattle; three brothers, Charles Purkett of Jefferson City, Mo., Thomas Purkett of Spokane and David Purkett of Bynum, Mont.; and five grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

Vera Brunette Spokane

Graveside service for Vera Marie Brunette, 84, will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Riverside Memorial Park. Memorial service will follow at 2 p.m. at Pilgrim Lutheran Church. Riplinger Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Brunette, a longtime Spokane resident, died Saturday. She was born in Fargo, N.D.

A homemaker, she was a member of Pilgrim Lutheran Church and the Elks lodge.

Her husband, Charles Brunette, died in 1963. She is survived by eight sons, Dale Brunette of Clarkston, Wash., Duane Brunette of Santa Clarita, Calif., Gordon, Charles, Larry, Ken and Bruce Brunette, all of Spokane, and Mark Brunette of Neillsville, Wis.; four daughters, Jean Eken of Bellevue, Wash., Carol Scoggins of Memphis, Tenn., Marian Goodman of Germantown, Tenn., and Judy Marcus of Spokane; 37 grandchildren, 11 stepgrandchildren, and 30 greatgrandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Pilgrim Lutheran Church.

Charles Wellman Kellogg

Service for Charles T. Wellman, 67, is set for 2 p.m. today at United Church of Kellogg. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery in Kellogg.

Mr. Wellman, a lifetime Kellogg resident, died Monday in Spokane.

He graduated from Kellogg High School and the University of Idaho.

He was a partner of Wellman Chevrolet and Oldsmobile, Kellogg, for 20 years. He also worked for Dave Smith GMC/Chrysler for 22 years.

Mr. Wellman is survived by one brother, Albert Wellman of Spokane; and one sister, Shirley Brydon of San Diego.

Mabel Roder Grangeville, Idaho

Service for Mabel P. Roder, 89, is planned for 2 p.m. Friday at Riplinger Funeral Home. Burial will be at Peone Prairie Cemetery.

Mrs. Roder died Feb. 22 in Grangeville. She was born near Rock Springs, Wyo.

She had lived in Spokane for 53 years and moved to a nursing home in Grangeville seven years ago.

She is survived by two daughters, Dorothy Mattix of Kooskia, Idaho, and Della May of Redding, Calif.; two sons, Arthur May of Federal Way, Wash., and Lester May of Chattaroy; one sister, Hattie Long of Sagle, Idaho; 25 grandchildren, 55 great-grandchildren and 20 great-great-grandchildren.

Ruby Keen Spokane

Private graveside service will be held for Ruby M. Keen, 88. Hazen and Jaeger Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Keen, who died Sunday, was born in Bethpage, Tenn.

She was a schoolteacher and had taught in Spokane for 15 years.

Mrs. Keen was a member of Fowler United Methodist Church, the Daughters of the American Revolution and the National Education Association.

Survivors include two sons, Robert Keen of Spokane and Bill Keen of Indianapolis; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Bob Miller Spokane

Memorial service for William R. “Bob” Miller, 79, is planned for 1 p.m. today at Riplinger Funeral Home.

Mr. Miller, who died Monday, was born in Saskatchewan and had lived in Spokane for 70 years.

He graduated from Rogers High School and served in the Army during World War II.

He was the former owner of the Coliseum IGA grocery store. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge.

His wife, Norma Miller, died in 1985. He is survived by one son, Dick Miller of Spokane; one daughter, Carol Wilson of Issaquah, Wash.; five grandchildren and three greatgrandchildren.


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