April 24, 1996 in City

Obituaries

 

Mabel Dockins Sandpoint

Service for Mabel L. Dockins, 87, will be today at 2:30 p.m. at Coffelt’s Moon Chapel in Sandpoint. Interment will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park in Sandpoint. Coffelt Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Dockins, who was born in Kentucky, died Saturday.

She attended school in Kentucky, moving to Sandpoint in 1927. She was a homemaker and helped operate Dockins Auto Service until 1944, when she operated a dairy and beef farm on Baldy Road.

She later moved back to Sandpoint and helped establish Dockins Ford Tractor and Dockins Building Supply.

Mrs. Dockins spent winters in Arizona after her retirement.

Survivors include her husband of 68 years, Hardin; one son, Sam Dockins of Hunters, Wash.; two daughters, Maggie Sherwood of Sagle, Idaho, and Judy Felland of Sandpoint; 11 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Sacred Heart Kidney Center, P.O. Box 2555, Spokane, WA 99220.

Frank Graff Spokane

Visitation for Frank M. Graff, 94, is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and Thursday at Hazen and Jaeger Valley Funeral Home. Service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home with burial at Pines Cemetery.

Mr. Graff, who was born in Harrington, Wash., died Sunday.

He moved to Spokane in 1918 and went to work as a messenger for Fidelity National Bank, which later merged with Old National Bank.

He was appointed manager of the East Sprague branch of ONB when it opened in 1941.

In 1966 he retired as a vice president with ONB.

Mr. Graff was a member of Manito Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite Bodies, El Katif Shrine, Shrine Patrol, Valley Kiwanis, Spokane Bowling Association and the American Bowling Congress Hall of Fame.

He is survived by his wife of 74 years, Uldene Graff; one son, Robert Graff of Spokane; six grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Esther (Bussard) Anderson Spokane

Visitation for Esther I. (Bussard) Anderson, 79, is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. today at Hazen and Jaeger Valley Funeral Home. Service will follow at 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at Riverside Memorial Park.

Mrs. Anderson, who was born in Rattlesnake Canyon, Kan., died Sunday.

She graduated from high school in Spalding, Neb., and had lived in Metaline Falls, Wash., for 23 years. She moved to Spokane in 1965.

She was a homemaker and was a member of Pines Baptist Church and

its senior adult choir, the Silvertones.

Her first husband, William Bussard, died in 1965.

Her second husband, Eldin Anderson, preceded her in death by five months.

Mrs. Anderson’s survivors include two sons, Larry Bussard of Newman, Calif., and Bill Bussard of Spokane; three stepsons, Don Anderson of St. Cloud, Minn., and Dick and Dennis Anderson, both of Spokane; two brothers, Lester Flock of Bellevue, Neb., and Gerald Flock of Spokane; two sisters, Erma Webb of Nine Mile Falls and Charlotte Miller of Metaline Falls; four grandchildren, 11 stepgrandchildren, four great-grandchildren and three stepgreat-grandchildren.

James Dunkley Spokane

Private service for James Reed Dunkley, 61, will be held at Thornhill Funeral Home.

Mr. Dunkley, who died Friday, was born in Preston, Idaho.

He graduated from the University of Southern California and Gonzaga Law School. He practiced general law in Spokane for more than 20 years and was a member of the Spokane County and Washington State Bar associations. He was a 24-year Spokane resident.

Survivors include his wife, Grace Dunkley; three sons, Joe and David Dunkley, both of Seattle, and Eric Dunkley of Spokane; three daughters, Lisa Johnson and Michelle Dunkley, both of Seattle, and Leson Hansen of Salt Lake City; one brother, Lynn Dunkley of Seattle; two sisters, Gloria Matson of San Diego and Faye Gosche of Durango, Colo.; and six grandchildren.

Erma Huber Post Falls

Service for Erma Teresa Huber, 82, will be Friday at 2 p.m. at English Funeral Chapel in Post Falls. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Post Falls.

Mrs. Huber, who was born in Spokane, died Monday.

She moved to Post Falls in 1949 from Coeur d’Alene and was a homemaker.

She was a member of the Cloverleaf Grange and worked on area election boards.

Mrs. Huber was preceded in death by her husband, Julius, in 1967.

Survivors include four sons, Richard, Jim and Dennis Huber, all of Post Falls, and Danny Huber of Rathdrum, Idaho; 13 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Kathryn Mitchell Sandpoint

Private family service for Kathryn Mitchell, 69, has been held. Coffelt Funeral Service in Sandpoint was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Mitchell, who was born in Oklahoma, died Saturday.

She was an East Hope, Idaho, resident before moving to Sandpoint. Survivors include three brothers, Jack of Kansas, Jerome of Oklahoma and Charles of Florida; and two sisters, Jeanette Mitchell of Kansas and Ruth Crane of Oklahoma.

Memorials may be made to the Bonner Community Hospice in Sandpoint.

Lynda Mack Cataldo, Idaho

Service for Lynda M. Mack, 79, will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Yates Funeral Home in Coeur d’Alene. Burial will follow at Hunt Cemetery in Kingston, Idaho.

Mrs. Mack, who was born in Minnesota, died Sunday.

She moved to the Silver Valley in 1932 and settled in the Cataldo area.

Survivors include her husband, Werner “Mickey” Mack; two sons, Bill of Coeur d’Alene and Warren of Lewiston; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

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

Adranig ‘Tony’ Torosian Spokane

Vigil service for Adranig “Tony” Torosian, 64, will be at 8:30 p.m. today at Hennessey-Smith Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Patrick Catholic Church. Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery.

Born in Chattaroy, Mr. Torosian died Monday.

He began working for Great Northern Railway when he was 17 and retired from Burlington Northern Railroad in 1992.

Mr. Torosian served in the Navy during the Korean War and was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1474.

He was active with the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts and was a member of the Great Northern Railway and Burlington Northern Railroad Retirees clubs.

He is survived by five sons, Kim and Arnold Torosian, both of St. Ignatius, Mont., Aaron and Gar Torosian, both of Spokane, and Adranig “Tory” Torosian of Nine Mile Falls; two daughters, Kathy Torosian of St. Ignatius and Helen Fay Hansen of Spokane; two sisters, Marie Torosian and Rose Torosian Faust; one brother, Mike Torosian; his companion, Marlene Dupree; and 11 grandchildren.

Leona Doty Spokane

Service for Leona R. Doty, 92, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Thornhill Valley Funeral Home. Private inurnment will follow. Mrs. Doty, a 54-year Spokane resident, died Thursday. She was born in Montrose, S.D.

She graduated from San Jose State University and married Jack Doty in California.

They operated a grocery store in Grangeville, Idaho, where they both taught school.

They moved to the Spokane Valley in 1941 and Mrs. Doty taught elementary school in the Central Valley School District before retiring in 1968.

She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, the national and Washington Education associations and the Central Valley Education Association.

Her husband preceded her in death.

She is survived by two grandsons, Terpsichore Doty of Spokane and John Doty of Seattle; and one great-grandson.

Bethany Rittenour Rathdrum, Idaho

Service for Bethany SueAnn Rittenour, age 5 weeks, will be Friday at 1 p.m. at the Seventh-day Adventist Church, 3255 Poleline Ave., in Post Falls. English Funeral Chapel in Post Falls is in charge of arrangements.

Bethany died Saturday at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane.

She was born in Twin Lakes, Idaho, on March 15 to Kent Rittenour and Andrea Davis.

Survivors include her parents; two brothers, Aaron and Jeffrey; grandparents, John and Beverley Davis of Fairfield, Don and Linda Rittenour of Minnesota, and Janet and Lee Gottberg of California; great-grandmothers, Bessie Warner of Plummer, Idaho, and Georgia Clayton of Zillah, Wash.; and great-great-grandmother, Alma Bogner of Toppenish, Wash.

Genevieve Flanigan Nevada City, Calif.

Vigil service for Genevieve Rose Flanigan, 76, is planned for 7 p.m. Thursday at Hennessey-Smith Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be at 9 a.m. Friday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery.

Mrs. Flanigan died Sunday in Nevada City, where she had lived since 1992. She was born in Sydney, Mont.

She had lived in Spokane for 52 years and was a registered nurse at Sacred Heart Medical Center for many years. She later worked as private duty nurse and retired in 1985.

Her husband, John Flanigan, died in 1990.

She is survived by five sons, John Flanigan of Coeur d’Alene, Dennis and Gerald Flanigan, both of Spokane, Thomas Flanigan of Mead and Michael Flanigan of Quincy, Calif.; three daughters, Kathleen Kirchmeier of Cave Creek, Ariz., Colleen Gregg of Nevada City and Patricia Flanigan of Phoenix, Ariz.; two sisters, Frances Houck of Bonners Ferry, Idaho, and Evelyn Baldwin of Sedona, Ariz.; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Evelynne Rupert Blaine, Wash.

Service for Evelynne Rupert, 83, a former Spokane and Coeur d’Alene resident, was Tuesday at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Blaine. Burial will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Fairmont Memorial Park. Jerns and McKinney Funeral Chapel in Blaine is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Rupert, who died Friday, was born in Spokane.

She graduated from Gonzaga University in 1953, and her first husband, Albert Miller, died that year. They had operated a logging business in Spokane and North Idaho.

She and her second husband, Frank Rupert, operated Rupert Realty in Coeur d’Alene, Blaine and Birch Bay, Wash. He died in 1976.

Mrs. Rupert had lived in Spokane, Phoenix, Ariz., and Coeur d’Alene before she moved to Blaine 30 years ago.

She is survived by one stepson, Frank Rupert Jr. of Lewiston.

Robert ‘Bob’ Lundin Spokane

Memorial service for Robert J. “Bob” Lundin, 66, will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Coffelt’s Moon Chapel in Sandpoint. Mr. Lundin, who was born in California, died Sunday.

He grew up in Spokane and graduated from high school in Colville, Wash.

He was a logger and served in the Army during the Korean War.

He returned to Spokane after his military discharge and worked as a school custodian for 16 years before retiring in 1995. He also had worked as a salesman for a paint company and in the insurance business.

Mr. Lundin was a member of the Spokane Disabled American Veterans.

Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Joan; a son, Jerry Lundin of Reno, Nev.; two daughters, Darlene Stuart of Port Orchard, Wash., and Maria Folden of Reno; his mother, Peggy Lundin of Kent, Wash.; three brothers, Sam of Federal Way, Wash., Floyd of Kent and Rick of Spokane; three sisters, Gail Peterson of Utah, and Dorothy Sutton and Donna Nelson, both of Spokane; and two grandchildren.

Madeline Lieb Spokane

Funeral Mass for Madeline L. Lieb, 94, will be at 10 a.m. today at Our Lady of Lourdes Cathedral. Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery. Hennessey-Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Miss Lieb, a lifetime Spokane resident, died Monday.

She worked as a legal secretary.

She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Cathedral and Altar Society, Morning Star Boys Ranch Auxiliary, the Madonna Auxiliary, Catholic Business and Professional Women and St. Monica’s Guild.

She is survived by one sister, Lucille Lieb of Spokane.

Lois Patrick Spokane

Service for Lois Anne Patrick, 72, is set for 2 p.m. today at Sunset Mausoleum Chapel at Fairmount Memorial Park. Riplinger Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Patrick, who died Monday, was born in Ellensburg.

She graduated from Rogers High School and was a member of St. David’s Episcopal Church.

She was a longtime Spokane resident and a homemaker.

Mrs. Patrick is survived by her husband of 53 years, Peter “Pat” Patrick; one daughter, Linda Saylor of Whidbey Island, Wash.; one son, John Patrick of Spokane; one brother, Glen LeDuc of Spokane; 10 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

Michael Kaszycki Spokane

Funeral Mass for Michael Kaszycki, 66, will be at 10 a.m. today at Assumption Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery. Hennessey-Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Kaszycki, who died Saturday at home, was born in Northampton, Pa.

He served in the Air Force and was a Korean War veteran.

He married Mary Walsh in 1955 and worked as a telegrapher-clerk for Union Pacific Railroad.

He was a member of Assumption Catholic Church, the Morse Telegraph Club, the National Rifle Association and the Inland Northwest Wildlife Council.

He is survived by his wife; one son, Michael Kaszycki of Renton, Wash.; and one sister, Helen Shotwell of Spokane.

Myrtle Malott Spokane

Trisagion prayer service for Myrtle C. Malott, 84, will be at 7 p.m. today at Hennessey-Smith Funeral Home. Service is planned for 11 a.m. Thursday at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church. Burial will follow at Riverside Memorial Park.

Mrs. Malott, who died Monday, was born in Buhl, Idaho, and moved to Spokane when she was 4.

She graduated from Lewiston Normal School and was a homemaker. Her husband, Leonard, died in 1958.

She is survived by one daughter, Elizabeth White of Spokane; one son, Leonard Malott of Spokane; one sister, Lillian Kuhn of Santa Clara, Calif.; four grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

Warren ‘Bud’ Walker Spokane

No service will be held for Warren W. “Bud” Walker, 85, at his request.

Mr. Walker died April 15 at Park Place Retirement Center. He was born in Wentzville, Mo.

He moved to Spokane from Missouri in 1920 and graduated from Hillyard High School.

He married Helen Herman in 1933. She died in 1993.

Mr. Walker worked as a civilian truck driver for the Navy during World War II and retired from Jacklin Seed Co.

He is survived by one son, Warren Walker of Newman Lake; one sister, Peg Pengally of Eugene, Ore.; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Dorothy Hall Chewelah, Wash.

Service for Dorothy B. Hall, 77, was Monday at Chewelah Seventh-day Adventist Church. Burial was at Chewelah Memorial Park.

Mrs. Hall, who died Thursday, was born in Mullen, Neb., on her father’s cattle ranch.

She moved to Chewelah with her husband, Harold, in 1986 after his retirement. She was a schoolteacher and was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

She is survived by her husband; two sons, Ed Hall of Fresno, Calif., and Don Hall of Clackamas, Ore.; one daughter, Shirley Holmes of Chewelah; 14 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Irma Freeman Spokane

Family memorial service for Irma Belle Freeman, 75, was Saturday at Hennessey-Smith Funeral Home. Memorial service was Monday at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses. There was private inurnment.

Mrs. Freeman, who died April 17, was born in Spokane.

She worked as a registered nurse and was active with Holy Family’s Adult Day Health. She had lived in Spokane for 50 years.

She was a member of the Hillyard Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Her husband, Roy Freeman, preceded her in death.

Survivors include three sons, Paul Freeman of Woodland Hills, Calif., Richard Freeman of Spokane and Art Freeman of Lincoln, Neb.; two daughters, Sandra Smith and Dolores Leaf, both of Spokane; one brother, Arthur Boone of Spokane; 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Bernard Davidson Spokane

Memorial service for Bernard H. “Bernie” Davidson, 73, will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Hazen and Jaeger Funeral Home.

Mr. Davidson, who died April 18, was born in England.

His family moved to Wellington, New Zealand in 1925. He served with the New Zealand Royal Air Force during World War II.

After the war he worked for electrical railways in New Zealand. He moved to Spokane in 1952.

Mr. Davidson retired in 1988 after 36 years as an electrical mechanic foreman with the Washington Water Power Co.

He was a member of the Eagles Lodge.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Phyllis; four daughters, Jan Davidson-Ryan and Alison Davidson, both of Spokane, Dawn Hall of Albuquerque, N.M., and Lori Davidson of Missoula; one sister, Dorothy Austin of New Zealand; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Laurie Melior Spokane

No service will be held for Laurie E. Melior, 88, at his request. Inurnment will be at Fairmount Memorial Gardens. The Cremation Society of Washington is in charge of cremation.

Mr. Melior, who died Saturday, was born in Spokane.

He worked for The SpokesmanReview for 20 years as a pressman and later worked at Electric Smith for five years. He then became a partner in Ed’s Electric until he retired.

He was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and was a member of Liberty Lake United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Ethel Melior; three daughters, Lois Merkel of Spokane, Darlene Weber of Davenport, Wash., and Phyllis Trembley of Creston, Wash.; two brothers, Harold and Sidney Melior, both of Spokane; 13 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

Laurence Mauser San Marcos, Calif.

Memorial service for former Spokane resident Laurence F. Mauser, was April 14 in San Marcos. Private burial will be at Greenwood Memorial Terrace in Spokane.

Mr. Mauser, 91, died April 10 in a convalescent center near San Marcos.

He was born in Spokane and graduated from North Central High School. He was in business with his father and uncle in Mauser and Mauser Real Estate. He later started Mauser Construction Co. and owned Royal Floor Covering Co. before he moved to Coeur d’Alene.

He lived in Coeur d’Alene for seven years and moved to California in 1959.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Theresa Mauser of San Marcos; two sons, Bruce Mauser of LaConner, Wash., and Gregg Mauser of Boise; one daughter, Linda Mauser Karle of Gig Harbor, Wash.; one sister, Lauraine Sharp of Spring Valley, Calif.; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Louis Rohleder Malden, Wash.

Service for Louis W. “Louie” Rohleder, 87, was Saturday at Malden Community Church with burial at Pine City (Wash.) Cemetery.

Mr. Rohleder, who died April 16, was born in Spokane.

He was a farmer in Malden and lived there for 60 years.

He was a member of the Malden Community Church, Malden Masonic Lodge and the Order of Eastern Star.

His wife, Alice, died in 1994.

Mr. Rohleder is survived by one sister, Winifred Gilb of Rosemead, Calif.

Lawrence Russell Oakesdale, Wash.

Graveside service for Lawrence D. “Larry” Russell, 46, was Tuesday at Oakesdale Cemetery.

Mr. Russell died last Wednesday at home. He was born in Oakesdale and graduated from Rosalia (Wash.) High School.

He graduated from Spokane Community College and moved to California, where he worked for 15 years. He returned to Oakesdale seven years ago.

Mr. Russell is survived by his mother, Thelma Russell of Oakesdale; and two brothers, James Russell of San Diego and Allen Russell of Inyokern, Calif.

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