November 7, 1996 in City

Obituaries

 

Ronald Jewell Spokane

No service will be held for Ronald L. Jewell, 58, at his request. Heritage Funeral Home is in charge of cremation.

Mr. Jewell, a printer, died Monday.

He was born in Kalispell, Mont., and moved to Spokane as a child.

He had served in the Army.

Survivors include a brother, James Jewell of Spokane; and four sisters, Eva Mae Winney, Betty Hastings and Patricia Walter, all of Spokane, and Peggy Caspersen of Reno, Nev.

Evelyn Duer Nine Mile Falls

Memorial service for Evelyn S. Duer, 63, is set for 1 p.m. today at Driscoll Boulevard Baptist Church. Heritage Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Duer, who died Sunday, was born in Tucson, Ariz.

In 1954, she married Donald Duer. She lived in Spokane for 26 years.

She worked as a manager in a medical office and for the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency in Turkey.

Mrs. Duer was a member of the Family Motor Coach Association and the Retired Officers’ Wives Association and was a volunteer with Arizona State Parks.

Survivors include her husband; a son, John Duer of Moscow, Idaho; a daughter, Cynthia Vanos of Spokane; her mother, Esther Sutherland of Tucson; two brothers, William Sutherland of Tucson and Ernest Sutherland of Los Angeles; a sister, Erma Hedgepath of Tucson; and four grandchildren.

Diane Ayers Spokane

Visitation for Diane V. Ayers, 68, is scheduled from 4 to 8 p.m. today and from 8 to 10 a.m. Friday, followed by services at 11 a.m. at Thornhill Valley Funeral Home. Burial will be at Pines Cemetery.

Mrs. Ayers, a lifetime Spokane Valley resident, died Monday in a car-pedestrian accident.

She attended Central Valley High School and worked as a home health care provider for the elderly for many years.

Her former husband, James Ayers, died in 1988.

She is survived by two daughters, Lynette Widener and Karen Swenson, both of Coeur d’Alene; a brother, Gene Foedisch of Spokane; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

John MacKinnon Spokane

Memorial service for John Bruce MacKinnon, 37, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at First Presbyterian Church. Thornhill Valley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Born in Seattle, Mr. MacKinnon died Oct. 31 from complications due to diabetes.

He had lived in Spokane for 10 years and worked as a salesman for an industrial tools company.

He was a member of First Presbyterian Church and was active in the Organ Donor/Transplant Program of Sacred Heart Medical Center.

He is survived by his mother, Marge MacKinnon; three sisters, Peggie Recker of Normandy Park, Wash., Katie Evans of Coulee City, Wash., and Sandie Babbitt of Coeur d’Alene.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Kidney Transplant Program Fund, P.O. Box 2555, Spokane, WA 99220 or the American Diabetes Association, 910 W. Fifth, Suite 237, Spokane, WA 99204.

Steven Welch Spokane

No service will be held for Steven A. Welch, 44, at his request. Riplinger Funeral Home is in charge of cremation.

Born in Brookfield, Mo., Mr. Welch died Monday.

He had lived in Spokane for more than 20 years and worked as a clerk at a convenience store.

Mr. Welch is survived by two sisters, Elizabeth Wagner of Spokane and Joyce Boul of Kansas City, Mo.

Esther Wrenn Newport, Wash.

Visitation for Esther E. Wrenn, 90, is scheduled from noon to 9 p.m. today at Hazen and Jaeger Funeral Home. Memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Grace Baptist Church. Private burial will be at Greenwood Memorial Terrace.

Mrs. Wrenn, a former schoolteacher, died Sunday.

She was born in Clifford, N.D.

She graduated from high school in Portland, N.D., and from State Teachers College in Mayville, N.D.

She taught seventh and eighth grades and had worked in retail sales.

She moved to Spokane 50 years ago and was a member of Grace Baptist Church.

Her husband, Francis Wrenn, preceded her in death.

Survivors include a sister, Florence Seleen of Spokane; six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Ruby Kaemmer Spokane

Graveside inurnment for Ruby Cora Kaemmer, 94, is planned for 2 p.m. Friday at Rosalia (Wash.) Cemetery. Hazen and Jaeger Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Kaemmer, a 13-year Spokane resident, died Monday.

She was born in Diamond, Wash.

She was an elementary schoolteacher and taught in Idaho, Washington and Montana.

Her husband of 64 years, John Kaemmer, died in 1963.

She is survived by two sons, Gary Kaemmer of Hope, Idaho and Johnny Ray Kaemmer of Vale, Colo.; five half-sisters, one half-brother, four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Helen Habeck Fairfax, Va.

Memorial service for Helen F. Habeck, 84, will be at 10 a.m. Nov. 16 at Holland-Bonine Funeral Home in Havre, Mont. Burial will follow at the Havre Cemetery.

Mrs. Habeck, a former Spokane Valley resident, died Oct. 31 in Fairfax where she had lived since this spring.

She was born in Kansas and moved to Montana in 1917. She graduated from North Montana College in Havre and taught in rural schools until she married Rudolph Habeck in 1935 in Havre.

Her husband died in 1951, and she and her children moved to Spokane in 1952. Mrs. Habeck worked as a librarian for the Spokane County Bookmobile from 1952 to 1967 and retired in 1977 as a librarian with the city libraries.

She was a member of the Spokane Valley Methodist Church.

Survivors include three daughters, Marian Vigue of Cheney, Grace Soper of Phoenix, Ariz., and Ruth Harris of Fairfax; three sisters, Nellie Schmidt of Spokane, Dorthy Haugen of Kalispell, Mont., and June Harmon of Tacoma; nine grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Leanna Gow Spokane

Service for Leanna G. Gow, 35, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Community Bible Chapel. Burial will follow at Fairmount Memorial Park. Heritage Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Gow, a lifetime Spokane resident, died Tuesday from lymphoma.

She graduated from Medical Lake High School and Spokane Falls Community College.

She worked as an engraver for Cowles Publishing Co. for 10 years.

Mrs. Gow was a member of the Community Bible Chapel and the Inland Northwest Wildlife Council.

Survivors include her husband, Roger Gow; two sons, Christopher Gow, at home, and Steve Baergen of Spokane; a daughter, Corina Gow, at home; her mother, Katie Dellinger of Clayton, Wash.; a brother, Lewis Landgren of Clayton; two sisters, Linda Joslin of Chehalis, Wash., and Loretta Herrington of Everett; and a grandchild.

Memorial contributions can be made to Community Bible Chapel.

John Wiebe Spokane

Visitation for John F. Wiebe, 90, is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at Ball & Dodd Funeral Home-North. Service will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Fairmount Memorial Park.

Mr. Wiebe, who was born in Odessa, Wash., died Oct. 31 from congestive heart failure.

He married Caroline French in Los Angeles in 1928.

He moved to Spokane in 1937 and worked for the civil service at the Galena Army Air Depot (now Fairchild Air Force Base) during World War II. After the war, he worked as a carpenter building houses and went to work in the maintenance department at the Spokane sewage treatment plant. He retired in 1971 after 15 years there.

His wife died in 1976.

He is survived by a daughter, Cleo Fasules of Spokane; a brother, Henry Wiebe of Fair Oaks, Calif.; and two grandsons.

Lawrence DeMills Spokane

Service for Lawrence E. DeMills, 79, is set for 1 p.m. today at Hennessey-Smith Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Riverside Memorial Park.

Mr. DeMills, who died Monday, was a lifetime Spokane resident.

He married Mary McGillicuddy in 1943 in Spokane.

He served in the Army National Guard during World War II and later worked for Helphrey Motorfreight as a claims adjuster.

He also worked for Kershaw’s Office Supply in the warehouse and after he retired, worked part time for Murphy’s Office Supply.

He was a member of the Eagles Lodge No. 2.

Mr. DeMills is survived by his wife; a daughter, Sharon Wood of San Francisco; and a sister, Lucille Lewis of Pasco.

, DataTimes


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