May 30, 1996 in City



Nancy Brower Spokane

Memorial service for Nancy D. Brower, 47, will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Hamblen Park Presbyterian Church.

Mrs. Brower, who was born in Spokane, died Tuesday from cancer.

She graduated from Lewis and Clark High School and from Eastern Washington University with a sociology degree.

She had worked as an outside sales representative for Hulett Printing for more than 13 years. She was a member of Hamblen Park Presbyterian Church.

Mrs. Brower is survived by her husband, Philip Brower; son, Brian Vincent of Spokane; daughter, Rebecca Vincent of Seattle; stepson Mark Brower of Seattle; stepdaughter, Leianne Brower of Spokane; sister, Danita Petek; and one grandson.

Memorial contributions may be made to Shriner’s Hospital for Crippled Children.

Mary Bevens Pullman

Service for Mary Ellen Bevens, 78, is planned for 11 a.m. Saturday at Kimball Funeral Home in Pullman. Burial will be at Pullman City Cemetery.

Mrs. Bevens died Sunday in Portland where she had recently moved. She was born in Pullman and graduated from high school there.

She married Jack Bevens in 1937. He died in 1979.

She was a homemaker and was a member of Simpson United Methodist Church and sang in the choir.

Mrs. Bevens is survived by one son, Marc Bevens of Portland.

Memorial contributions may be made to the church.

Joan ‘Jo’ Chambers Spokane

Memorial service for Joan “Jo” Chambers, 78, is set for 4 p.m. Saturday at Ball and Dodd Funeral HomeNorth.

Born in Ashton, S.D., Mrs. Chambers died on her birthday Monday.

She lived in Spokane for 47 years and worked as cashier in a grocery store and at Valu-Mart, sold American Camp Ground memberships, and was a representative of Neighbors of Woodcraft. She was also a bingo caller at the Moose Lodge for three years.

She was a Member of Women of the Moose, Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, Eagles Lodge No. 2 Auxiliary, and the Women’s International Bowling Club.

Her husband of 16 years, Guy Chambers, died in 1988.

Mrs. Chambers is survived by three daughters, Vana Olson and Vala Rae Van Camp, both of Spokane, and Vara Lyn Conrath of Cheney; a sister, Maxine Manz of Janesville, Wis.; and five grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Spokane.

Gerald Burdick Sr. Spokane

No service will be held for Gerald Don Burdick Sr., 56, at his request. Riplinger Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Burdick, who died Saturday, was born in Los Angeles.

He worked as a truck driver in the construction field.

He had lived in Spokane for more than 20 years and was a member of Teamsters Local No. 690 and Eagles Lodge No. 2.

Mr. Burdick is survived by his wife of 31 years, Sherry Burdick; sons, Danny and Gerald Burdick Jr., both of Spokane; daughter, Kimberly Clark of Indiana; his father, Elmer Burdick of Denver; sister, Barbara Pirtle of Spokane; brother, Don Burdick of Denver; and five grandchildren.

David Miller Spokane

Private memorial service will be held for David D. Miller, 47. Hazen and Jaeger Valley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Miller, a lifetime Spokane resident, died May 20.

He graduated from Central Valley High School and worked as a clerk for Yokes Pac ‘N Save for several years. He later worked at the Maid O’Clover.

Survivors include two daughters, Anita Forczek and Valleri Lund, both of Spokane; two sons, Eric and Vance Miller, both of Spokane; one sister, Dayle Braucht of Greenacres; and five grandchildren.

Leah Frame Coeur d’Alene

Memorial service for Leah K. Frame, 82, will be today at 10 a.m. at Yates Funeral Home in Coeur d’Alene. Mrs. Frame, who was born in Starbuck, Wash., died Sunday.

She grew up and attended school in St. Maries, later moving to Wallace and Orofino before settling in Coeur d’Alene in 1949.

She moved to California in 1966 to be near family. She returned to Coeur d’Alene in 1985.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Allan, in 1958.

Survivors include two sons, Gary Frame of Coeur d’Alene, and Jim Frame of Hayden Lake; two brothers, Hank Straub of Bonners Ferry, and Vic Straub of Mt. Vernon, Wash.; two sisters, Sarah Mason of St. Maries, and Clara Erickson of Wenatchee; and seven grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Heritage Place, 702 Walnut Ave., Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814.

Mildred Holmes Hillsboro, Ore

Burial Mass for Mildred M. Holmes, 86, will be at 10:30 a.m. today at St. Matthews Roman Catholic Church in Hillsboro. Burial will follow at Valley Memorial Park in Hillsboro. Donelson, Sewell and Mathews Mortuary in Hillsboro is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Holmes, a former Spokane resident, died Monday. She was born in Spokane.

She worked as a secretary in Spokane for several years, before she married William Holmes in 1941 in Coeur d’Alene. They lived in Spokane until 1963, when they moved to Hillsboro. She worked for the Hillsboro School District and retired in 1975.

Survivors include her husband of 54 years; sons, William Holmes Jr. of Hillsboro and Marcus Holmes of Cornelius, Ore.; daughters, Marilyn VanDeHey of Hillsboro, Nellie Simpson of Forks, Wash., and Theresa Linville of Portland; brothers, Irving Bayley of Oroville, Wash., and Leonard Bayley of Chattaroy; one sister, Bernadine Hanson of Spokane; 12 grandchildren, seven stepgrandchildren, five great-grandchildren and nine stepgreat-grandchildren.

Shane Holschen Spokane

Visitation for Shane R. Holschen, 26, is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at Hazen and Jaeger Valley Funeral Home. Service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Valleyford Cemetery.

Mr. Holschen, who was born in Spokane, died Saturday in an accident on a four-wheel all-terrain vehicle.

He wrestled for Freeman High School and graduated in 1988. He was a member of Fourth Memorial Church and the Son Praise Youth Choir. He was a student at Spokane Community College.

He is survived by his fiancee, Denise Hill of Spokane; one daughter, Renee Holschen of Santa Ana, Calif.; his parents, Richard and Patricia Holschen of Spokane; his father and his wife, Terry and Sharon Pierce of Spokane; brother, Richard Holschen; sisters, Catherine Holschen, Lindsey Pierce and Michele Pierce; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Tyree, and Mr. and Mrs. Noble Pierce, all of Spokane.

Gary Neubauer Spokane

Visitation for Gary A. Neubauer, 47, is planned for 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today at Hazen and Jaeger Funeral Home. Service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Fairmount Memorial Park.

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

He graduated from Rogers High School and had been a deputy with the Spokane County Sheriff’s Department for 22 years. He was a trained bomb expert.

He was a member of the International Association of Bomb Technicians, and the Inland Empire Model A Club.

He is survived by his wife of four years, Donna Neubauer; children, Paul, Kim, Gwen and Scott Neubauer, all at home; his father and stepmother, Dan and Donna Neubauer of Spokane; and sisters, Lana Boone and Diane Johnston, both of Spokane.

Eleanore ‘Betty’ Woehrlin Spokane

Service for Eleanore E. “Betty” (Holm) Woehrlin, 70, will be at 2 p.m. today at Hazen and Jaeger Valley Funeral Home. Burial will be at Riverside Memorial Park.

Mrs. Woehrlin, who died Sunday, was a lifetime Spokane resident.

She graduated from Lewis and Clark High School.

As a teenager she worked at Playfair Race Track. After she married, she began showing Pomeranians.

She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Bob Woehrlin; daughters, Robin Fenn of Spokane and Lori Larson of Newman Lake; son, Bobby Woehrlin of Newman Lake; and eight grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Shriner’s Hospital for Crippled Children or the Spokane Humane Society.

Julie Allen Spokane

Visitation for Julie M. Allen, 14, is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon today at Hazen and Jaeger Valley Funeral Home. Graveside service will be at 1:30 p.m. at Riverside Memorial Park, followed by memorial service at 3:30 p.m. at Berean Bible Church.

Miss Allen died Saturday in an automobile accident. She was a lifetime Spokane resident.

She was an eighth-grader at North Pines Junior High.

She is survived by her father and stepmother, Michael and Charlene Allen at home; her mother, Elena Marshall of Spokane; brothers Jason and Shawn Allen, and sister Alicia Allen, all at home; her grandparents, Frank and Ethal Phillips of Seattle, and Margaret Noordam of Spokane.

Memorial contributions may be made to M.A.D.D., 220 E. Wellesley, Suite 106, Spokane, WA 99201.

Hilda Moe Spokane

Graveside service for Hilda G. Moe, 91, will be at 1 p.m. today at Rosalia (Wash.) International Order of Odd Fellows Evergreen Cemetery. Schanzenbach Funeral Home in Rosalia is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Moe, a former longtime Rosalia resident, died Monday.

She was the postmaster in Malden, Wash., for many years. She moved to Spokane about five years ago.

She was a member of the Rosalia Rebekah Lodge. Her husband, Ed Moe, died in 1965.

She is survived by sisters, Edith Rumberg and Beaulah Graham, both of Rosalia, and Vera Actor of Spokane.

Memorials may be made to the Rosalia Ambulance Fund.

Madeline Ugar Spokane

Funeral Mass for Madeline K. Ugar, 77, was Tuesday at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery.

Born in White Nob, Idaho, Mrs. Ugar died Friday.

She worked in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Boise as a legal secretary for many years. She had lived in Spokane since 1979.

She was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Parish and the Legion of Mary.

She is survived by one sister, Ann Evans of Spokane.

Memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church.

Serena (Bitter) Kroetch Ephrata, Wash.

Vigil service for Serena (Bitter) Kroetch, 95, will be at 7 p.m. Friday at Hennessey-Smith Funeral Home. Funeral Mass is planned for 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Aloysius Catholic Church, with burial at Holy Cross Cemetery.

Mrs. Kroetch died Sunday in Ephrata, where she had lived since 1991. She was born in Dubuque, Iowa.

She moved to Coeur d’Alene with her family, as a child, and moved to Spokane in 1912.

She had worked as a doctor’s assistant before she married Ed Kroetch in Spokane in 1926.

She retired from Armour Meat Packing Company in 1966, where she had worked as a payroll clerk.

Mrs. Kroetch was a member St. Aloysius Church and the altar society.

Her husband, Ed Kroetch, died in 1976.

She is survived by four daughters Jane Klasen of Ephrata, Joan Moran of Spokane, Cathy Wilson of Lethbridge, Alberta, and Margaret Tracy of Odessa, Wash.; three sons, Dick Krutch of Bainbridge Island, Wash., Greg Kroetch of Spokane and Bill Kroetch of Spirit Lake, Idaho; sister, Mary O’Connor of San Francisco; 30 grandchildren and 45 great-grandchildren.

William ‘Bill’ Hall Sandpoint

Service for William A. “Bill” Hall, 76, will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Coffelt Moon Chapel in Sandpoint. Interment will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park in Sandpoint. Coffelt Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Hall, who was born in North Dakota, died Monday of age-related causes.

He grew up in North Dakota and joined the North Dakota National Guard Medical Detachment Unit in 1946.

He had lived in Montana and various cities in Washington before settling his family in Bonner County in 1946.

He served three years in World War II in the Pacific Theater with the Americal Infantry, Medical Detachment, 164 Infantry, Co. F, 2nd Battalion. His unit was one of the first to take part in offensive action in any theater during the war and included Guadalcanal and Bouganville.

Mr. Hall was awarded several medals during his military career, including the Bronze Star for heroic achievement, the Asiatic Pacific Service Medal, a Presidential Citation, and the American Defense Service Medal, among others.

After his military discharge, he moved his family to the Oden Bay area near Sandpoint and ran a dairy farm. He retired in 1986.

Mr. Hall was honored as a Dairy Man of the Year and Grassman of the Year and was also a 4-H advisor. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Spokane, Post No. 51 in Spokane.

He was a charter member and served on the board of directors of the Oden Bay Water Association and was a recipient of the FFA Honorary Chapter Farmer Award.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Lois; two sons, Kenneth of Moscow, Idaho, and Warren of Coeur d’Alene; brother, Lloyd of Minnesota; four sisters, Jean Zorn of Spokane, Margaret Estenson, Edna Hett, and Myrtle Puppe, all of North Dakota; stepson, Jim Bristow of Hawaii; and two grandsons.

Memorials may be made to the Bonner Community Hospice.

James Johnston Spokane

Graveside service for James D. Johnston, a lifetime Spokane resident, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Spokane Memorial Gardens. Hennessey-Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Johnston, 85, died Saturday.

He worked as an engineer at Washington Water Power for 34 years.

He was a member of St. Francis of Assisi parish, WWP Trailblazers and Eagles Lodge No. 2.

He served in the Marine Corps Reserves.

He is survived by his wife, Adeline Johnston; daughters, Judy Brown of Auburn, Wash., and Molly Huss of Spokane; son, James Johnston of Spokane; sisters, Hazel Carlson and Grace Leigh, both of Spokane; four stepchildren; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Spokane or St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.

Ruby Deschamp Bonners Ferry, Idaho

Service for Ruby Mae Deschamp, 89, will be Friday at the Harvard Community Hall in Harvard, Idaho. Private interment was held at the Potlatch Cemetery in Potlatch, Idaho. Bonners Ferry Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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

She grew up and attended school in Troy, Idaho, and later Moscow, Idaho. After her education, she went to work as a housekeeper before moving to Naples, Idaho.

She returned to the Moscow area and worked for Potlatch Forests Inc., before moving to Harvard. She moved back to Moscow before settling in Bonners Ferry.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Claire. Survivors include a son, Douglas Deschamp of Moscow; two daughters, Bettie Marcy Preston of Bonners Ferry, and Lynette Deschamp Byers of Plummer, Idaho; sister, Pauline Greenwood of Spokane; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Memorials may be made to the Harvard Ladies Aid.

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