February 19, 1997 in City

Obituaries

 

Leif Dahl Pullman

Memorial service for Leif Oliver Dahl, 57, will be at 3:30 p.m. today at Trinity Lutheran Church. Private burial will be held at a later date. Kimball Funeral Home in Pullman is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Dahl, who died Saturday, was born in Glendale, Calif.

He graduated from high school in Moses Lake and from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma with a degree in business administration and economics.

In 1964 he graduated from the University of Nevada with a master’s degree in business administration. He also was a certified public accountant in Washington state.

He worked as an accountant in Seattle and Tacoma after college.

In 1966 he married Carol Teslow in Seattle.

Mr. Dahl went to work for Church World Service in 1967, and worked in Korea and Vietnam until 1970.

He and his family returned to Moses Lake in 1970 and moved to Pullman in 1972.

Mr. Dahl was employed as accounting manager-controller at Washington State University’s Student Book Corp. when he died.

He was involved with Trinity Lutheran Church, the Kiwanis Club, Whitman County Sportsmen Association, Holden Village, the Sons of Norway, Korea Association of Voluntary Agencies, Council of Voluntary Agencies-Vietnam, Pullman Youth Baseball Association, Lutheran Campus Ministry and the National Wildlife Federation.

He is survived by his wife; a son, Thor Dahl of Phoenix, Ariz.; a daughter, Kristin Dahl of Austin, Texas; his parents, Peter and Virginia Dahl of Moses Lake; a brother, Dan Dahl of Auburn, Wash.; and a sister, Cheryl Burt of Bryan, Texas.

Memorial contributions may be made to Holden Village in care of Kimball Funeral Home or to Trinity Lutheran Church.

Lucille Foss Spokane

Visitation for Lucille Foss, 64, is scheduled from 8 to 11 a.m. today at Hennessey-Smith Funeral Home. Service will follow at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. There will be private entombment at Greenwood Memorial Terrace.

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

She had worked for St. Luke’s Memorial Hospital from 1960 to 1986 as a nurses aide and became a licensed practical nurse in 1969. She also worked with New Hope Private Home Care and Spokane Mental Health.

She and her husband, Raymond Foss, were active in Care Cars for the elderly.

She is survived by her husband; two sons, Ronald Lee of Long Beach, Wash., and Richard Lee of Loon Lake, Wash.; a daughter, Diane Tanner of Newport, Wash.; a brother, Louis Heins of Tenakee Springs, Alaska; two sisters, Georgann Heins and Dorothy O’Toole, both of Tenakee Springs; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Webster Love Ewan, Wash.

Graveside service for Webster Love, 77, will be at 2 p.m. today at Spokane Memorial Gardens. Bruning Funeral Home in Colfax, Wash., is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Love, who died Friday, was born in Bowman, N.D.

He served in the Army from 1942 to 1945.

He came to Spokane and worked for Kaiser Aluminum for 35 years. He retired 14 years ago and moved to Ewan.

His wife, Jean Love, died in 1982.

Survivors include his companion, Muriel Albertson of Ewan; and a sister, Becky Bowker of Wisconsin.

Ruthe Codd Spokane

Funeral Mass for Ruthe Zara Codd, 80, is planned for 10 a.m. today at St. Augustine Catholic Church. Hennessey-Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Codd, a lifetime Spokane resident, died Saturday.

She was a homemaker and had been involved with the Philomethia Club of Gonzaga Prep.

She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Edmund Codd; a daughter, Sister Julie Codd, CSJP, of Seattle; a son, Patrick Codd of Crescent City, Fla.; a brother, Charles Weiss of Palo Alto, Calif.; a sister, Frances Steele of Paso Robles, Calif.; and four grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Chief Seattle Club Drop-in Center, P.O. Box 84745, Seattle, WA 98124.

Richard Algie Medical Lake

Graveside service for Richard R. Algie, 62, will be at 10 a.m. today at Greenwood Memorial Cemetery. The Cremation Society of Washington is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Algie, who died Thursday, was born in Monrovia, Calif.

He served in the Air Force during the Korean and Vietnam wars. Following his military career, he moved to Medical Lake.

He was a bus driver for the Medical Lake School District for 20 years and was the announcer at Medical Lake wrestling matches for the past 12 years.

Mr. Algie’s survivors include his wife of 41 years, Ella Algie; three sons, Richard Algie of Spokane, Timothy Algie of San Diego and Raymond Algie of Panama City, Fla.; a brother, John Algie of Portland; and two grandsons.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association.

Luvene Revious Spokane

Visitation for Luvene J. Revious, 70, is scheduled from 2 to 7 p.m. today at Ball and Dodd Funeral Home-South. Graveside service will be at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Greenwood Memorial Terrace followed by a memorial service at 11 a.m. at Valley Landmark Missionary Baptist Church.

Mrs. Revious, who died Sunday, was born in Wheeler, Texas, and had lived in Spokane since 1961.

Her husband, Fred Revious, died in 1992.

She is survived by three daughters, Lauri Snow, Kay Roderick and June McConahy, all of Spokane; two sons, A.W. “Bud” Revious of Helena and Keith Revious of Spokane; a sister, Mildred Cross of Lemoore, Calif.; five brothers, Leroy Red of Modesto, Calif., J.T. Red of Clovis, Calif., Kenneth Red of Morro Bay, Calif., and Doy and Harold Red, both of Hanford, Calif.; 18 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Spokane.

Harold Barber Coeur d’Alene

Service for Harold A. Barber, 92, will be Friday at 2:30 p.m. at English Funeral Chapel in Coeur d’Alene. Burial will follow at Coeur d’Alene Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Barber, who was born in England, died Saturday.

He moved to Bonners Ferry, Idaho, in 1910 and later settled in Coeur d’Alene.

He worked at the Ohio Match mill for 40 years and at the Potlatch mill for 10 years as a lumber grader before retiring.

Mr. Barber was a member of the Coeur d’Alene Methodist Church and sang in the choir. One year he grew the grand champion sunflower and corn at the Spokane Interstate Fair.

Mr. Barber was preceded in death by his wife, Vera, in 1983. Survivors include two daughters, Marian LaBute of Spokane and Rosalie Critchfield of Newman Lake; two sisters, Violet Barber and Doris Brown, both of Coeur d’Alene; and seven grandchildren.

Harry Just Cheney

Memorial service for Harry E. Just, 87, is planned for 2 p.m. Thursday at Cheney Funeral Chapel.

Mr. Just, who was born in Minot, N.D., died Sunday.

He married Retha Frazey in Coeur d’Alene in 1945.

He had lived in Cheney for 42 years and worked as a TV and appliance repairman for 25 years.

He was a World War II veteran and a member of American Legion Post 72. Mr. Just is survived by his wife; two sons, Cleo and Wayne Just, both of Cheney; a brother, Paul Just of Deer Park; a sister, Louise Linhoff of Wilmar, Minn.; and four grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion Post 72.

Barbara ‘Bobbie’ Cowan Spokane

No service will be held for Barbara “Bobbie” Cowan, 90, at her request. Hazen and Jaeger Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Cowan, who died Sunday, was born in Santa Barbara, Calif.

She married Ted Cowan in Santa Barbara, and they moved to Spokane in 1977.

She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.

Her husband died in 1981.

Mrs. Cowan is survived by a daughter, Lavina “Dee” Gearing of Spokane; and two grandsons.

Paul Harsin Hayden Lake, Idaho

Graveside service for Paul Leland Harsin, 70, will be held later in Nevada. Yates Funeral Home in Coeur d’Alene is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Harsin, who was born in Nebraska, died Friday.

He served in the Army during World War II and later worked as an automotive transmission mechanic in Las Vegas, Nev.

He moved to Hayden Lake in 1972 and worked for 16 years at McCollum Ford in Sandpoint before retiring in 1989. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Carol; two stepsons, Michael Rikard of Las Vegas and Brian Rikard of Coeur d’Alene; two stepdaughters, Caroline Friesen of Hayden Lake and Peggy Gale of Naples, Idaho; a brother, Carl Harsin of Spokane; three sisters, Mildred Jensen and Tina Jensen, both of Las Vegas, and Bonnie Martin of Texas; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be sent to Hospice of North Idaho, 280 Prairie Ave., Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814.

Harold Ferguson Spokane

Memorial service for Harold W. Ferguson, 87, will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Yates Funeral Home, Hayden (Idaho) Chapel. A reception will follow at Yates Hayden Chapel Gathering Center. Mr. Ferguson, who was born in Spangle, died Monday.

He grew up in Spangle and Palouse, Wash., and moved to Harrison, Wash., at the age of 15. After completing his education, he worked on the family farm.

Mr. Ferguson later worked for the Russell & Pugh Mill in Springston, Idaho, until the mid-1960s. He also worked as a carpenter and meat cutter.

He moved to Coeur d’Alene in 1987 and to Spokane in 1995.

He was a member of the Harrison Baptist Church, and the Harrison Senior Citizens and Grange. He was a former member of the Harrison Odd Fellows.

Mr. Ferguson’s survivors include his wife, Joannah; two sons, Leonard Ferguson of Santa, Idaho, and Roy Ferguson of Spokane; two daughters, Lois Pierce of Klamath Falls, Ore., and Alice Willey of Spokane; one brother, John Ferguson of Roseburg, Ore.; 19 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Harrison Baptist Church, Harrison, ID 83833.

Corliss ‘Corky’ Smith Sr. Bellingham

Service for Corliss Murray “Corky” Smith, 81, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church in Bellingham. Westford Funeral Home in Bellingham is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Smith, who died Friday, was born in Ponoka, Alberta, and moved to Spokane with his family in 1921.

He attended Lewis and Clark High School.

When he was 21, he started the Smith Fuel and Sawdust Co. He owned a fleet of trucks and was named Spokane’s Sawdust King by The Spokesman-Review. One of his customers was the federal government, which hired him to haul sawdust shavings to plug leaks in Coulee Dam when it was under construction.

He also owned other businesses, always being self-employed, until he settled on mining olivine.

Mr. Smith founded Olivine Corp. in 1962, when he and his family moved to Bellingham. The company began as a small industrial minerals venture and now sells wood- and waste-burning equipment worldwide.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Mae; two sons, Randal and Corliss Smith Jr.; a daughter, Kristine Smith; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Illa Phillips of Coeur d’Alene and Beverly Vorpahl of Spokane.

John Hemmert Sr. Spokane

Memorial service for John Henry Hemmert Sr., 54, will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Sunset Chapel at Fairmount Memorial Park.

Mr. Hemmert, who was born in Opportunity, died Sunday.

He attended Valleyford High School and served in the Army.

He was self-employed in the carpet-cleaning business, and in recent years, worked as a salesman.

Mr. Hemmert is survived by his mother, Beryl (Glasson) Hemmert of Spokane; two sons, Bob Wacker and John “Jay” Hemmert Jr., both of Spokane; three brothers, Lewis Hemmert of Spokane, Paul Hemmert of Phoenix, Ariz., and Max Hemmert of Astoria, Ore.; a granddaughter and a great-grandson.

Marie Koreis Chewelah, Wash.

No service will be held for Marie B. Koreis, 90, at her request. Burial will be at Old City Cemetery in Chewelah. Schanzenbach Funeral Home in Chewelah is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Koreis, who died Monday, was born in Valley, Wash.

She graduated from high school in Valley and from Cheney Normal School. She taught for several years in Hay, Wash., and the Cottonwood area near Chewelah.

She was a member of the American Association of Retired Persons, the National Wildlife Federation and the Free Methodist Church.

Her husband, Frank Koreis, preceded her in death.

Survivors include four nephews and two nieces.

Betty Hollenback Spokane

No service will be held for Betty Hollenback, 78, at her request. A family memorial will be held later with burial to follow at Pines Cemetery. Thornhill Valley Funeral Home is in charge of cremation.

Mrs. Hollenback, who was born in Greenacres, died Friday.

She was a graduate of Otis Orchards High School, and she and her husband owned a grocery store in Washtucna, Wash., for many years. She then worked in Spokane for The Crescent and the Frederick and Nelson department stores.

She is survived by two sons, Jerald Hollenback of Bellevue, Wash., and Jack Hollenback of Washtucna; and a brother, Richard Kroll of Brookings, Ore.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of Spokane.

Jacqueline Buchholz Spokane

Graveside service for Jacqueline M. Buchholz, 58, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Greenwood Memorial Terrace. Heritage Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Buchholz, who died Friday, was born in Stanley, N.D., and moved to Spokane with her family in 1941.

She had worked as a clerk for the state of Washington.

She is survived by a son, Mark Buchholz of Spokane; a daughter, Susan Elliott of Spokane; five sisters, Charlotte Killian, Janet Krupa and Lois Kassner, all of Spokane, Donna Nelson of Everett and Lavonne Burkey of Newport, Wash.; a brother, John Nelson of Richland; and two granddaughters.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

, DataTimes


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