October 24, 1995 in City

Obituaries

 

Thomas Moore Lewiston

Memorial service for Thomas Moore, 54, will be today at 11 a.m. at Congregational Presbyterian Church in Lewiston. Vassar Rawls Funeral Home of Lewiston is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Moore, who was born in Texas, died Friday at home from a stroke.

He attended schools in Texas and graduated from high school in Dallas. He attended North Texas State University.

Mr. Moore served as a communications specialist with the Army for four years in the early 1960s.

After his military discharge in 1966, he worked for Graybar Electric Co. as a credit manager in Texas. He was transferred to Boston in 1968 and to Spokane in 1970.

He married Joan Shankle in Spokane in 1970.

Mr. Moore moved to Lewiston in 1978 and managed Consolidated Electric Co. He started work for Schuck’s Auto Supply of Lewiston in 1990.

He enjoyed singing barbershop music and served as the lead singer of the Northwest Passage Barbershop Quartet. He was also a member of the Confluence of Note Barbershop Chorus of Lewiston.

Mr. Moore was a member of the Manito Masons in Spokane, the Order of the Eastern Star and the Shriners.

He loved reading, golfing, fishing and hunting. He shot a moose earlier this month.

Survivors include his wife, at home; a son, Tiger of Moscow; and a brother, Gilbert of Texas.

Memorials may be made to Family Hospice at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Lewiston.

Amos Michael Orofino, Idaho

Service for Amos Russell Michael, 91, was Saturday at Schanzenbach Funeral Home in Chewelah, Wash. Burial was at Chewelah Memorial Park.

Mr. Michael, who was born in Westville, Ind., died Tuesday at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston.

In 1911 his family moved to the Sherman Creek area of Ferry County, Wash. He farmed and worked in the lumber industry in the Kettle Falls, Wash., area until 1960.

He worked for the Stevens County Dairy Herd Improvement Association until 1971, when he retired.

Mr. Michael moved to Omak in 1971 and helped raise registered Black Angus bulls.

He moved to Chewelah and lived there from 1975 until 1987, when he moved to Orofino to live with his daughter and her family.

He was a member of Greenwood Grange and the United Church of Christ in Chewelah.

His first wife, Bertha, died in 1980. His second wife, Myrtle, died in 1985.

Survivors include three sons, Fred Michael of Ridgefield, Wash., Irvin Michael of Orofino and Henry Michael of Moses Lake; three daughters, Evelyn McLean of Orofino, Alice Dailey of Woodinville, Wash., and Karen Churnside of Boulder, Colo.; one stepdaughter, Marlene Knight of Colville, Wash; two brothers, Orin and Jay Michael, both of Kettle Falls; three sisters, Reeda Foster of Tacoma, Minnie Koski of Smelterville, Idaho, and Ethel McClain of Chewelah; 25 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Orville Bolser Priest River, Idaho

Service for Orville H. Bolser, 86, was Monday. Burial followed at Coeur d’Alene Memorial Gardens. Coeur d’Alene Memorial Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Bolser, who was born in North Dakota, died Thursday in Sandpoint.

He married Phoebe Temple in 1931 and moved to Post Falls in 1937. He worked for area sawmills until he began dairy farming in 1946.

He moved to Priest River in 1957 and continued dairy farming until his retirement in 1978.

Mr. Bolser enjoyed fishing and raising livestock.

Survivors include his wife, at home; three sons, Robert of Post Falls, Jim of Georgia and John of St. Maries; two daughters, Marjorie Powell of St. Maries and Lucille Powell of Spokane; two brothers, Curtis of Spokane and Leo of Rockford; four sisters, Julia Johnson and Esther Tuttle, both of Spokane, Bernice Gould of Oregon and Mary Boyett of Missouri; 19 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Francis Milbert Potlatch, Idaho

Service for Francis M. “Frank” Milbert, 88, will be at 10 a.m. today at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Potlatch. Burial will follow at the Potlatch Cemetery. Kramer Funeral Home of Palouse, Wash., is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Milbert, who died Tuesday, was born in Conway, Pa.

He and his wife, Bertha, moved to Spokane in 1934 and to Potlatch in 1938.

He mined for gold in the Gold Creek area and operated Milbert’s Cashaway and Grocery from 1955 until 1975. He and his wife also operated the Highway 95 Pines trailer court for many years.

His wife died in 1978.

During World War II, Mr. Milbert worked as a machinist in Spokane.

He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and served as a deacon. He was also a member of the Gold Hill Diggers Rock Club and the National Rifle Association.

He wrote a book, “Mining and Treasure of Gold Creek.”

He is survived by one son, John Milbert of Potlatch; one daughter, Teresa Price of Chewelah, Wash.; two brothers, Regis Milbert of Rexford, Pa., and Elbert Milbert of Woodbridge, Pa.; two sisters, Katherine Milbert of Rexford and Nan McLaughlin of Pittsburgh; eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Mary’s Catholic Church Building Fund or the Potlatch Ambulance Fund.

Myrtle McFarnsworth Spokane

Service for Myrtle (Rogers) McFarnsworth, 82, will be at 11 a.m. today at Pines Mausoleum at Pines Cemetery. Thornhill Valley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. McFarnsworth, who died Friday, was born in Seattle.

A homemaker, she came to Spokane from Vancouver, Wash., in 1956.

Her husband, Leonard, preceded her in death.

She is survived by one sister-in-law, Beulah Stabeno of Vancouver, Wash.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the Epilepsy Foundation.

Robert McDuffie Spokane

Visitation for Robert E. “Bob” McDuffie, 70, will be from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at Ball and Dodd Funeral Home-South. Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Greenwood Memorial Terrace. Memorial Service is planned for 7 p.m. Wednesday at First Covenant Church.

Mr. McDuffie, a lifetime Spokane resident, died Saturday.

A graduate of Central Valley High School, he had worked as a dairy salesman for Waikiki Dairy, Carnation Dairy and Early Dawn Dairy. He had also worked as a real estate broker.

He was a member of the National Association of Realtors, the Spokane Board of Realtors and the Spokane Peddlers Club.

Mr. McDuffie was a member of First Covenant Church, where he was active in church leadership. He served on the board of directors of Bethany Home.

He is survived by his wife, Eunice McDuffie; two daughters, Catherine McCormick of Waterville, Kan., and Mary Glass of Richland; one son, Ronald McDuffie of Spokane; two sisters, Ruth Roff of Spokane and Esther Essex of Grandview, Wash.; two brothers, Clair McDuffie Sr. of Greenacres and Adrian McDuffie of Union Gap, Wash.; five grandchildren and one great-grandson.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Covenant Church or Hospice of Spokane.

Neil Powell Spokane

Funeral Mass for Neil J. Powell, 68, will be at 10 a.m. today at St. Thomas More Catholic Church. Cremation will follow, with burial at Holy Cross Cemetery. Riplinger Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Powell, a lifetime Spokane resident, died Saturday.

He was a conductor/brakeman for Great Northern Railway and Burlington Northern Railroad. He retired in 1975.

His wife, LaVon, died in 1990.

He is survived by two sons, Jack and Thomas Powell, both of Spokane; one brother, Riley Powell of Santa Rosa, Calif.; and five grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Visiting Nurse Association.

Helen McGreevy Pullman

Rosary for Helen L. (Hogan) Reidt McGreevy, 94, will be at 7 p.m. today at St. Gall’s Catholic Church in Colton, Wash. Funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church, followed by burial at the Colton Catholic Cemetery.

Mr. McGreevy died Sunday at Palouse Hills Nursing Center in Pullman, where she had lived since 1990.

She was born in the Ewartsville district of Union Flat in Whitman County.

She graduated from Colton Academy and in 1918 enrolled at Washington State College to become a teacher. Later that year she taught at a rural school near Kendrick, Idaho, after summer school training.

She received additional training at Cheney Normal School and taught at Brannan School west of Pullman.

She graduated from Bellingham Normal School in 1921 and received a teaching certificate.

She and her first husband, John Reidt, were married in 1921.

In 1932, she married Jim McGreevy.

She taught at Buridelle School on Union Flat and later taught and assisted at Guardian Angel School in Colton until 1981.

Her husband, Jim, died in 1981.

She was a member of the Union Flat Community Club, the American Legion Auxiliary, St. Gall Altar Society, Catholic Daughters of Colton and the Colton Bible Study Group.

She is survived by four daughters, Claire Hawley of Cle Elum, Wash., Dona Freeman of San Diego, Jane Morgan of Boise and Sister Mary McGreevy of Burlington, Iowa; three sons, Daniel McGreevy of Pullman, Patrick McGreevy of Alexandria, Va., and Michael McGreevy of Milton, Wash.; 23 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Guardian Angel School.

Gilbert ‘Hutch’ Hutchisson Spokane

Visitation for Gilbert R. “Hutch” Hutchisson, 82, will be 3-8 p.m. today and 9 a.m.-noon Wednesday at Hazen and Jaeger Valley Funeral Home. Service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Pines Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Pines Cemetery.

Mr. Hutchisson, who was born in Delaware, Ohio, died Friday at home.

He had lived in Spokane for 23 years.

Mr. Hutchisson had been a deputy sheriff in Fort Wayne, Ind., for 13 years and had owned a gas station in California in the late 1950s and early 1960s.

He was a ham radio operator and was a member of the Eagles Lodge, Moose Lodge and Pines Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Margaret Hutchisson; two sons, David and Dennis Hutchisson, both of Spokane; one daughter, Mary Lou Finney of Dallas; three sisters, Nina Caskey, Bernice Ridgeway and Mildred Wallace, all of Ohio; 17 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.

Edward ‘Jeff’ Escallier Spokane

Vigil service for Edward E. “Jeff” Escallier, 86, is planned for 8 p.m. today at Hennessey-Smith Funeral Home. Mass will be at noon Wednesday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church.

Mr. Escallier died Thursday at home.

He was born in Temecula, Calif., and moved to Spokane in 1934.

He worked as a meat cutter for Safeway for many years and was a member of the Meat Cutters Association No. 1439.

He had been a member of the Corbin Community Center since 1974.

His wife, Frances, preceded him in death.

He is survived by three grandsons.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Francis Xavier Parish.

Leonard ‘Slim’ Storer Sr. Kettle Falls, Wash.

Vigil service for Leonard Edwin “Slim” Storer Sr., 85, is planned for 5 p.m. today at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Kettle Falls. Burial Mass will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the church.

Graveside service will follow at Meyers Falls Cemetery in Kettle Falls. Danekas Funeral Home of Colville, Wash., is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Storer, who was born in Meyers Falls, Wash., died Thursday at home.

He worked for the Idaho Power Co. in Mountain Home, Idaho, before moving to Kettle Falls with his wife, Verah, in 1931.

He farmed land that belonged to the Catholic mission near Kettle Falls.

He and his wife later bought their own farm west of Kettle Falls.

He worked for Avey Bros. Lumber for 29 years before retiring in 1974.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years; six daughters, Delia Nehl, Emma Lotze, and Vicki and Pat Ferguson, all of Kettle Falls, Carolyn Porter of Wenatchee and Janice LeCaire of Northport, Wash.; two sons, Eddie Storer Jr. of Kettle Falls and Jim Storer of Loon Lake, Wash.; 18 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Dominicare, Northeast Washington Home Health or the Stevens County Sheriff’s Ambulance Fund.

Lucien ‘Luke’ Salisbury Spokane

Vigil service for Lucien “Luke” E. Salisbury, 78, is planned for 6:30 p.m. today St. Paschal Catholic Church.

Funeral Mass will be at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the church.

Private entombment at Fairmount Memorial Park is planned.

Mr. Salisbury, died Wednesday.

He was born in Gull Lake, Saskatchewan, and moved to Spokane in 1917.

He worked at Sacred Heart Medical Center for more than 21 years and retired in 1979.

Mr. Salisbury was a member of St. John Vianney Catholic Church and St. Paschal Catholic Church.

He had served in the Army during World War II and was a member of Disabled American Veterans Post No. 6 and the American Legion.

His wife of 53 years, Annette, died in 1991.

He is survived by two daughters, Lillian Muzatko and Beverly Brickner, both of Spokane; two sisters, Florence Graves of Coeur d’Alene and Delia Garsee of Sacramento, Calif.; three grandsons, two granddaughters and three great-granddaughters.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, or the Kidney Foundation, P.O. Box 3035, Seattle, WA 98114-9906.

Karl Hansen Worley, Idaho

Graveside service for Karl Kendal Hansen, 35, will be today at 1 p.m. at the Worley City Cemetery.

English Funeral Chapel of Coeur d’Alene is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Hansen, who was born in Iowa, died Thursday of injuries suffered in an automobile accident.

A construction worker, he moved to the area 16 months ago from Moses Lake.

He loved hunting, fishing and working on cars.

He was preceded in death by his mother.

Survivors include his father, Russell Hansen of Iowa; three brothers, Kevin, Jonathan and Bradley, all of Iowa; three sisters, Karla Prichard, Kerry Brown and Jennifer Adams, all of Iowa; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

, DataTimes


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