November 2, 1995 in Idaho



Grace Middleton Coeur d’Alene

Service for Grace Middleton, 75, will be today at 1 p.m. at English Funeral Chapel of Coeur d’Alene. Burial will follow at Forest Cemetery. English Funeral Chapel of Coeur d’Alene is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Middleton, who was born in Montana, died Saturday at home.

She was born to Danish immigrants and attended American and Danish schools. She married Leslie Rhodes in 1938. He died in 1943.

She moved to Coeur d’Alene in 1940 and married Norm Middleton in 1945.

Mrs. Middleton, a homemaker, enjoyed playing cards. She also enjoyed her family and friends.

Survivors include her husband of 50 years, at home; one son, Lon of Coeur d’Alene; one daughter, Judy Lyle of Coeur d’Alene; one sister, Irene Thorstenson of Chattaroy; one brother, Ivan Ibsen of Whitefish, Mont; five grandchildren, five greatgrandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be sent to Hospice of North Idaho, 280 Prairie Ave., Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814.

Wesley Phillips Coeur d’Alene

Service for Wesley T. Phillips, 88, will be Friday at 10:30 a.m. at English Funeral Chapel in Coeur d’Alene. Burial will follow at Coeur d’Alene Memorial Gardens. English Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Phillips, who was born in Missouri, died Sunday.

At a young age, he moved to Wyoming with his family. He later moved to Nampa, Idaho.

He married Rosa Snider in 1935.

Mr. Phillips worked in Nampa as a farmer and worked summers at Forest Service Lookout Stations.

He moved to Coeur d’Alene in 1952 and owned and operated Phillips Grocery and Gas Station. He also worked as a school bus driver and maintenance man for 17 years.

Mr. Phillips helped construct and maintained the Bible reader board at the Bible Book Nook store in Coeur d’Alene.

He loved hunting, fishing, camping and working with wood.

He was a member of the Bethel Baptist Church of Coeur d’Alene.

Survivors include his wife, at home; one son, Bill Phillips of Rathdrum; two daughters, Luree Mego of Sun City, Ariz., and Deanne O’Donnell of Istanbul, Turkey; three brothers, Glenn Phillips, Carroll Phillips and Edward Phillips, all of Boise; one sister, Ella Fincher of McCall, Idaho; 13 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of North Idaho, 280 Prairie Ave., Coeur d’Alene, or the Bethel Baptist Church Memorial Fund, 2215 Seventh St., Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814.

Don Sleeth Spokane

Memorial service for Don C. Sleeth, 84, will be at 4 p.m. Saturday at Heritage Congregational Church, where he was a member. Hazen and Jaeger Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Sleeth, who was born in Tekoa, Wash., died Saturday at home.

He had lived in Spokane for 80 years and had worked for Old National Bank. Most recently he was employed by Metropolitan Mortgage and Securities.

He was a member of the Elks Lodge and the Odd Fellows, and was a World War II Army veteran.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Ruth Sleeth; one daughter, Mary Paananen of Seattle; one son, Tim Sleeth of Jacksonville, Fla.; and six grandchildren.

Robert Cordwell Sun City West, Ariz.

Service for Robert William Cordwell, 78, will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at the American Lutheran Church of Kellogg. Shoshone Funeral Service of Kellogg is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Cordwell, a longtime Silver Valley resident, died Oct. 20 of cardiac arrest.

He was born in New York and earned a bachelor of arts degree at the University of Rochester in 1939. He graduated with honors three years later from the Rochester School of Medicine.

He married Dorothy Dahlberg in 1942.

Following an internship in Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology at Yale’s New Haven Hospital, he was commissioned in the Army during World War II. He was stationed as a surgeon at Elmendorf Field in Alaska.

After his military discharge, he served a year’s pathology residency in Colorado and moved to Kellogg, where he practiced medicine for 36 years.

Mr. Cordwell was active in church activities, the Boy Scouts of America and served a term as mayor of Kellogg from 1961-63.

He retired and moved to Sun City West, serving with the Sun City Posse as range master and chief firearms instructor.

Mr. Cordwell was president elect of the Sun Cities Physicians Club and served on the board of directors of the Arizona State Association of Parliamentarians. He was also a Life Fellow of the American Association of Abdominal Surgeons and the American Association of Family Practitioners. He was a Shriner and a member of the Sons of the American Revolution.

Survivors include his wife, at home; one son, William Cordwell; three daughters, Ann Haller, Carolyn McCarthy and Diana Johns; and seven grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association of Idaho and Montana, 270 South Orchard, Suite B, Boise ID 83704, or the American Lutheran Church of Kellogg, 16 Riverside Ave., Kellogg, ID 83837.

Merle Enright Kettle Falls, Wash.

Service for Merle Enright, 77, will be at 10 a.m. today at Colville United Methodist Church. Burial and vault interment will follow at Mountain View Park Cemetery in Colville, Wash.

Mr. Enright, who was born in Colville, died Monday at home.

He worked in construction for a short time before he entered the military.

He served in the Navy and was working on an airstrip in the Philippines when it was attacked by the Japanese. He was held prisoner on Wake Island for three years and nine months.

In 1945, he returned to the Colville area and worked for a lumber mill for a short time before he joined the Stevens County Road Department. He retired from the road department in 1978 after 33 years.

Mr. Enright was a member of the Kettle Falls American Legion Post, the Disabled American Veterans American Ex-POWs, the Survivors of Wake Island POWs, the Eagles Lodge and the Retired Public Employees Association.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Florence; two daughters, Jane Newton of Spokane and Betty Rotter of Colville; one sister, Margaret Smith of Seattle; four grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mount Carmel Hospital Intensive Care Unit Fund.

Maty Rowley Spokane

Memorial service for Maty Elizabeth Rowley, 88, is planned for 10 a.m. today at Riverview Terrace. Hennessey-Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Rowley, who died Monday, was born in Elma, Wash.

She had lived in Spokane for 45 years and was a member of the Riverview Terrace Residents Association.

She worked as a school secretary, and was a member of the Western Dance Association, the Spokane Women’s Club and the School Secretaries Association.

Her husband, Harold Rowley, preceded her in death.

She is survived by one son, Dan Rowley of Anchorage, Alaska; one daughter, Joan Bennett of Great Falls, Mont.; 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 910 W. Fifth Ave., Suite 237, Spokane, WA 99204 or Riverview Terrace Assistance Fund, 1801 E. Upriver Dr., Spokane, WA 99207.

Judy Springer Spokane

Vigil service for Judy Springer, 46, will be at 7 p.m. today at St. Aloysius Catholic Church. Funeral Mass is set for noon Friday at the church. There will be private burial. Hennessey-Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Ms. Springer died Monday from cancer.

She was born in Spokane and graduated from Holy Names Academy and received a bachelor’s degree in English literature from Fort Wright College.

She worked at Gonzaga University from 1978 until earlier this year.

She is survived by her mother, Carol Springer of Spokane; two sisters, Mary Ebbett of Vancouver, British Columbia, and Nancy Bates of Spokane; and two brothers John and Edward Springer, both of Spokane.

Memorial contributions may be made to Gonzaga University’s Great Teachers Program, Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA 99258-0001.

Glenn Robb Spokane

Visitation for Glenn D. Robb, 68, is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today at Hazen and Jaeger Funeral Home. Service will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home with cremation to follow.

Mr. Robb, a lifetime Spokane resident, died Tuesday at home.

He served in the Marines and was a member of the Eagles Lodge, and owned Robb’s Auto Repair.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Norma Robb; two daughters, Glenda Book and Barbara Bentley; one son, Sam Robb; three sisters, Virginia Colyar Helen Barnett and Shirley Fairbanks; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

DeVona ‘Dee’ Dudley Spokane

Service for DeVona E. “Dee” Dudley, 75, is set for 2 p.m. today at Riplinger Funeral Home. Private burial will be held at Fairmount Memorial Park.

Mrs. Dudley, a longtime Spokane resident, died Monday. She was born in Clear Brook, Minn.

She was a member of the Audubon Chapter Order of the Eastern Star No. 214, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, and was a demonstration person at Tidyman’s.

Her husband, Wendell Dudley, died in 1983.

She is survived by one daughter, Kandice Arndt of Lake Stevens, Wash.; one son, James Dudley of Spokane; one sister, Sylvia Brustad of Minn.; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

, DataTimes

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