Ella Berry Deer Park
Memorial service for Ella Eilleen Berry, 84, will be at 1 p.m. today at Lauer Funeral Home in Deer Park.
Mrs. Berry, who died Monday, was born in Eugene, Ore.
She had lived in Deer Park since 1935 and was a homemaker.
Her husband of 67 years, Carrol Berry, died last December.
Mrs. Berry is survived by three sons, Robert Berry of Deer Park, Duane Berry of Pendleton, Ore., and James Berry of Spokane; 11 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Lois Walsh Spokane
Vigil service for Lois Ann Walsh, 68, will be at 7:30 p.m. today at Hennessey-Smith Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Aloysius Catholic Church. Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery.
Mrs. Walsh, a longtime Spokane resident, died Monday.
She was born in Stockton, Calif., and attended Holy Names Academy and Loyola Marymount University in California.
She was married to Patrick Walsh Jr., from 1950 until 1968.
She graduated from Gonzaga University in 1973 and taught at Trent Elementary for 16 years.
Mrs. Walshe is survived by eight children, including four daughters, Shannon James of Kennewick, Peggy Smith of North Carolina, Sheila Moses of Veradale and Patty McClellan of Tualatin, Ore., and four sons, Jim and Dave Walsh, both of Kennewick, Mike Walsh of Spokane and John Walsh of Honolulu; three brothers, Jerry, Jim and Ralph Little; a sister, Lenore Rostollan; 22 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Care Center or Hospice of Spokane.
Constance Sim Pullman
Graveside service for Constance E. “Connie” Sim, 52, is set for 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Pullman City Cemetery. Kimball Funeral Home in Pullman is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Sim, a pharmacist in the Moscow and Pullman area, died Tuesday from cancer.
She was born in Savanna, Ill., and graduated from high school there. She graduated from Drake University with a degree in pharmacy.
In 1966 she married Larry Simonsmeier in Des Moines, Iowa., and they moved to Denver. They moved to Pullman in 1974.
Mrs. Sim went to work for Pullman Memorial Hospital and later Gritman Memorial Center in Moscow.
She attended accounting classes and passed her Certified Public Accountant exam and worked as an accountant for a short time.
In 1985, she became director of the Hospice of the Palouse and helped to extend its service area to include residents of Whitman County and Latah County. She continued to work as a pharmacist at Gritman Medical Center and received a master’s degree in business administration from Washington State University in 1987. She was also honored as outstanding female graduate for 1987.
She was divorced in 1989 and went to work in hospitals in Othello, Wash., Bellingham, Sparks, Nev., and Atlanta.
She married Ron Sim in Vancouver, British Columbia, in 1990. He died in 1991 from cancer.
Mrs. Sim returned to the Palouse two months ago to be near her family.
Survivors include two sons, David Simonsmeier of Seattle and Stephen Simonsmeier of Pullman.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Palouse.
Bernice Schmidt Rosalia, Wash.
Memorial service for Bernice M. Schmidt will be at 2 p.m. today at Central Lutheran Church. The Cremation Society of Washington is in charge of cremation.
Mrs. Schmidt, who was born in St. Croix County, Wis., died Monday. She was 74.
She was a member of the Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) and served in Germany. She was also a member of the Naval Hospital Corps in New York, Washington D.C., Hawaii, Tokyo and San Francisco.
She moved to the Rosalia area in 1954 and became a partner in a wheat farm.
She is survived by her husband, Dick Schmidt; two daughters, Terry Smith of Lakeville, Minn., and Karla Easton of Seattle; a son, Chuck Schmidt of Rosalia; and four grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union Gospel Mission.
Richard Mangan Sr. Bellevue, Wash.
Service for Richard Sinclair “Dick” Mangan Sr. was held in Bellevue. Burial was at Sunset Hills Memorial Park in Bellevue.
Mr. Mangan, 70, died Jan. 15.
He was born in Spokane and graduated from Gonzaga Preparatory and attended Gonzaga University.
He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II and worked as a construction superintendent for Hotchkiss Construction in Spokane and later for the city of Bellevue Building Department.
He moved to Bellevue in the late 1960s.
Mr. Mangan is survived by his wife, Joyce (Deery) Mangan; two sons, Michael Mangan of Everett and Richard Mangan Jr. of Bothell, Wash.; six daughters, Loretta Navarro of Marysville, Wash., Janice Mangan of Seattle, Michelle Erickson and Debbie Scott, both of Bothell, Vickie Huguenin of Snohomish, Wash., and Lorrie Nelly of Sumner, Wash.; a brother, John Mangan of Spokane; three sisters, Marion Blandy of Poulsbo, Wash., and Patricia Herberholz and Rosemary Miller, both of Spokane; and 10 grandchildren.
Wilma Dierks Spokane
Memorial service for Wilma B. Dierks, 77, will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Hillyard Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Hazen and Jaeger Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Dierks, a 55-year Spokane resident, died Sunday.
She was born in Stickney, S.D.
She had owned and operated the Cedar Rest Haven Nursing Home and was a registered nurse.
Mrs. Dierks is survived by her husband of 54 years, Lloyd Dierks; three sons, James, John and Frank ; a daughter, Roberta; two brothers, Gordon Bergquist of Milbank, S.D., and Francis Bergquist of Saratoga, Wyo.; four sisters, Agnes Hatfield of Greenbelt, Md., Imogene Edinger of Highmore, S.D., Shirley Kraft of Wessington Springs, S.D., and Dorothy Nichol of Canyon City, Colo.; numerous grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
John Fancher Redmond, Wash.
Vigil service for John Adin Fancher, 88, is set for 8 p.m. today at St. Aloysius Catholic Church. Funeral Mass will be at 8 a.m. Saturday at the church. Burial will be at St. Thomas Cemetery in Coeur d’Alene. Hennessey-Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Fancher, who died Sunday, was born in New England, N.D.
Mr. Fancher homesteaded near Broadus, Mont., where he met and married Ellene Isaacs.
They moved to Coeur d’Alene in 1950 and operated a dairy farm. They later lived in Spokane and the Spokane Valley He worked at Kaiser Aluminum in Trentwood and later at Central Valley High School, where he retired in 1974 after 15 years as a custodian.
The Central Valley High School yearbook for 1974 was dedicated to him for his service.
Mr. Fancher was a volunteer for Car Care, St. Vincent DePaul and the House of Charity.
He and his wife moved to Redmond in 1993. She died in 1995.
Survivors include a son, Larry Fancher of Seattle; three daughters, Pauline Pederson of Spokane, Darlene Martin of Redmond and Mary Murray of Lakewood, Wash.; 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to the House of Charity.
Sue Fagerstedt Bellevue, Wash.
Family memorial service for Sue L. Fagerstedt, 75, will be held in Spokane this summer. American Memorial in Renton, Wash., is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Fagerstedt, a former Spokane resident, died Jan. 7.
She was born in Ontario, Ore.
In 1943 she married John “Jack” Fagerstedt in Florida, and they moved to Spokane in the late 1940s and designed their home that overlooked the Indian Canyon Golf Course. Her husband died in 1971, and she went to work as a travel executive for 15 years.
She moved to Boise in 1993 and had lived in Bellevue with her daughter.
Mrs. Fagerstedt was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority at the University of Idaho.
She is survived by a daughter, Christy Newell of Bellevue; a son, John Fagerstedt of Portland; a brother, Tom Frye of Boise; and three granddaughters.
J’Austa Freeman Spokane
Rosary for J’Austa Freeman, 86, will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Colfax, Wash. Funeral Mass will follow at 10 a.m. Burial will be at Bethel Cemetery in Steptoe, Wash. Bruning Funeral Home in Colfax is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Freeman, who died Wednesday, was born in Colfax.
She received a degree in dietetics from the University of Idaho and was a member of Alpha Phi sorority. She was accepted into dietetics post-graduate training at Cook County Hospital in Chicago and continued to work there after her training. She went to work at New York Hospital in New York City in 1934.
In 1938 she married William Freeman, M.D., in Perham, Minn. They set up a general practice in Perham.
Her husband served in the Army during World War II and Mrs. Freeman returned to Washington to the family farm at Diamond with their children.
After the war, they settled in Colfax.
Mrs. Freeman was member of the Colfax Women’s Golf Club.
Her husband died in 1972.
She is survived by two sons, Richard Freeman of Spokane and William Freeman of Tullahoma, Tenn.; and three grandchildren.
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