November 30, 1995 in Idaho

Obituaries

 

Della Anderson Diamond Lake, Wash.

Service for Della May Anderson, 92, is set for 11 a.m. today at Sherman-Knapp Funeral Home in Newport, Wash. Burial will follow at Newport Cemetery.

Mrs. Anderson, a 52-year Diamond Lake resident, died Friday.

She was born in West Virginia.

She graduated from Lewis and Clark High School in Spokane and, in 1926, she graduated from St. Luke’s School of Medical Technology. She was registered in the American Society of Clinical Pathologists.

She worked at the Wallace Hospital from 1927 to 1947.

In 1935 she married John Anderson, and they moved to Diamond Lake in 1947 so she could care for her mother.

She co-owned a news and gift shop in Newport and in 1956 accepted a position as director of the lab and X-ray department at Newport Community Hospital. She retired in 1972.

She was a member of the Diamond Lake Grange, the Pocahontas Lodge and the Newport Order of Eastern Star.

Her husband of 35 years died in 1970.

She is survived by one daughter, Sandra Jo Johnson of Greenacres; two grandchildren and one great-grandson.

Memorial contributions may be made to Diamond Lake Grange Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 1268, Deer Park, WA 99006.

Benjamin Allen III Rathdrum, Idaho

Memorial service for Benjamin Franklin Allen III, will be at 9 a.m. today at Coeur d’Alene Memorial Funeral Home.

Mr. Allen, 84, died Sunday. He served in the Navy and retired as a lieutenant commander after 30 years. He also worked at the San Diego Zoo for 12 years.

His wife of 60 years, Elizabeth, preceded him in death.

Survivors include two daughters, Belva Sharum of Hayden Lake, Idaho and Beryl Velez of Rathdrum; his sister, Arathusia Allen Anderson of Calif.; 10 grandchildren, three stepgrandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Doris Petersen Post Falls

Service for Doris L. Petersen, 76, is set for 1 p.m. Friday at the United Church of Kellogg. Burial will follow at 3 p.m. at Coeur d’Alene Memorial Gardens. English Funeral Chapel, Post Falls, is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Petersen, who died Tuesday at home, was born in Stafford, Kan.

She graduated from high school and worked at a clothing store in Kellogg. She moved to Post Falls in 1995.

She was a member of the United Methodist Church.

Survivors include her husband of 53 years, Lyle, at home; one son, Randy Petersen of Post Falls; one sister, Wanda Sullivan of Kellogg; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Katherine ‘Betty’ Brown Spokane

No service will be held for Katherine E. “Betty” Brown, 88. Thornhill Valley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Brown, who died last Thursday, was born in Scranton, Pa.

She worked for Darigold Creamery for 20 years and retired in 1969. She was a 47-year Spokane resident.

Mrs. Brown is survived by one son, James Harvey of Spokane; one grandson, one granddaughter and one great-granddaughter.

Frank Russell Bayview, Idaho

Rosary and funeral Mass for Frank W. Russell, 95, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Spirit Lake. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery. Yates Funeral Home, Coeur d’Alene, is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Russell, who died Sunday, was born at Rockford.

He was an electrician foreman and installed generators at various dams in Oregon, Oklahoma and South Dakota. He retired in 1969.

He was instrumental in the formation of the Bayview Water District and enjoyed fishing and hunting.

Mr. Russell was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and a charter member of the Parish Council.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Priscilla; one daughter, Marianne McKnight of Everett; one sister, Rebecca Dudenhoeffer of Pincher Creek, Alberta; and one granddaughter, Teresa Benedict of Seattle.

Bernice Tyvan Spokane

Memorial service for Bernice M. Tyvan, 71, is set for 2 p.m. today at Messiah Lutheran Church. Hazen and Jaeger Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Tyvan, who was born in Washington state, died Saturday.

She was a homemaker and had lived in Spokane 67 years.

She was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1474 Auxiliary.

Mrs. Tyvan is survived by one daughter, Diane Ward of Spokane; two sons, Bill Tyvan of Flagstaff, Ariz., and Dave Tyvan of Stanwood, Wash.; two sisters, Marjorie Couture and Maxine Gierke, both of Spokane; one brother, Bill Henry of Vancouver, Wash.; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Messiah Lutheran Church or Hospice of Spokane.

Dorothy Lathrop Bozeman, Mont.

Service for Dorothy E. Lathrop, 90, will be at 10 a.m. today at Hazen and Jaeger Funeral Home. Burial will be at Riverside Memorial Park.

Born in Mitchell, S.D., Mrs. Lathrop died Sunday in Bozeman.

She was a registered nurse and had worked for Spokane School District 81.

She is survived by one son, James Lathrop of Bozeman; one sister, Mary DeYoung; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Isabel Blume Spokane

Service for Isabel H. Blume, 93, is set for 1 p.m. today at Hazen and Jaeger Funeral Home. Burial will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Oakesdale (Wash.) Cemetery.

Born in Oakesdale, Mrs. Blume died Monday.

She graduated from Washington State College with a pharmacy degree and from Cheney Normal School with a teaching certificate.

She was a homemaker and was a member of Christian Science Church of Boston, the Order of the Eastern Star, the Spokane Sailing Club and the Daughters of the Nile.

Her husband, Donald Blume, died in 1977.

Mrs. Blume is survived by four daughters, Miriam Bell Finnegan, Donna Smith and Leila Anderson, all of Spokane, and Heather Rankin of Woodinville, Wash.; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Ramona Shearer Spokane

Vigil service for Ramona M. Shearer, 64, will be at 7 p.m. today at St. Charles Catholic Church. Funeral Mass is set for 10 a.m. Friday at St. Charles Catholic Church. Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery.

Mrs. Shearer, who was born in Battleview, N.D., died Sunday. She had lived in Spokane since 1942.

She graduated from Holy Names Academy and received a bachelor’s degree in music from Holy Names College. She played viola for the Spokane Symphony from 1948 to 1956.

She was a member of St. Charles Catholic Church and the St. Charles Altar Society and Guild.

Mrs. Shearer is survived by her husband, Emmett Shearer of Spokane; four sons, Emmett Shearer Jr. of Tigard, Ore.; Patrick Shearer of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Kevin and Kelly Shearer, both of Spokane; two daughters, Marietta McKelvey and Elizabeth Dayton, both of Spokane; her twin sister, Rosemary Simpson of Spokane; and 12 grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Charles School or Hospice of Spokane.

Marvin Peterson Spokane

Graveside service for H. Marvin Peterson, 83, will be at 2 p.m. today at Fairmount Memorial Park. Hennessey-Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Peterson, who died Sunday, came to the United States from Sweden when he was 15. During World War II he worked for Morrison Knudsen Co. and was in Hawaii when Pearl Harbor was bombed.

He moved to Spokane in 1948 and operated several businesses, including the Burger Grill in the Valley and

Howard Street Pigeon Hole Parking.

Mr. Peterson was a member of Concordia Masonic Lodge 249.

He first wife, Ethel, preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife, Rita Peterson; one son, Ray Peterson of Spokane; two daughters, Jean Kruger and Eilene Bettenger, both of Spokane; two stepsons, Kim Horner of Salt Lake City and Todd Horner of Spokane; one brother Arnold Peterson of Spokane; three grandchildren, four stepgrandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children or Hospice of Spokane.

Neil Johnston Spokane

Service for Neil Hillman Johnston, 80, former longtime Washtucna, Wash., resident, will be at 11 a.m. today at Danekas Funeral Home in Ritzville, Wash. Private burial will be at Washtucna Pioneer Cemetery.

Mr. Johnston, 80, died Monday at Sacred Heart Medical Center.

He was born in Curtis, Neb., and had lived in Spokane since 1990.

He worked for the railroad as a guard and then worked for the Postal Service. He started the first mail route between Ritzville and Washtucna, and he and his family held the mail delivery contract for that area for more than 45 years.

He also worked as a carpenter for the Adams County Road Department and retired in 1977.

He was a member of the Spokane Seniors and Washtucna Volunteer Fire Department.

His first wife, Ruby, died in 1967.

Surviving are his wife, Marian Johnston; six sons, Norris Johnston of Lynden, Wash., Charles Johnston of Davenport, Wash., Wayne Johnston of Kennewick, Ronnie Johnston of Washtucna, and Larry and Brad Johnston, both of Spokane; five daughters, Patsy Johnston, Barbara Hubbard and Donna Loveless, all of Spokane, Eva Windsor of Lamont, Wash., and Bonnie Ellis of Portland; one stepson, Steven Russell of Kent, Wash.; five stepdaughters, Linda Young of Kennewick, Jan Sumner of Seattle, Paula Rothenbuhler of Fairbanks, Alaska, Gail Cerna of Connell, Wash., and Marcia Powell of Pendleton, Ore.; two sisters, Illma Ruppert and Wilma Keogh, both of Othello, Wash.; two brothers, Marshall Johnston of Ritzville and Ray Johnston of Bellevue, Wash.; 38 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Diabetes Foundation.

, DataTimes


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