May 2, 1996 in City

Obituaries

 

Ivan Kennedy Spokane

Service for Ivan A. Kennedy, 87, is set for 11 a.m. Saturday at First Church of the Open Bible. Burial will be at Fairmount Memorial Park. Thornhill Valley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Kennedy, who died Monday, was born in Alex, Alberta.

He worked as a logger in Colville, Wash., until 1947. From 1947 until 1974, he worked for Washington Water Power.

He was a member of First Church of the Open Bible and did volunteer maintenance work for the church.

Mr. Kennedy is survived by his wife of 57 years, Esther Kennedy; one daughter, Barbara Cox of Spokane; one brother, Vincel Kennedy of Myrtle Creek, Ore.; two sisters, Flossie Smyth of Bellingham and Elsie Dorsing of Kirkland, Wash,; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Lorene ‘Kay’ Stallman Spokane

Memorial service for Lorene “Kay” Stallman, 53, was Wednesday at Mt. View Assembly of God Church.

A lifetime Spokane resident, Mrs. Stallman died Sunday. She was a homemaker.

She is survived by her husband of 23 years, Richard Stallman; four daughters, Joy Fletcher, Loretta Shaw, Judy Kortness and April Stallman, all of Spokane; her mother and father, Betty and Russell Heisley of Spokane; one brother, Gene Heisley, and one sister, Linda Blande, both of Spokane; and six grandchildren.

Ruby Hillier Enterprise, Ore.

Graveside service for Ruby E. Hillier, a former Spokane resident, was Tuesday at Spokane Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Hillier, who was born in Carlyle, Mont., died Thursday in Enterprise, where she had lived the past three years. She was 83.

She was a former longtime Spokane resident and homemaker.

Her husband, James Hillier, preceded her in death.

Mrs. Hillier is survived by two daughters, Maxine Mackin of Enterprise and Carolyn Hillier of Washington, D.C., and two grandchildren.

Maurie Taie Coeur d’Alene

Service for Maurie Taie, 60, will be held Friday at 11:30 a.m. at Coeur d’Alene Memorial Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Coeur d’Alene Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Taie, a lifetime Coeur d’Alene resident, died Sunday.

He was born in Coeur d’Alene and worked as an auto body mechanic for the state of Idaho for 21 years, retiring in 1989.

Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Ella; two sons, Rodney Taie of Kent, Wash., and David Taie of Coeur d’Alene; daughter, Connie Tompkins of Coeur d’Alene; his mother, Beulah Taie of Coeur d’Alene; one brother, Richard Taie of Baker City, Ore.; and three grandchildren.

Jeanette Benson Coeur d’Alene

At her request, no service will be held for Jeanette Benson, 64. English Funeral Chapel in Coeur d’Alene is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Benson, who was born in Virginia, died Monday.

She moved to North Idaho in 1975 from Nebraska and worked as an office manager for Dr. M.T. Westbrook’s office in Coeur d’Alene for eight years.

Survivors include her husband of 41 years, Darrell; two sons, Scott Benson of Maine and Kurt Benson of Wisconsin; one daughter, Beth Benson of Priest Lake, Idaho; and her mother, Beulah Davis of Virginia.

Henrietta Heath Spokane

Service for Henrietta Heath, 84, will be at noon today at Calvary Baptist Church. Burial will be at Greenwood Memorial Terrace. Ball and Dodd Funeral Home-South is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Heath, who died April 25, was born in Warren County, Miss. She had lived in Spokane for 41 years and was a homemaker.

She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

Survivors include several nieces and nephews; and her companion, Wallace Manns of Spokane.

Hjordis ‘Gertie’ Solberg Colburn, Idaho

Memorial service for Hjordis “Gertie” Solberg, 80, will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Coffelt’s Moon Chapel in Sandpoint. Coffelt Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Solberg, who was born in Chicago, died Saturday.

She grew up and graduated from high school in Chicago.

She moved to Colburn in 1948 and established and operated The Norway Lodge until 1976.

Mrs. Solberg was a member of the Lutheran Church, Daughters of the Nile and the Bonner General Hospital Auxiliary.

Survivors include her husband of 50 years, Leif; two daughters, Leah Solberg and Mrs. Michael “Lynn” Rorman, both of Colburn; one brother, Peter Petersen of Hayden, Idaho; one grandson, Erik Rorman of Colburn; and one granddaughter, Kristine Rorman of Alaska.

Memorials may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children, 911 W. Fifth Ave., Spokane, WA 99204.

Michael Rees Craigmont, Idaho

A celebration of life for Michael Raymond Rees, 37, will be held Friday at 4 p.m. at The United Church of Craigmont. Hazen and Jaeger Funeral Home in Spokane is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Rees, who was born in Colville, Wash., died Saturday from cancerous brain tumors.

He moved to North Idaho six years ago and had worked for the U.S. Forest Service and the State Department of Lands in Bonners Ferry, Idaho, and Sandpoint and was recently a resource manager with the Department of Lands in Craigmont.

Survivors include two children, Matthew and Melissa Rees; his mother, Helen McMillan of Spokane; his father, Jerry Rees of Colorado; one brother, Dan Rees of Medical Lake; and two sisters, Sue Lee of Sandpoint and Sherrel Siegmund of Helena.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Spokane.

David Witt Spokane

Visitation for David Earl Witt, 27, is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today at Hazen and Jaeger Funeral Home. Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Riverside Memorial Park.

Mr. Witt, a 21-year Spokane resident, died Sunday from a gunshot wound. He was born in Spokane.

He was a graduate of North Central High School and worked as a dry-wall installer.

He is survived by one son, Gage Witt of Spokane; his parents, Dave and Gwen Witt of Ozawkie, Kan.; one sister, Cassi Grandfield of Spokane; one brother, Eddy Witt of Topeka, Kan.; and his grandparents, Margaret Witt of Spokane, and Mr. and Mrs. Earl Hughes of Lamesa, Texas.

Tony Destito Jr. Spokane

Graveside service for Tony Destito Jr., 75, will be at 2 p.m. today at St. Joseph Cemetery. Thornhill Valley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Destito, who died Sunday, was born in Italy. He had lived in Spokane for 20 years.

He served in the Army during World War II and worked for the Milwaukee Railroad for 12 years and for the Bureau of Reclamation for more than 30 years.

Mr. Destito is survived by two brothers, Al Destito of Spokane and John Destito of Ogden, Utah; and one sister, Mickey Patch of Alberton, Mont.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Sacred Heart Medical Center Building Fund.

Jade Moore Spokane

Visitation for Jade Harmony Moore, 18, is scheduled from noon to 8 p.m. today at Hazen and Jaeger Valley Funeral Home. Service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Pines Cemetery.

Ms. Moore, who died Sunday, was born in Moses Lake.

She graduated from West Valley High School and was a member of the school dance team.

She worked as a grocery checker at Rainbow Foods.

She is survived by her mother, Terry Moore; her father and stepmother, Barry and Melinda Moore, all of Spokane; two brothers, Chad Moore of Phoenix, Ariz., and Tyler Moore of Spokane; two stepsisters, Emily and Amanda Samuels, both of Spokane; her grandmother, Florence Cecil of Moses Lake; and her grandfathers, Kennard Rasmussen of Lind, Wash., and Allen Moore of Prosser, Wash.

Sister Bernadine Mary Hurley Spokane

Vigil service for Sister Mary Bernadine (Kathleen) Hurley, S.N.J.M., will be at 7 p.m. today at the Convent of the Holy Names Chapel. Funeral Mass is set for 2 p.m. Friday at the convent chapel with burial at Holy Cross Cemetery. Hennessey-Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Sister Bernadine Mary Hurley, 88, died Tuesday. She was born in Seattle and graduated from Immaculate High School in Seattle. She also graduated from Holy Names College in Spokane.

She entered the religious community in Marylhurst, Ore., in 1925 and served as both elementary and secondary school teacher and administrator for more than 60 years. She served in Portland, Salem and Eugene, Ore., and in Spokane at Sacred Heart School, St. Aloysius School and Holy Names Academy. She retired in 1987.

Survivors include numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Sisters of the Holy Names Retirement Fund.

Raymond Frybarger Spokane

Service for Raymond L. Frybarger, 86, will be at 11 a.m. today at Holy Cross Cemetery Chapel. Burial will follow.

Mr. Frybarger, who was born in Aurora, Kan., died Monday.

He had lived in Spokane since 1944 and worked at Kaiser Aluminum for 31 years.

His wife, Flora Frybarger, died in 1993.

He is survived by three stepsons, Kenneth and Floyd Baune, both of Portland, and Ray Baune of Spokane; one stepdaughter, Joanne Goerts of Duluth, Minn.; two brothers, Leonard Frybarger of Spokane and Martin Frybarger of Aurora; 19 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or Catholic Charities.

Wanda Mally Spokane

Funeral Mass for Wanda M. Mally, 78, is set for 9 a.m. today at St. Paschals Catholic Church. Burial will be at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Chewelah, Wash. Hazen and Jaeger Valley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Mally, who was born in Northport, Wash., died Sunday.

She was a member of St. Paschals Catholic Church and was a 30-year Spokane resident.

She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Leonard; six sons, Alvin Smith, Raymond, Kenneth and Lee Wehrli, Richard and Ronald Mally; three daughters, Beverly Lenderman, Verna Russell and Bennetta LaSalle; one stepdaughter, Linda Daner; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Ward Turpin Bonners Ferry, Idaho

Memorial service for Ward E. Turpin, 76, will be Friday at 10 a.m. at the Community Fellowship Church. Bonners Ferry Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Turpin, who was born in Iowa, died Monday.

He grew up and received his education in California and later joined the Army. He served during World War II in the European Theater of Operations.

After his military discharge he had worked as a saddlemaker, mechanic, photographer, horseshoer, carpenter and cabinet maker. He drove a truck for Safeway Stores for 33 years, retiring in 1974 with safety awards for over 5 million accident-free miles.

He moved to Bonners Ferry after his retirement and became a farmer.

Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Vivian; two daughters, Colleen Taylor and Sue Colson, both of Bonners Ferry; two brothers, Wallace and Ronny Turpin, both of California; one sister, Emma Appel of Nevada; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Marguerite Hammersley Greenacres

Memorial service for A. Marguerite Hammersley, 72, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Manito Presbyterian Church. Riplinger Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Hammersley, who died Sunday, was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

She was a 46-year Spokane resident, and was a member of Manito Presbyterian Church and the Order of the Eastern Star.

She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Donald Hammersley; one son, Paul Hammersley of the Spokane Valley; one daughter, Nancy Berger of Greenbrae, Calif.; two sisters, Virginia Barrett of Aldergrove, British Columbia, and Jenny Pennock of Fernie, British Columbia; and two grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Manito Presbyterian Church or the Alzheimer’s Association.

Janet Corbit Spokane

Memorial service for Janet Ruth (Rimer) Corbit, 64, is planned for 11 a.m. Friday at Cheney Community Church. Private inurnment will be at Spokane Memorial Gardens. Hennessey Valley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Corbit, a 42-year Spokane resident, died Monday. She was born in Columbus, Ohio.

She worked as a teller for Seafirst National Bank and for a short time at Cheney Federal Credit Union.

Her husband of 40 years, Jack Corbit, preceded her in death. She is survived by one daughter, Debra Herman of Spokane; one sister, Pat Ramey of Casper, Wyo.; and three grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society-Inland Northwest Chapter.

John ‘Jack’ Brasch St. Regis, Mont.

Service for John M. “Jack” Brasch, 71, is planned for 10 a.m. Friday at St. Mary Catholic Church in Spokane. Burial will follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Riplinger Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Brasch died Monday, in Superior, Mont. He had lived in Spokane for 47 years and lived in St. Regis, Mont., for the past eight years.

He was born in Spokane and graduated from North Central High School. Mr. Brasch served in the Army from 1943 to 1946 and worked as a masonry contractor. He was a member of the Bricklayer’s Union Local No. 3.

He is survived by four sons, Mike Brasch of Vancouver, Wash., and Sam, Dave and Nick Brasch, all of Spokane; two daughters, Rosemary Brasch of Seattle and Elizabeth Atkins of North Augusta, S.C.; one brother, Joseph Brasch of Spokane; and eight grandchildren.

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