James Woodruff Clarkston, Wash.
No service will be held for James A. “Jim” Woodruff, at his request.
Mr. Woodruff died Dec. 8.
He was born in Pico Rivera, Calif.
He served in the Air Force and was stationed at Fairchild Air Force Base. He moved to Los Angeles after the military and worked at Modine Radiator Manufacturing Co. Mr. Woodruff and his wife, Clara, returned to Spokane in the 1960s and he went to work for Jones Radiator until the business closed in 1991.
He later moved to Clarkston and retired.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, John Woodruff of Spokane and Jim Woodruff of Post Falls; a daughter, Mona Woodruff of Spokane; a brother, Milton Woodruff of Henderson, Nev.; and several grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to Finch Arboretum.
Lu Verne Gardner Spokane
Service for Lu Verne A. Gardner, 73, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Thornhill Valley Funeral Home. There will be private inurnment at Pines Cemetery.
Mrs. Gardner, a 40-year Spokane resident, died Tuesday.
She was born and raised in Centerville, S.D.
She married Raymond Gardner in 1946 in Centerville. They moved to Spokane from Missoula in 1956.
Mrs. Gardner worked as a bookkeeper for 40 years and retired in 1989.
She was a member of the Spokane Valley United Methodist Church.
Her husband of 47 years, Raymond, died in 1993.
She is survived by three daughters, Diane Penfield of Spokane, Marliene Cheek of Wenatchee and Dorothy Knowlton of Moses Lake; a son, Raymond Gardner Jr. of Spokane; a sister, Dorothy Edmunds of Centerville; and seven grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Arthritis Foundation.
Paul Blair Spokane
Service for Paul W. Blair, 67, will be at 2 p.m. today at Sunset Chapel at Fairmount Memorial Park. Burial will be at Riverside Memorial Park. Ball and Dodd Funeral Home-North is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Blair, a 60-year Spokane resident, died Wednesday.
He was born in Kennewick.
He was a World War II Navy veteran and and served in the Army in the Korean War.
He worked for Deer Park Paving for 40 years and retired last August.
Mr. Blair is survived by his wife of 45 years, Viola Blair; three sons, Matthew, David and Steven Blair, and a daughter, Eveyone Blair, all of Spokane; a brother, Neil Blair of Spokane; four sisters, Vida Taylor of Post Falls, Ida Bramer of Spokane, Aldiene Bentz of Elk and Louise Bebe of Woodland, Wash.; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Cheryl O’Shields Spokane
Service for Cheryl E. O’Shields, 51, will be at 10:30 a.m. today at Ball and Dodd Funeral Home-North. Burial will be at Fairmount Memorial Park.
Mrs. O’Shields died Thursday.
She was born in Spokane and attended North Central High School and graduated from West Valley High School.
She attended Broward County (Fla.) Community College and received her licensed practical nurse degree.
She returned to Spokane in 1975 and worked at Sacred Heart Medical Center in the accounting department of the kidney dialysis center.
She is survived her husband of 33 years, Gene O’Shields; a son, Patrick O’Shields, and a daughter, Kathleen Mayhan, both of Seattle; two sisters, Jaclyn DeFreese of Spokane and Judith Huddleston of Woodbridge, Va.; and two grandchildren.
Ethel (Helm) Thue Spokane
Service for Ethel (Helm) Thue, 93, will be at 3 p.m. today at Hennessey-Smith Funeral Home. Private burial will be at Greenwood Memorial Terrace.
Mrs. Thue died Tuesday.
She was born in Dusty, Wash., and was an 87-year Spokane resident.
She was a member of the Ladies of the Oriental Shrine, Daughters of the Nile and the Lady Lions.
She is survived by her husband of 69 years, Norman Thue; a daughter, Normalu Cooper of Spokane; a brother, Elmer Helm of Spokane; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Spokane.
Daniel Joy Spokane
Rosary for Daniel J. Joy will be at 7 p.m. Sunday at Riplinger Funeral Home. Funeral Mass is set for 10 a.m. Monday at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery.
Mr. Joy died Wednesday. He was 88.
He was a lifetime Spokane resident and attended Gonzaga Prep and graduated from North Central High School.
He worked for Washington Water Power for 41 years and retired in 1972 as foreman of the underground cable system in downtown Spokane.
He was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, the WWP Trailblazers, Electrical Workers Union Local No. 77, the American Bowling Congress, the American Association of Retired Persons and Eagles Lodge No. 2.
His wife, Teresa, died in 1984.
He is survived by two sons, William and Thomas Joy, both of Spokane; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Poor Clare Nuns.
Albert Kern Spokane
Memorial service for Albert W. “Al” Kern, 80, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Lincoln Heights Congregational Church.
Mr. Kern died Tuesday at home.
He was born in Garfield, Wash.
He attended Washington State College for one year and then attended radio school in New York.
He was the assistant chief engineer at KHQ for many years and retired in 1983.
He was a ham radio operator, with call letters W7GHD.
His wife, Ruth, died in 1987.
Survivors include a daughter, Connie White of Spokane; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to Lincoln Heights Congregational Church.
Dixie (Schuh) Filion Odessa, Wash.
Service for Dixie L. (Schuh) Filion, 33, will be at 11 a.m. today at Heritage United Church of Christ in Odessa. Burial will follow at the Odessa Cemetery. Strate Funeral Home in Odessa is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Filion died Wednesday.
She was born in Odessa and graduated from Odessa High School.
She attended Spokane Community College and received a two-year degree in one year. In 1982, she married Jeff Filion, in Odessa.
She had worked for the Odessa Grange Supply for two years and then for the Odessa School District as a grade school secretary for 11 years. She left work in 1995 due to poor health.
Mrs. Filion was a member of the Heritage United Church of Christ and the Odessa Golf Club.
She is survived by her husband; two sons, Brandon and Aaron Filion, both at home; her parents, Don and Corrine (Borgens) Schuh of Odessa; and three brothers, Tom Schuh of Odessa, Bruce Schuh of Coeur d’Alene and Craig Schuh of Deer Park.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Odessa Swimming Pool Fund in care of Seafirst Bank in Odessa.
Fred Frick Moses Lake
Visitation for Fred Frick, 99, is scheduled from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Heritage United Church of in Odessa. Service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the church with burial to follow at the Odessa Cemetery. Strate Funeral Home in Odessa is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Frick, who died Tuesday, was born in Russia.
In 1902, he immigrated with his family to the Marcellus area of Washington.
He married Bernardines Kennedy in 1924. She died in 1959.
Mr. Frick was a wheat farmer and lived in the Odessa area most of his life. He had recently moved to Moses Lake.
He was a member of Canniwai Grange, Soap Lake Lions, Ephrata Elks Lodge, the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia and Heritage United Church of Christ in Odessa.
Survivors include his wife of 33 years, Ida (Bartfeld) Frick; two sons, David Frick of Moses Lake and Donald Frick of Odessa, Wash.; a stepson, Bruce Bartfeld of Skokie, Ill.; three daughters, Lorraine Goetz of Odessa, Allison Swartz of Moses Lake and Phyllis Larsen of Othello, Wash.; a stepdaughter, Suzanne Gold of Skokie; a brother, David Frick of Spokane; 24 grandchildren, 50 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church.
Joseph Jannot Keller, Wash.
Service for Joseph T. Jannot, 92, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Keller Community Center. Burial will be at the Keller Cemetery. Strate Funeral Home in Wilbur, Wash., is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Jannot died Tuesday at the Nespelem (Wash.) Convalescent Center. He was born in Spokane.
He had lived in Harrington, Wilbur and Keller, Wash.
He worked for the Department of Transportation, operating the Keller ferry for about 10 years.
His wife, Georgia, preceded him in death.
Mr. Jannot is survived by two sons, Bob Jannot of Keller and Morgan Jannot of Wilbur; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Keller Cemetery Fund.
Jeffrey Smith Kirkland, Wash.
No service will be held for Jeffrey Paul Smith, 44.
Mr. Smith, an attorney, died Nov. 22.
He was born in Alhambra, Calif., and moved to Spokane as a child.
He graduated from Mead High School and Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma. He received a law degree from Willamette University in Salem, Ore.
He had lived in Kirkland for seven years.
Mr. Smith is survived by his mother, Jane Smith of Spokane; a sister, Toni Smith of Allyn, Wash.; and his companion, Jeanette Greenfield of Kirkland.
Memorial contributions may be made to Fire/Medic 1, 123 Fifth Ave., Kirkland WA 98033.
Tawni Jo Krop Spokane
Memorial service for Tawni Jo Krop, 36, is set for 2 p.m. today at Liberty Park United Methodist Church. Riplinger Funeral Home is in charge of cremation.
Mrs. Krop died Wednesday from a stroke.
She was born in Lewiston.
She graduated from Shadle Park High School and attended Spokane Community College.
She had worked for The Spokesman-Review for more than 11 years.
She is survived by her husband, Bret; two sons, Thomas Swanson and Duncan Krop, and a daughter, Nadine Krop all of Spokane; her parents, James and Marion Wisher of Medical Lake; and four brothers, James Wisher of Alaska, Chris Wisher of Lewiston, Scott Wisher of Moscow, Idaho, and Mark Wisher of Newman Lake.
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