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Jeffrey Doke Karen (Johnson) Doke North Bend, Wash.

Memorial services for Jeffrey Laurence Doke, 28, and Karen Michele (Johnson) Doke, 26, will be at 1 p.m. today at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Pullman. Another service will be 2 p.m. Monday at the Congregational Church of Mercer Island, 4545 Island Crest Way, Mercer Island, Wash. A private graveside service will take place at a later date at Pullman City Cemetery. Kimball Funeral Home in Pullman is in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. and Mrs. Doke died in an automobile accident on Monday.

Mrs. Doke was born in Sacramento, Calif., and was a graduate of Pullman High School. She graduated cum laude from the University of Oregon with a degree in exercise physiology and biology and from the Intercollegiate Center for Nursing Education in Spokane with a degree in nursing.

Mr. Doke was born in Bellevue, Wash., and was a graduate of Mercer Island High School. He graduated from Washington State University and received his degrees in education and environmental science.

They were married June 10, 1995. Mr. Doke previously taught for the Liberty School District in Spangle. He most recently had been working at Olympic Junior High in Auburn, Wash., as an eighth-grade earth and life science teacher. Mrs. Doke had previously worked at the Oregon Heart Center in Eugene, Ore., and The Heart Institute in Spokane and most recently had been working for Evergreen Hospital in Kirkland, Wash., as a cardiac rehabilitation specialist.

Mrs. Doke was a member of the Emmanuel Baptist Church in Pullman, the Young Life Community and the Life Center Church in Spokane.

Mr. Doke was a member of the Congregational Church in Mercer Island, the Young Life Community and the Life Center Church in Spokane.

Her survivors include her parents, Glenn and Kathryn Johnson of Pullman; a brother, Eric Johnson of Gilchrist, Ore.; and grandparents, Dan and Joyce Willems of Shingletown, Calif.

His survivors include his parents, William and Marilyn (Schultz) Doke of Mercer Island; two brothers, Ronald and Brian Doke; and a grandmother, Gertrude Schultz.

Hazel Williams St. John, Wash.

Service for Hazel Williams, 90, will be at 2 p.m. today at the United Methodist Church of St. John, Wash. Interment will be at the St. John Cemetery. Bruning Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Williams, who was born in Winona, Minn., died Wednesday.

She was a graduate of Columbia Falls High School in 1924 and worked at a St. John bank. She later worked during World War II at the Cold Storage Meat Market that she and her husband owned.

Mrs. Williams was a member of Golden Link No. 121, Order of Eastern Star, Daughters of the Nile, El Karnak Temple No. 6, Knife and Fork Club of Spokane and the St. John United Methodist Church.

Her husband, Thomas, died in 1995.

Survivors include a daughter, Connie Robertson of St. John, Wash.; three grandchildren and six greatgrandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the St. John Methodist Church or the Deaconess Children’s Service at 4708 Dogwood Drive, Everett, WA 98203.

Melanie Eldredge Hayden Lake, Idaho

Memorial service for Melanie Sue Eldredge, 40, will be held today at 1 p.m. at Valley Fourth Memorial Church in Spokane. Burial will follow at the Pines Cemetery in Spokane. Yates Funeral Home in Coeur d’Alene is in charge of arrangements.

Born in Spokane, Ms. Eldredge died Wednesday.

She grew up and graduated from high school in California, later attending Ohlone Community College. She had worked as a home health care giver for five years in California, spending summers in Spokane. She recently moved to Hayden Lake.

Survivors include her mother and stepfather, Karen and Martin Nellor of Hayden Lake; her father, Neil Eldredge of California; a brother, Scott Eldredge of Spokane; two sisters, Janine Eldredge and Shari Nolen, both of Spokane; and grandparents, John and Rosella Weidner of California.

Memorials may be made to Lake City Home Health, 1520 Sherman Ave., Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814.

Ross Tomchick Cashmere, Wash.

Memorial service for Ross C. Tomchick, 45, will be at 1 p.m. today at Calvary Crossroads Church, 23rd and North Ashland, East Wenatchee, Wash. Braun Funeral Home of Cashmere is in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Tomchick, who was born in Puyallup, Wash., died Monday.

He was a graduate of Wenatchee High School and served in the Army. He graduated from Spokane Community College with a degree as an automotive technician. He worked for various employers in Spokane until recently moving to Cashmere.

He is survived by his fiancee, Rayell Davidson of Cashmere; his mother, Katherine Tomchick of Cashmere; a sister, Susan Kendrick of Bozeman, Mont.; two brothers, Chris Tomchick of East Wenatchee and Mark Tomchick of Cashmere; his stepmother, Melba Tomchick of Selah, Wash.; two stepsons, Lance and Jason Perry of Spokane; and two stepbrothers, David and Doug White, and a stepsister, Tracey Sylling, all of Selah.

Marylin Koch Spokane

Funeral service for Marylin Ann Koch, 68, will be at 2 p.m. today at Messiah Lutheran Church. Interment will follow at Fairmount Memorial Park. Riplinger Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

A lifetime resident of Spokane, Mrs. Koch died Wednesday.

She was a graduate of North Central High School and Eastern Washington University. She completed graduate work at Whitworth College with a degree in education. She taught for District 81 at Westview and Indian Trail elementary schools.

She was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church, Washington Education Association, Retired Teachers Association, Spokane chapter of the Lupus Society and the local and state auxiliaries of the American Postal Workers Union.

She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Donald Koch; two sons, Dan and Larry Koch, both of Spokane; a daughter, Kristine McCrory of Federal Way, Wash.; a brother, Wayne Peterson of Bothell, Wash.; and four grandsons.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Spokane Chapter of the Lupus Society or Messiah Lutheran Church.

May Ensign St. John, Wash.

Service for May Ensign, 70, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Christian Church of St. John. A private interment service will be held following the service at Colfax (Wash.) Cemetery. Bruning Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Ensign, who was born in Colfax, died Tuesday.

She was a graduate of Colfax High School and Kinman Business School with a degree in accounting. She went to work for the Soil Conservation Office as a bookkeeper. Later she worked as a bookkeeper for St. John Grange and the St. John Fair.

Mrs. Ensign was a member of the St. John Christian Church, the St. John Grange and American Legion Auxiliary.

She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Herschel; a daughter, Beverly Leritte of Bossier City, La.; a son, Chuck Ensign of Spokane; a brother, Gene Osmun of Colfax; and four grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Southeast Washington Home for Health and Hospice.

Thelma Brazil Spokane

Service for Thelma Brazil, 79, will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Hennessey-Smith Funeral Home. Interment will be at Fairmount Memorial Park.

Mrs. Brazil, a 46-year resident of Spokane, died Wednesday.

She was a homemaker and a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Eugene; and a brother, Victor Brooks of San Antonio, Texas.

Earl Snyder Spokane

Memorial service for Earl E. Snyder, 88, will be at 2 p.m. today at Hazen and Jaeger Valley Funeral Home. Inurnment will be private.

Born in Watertown, S.D., he died Tuesday.

His wife, Della, died in 1995.

He is survived by a son, David Snyder of Seattle; a daughter, Merrilin Fulton of Spokane; and two grandchildren.

Frank Garrity Spokane

Service for Frank A. Garrity, 93, will be at 11 a.m. today at St. John Vianney Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery. Hennessey-Smith Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Garrity, who was born in Evans, Mont., died last Saturday.

He was a veteran of the Army and a 60-year resident of Spokane. He worked as a millwright for a lumber mill.

He is survived by two nieces, Pat Mills of Spokane and Betty Cole of Norman, Okla.; two nephews, Wayne Garrity of Spokane and Mike Garrity of Pasco; and numerous great-nieces and nephews.

Joseph Caputo Spokane

Service for Joseph Caputo, 87, will be at 11:30 a.m. today at Holy Cross Cemetery Chapel. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery. Hennessey-Smith Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

A native of Spokane, Mr. Caputo died Tuesday.

With his uncle, he owned and operated Caputo and Caputo Produce for many years.

Survivors include his daughter, JoAnn Cox of Spokane; three brothers, Victor and Robert Caputo, both of Spokane, and Ted Caputo of Seattle; two sisters, Chancey DeLuiso and Gloria Lanza, both of Seattle; two granddaughters and four great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Catholic Charities.

Edna Thompson Walla Walla

Funeral Mass for Edna Thompson, 82, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Walla Walla. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Herring Groseclose Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Thompson, who was born in Ralston, Wash., died last Saturday.

She was a graduate of Ritzville (Wash.) High School and worked at the Spokane Stockyards for 15 years.

Mrs. Thompson was a member of the St. Patrick Catholic Church.

Her husband, Philip, died in 1979.

She is survived by a daughter, Patricia Meliah of Walla Walla; a son, Donald Thompson of Spokane; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Werner ‘Roy’ Quellmalz Spokane

Service for Werner “Roy” Quellmalz, 64, will be at 3 p.m. Monday at Hennessey-Smith Funeral Home. A reception will follow at the Moose Lodge.

Mr. Quellmalz, who was born in Leipzig, Germany, died Wednesday.

He worked as a cook on a boat on his way to the United States. He later worked for Welk Bros. until his retirement in 1987.

Mr. Quellmalz was a member of the Boilermakers Union, Eagles Lodge and Moose Lodge. He put up the first soccer goals at Franklin Park and helped start the soccer team, the Spokane Spokes.

He is survived by his wife of nine years, Margaret; three daughters, Sue Ziegert, Sylvia Quellmalz-Smith and Diane Quellmalz, all of Spokane; a sister, Ursula Schumann of Germany; and five grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Spokane Valley Junior Soccer organization for the new soccer complex at Plantes Ferry Park.

Gordon Donaghy Tacoma

Service for Gordon J. Donaghy, 63, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in Skyline Memorial Garden, 4101 N.W. Skyline Blvd., Portland.

Mr. Donaghy, who was born in Portland, died last Saturday.

He served in the Navy during the Korean War. He later worked for Pennzoil Products Co. for 38 years, including many years in Spokane.

He is survived by his wife Lila; two sons, Michael Donaghy of Modesto, Calif., and Jeffery Donaghy of Spokane; his mother Evelyn Donaghy-Zerzan; and three grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the National Kidney Foundation in his name.

William Gale Spokane

Service for William Paul Gale, 88, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Hennessey-Smith Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Greenwood Memorial Terrace.

Born in Bonners Ferry, Idaho, Mr. Gale died Thursday.

He was a graduate of Lewis and Clark High School and the University of Idaho. He worked for Crane Co. as well as the Marshall Wells Co. At the beginning of World War II he worked for the Whitehouse and Price architectural firm, planning mechanical specifications for the Farragut Naval Training Center.

He served in the South Pacific with the 72nd Naval Construction Battalion until the end of the war. He then bought into Peck Plumbing, which later became Gale Mechanical Contractors.

Mr. Gale was a member of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity, the Active Club, American Legion Post No. 9, the Republican Central Committee, the Associated General Contractors, and Manito Presbyterian Church and was president of the Manito Golf and Country Club.

Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Peggy; two daughters, Carolyn Louthian and Nancy Compau; a sister, Helen Gale Smith of Mercer Island, Wash.; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Visiting Nurses or to the Red Cross of America.

Kathleen Stevens Spokane

Service for Kathleen H. Stevens, 65, will be at a later date. Ball & Dodd Funeral Home-North is in charge of the arrangements.

A lifetime resident of Spokane, Ms. Stevens died Wednesday.

She was a graduate of North Central High School and worked as a secretary for Cominco.

She is survived by her mother, Mary Zupan, and a brother, John Zupan, both of Spokane; and a sister, Mary Brady of Sun City, Ariz.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Spokane.

Robert ‘Pat’ Weller Parker, Ariz.

Service for Robert ‘Pat’ Lawrence Weller, 80, will be held at a later date. Parker Funeral Home in Parker is in charge of the arrangements.

Born in Deer Park, Mr. Weller died Dec. 18.

He served in the Navy and later worked as a truck driver in road construction all over Washington state.

Mr. Weller was a member of Teamsters Union Local No. 690.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Irene; three daughters, Roberta Roberts of Menasha, Wis., Candace Weller of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Darla Meek of Bothell, Wash.; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

, DataTimes


 
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