January 8, 1997 in City

Obituaries

 

Frederick W. Scammell Spokane

Frederick W. “Rick” Scammell, Washington Trust Bank executive and longtime arts supporter, died Tuesday after a brief illness.

He was 47 years old.

Mr. Scammell was senior vice president for administration and a member of the board at Washington Trust, where he had started work in 1967 while a student at Lewis and Clark High School.

His father, William K. Scammell Jr., was chairman of the bank at the time.

Rick Scammell joined the bank full time in 1974 after receiving a bachelor’s degree from Whitman College. He also attended the University of Idaho Law School and Pacific Coast Banking School.

In a statement released Tuesday, bank chairman and chief executive officer Peter F. Stanton said, “We are all deeply saddened by Rick’s death.

“Washington Trust and the entire Spokane community have lost a good friend. In many ways, he was the soul of our company.”

Mr. Scammell was active in civic, business and arts groups throughout his life, besides managing Washington Trust’s charitable donations.

He was president of the board of trustees for Spokane Community Mental Health, a trustee of Cheney Cowles Museum and a Washington Community Reinvestment Association board member.

Mr. Scammell also had been president of WAMPUM, The Ballet Company of Spokane, Youth Help Association and Spokane Art School.

He had been chairman of the Spokane Dental Clinic and division chair of United Way.

Mr. Scammell also was a board member or trustee for the Spokane Symphony Society, YMCA, Boy Scouts of America, Deaconess Foundation and Artistic Trust.

He is survived by his wife, Christy, a former branch manager for Great Western Savings also active in civic groups; two daughters, Margretta and Mary Jo; a son, Billy; a brother, Kirk of Hayden Lake, Idaho; and three sisters, Molly Hurley of Spokane, Kathy Morton of Boring, Ore., and Ann Nyberg of Seattle.

His father and mother, Frances, preceded him in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist.

Hennessey-Smith Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

George Snyder Spokane

Service for George L. Snyder, 95, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Riplinger Funeral Home. Private burial will be at Riverside Memorial Park.

Mr. Snyder, who died Sunday, was born in Tracy, Minn.

He was employed as a railroad worker for 47 years and retired from the Great Northern Railroad in 1966.

He was a baseball player and coach for the Hillyard Boosters in the 1940s.

Mr. Snyder was a member of North Hill Christian Church and Elks Lodge No. 228.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Teresa Snyder.

Mary Gonyou Spokane

Memorial service for Mary A. Gonyou, 89, is set for 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Hennessey-Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Gonyou, who died Dec. 31., was born in Shenandoah, Pa.

She retired from the Social Security Administration and moved to Spokane 30 years ago.

Her husband, George Gonyou, died in 1988.

She is survived by two sisters, Margaret Reich of Honolulu and Sister Saint Thomas Moore (Julia) of Immaculata, Pa.

Inez (Lamb) Anderson Spokane

Private graveside service for Inez R. (Lamb) Anderson, 89, is set for 2 p.m. today at Fairmount Memorial Park. Heritage Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Anderson, who died Sunday, was born in Winona, Wash.

She and her husband, Orville “Andy” Anderson, lived in LaCrosse, Wash., before moving to Spokane in the early 1930s. They owned the Paramount Cleaners on Garland for 30 years.

Her husband died in 1995.

She is survived by a son, Robert Anderson of Seattle; a daughter, Jean Davis of Denver; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Bessie Hall Colfax, Wash.

Service for Bessie E. Hall, 64, will be at 2 p.m. today at Colfax First Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Bethel Cemetery in Steptoe, Wash. Bruning Funeral Home in Colfax is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Hall, who died Saturday at home, was born in Oakland, Calif., and graduated from high school there.

She married Cedric Hall in Carson City, Nev., in 1954, and they moved to the Colfax-Steptoe area. They were later divorced.

She was a member of the Harvest House Club in Pullman.

Survivors include four children, Mark Hall of Steptoe, Wash., Matt Hall of Vancouver, Wash., Eric Hall of Colfax and Gail Hall of Galt, Calif.; a sister, June Johnson of Buffalo, Mo.; and seven grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Colfax Grandmothers Club or Bethel Cemetery.

Nora ‘Sue’ Kennedy Spokane

Graveside service for Nora “Sue” Kennedy, 85, will be at 11 a.m. today at Fairmount Memorial Park. Hazen and Jaeger Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Kennedy, who died Saturday, was born in Blackburn, Ark.

She was a 47-year Spokane resident and worked as a drapery seamstress at Barclay & Brown Decorator Service.

Her husband, Raymond Kennedy, died in 1960.

She is survived by two daughters, Janice McMann and Judy Sims, both of Spokane; five sisters, Mildred Clark, Laura Haley, Ruth Caporusso and Bessie Gallihier, all of California, and Iva Tow of Arizona; two brothers, Dolph and Argyll Hays, both of California; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Anita Gaskill Spokane

Visitation for Anita M. Gaskill, 75, is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon today at Hazen and Jaeger Funeral Home. Service will follow at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with burial at Spokane Memorial Gardens.

Born in Napavine, Wash., Mrs. Gaskill died Sunday.

She was a homemaker and had lived in Spokane for 55 years.

She was a member of Beacon Rebecca Lodge No. 91, Ladies Encampment Auxiliary, and Ladies Auxiliary Patriarch Militant.

Her husband, Milton “Les” Gaskill, died in 1990. Mrs. Gaskill is survived by a daughter, Roberta Decker of Mead; a son, Michael Gaskill of Deer Park; seven grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

Beatrice Alldredge Spokane

Visitation for Beatrice E. Alldredge, 90, is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today at Hazen and Jaeger Funeral Home. Memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Lincoln Heights Congregational Church. There will be private burial at Fairmount Memorial Park.

Born in Port Huron, Mich., Mrs. Alldredge died Saturday.

She was raised in the Ione and Chewelah, Wash., areas. She worked as a licensed practical nurse at Deaconess and Sacred Heart hospitals and also worked as a private-duty nurse.

She and her husband, James Alldredge, owned the Alldredge Red and White Grocery Store in Lincoln Heights.

She was a member of Lincoln Heights Congregational Church.

Her husband of 61 years, James Alldredge, died in 1986.

She is survived by three daughters, Irene Windisch of Boise, Frances Fettig of Spokane and Patty Maag of Deer Park; two sisters, Doris Tower of Spokane and Lillian Koehler of Deer Park; 12 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Lincoln Heights Congregational Church.

Alexis Birdtail Spokane

Funeral Mass for Alexis J. Birdtail, 23, is planned for 10 a.m. today at St. Aloysius Catholic Church. There will be private inurnment. Hennessey-Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Miss Birdtail died Saturday from sclerodermas.

She was born in Spokane and was a 1993 graduate of Lewis and Clark High School. She attended Spokane Community College and was a fancy/jingle dancer.

She is survived by her parents, Linda and Leon Birdtail of Spokane; two brothers, Doug and Thad Birdtail; and a sister, Tracy Birdtail, all of Spokane.

Billie Uphold Spokane

No service will be held for Billie Jean Uphold, 66. The Cremation Society of Washington is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Uphold, who died Dec. 31, was born in Timpson, Texas.

She moved to Spokane in 1949.

Her husband, Bill Uphold, preceded her in death.

Survivors include three sons, John, Steve and Ronnie Childs, all of Spokane; a brother, Bobbie Minter of Houston; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Frances Brown Spokane

Service for Frances E. Brown, 73, will be at 11:30 a.m. today at HennesseySmith Funeral Home. Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery.

Born in Scobey, Mont., Mrs. Brown died Sunday.

She was a homemaker.

Her husband, Wallace Brown, preceded her in death.

Mrs. Brown is survived by three sons, Oliver “Denny” Brown and Delbert Brown, both of Wellpinit, Wash., and Jerry Brown of Loon Lake, Wash.; four daughters, Janice Beck of Ford, Wash., Lucy Pond of Oakville, Wash., Norma Bratton of Spokane and Louise Roberts of Olympia; a brother, Forrest Eldred of Deer Park; 31 grandchildren and 38 great-grandchildren.

Gust Wenning Spokane

Service for Gust E. Wenning, 86, will be at 1 p.m. today at Hazen and Jaeger Funeral Home. There will be private burial at Greenwood Memorial Terrace.

Born in Linton, N.D., Mr. Wenning died Saturday.

He was a 36-year Spokane resident and was employed as a railroad worker for 38 years.

He was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Bertha Webber; two daughters, Linda Thompson of Seattle and Marilyn Smiley of Pendleton, Ore.; two sons, Ray Wenning of Spokane and Byron Wenning of Bellevue, Wash.; two brothers, Henry and Albert; eight sisters: Carrie, Emma, Lydia, Frieda, Esther, Rebecca, Ruth and Ida; seven grandchildren and two great-grandsons.

Margaret Wilson Moscow, Idaho

Service for Margaret O. Wilson, 86, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Kramer Funeral Home in Palouse, Wash. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery in Palouse.

Mrs. Wilson, who died Sunday, was born near Palouse and graduated from Palouse High School.

She graduated from Washington State College with a degree in education and began teaching in Cle Elum, Wash.

She married Frank Wilson in 1936 in Colfax, Wash., and they settled in Palouse. Mrs. Wilson taught home economics and English at Palouse High School for several years and later taught in Medical Lake.

Her husband died in 1969.

She also worked at Washington State University as a cook and later in housing. She retired in 1975.

In 1980 she moved to Pullman and, in 1994, moved to the retirement apartments at Good Samaritan Village in Moscow.

Mrs. Wilson was a member of the Palouse Federated Church, PEO Sisterhood’s AE Chapter in Palouse, H.O.A. Club in Palouse, the American Association of University Women, the Retired Teachers Association and the Washington State University Alumni Association.

Survivors include two nieces, Mary Alice Story of Moscow and Patricia Pfaff of Garfield, Wash.; and three nephews, Raymon Petragallo of South Lake Tahoe, Calif., Keith Berry of Minneapolis and Jack Berry of Spokane.

Richard Johnson Reno, Nev.

Visitation for Richard Allen Johnson, 45, is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Riplinger Funeral Home. Service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Cremation will follow.

Mr. Johnson, a former Spokane resident, died Dec. 30.

He was born in Spokane and graduated from Ferris High School. He received a bachelor’s degree in economics from Eastern Washington University and received a master’s degree in industrial and labor relations from the University of Oregon.

Mr. Johnson lived for 15 years in Reno, where he was a labormanagement relations representative for Nevada’s Association of Employers.

He is survived by his father, Roy Johnson of Spokane; two sisters, Joanne Blumel of Spokane and Sharon Johnson-Smith of Santa Fe, N.M.; a brother, Michael Johnson of Spokane; and his companion, Rosemary Damron of Reno.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Spokane YMCA.

Robert Searls Hemet, Calif.

Private memorial service will be held for Robert Knapp Searls, 87, a former Spokane and Coeur d’Alene resident. Private inurnment will be at Pines Cemetery in Spokane. Miller-Jones Mortuary in Hemet is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Searls, who died Dec. 16, was born in Coeur d’Alene.

He was a salesman for Kroetch and Associates in Spokane for eight years and had also worked for Inland Metals, and also as a carpenter in Spokane.

He was a member of the Scottish Rite and Eagles Lodge No. 2.

He moved to California 16 years ago.

Mr. Searls is survived by his wife of 64 years, Helen; a daughter, Barbara Faulkner of Spokane; two sisters, Ruth Holt of Hemet and Rhea King of Spokane; eight grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Donald Moberg Hayden Lake, Idaho

Vigil service for Donald L. Moberg, 74, will be Thursday at 7 p.m. at English Funeral Chapel in Coeur d’Alene. Funeral Mass will be Friday at 11 a.m. at St. Pius Catholic Church in Coeur d’Alene.

Mr. Moberg, who was born in Chicago, died Monday.

He moved to Coeur d’Alene in 1973 from Los Angeles and had worked for Double D Auto Parts in Coeur d’Alene before retiring in 1984.

Mr. Moberg was a member of the Hayden Lake Lions Club, the Knights of Columbus and St. Pius Catholic Church.

Survivors include his wife, Agnes; three sons, Don Moberg of Post Falls, Larry Moberg of Spokane and Dan Moberg of California; two brothers, Bob and Bill Moberg, both of California; a sister, Evelyn Fuller of California; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Robert Allen Post Falls

Private graveside service for Robert Allen, 71, will be Friday at Evergreen Cemetery in Post Falls. English Funeral Chapel in Post Falls is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Allen, who was born in Twin Falls, Idaho, died Monday.

He had lived in Genesee, Idaho, before moving to the Spokane Valley. He moved to Post Falls in 1956.

Mr. Allen had worked in construction before working for Kaiser Aluminum and was a machine operator, retiring in 1987.

He was a member of the Post Falls Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Dorothy; three sons, Randy Allen of Coeur d’Alene, Marty Allen of Gresham, Ore., and Stacy Allen of Post Falls; a daughter, Barbara Buchmann of Hayden Lake, Idaho; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

F. L. ‘Bud’ Sutter Spokane

Memorial service for F.L. “Bud” Sutter, 91, is planned for 3 p.m. Thursday at Hazen and Jaeger Funeral Home.

Mr. Sutter, who died last Thursday, was born in Wilkin County, Minn.

He had been a Spokane resident since 1955 and worked for Arden Dairy Farms in Alaska and Spokane for more than 40 years as an office manager and accountant.

Two wives preceded him in death, Grace in 1964 and Daisy in 1996.

He is survived by two stepdaughters, Diana Hammond of Montgomery, Ala., and Norma Johnson of Anchorage, Alaska; a sister, Minerva Morio of Spokane; and five stepgrandchildren.

Mildred Godfrey Spokane

No service will be held for Mildred Irene (Berg) Godfrey. Thornhill Valley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Godfrey, 76, died Saturday.

She was born in Inavale, Neb.

She was a registered nurse and served in the Nursing Corps-Navy as an ensign and was discharged from the military at Bayview, Idaho.

She arrived in the Spokane area in the early 1950s and worked as a nurse in hospitals and as a director of nursing at nursing homes. She retired in 1977.

Survivors include a brother, Robert Berg of Washington; a daughter, Julia Stuart of Cataldo, Idaho; a grandson and three great-grandchildren.

Elsa Johnson Spokane

Service for Elsa Irene Johnson, 92, is set for 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Riplinger Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Greenwood Memorial Terrace.

Mrs. Johnson, who was born in Bimidji, Minn., died Sunday.

She was a longtime Spokane resident and a homemaker.

Mrs. Johnson was a member of the El Karnak Temple No. 6, White Rose Chapter No. 230 of the Order of the Eastern Star, White Shrine of Jerusalem and the Ladies Grotto.

She is survived by a son, Robert Wilson of San Jose, Calif.; and two grandchildren.

Lillian Trebilcock Spokane

Memorial service for Lillian L. Trebilcock, 85, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Ball and Dodd Funeral Home-South.

Born in Baker, Mont., Mrs. Trebilcock died Saturday.

She moved to Spokane in the early 1940s and worked for the railroad during World War II.

She and her husband operated Lillian’s Bakery at 29th and Regal and then she worked as a legal secretary before retiring in the mid-1970s.

She was a member of Covenant Christian Church, the PEO Sisterhood, Job’s Daughters and Sadir Kahan Grotto.

Her husband of 30 years, George, died in 1982.

She is survived by two daughters, Karen Francis and Diane Russell, both of Spokane; and three granddaughters.

Memorial contributions may be made to Covenant Christian Church.

Elny Chance Spokane

No service will be held for Elny Johanna (Larsen) Chance, 86. Inurnment will be at Mountain View Cemetery in Dillon, Mont. Hazen and Jaeger Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Chance, who died Saturday, was born in Denmark and immigrated to Dillon, Mont., when she was 2.

She graduated from Western College of Education in Montana and attended Montana Tech., where her husband, William Chance, was an English professor. They were married in 1938 in Missoula.

She taught elementary school in Montana and Washington, and assisted her husband in producing high school and college plays.

She had lived in Spokane for more than 20 years.

Her husband preceded her in death.

She is survived by a sister, Marie Meyer of San Leandro, Calif.

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