March 26, 1996 in City

Obituaries

 

Kenneth Rogers Chewelah, Wash

Memorial service for Kenneth Lee Rogers, 85, is set for 11 a.m. Wednesday at Chewelah Memorial Park. Schanzenbach Funeral Home of Chewelah is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Rogers, who was born in Cheney, died Saturday in Spokane.

He had served in the Army during World War II and received numerous awards and medals, including the Purple Heart.

He had worked at the Northwest Magnesite plant in Chewelah.

Mr. Rogers played the saxophone and clarinet at dances and recitals.

He was a member of American Legion Post 54 in Chewelah.

His wife, Pauline Rogers, died in 1993.

He is survived by one son, John Rogers of Vancouver, Wash.

Bernard Giebel Spokane

Funeral Mass for Bernard Charles Giebel, 82, was Monday at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery.

Mr. Giebel, a lifetime Spokane resident, died Friday.

He graduated from Lewis and Clark High School.

He retired in 1979 from Intermountain Equipment/Evans Engine, where he was a parts manager.

Mr. Gieble was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Parish, Manito Golf and Country Club, Knights of Columbus and Elks Lodge 228.

His wife of 51 years, Jean Giebel, preceded him in death.

He is survived by one son, James Giebel; and four grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Morning Star Boys Ranch.

Roy Lankford Spokane

Private graveside service for Roy E. Lankford, 77, was Monday at Riverside Memorial Park.

Mr. Lankford, who died Thursday, was born in Spokane.

He graduated form North Central High School and served in the Navy.

He operated Lankford’s Arabian Horses for 25 years and operated three Union Oil stations in Spokane for 41 years.

Mr. Lankford was a member of the Arabian Horse Association.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Muriel Lankford; two sons, Jim and Don Lankford, both of Spokane; one daughter, Louise Conrath of Spokane; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Burla Frost Pullman

Graveside service for Burla A. Frost, 75, will be at 11 a.m. today at Viola (Idaho) Cemetery. Kimball Funeral Home of Pullman is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Frost, a longtime Pullman resident, died Friday. She was born in Viola.

She graduated from Moscow (Idaho) High School in 1939 and married Orville Frost later that year in Pullman. They lived in Moscow, Spokane and Boise before settling in Pullman.

Mrs. Frost is survived by her husband; one daughter, Lynda Mondor of Yakima; two sons, Wayne Frost of Ferndale, Wash., and Gary Frost of Pullman; one brother, Elvis McCoy of Seattle; two sisters, Mildred Eldridge of Moscow and Iris Cobb of Durand, Mich.; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice and Home Health Services of Southeastern Washington.

Melvin ‘Bob’ Scott Rice, Wash.

Graveside service for Melvin “Bob” Scott, 53, will be at 1 p.m. today at Saints Flat Cemetery in Daisy, Wash. Danekas Funeral Home of Colville, Wash., is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Scott, who died Wednesday, was born in Colville.

He worked as a logger.

He is survived by two daughters, Robin Christensen of Las Vegas, Nev., and Teresa Scott of Richland; his mother, Julia Scott of Kettle Falls, Wash.; one brother, James Scott of East Wenatchee, Wash.; two sisters, Sally Shute of Daisy and Butch Bovan of Rice, Wash.; and three grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Doug Lickfold Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 24, Kettle Falls, WA 99141.

Dennis Bishop Careywood, Idaho

Memorial service for Dennis Dayton Bishop, 76, will be today at 11 a.m. at Coffelt’s Moon Chapel in Sandpoint. Coffelt Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Bishop, who was born in Kansas, died Saturday.

He grew up in Clayton, N.M., graduating from high school there. He served in the Army during World War II in Africa and Italy.

Mr. Bishop moved to Post Falls in 1946 and worked at a sawmill.

He had lived in Spokane and worked for Kaiser Aluminum before retiring in 1976.

His first marriage ended in divorce, and he remarried in 1977, moving to Careywood, where he operated the Palomino Ranch and raised cattle.

Mr. Bishop enjoyed camping and fishing.

Survivors include his wife of 19 years, Monte; three sons, Gerald of Issaquah, Wash., Larry of Everett and Steven of Mukilteo, Wash.; one daughter, Susan Nygren of Post Falls; two brothers, Chet and Alex, both of Spokane; two sisters, Adean Randall of Spokane and Rita Fortin of Missouri; two stepsons, Dick Weatherly of Coeur d’Alene and Glen Weatherly of Spokane; six grandchildren, one greatgranddaughter, nine stepgrandchildren and 21 stepgreat-great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be sent to Bonner Community Hospice, P.O. Box 1448, Sandpoint, ID 83864.

Ilene Ellefson Baca Spokane

Funeral Mass for Ilene Ellefson Baca, 37, will be at 10 a.m. today at Our Lady of Lourdes at West End on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Burial will be at Pascal Cemetery at West End.

Born in Spokane, Mrs. Baca died Friday from a brain aneurism.

She had lived in Spokane for 35 years and worked for Urban Indian Health Services in Spokane for nine years. She was involved with the Women, Infants Children Program (WIC) and was a certified emergency medical technician.

She was a member of the Spokane Tribe of Indians.

Mrs. Baca is survived by her husband, Fermin Baca Jr.; two sons, David Friedlander and Dion Baca, and one daughter, Amelia Baca, all at home; her mother, Celestine Ellefson of Spokane; three sisters, Jean Johnstone of Ford, Wash., Roberta Baca of Coeur d’Alene and Catherine Cochran of Spokane; and two brothers, Martin Ellefson of Wellpinit, Wash., and John Gemmill of Shelton, Wash.

Roman Brunner Athol, Idaho

Rosary for Roman A. Brunner, 82, will be today at 7:30 p.m. at Yates Funeral Home in Coeur d’Alene. Funeral Mass will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Rathdrum, Idaho. Burial will follow.

Mr. Brunner, who was born in Spokane, died Friday. He graduated from high school in Rathdrum, later joining the Civilian Conservation Corps.

He worked as a farmer most of his life and was a lifelong member of St. Stanislaus Church.

He was a charter member of the Rathdrum Lions Club and served as highway district commissioner.

Mr. Brunner loved being outdoors and working as a surveyor. He enjoyed fishing, reading and crossword puzzles.

Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Hazel; six sons, Thomas, Jerome and Francis, all of Athol, Michael of Newman Lake, Albert of Post Falls and Geoffrey of Coeur d’Alene; two daughters, Suzanne Brunner of Spokane and Anita Carlson of Kennewick; and 13 grandchildren.

Johanna Stroyan Chewelah, Wash.

Service for Johanna A. Stroyan, 91, will be at 10 a.m. today at Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Valley, Wash. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery in Jump Off Joe, Wash. Schanzenbach Funeral Home of Chewelah is in charge of arrangements.

Miss Stroyan, who died Friday, was born in Valley.

She graduated from Immaculate Heart of Mary Academy in Coeur d’Alene. She worked in the insurance and real estate industry and retired at age 65.

Miss Stroyan is survived by one brother, Jake Stroyan of Chewelah; and three sisters, Helen Stroyan of Chewelah, Cecilia Geneck of Spokane and Christina Bogner of Hayden Lake, Idaho.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph’s Long-Term Center in Chewelah.

Alexander Shogan Spokane

Vigil service for Alexander Joe Shogan, 75, will be at 7 p.m. today at St. Charles Catholic Church. Funeral Mass is set for 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery. Hennessey-Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Shogan, who was born in Marianna, Pa., died Friday at home.

He was a B-24 pilot in Europe during World War II and served as a C-54 pilot in the Pacific.

He worked for Centennial Flour Mills for 37 years and was chief cereal chemist.

Mr. Shogan was a member of St. Charles Parish for 33 years and Assumption Parish for 19 years. He was also a member of the Assumption Retired Men’s Group.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Eloise; three sons, Joe Shogan, Jim Shogan and Jerry Shogan; two daughters, Joan Ahl and Julie Anne Shogan; five sisters, Ann Tominello of Monessen, Pa., Margaret Dragan and Dolores Hughes, both of Charleroi, Pa., Frances Rodgers of Marianna, and Sylvia Kimberland of Eighty Four, Pa.; one brother, Louis Shogan of Levittown, Pa.; and nine grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Assumption Parish, St. Charles Catholic Church or Gonzaga Prep.

Thelma Crandell Spokane

Service for Thelma L. Crandell, 94, was Monday at Hennessey-Smith Funeral Home. The Rev. Ted Crandell, a stepgrandson, and James Couey, a grandson, were the officiants. Burial was at Riverside Memorial Park.

Mrs. Crandell, a lifetime Spokane resident, died Friday.

She had worked at Geiger Field and Fairchild Air Force Base during World War II.

She was a member of the Moose Lodge and the Brotherhood of Friends.

She is survived by three daughters, LaVon Stirpe and Leona Couey, both of Spokane, and Frances Thomas of Grand Coulee; one brother, Homer Richardson of Chester, Wash.; four stepdaughters, Kitty Grienier of Wiscasset, Maine, Betty Jean Robbins of Westland, Mich., Marsha Crandell of Florida and Diana Stone of Spokane; seven grandchildren,16 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.

Shirley Becker Medical Lake

Memorial service for Shirley Claire Becker, 63, was Monday at Hennessey-Smith Funeral Home.

Mrs. Becker died Friday. She was born in St. Paul, Minn.

She had lived in Spokane for 16 years and was a bookkeeper for National Cash Register.

She had been a member of Alcoholics Anonymous since 1980.

Mrs. Becker is survived by her husband, Vernon “Bill” Jr.; her mother, Claire Korth of Inverness, Fla.; one son, Russ Brown of Spokane; three daughters, Kathy Fong of Honolulu, and Chris Serna and Charlee Brewer, both of Spokane; two stepsons; three stepdaughters; three brothers, Russell Ireland of Inverness, Thomas Ireland of Wabasha, Minn., and Donald Ireland of Santa Barbara, Calif.; seven grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

Memorial contributions may be made to Healing the Children, 2624 W. Beacon, Spokane, WA 99208.

Allen Nance Spokane

Memorial service for Allen E. Nance, 67, is planned for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Hennessey Valley Funeral Home.

Mr. Nance, who died Saturday, was born in Millwood.

He had lived in the Spokane Valley for 67 years and was a member of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 77 and the American Association of Retired Persons.

He served in a Navy construction battalion during the Korean War.

He is survived by his wife, Loretta Nance; two sons, Richard Nance of Colville, Wash., and James Nance of Spokane; three daughters, Pamela Washburn of Medical Lake, Sandi Kukuk of Cheney and Denise Conrad of Spokane; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Make a Wish Foundation, 400 East Pine, Seattle, WA 98122.

Russell Clemo Spokane

Memorial service for Russell J. Clemo 42, will be at 2 p.m. today at Immaculate Heart Retreat Center. Ball and Dodd Funeral Home-South is in charge of cremation.

Born in Spokane, Mr. Clemo died March 17.

He graduated from Gonzaga Prep and had worked as an electrician.

He was a member of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local No. 73.

Mr. Clemo was a volunteer with Habitat for Humanity, the Veterans Affairs Hospital and the Spokane Food Bank.

He is survived by his parents, Donald and Dorothy Clemo of Spokane; and two sisters, Rita Oglesbee and Leona Clemo, both of Seattle.

James ‘Smokey’ Gird Spokane

Memorial service for James H. “Smokey” Gird, 87, is planned for 1 p.m. Wednesday at Hazen and Jaeger Funeral Home.

Born in Polson, Mont, Mr. Gird died Friday.

He had worked in lumber as a tail sawyer and had lived in Spokane for 17 years.

Mr. Gird was a member of the Sinto Senior Center and the Farwell Club.

He is survived by his wife, Gladys Gird; one stepson, Ossie Schultz of Colville, Wash.; two stepgrandchildren and one stepgreat-granddaughter.

Lucy Souder Spokane

Service for Lucy Souder, 73, was Monday at Hazen and Jaeger Funeral Home. Burial was at Greenwood Memorial Terrace.

Mrs. Souder, who died Thursday, was born in Bell County, Ky.

She retired from Myers Winery in 1984 and moved to Spokane in 1986.

She is survived by her mother, Liz Maupin of Manchester, Ky.; one son, Elbert Hornbeck of Spokane; seven sisters, Phyllis, Maureen, Charlene, Lobeda, Esther, Maymie and Frankie; one brother, Chester; several grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Lorraine Carroll Spokane

Family service for Lorraine Ellen (Warner) Carroll, 73, was held. Ball and Dodd Funeral Home-South was in charge of cremation.

Born in Wallace, Mrs. Carroll died Feb. 11.

She moved to Coeur d’Alene in 1931 and graduated from Coeur d’Alene High School. She had worked as an accountant for several businesses in Coeur d’Alene and moved to Spokane in 1951.

She was a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church and was a volunteer at Deaconess Medical Center and the Spokane Food Bank.

Survivors include one son, Tim Carroll of Seattle; and one grandson.

Ethel Seltzer Portland

Memorial service for Ethel (Fischbach) Seltzer, 97, a former Spokane resident, will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Sherman Education Center Chapel at Temple Beth Israel in Portland. Holman’s Funeral Service in Portland is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Seltzer, who died Friday, was born in Philadelphia.

She moved to Spokane from North Dakota in 1913 and graduated from Lewis and Clark High School.

Mrs. Seltzer served as a social worker for the American Red Cross from World War II until 1962. She moved to Portland in 1980.

She is survived by her husband, Philip Seltzer; one daughter, Billie Rosenblum of Portland; one son, Richard Seltzer of Bellevue, Wash.; and one sister, Sally Vidgoff of Portland.

Memorial contributions may be made to Congregation Temple Beth Israel or the American Red Cross.

Elsie Peters Spokane

Memorial service for Elsie L. Peters, 79, will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Thornhill Valley Funeral Home. Private inurnment will be at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.

Mrs. Peters, who died March 21, was born in Colfax, Wash., and graduated from high school there.

She and her husband, Harry Peters, operated the Cape Horn Resort on Lake Pend Oreille. She had also been an assistant manager for several apartment complexes for 15 years.

She had lived in Spokane for 50 years and was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church.

Her husband of 52 years died in 1992.

She is survived by one daughter, Sharon Dhaenens of Spokane; one brother, Hollis McNeilly of Clovis, Calif.; one sister, Mable Garner of Hutchinson, Kan.; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Ann Shasky Spokane

Funeral Mass for Ann C. Shasky, 64, was Monday at St. Thomas More Catholic Church. Her cousin, the Rev. Gregory Moys, was the celebrant.

Born in Seattle, Mrs. Shasky died Friday.

She was a 28-year Spokane resident and worked as a manager in the retail industry.

She is survived by her husband of 45 years, James; two sons, John Shasky and James Shasky Jr., both of Spokane; one daughter, Laura Rabourn of Seattle; one brother, John O’Brien of Seattle; four sisters, Joanne Richardson and Patricia Youngmun, both of Seattle, Mary Ann Fouch of Kirkland, Wash., and Danielle Cooper of Salem, Ore.; and three grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Thomas More Catholic Church Building Fund, 8112 N. Howard, Spokane, WA 99208.

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