July 17, 1997 in Features

Obituaries

 

Ruth Beauchamp Spokane

Memorial service for Ruth Grace Beauchamp, 93, will be at 2 p.m. today at Trinity Lutheran Church. Private burial was at Fairmount Memorial Park. Ball and Dodd Funeral Home-North is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Beauchamp, who was born in Allendale, Mo., died Monday.

In 1925 she married Floyd Beauchamp in King City, Mo. He died in 1965.

She moved from Kellogg, Idaho to Spokane in 1955 and was a homemaker.

Mrs. Beauchamp was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Madison Senior Citizen Center, Corbin Center, and had volunteered for 16 years at Lakeland Village.

She is survived by a daughter Vera Graham of Spokane; two sons, William Beauchamp of Spokane and Gene Beauchamp of Laguna Hills, Calif.; a brother, Owen Brown of Tulsa, Okla.; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church.

Arlo Jensen Spokane

Service for Arlo A. Jensen, 87, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Riplinger Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Fairmount Memorial Park.

Mr. Jensen, who was born in Donnybrook, N.D., died Monday.

He was a 62-year Spokane resident and had worked as a carman for Burlington Northern for 33 years.

Mr. Jensen was a member of the Transportation-Communications International Union, Burlington Northern Railway Veterans Association, Foothills Community Church, Good Sams Camping Club, Central Grange, and the Brotherhood of Railway Carmen of America.

His wife, Ethel Jensen, died in 1993.

Survivors include a brother, K.R. Jensen of Salem, Ore.; and a stepbrother, Charles DeVore of Clackamas, Ore.

Alice ‘Babe’ MacMillan Hunters, Wash.

No service will be held for Alice “Babe” MacMillan, 78, at her request. Strate Funeral Home in Davenport, Wash., is in charge of arrangements.

Born in Fruitland, Wash., Mrs. MacMillan died July 8.

She graduated from Columbia High School in Hunters and from Eastern Washington University.

She taught school for many years in Ford, Wash., and Hunters and later served as the secretary/treasurer for the Hunters Chamber of Commerce.

Mrs. MacMillan is survived by a daughter, Barbara Ann MacMillan-Lee of Esterhazy, Saskatchewan; a sister, Tina Engel of Oregon City, Ore.; three brothers, Joe Schwartz of Hunters, Jack Schwartz of Tyler, Texas, and James Schwartz of Henderson, Texas; and one granddaughter.

Gardner ‘June’ Anderson Spokane

Service for Gardner A. “June” “Andy” Anderson is set for 10 a.m. Friday at the Hennessey-Smith Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Greenwood Memorial Terrace.

Mr. Anderson, who was born in Mobile, Ala., died Sunday. He was 67.

He served in the Army during the Korean War and moved to Spokane in 1953, after his discharge.

Mr. Anderson worked as a bartender at the Spokane Club and later worked as production supervisor for Kaiser Aluminum for 29 years.

He had worked for Western Security at the Safeway Distribution Center for the last 10 years.

Mr. Anderson is survived by his wife of 40 years, Lillian; four daughters, Cynthia Campbell of Inglewood, Calif.; Vickie Singleton, Sandra Smith and Rhonda Anderson all of Spokane; two sons, Terrance and Christopher Anderson, both of Spokane; four brothers and a sister; and seven grandchildren.

Albert Powell Pullman

A gathering for Albert Edgar Powell, 77, will be from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Whelan Grange north of Pullman. Kimball Funeral Home in Pullman is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Powell, who was born in Larimer, Pa., died July 3.

He graduated from Norwin Union High School in Irwin, Pa., and later graduated with a bachelor of science degree from Pennsylvania State University at State College, Pa., a masters of science degree from Purdue University, and a doctorate degree from Iowa State University.

In 1943 he married Margueret Bayless in West Lafayette, Ind.

He worked as a office engineer for Structural Clay Products Institute in Ames, Iowa and later worked as a senior research fellow in agricultural engineering at Iowa State University.

He also operated a private consulting practice in agricultural and architectural engineering and later worked as an agricultural engineer for Midwest Plan Service in Ames, Iowa.

From 1950 to 1960 he served as the director of agricultural promotion for Douglas Fir Plywood Association in Ames.

In 1960 he moved to Pullman and worked as a professor of agricultural engineering at Washington State University. He retired in 1990 as Professor Emeritus at WSU.

Mr. Powell was named Agricultural Engineer of the Year, Pacific Northwest Region in 1975, and received the R.M. Wade Award for Excellence in teaching at WSU in 1973.

He was a member of the Washington and National societies of professional engineers, American Academy of Environmental Engineers, Inland Empire Chapter of American Society of Agricultural Engineers, Sigma Tau Beta Pi, Theta Chi Fraternity, and was a Registered Professional Engineer.

He was also a member of Toastmaster and the Whelan Grange and was active in the Boy Scout Troop No. 440 in Pullman.

Mr. Powell is survived by his wife; three sons, Albert Powell Jr., of College Station, Texas, William Powell of Richland, and Charles Powell of Steilacoom, Wash.; a daughter, Pamela Powell of Spokane; a sister, Alice Mae Paul of Meadville, Pa.; and six grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Albert E. Powell, P.E. Scholarship Fund or the Washington State University Foundation.

Velma Davis Spokane

Graveside service for Velma Davis, 91, will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Greenwood Memorial Terrace. Riplinger Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Davis, who died Saturday, was born in Lacrosse, Wash.

She had worked as dietician in food service for the Hutton Settlement, Masonic Temple, and Washington Water Power.

Mrs. Davis was a member of Westminster Congregational Church.

She is survived by two daughters, Marjorie Ann Ripley of Tigard, Ore., and Doris Jansen of Spokane; a son, Wesley Camp of Houston, Texas; 10 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.

Lessley Perring Spokane

Memorial service for Lessley Gertrude Perring, 94, will be at 1:30 p.m. today at Regency Care Center. Hazen and Jaeger Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Miss Perring, a 50-year Spokane resident, died July 8.

She was born in St. Paul, Minn.

She had worked in sales at the The Crescent department store.

There are no known survivors.

Russell Finley Inchelium, Wash.

Rosary service for Russell A. “Rusty” Finley, 52, will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at the St. Michael’s Mission Hall in Inchelium. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Inchelium Community Center. Burial will be at the Hall Creek Cemetery in Inchelium. Danekas Funeral Chapel in Colville, Wash., is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Finley died Sunday.

He was born in Inchelium and graduated from Inchelium High School.

He moved to Seattle and worked for the Boeing Company and built cabinets for a custom furniture store.

In 1967 he married Karla Seastrom in Kewa, Wash., and they made their home in Inchelium.

Mr. Finley also worked as a building inspector and in the planning department for the Colville Confederated Tribes. He was a member of the tribes.

Survivors include a son, Russell Finley and a daughter, Jeannette Finley, both of Inchelium; three sisters, Jackie and Sharey Finely, and Debbie Finely-Justus, all of Inchelium; and five brothers, Daniel, Terrence, Randy, David and Chuck Finley, all of Inchelium.

Harold Ellison Spokane

No service will be held for Harold W. Ellison, 73, at his request. Hennessey Valley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Ellison, who was born in Miles City, Mont., died Sunday.

He was a 24-year Spokane resident and worked as for the U.S. Postal Service.

He was a member of the Valley Elks Lodge.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Mary; three sons, Stanley Ellison of Minneapolis, and Steven and Stuart Ellison, both of Spokane; three daughters, Charlene Cedergreen of Phoenix, Christine Ellison of Washington, D.C., and Nina Kianersi of Seattle; a sister, Nina Rodgers of Miles City; 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Valley Elks Lodge Tall Elks.

Maxine Baker Spokane

Graveside memorial service for Maxine V. Baker, 76, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Greenwood Memorial Terrace. Hazen and Jaeger Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Born in St. Paul, Minn., Mrs. Baker, died July 13.

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

Mrs. Baker is survived by her husband of 32 years, Earl; a son, Vern Jacobs, and a daughter, Janice Lee, both of Spokane; four step-children; a sister, Lorraine Barnes of Seattle; eight grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

Ida FioRito Spokane

Vigil service for Ida E. FioRito, 88, will be at 7 p.m. today at St. John Vianney Catholic Church. Funeral Mass is planned for 11 a.m. Friday at the church. Burial will be Friday at Holy Cross Cemetery. Hennessey Valley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. FioRito, a lifetime Spokane resident, died Monday.

She was a homemaker.

Her husband of 57 years, Frank FioRito, died in 1982.

She is survived by a son, Frank FioRito of Federal Way, Wash.; a daughter, Sally Faraca of Spokane; a brother, Louie Presta of Spokane; four granddaughters and three great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. John Vianney Catholic Church Building Fund.

Jacqueline (Clark) Nauditt Metaline Falls, Wash.

Memorial service for Jacqueline J. (Clark) Nauditt, 66, is planned for 1 p.m. Saturday at the Congregational United Church of Christ in Metaline Falls. Sherman-Knapp Funeral Home in Newport, Wash., is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Nauditt, who was born in Spokane, died Sunday.

She graduated from Rogers High School.

In 1950 she married John Nauditt in Spokane and they made their home in Missoula. In 1983, they moved to Metaline Falls.

She worked as a bookkeeper for Whitten Oil in Colville, Wash., for nine years.

Mrs. Nauditt was a member of Job’s Daughters, the Order of the Eastern Star Electa Chapter No. 7, and the American Legion Auxiliary.

Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Penny Crum of Helena; two sons, Jeff Nauditt of Killen, Ala., and Peter Nauditt of Chattaroy; a sister, Joyce Husa of Grapeview, Wash.; and eight grandchildren.

David Hardin Spokane

Memorial gathering for David George Hardin, 74, will be at 3 p.m. Friday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Hazen and Jaeger Valley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Hardin, who as born in Kamiah, Idaho, died Saturday.

He was a 55-year Spokane resident and had owned Empire Cycle for 30 years.

Mr. Hardin is survived by a son, Charles Hardin of Spokane; a daughter, Terra Hardin of Idaho; and a grandson.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Blue Ribbon Coalition, P.O. Box 5449, Pocatello, Idaho.

Anna Johnson Spokane

Graveside service for Anna A. Johnson, 92, will be at 11 a.m. today at Greenwood Memorial Terrace. Hazen and Jaeger Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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

She was a 70-year Spokane resident and a homemaker.

Her husband, Jay Johnson, died in 1971.

Mrs. Johnson is survived by two sons, William Johnson of Spokane and Don Johnson of Bothell, Wash.; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army.

James Siebengartner Spokane

Memorial gathering for James L. Siebengartner, 77, will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the home of his daughter, Jamie Nord. Riplinger Funeral Home is in charge of cremation.

Mr. Siebengartner died July 9.

He was born in Bettendorf, Iowa.

He had lived in Spokane for 29 years and was a self-employed carpenter.

Mr. Siebengartner is survived by his wife of 57 years, Dorothy; a son, Michael Siebengartner of California; three daughters, Sandra Banks of California, and Trudy Harness and Jamie Nord, both of Spokane; four sisters; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

, DataTimes


Thoughts and opinions on this story? Click here to comment >>

Get stories like this in a free daily email