October 4, 1996 in City

Obituaries

 

Signa Thompson Spokane

Visitation for Signa Elvira Thompson, 100, will be today from 3-8 p.m. at Yates Funeral Home in Coeur d’Alene. Service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow at 3 p.m. at Woodfell Cemetery in Harvard, Idaho.

Mrs. Thompson, who was born in Sand Coulee, Mont., died Tuesday.

She moved to Harvard in 1921 and was a farmer before moving to Spokane 15 years ago.

Mrs. Thompson was a member of the Coeur d’Alene Grandmothers Club, Harvard Ladies Aid and the Coeur d’Alene Senior Citizens.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bob, in 1963. Survivors include a son, Ralph Thompson of Oregon; three daughters, Eunice Bafus of Spokane, Norma Smith of Oregon and Edna Rice of Veradale; 13 grandchildren and numerous great and great-great-grandchildren.

Everett Doss Ritzville, Wash.

Visitation for Everett E. Doss, 74, is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. today at Danekas Funeral Home in Ritzville. Service is planned for 11 a.m. Saturday at Danekas Funeral Home in Ritzville. Burial will will follow at Emanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Ritzville.

Mr. Doss, who died Tuesday, was born in Hopkins County, Texas.

He moved to Eloy, Nev., when he was 15. He joined the Civilian Conservation Corps in Cody, Wyo., in 1940.

He served in the Army Air Corps from 1942 until 1946 and was stationed at Pocatello Air Base in Idaho.

He married Irene Selcho in 1944 in American Falls, Idaho.

He and his wife moved to Roy, Idaho, and began farming with his wife’s parents. They moved to the Ritzville area in 1956 after returning to Texas for two years.

They farmed west of Ritzville, in the Batum area. Mr. Doss retired in 1990, and they moved into Ritzville.

He was a member of the C.J. Newland American Legion Post No. 51.

He is survived by his wife; a son, Melvin Doss of Kennewick; a daughter, Donna Doss Bowers of Bradenton, Fla.; two sisters, Rhea Williams of Sulfur Springs, Texas, and Wanda Lewis of Dallas; one brother, Melvin Doss of Ridgeway, Texas; three grandchildren and one great-grandson.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Kidney Foundation.

Lillian Allen Cheney

Visitation for Lillian M. Allen, a former schoolteacher, is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at Cheney Funeral Chapel. Memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Cheney Christian Church. Private burial will be at Spokane Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Allen, 91, died last Friday.

She was born in Freeman and moved to Cheney, where she graduated from high school.

She received a teaching certificate from Cheney Normal School and taught school in Amber, Wash., and the Reardan and Davenport, Wash., areas until she married Leland Allen in 1927.

She was a member of Cheney Christian Church and the Rebekah Lodge.

Her husband died in 1993. She is survived by a son, Jack Allen of Portland; a daughter, Phyllis Yates of Deer Park; seven grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Cheney Care Center or Cheney Christian Church.

Eva Breen Spokane

No service will be held for Eva Redmond Breen, 82, at her request. Thornhill Valley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Breen, who died Monday, was born in Chewelah, Wash.

She was a longtime Spokane resident and graduated from North Central High School and Whitworth College.

She worked for the Spokane City Library from 1932 to 1947 at the Carnegie Library and other branches. She was also a nursery school teacher at Westminster Church and was activity director at the University Nursing Home from 1972 until 1977.

Her husband, Neil Breen, died in 1971.

Survivors include a daughter, Megan Leigh of Spokane; two sons, Sean Breen of Westlake Village, Calif., and Brian Breen of Spokane; five grandchildren, one stepgrandchild and two great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Spokane Guilds’ School Neuromuscular Center.

Linda Dumaw Spokane

Visitation for Linda D. Dumaw, 54, is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at Ball and Dodd Funeral Home-South. Service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Cremation will follow.

Mrs. Dumaw, who was born in Colville, Wash., died Tuesday.

She moved to Spokane in 1960 and worked as an aide in nursing homes. She was also a homemaker.

She was a member of First Assembly of God Church.

Her husband, Edward Dumaw, died in 1990.

Mrs. Dumaw is survived by three daughters, Debra and Holly Dumaw, and Heather Dutt, all of Spokane; three brothers, Don Ford Sr. of Spokane, Jimmy Ford of Idaho and Clyde Ford of Killeen, Texas; a sister, Frieda Edlin of Spokane; and a grandson.

Lydia ‘Dee’ Stewart Spokane

Memorial service for Lydia “Dee” Stewart, 89, is planned for 2 p.m. today at Shadle Park Presbyterian Church. Private burial will precede at Fairmount Memorial Park. Riplinger Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Stewart, who was born in Walla Walla, died Saturday in Omaha, Neb., where she moved earlier this year.

She was a longtime Spokane resident and worked as a secretary at Shadle Park Presbyterian Church, where she was also a member.

Her husband, Arthur Stewart, died in 1963.

She is survived by a son, Charles “Chuck” Stewart of Spokane; a daughter, Carolyn Lennard of Omaha; three brothers, Karl, John and Sam Schneidmiller, all of Walla Walla; a sister, Ruth Cundiff, also of Walla Walla; 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Francine Conley-Williams Honolulu

Funeral Mass for Francine Conley-Williams, 55, will be at 8 a.m. Saturday at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. Ultimate Cremation Services in Honolulu is in charge of arrangements.

Born in Spokane, Mrs. Conley-Williams, a registered nurse, died Sept. 25, from injuries suffered in an accidental fall.

She graduated from Holy Names Academy and Sacred Heart School of Nursing in Spokane and attended Providence Novitiate and Seattle University. She received her master’s degree at the University of Hawaii.

She had lived in Hawaii for 20 years and was the city health nurse for Honolulu. She was studying to be a nurse practitioner.

She is survived by her husband, John; a stepdaughter, Jodi Williams, of Honolulu; her mother, Frances Conley of Spokane; two sisters, Patricia Chapel of Mead and Ramona Conley-Rae of Bellingham; and two brothers, Michael Conley of Spokane and Robert Conley of Renton, Wash.

Memorial contributions may be made to organ donation programs.

Phyllis Wohrle Spokane

Service for Phyllis Lorraine Wohrle, a 70-year Spokane resident, will be at 11 a.m. today at Hazen and Jaeger Funeral Home. Burial will be at Greenwood Memorial Park.

Mrs. Wohrle, who died Monday, was born in Marion, N.D. She graduated from North Central High School and Mr. Lee’s Beauty School and was a beautician at The Crescent, Lee’s Beauty Parlor and Athena Beauty Shop. She also volunteered at Holy Family Hospital as a hairdresser.

She was a member of the Gyros Club.

Survivors include her husband of 53 years, Jack Wohrle; a daughter, Diane Morales, and a son, Steven Wohrle, both of Spokane; a brother, Robert Baertsch of Spokane; and a granddaughter.

Melvin Binder, D.D.S. Colfax, Wash.

Memorial service for Melvin Binder, a retired Colfax dentist, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Community Bible Church in Colfax. Private inurnment will precede. Bruning Funeral Home in Colfax is in charge of arrangements.

Dr. Binder, 79, died Sept. 12, in Monterey, Calif., where he spent the winter months.

He was born in Onaka, S.D., and was raised on the family farm near Tolstoy, S.D.

He graduated from high school in Iowa and from Union College in Nebraska. He taught high school in Nebraska and South Dakota.

He began his dental practice in Walla Walla and opened his Colfax practice in 1949. He retired in 1982, and his son, Dr. Jerry Binder, took over the practice.

He was a member of the Delta Sigma dental fraternity in Spokane and the American Dental Association. He served four years as president of the American Cancer Society chapter in Whitman County and was on the state cancer society executive committee for four years.

He was a member of Colfax Toastmasters, Kiwanis Club and the Masonic Lodge.

Survivors include his wife, Freda; a daughter, Bonnie Binder Wilson of Salinas, Calif.; a son, Jerry Binder of Colfax; two sisters, Alma Binder of Bowdle, S.D., and Betty Dennis of White Salmon, Wash.; and four grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Community Bible Church or the American Heart Association.

Margaret Reierson Spokane

Private inurnment for Margaret Elizabeth Reierson, 80, was held at Holy Cross Cemetery.

Born in Walla Walla, Mrs. Reierson died Sept. 26.

She graduated from St. Vincent Academy in Walla Walla and Sacred Heart School of Nursing. She worked in Pendleton, Ore., for two years as a registered nurse and then became a stewardess with United Airlines.

She moved to Spokane in 1945 and was married that year to Peter Reierson.

She was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church and the Manito Golf and Country Club.

Mrs. Reierson is survived by three sons, Dennis Reierson of Rockford, William Reierson of Kirkland, Wash., and James Reierson of Spokane; a brother, William of Tacoma; a sister, Florence of Beaverton, Ore.; and eight grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the to Alzheimer’s Association, Eastern Washington Chapter.

Roberta ‘Betty’ Heuer Spokane

Memorial service for Roberta M. “Betty” Heuer, 78, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Sunset Chapel at Fairmount Memorial Park. Ball and Dodd Funeral Home-North, is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Heuer, who died Tuesday, was born in Seattle.

She graduated from North Central High School and worked at The Spokesman-Review from 1942 to 1945.

In 1946, she married Harry Heuer. She later moved to Santa Clara, Calif., and returned to Spokane in 1972.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Moose Lodge.

Her husband died last November.

Survivors include three daughters, Dianne Mitchell of Fairfield, Calif., Kandice Border of Milpitas, Calif., and Katherine Keeney of Spokane; a brother, Walter Moxley of Antioch, Calif.; two sisters, Helen Gifford of Spokane and Mabel Coyle of Colfax, Wash.; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Spokane.

Kerry Meigs Santa Clara, Calif.

Memorial service for Kerry Walter Meigs, 42, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Sunset Chapel at Fairmount Memorial Park in Spokane.

Mr. Meigs died on his birthday, Sept. 23, at his home in Santa Clara.

He was born in Helena and moved to Spokane with his family in 1964. He graduated from North Central High School, attended Washington State University and graduated from Cogswell College in California.

He moved to San Jose, Calif., 14 years ago and worked in the electronic manufacturing industry.

He is survived by his mother, Clara Thompson of Spokane; and four sisters, Tina Floberg and JoAnn Angel, both of Spokane, Katherine Hayes of Davenport, Wash., and Stacey Corbin of Seattle.

Wayne Doty Colfax, Wash.

Service for Wayne Doty, 91, will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Community Bible Church in Colfax. Bruning Funeral Home in Colfax is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Doty, a longtime resident of the Diamond/Colfax area, died Monday at the Whitman Convalescent Center.

He was born in Moscow, Idaho, and moved to Long Beach, Calif., with his family. After his mother died, he returned to Whitman County and lived with aunts and uncles.

He worked as a farmhand for the Jensen and Freeman families.

In 1928, he married Mary Schoeff in Colfax. They farmed in the Mockonema area until they retired in 1969. They purchased the old grange hall in Diamond and remodeled it into their home.

His wife died in 1985.

Mr. Doty was a member of the Colfax Elks Lodge and Rebel Flats Grange and was a supporter of 4-H, Future Farmers of America and the Palouse Empire Fair. He had also served on the Mockonema School Board.

Survivors include five sons, Don Doty of Colfax, Dan Doty of Rickreall, Ore., Bob Doty of Mokelumne Hills, Calif., Mike Doty of Lamoine, Maine, and Pat Doty of Portland; three daughters, Margaret Hilty of Lodi, Calif., Cheryl Doty of Colfax and Ann Stevens of Spokane; 18 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Colfax Ambulance Fund or Community Bible Church.

, DataTimes


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