Elizabeth ‘Babe’ Dye Coeur d’Alene
Visitation for Elizabeth Anna “Babe” Dye, 84, will be today from 5 to 8 p.m. at Yates Funeral Home in Coeur d’Alene. Graveside service will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at Forest Cemetery.
Mrs. Dye, who was born in Montana, died Saturday.
She grew up in Montana and attended schools in Montana. She moved to Coeur d’Alene in 1952.
Mrs. Dye owned Lee’s Cafe before purchasing the People’s Auction.
She later worked as a senior companion.
Her husband, George, died in 1976.
Survivors include a son, David Dye of Coeur d’Alene; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Taylor Abraham Bonners Ferry
Burial Mass for Taylor Francis Abraham, 35, will be today at 10 a.m. at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Bonners Ferry. Burial will follow at Mission Cemetery. Bonners Ferry Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Abraham died Sunday following a brief illness.
He attended Boundary County elementary schools before attending Chemawa Indian Boarding School near Salem, Ore., where he played basketball.
Mr. Abraham returned to Boundary County after high school graduation and worked as a seasonal chain-saw operator and firefighter.
He was elected to the Kootenai Tribal Council in 1980 and had served as a board member of the Kootenai Tribal Development Corporation.
Survivors include a daughter, Nikki; his parents, Abraham and Louise Abraham ; three sisters, Eileen Wheaton and Dixie Abraham, both of Bonners Ferry, and Adeline Chaddleson of Oklahoma; and two brothers, Ronald and Raymond Abraham, both of Bonners Ferry.
Elmer Dossett Smelterville, Idaho
Memorial service for Elmer Raymond Dossett, 85, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Kellogg Funeral Chapel. Inurnment will be at Forest Cemetery in Coeur d’Alene.
Mr. Dossett, who was born in Illinois, died Sunday.
He moved to the Silver Valley in 1929 from Illinois and worked as a boiler maker for the Bunker Hill Co. for 41 years.
Mr. Dossett was a member of the Eagles Lodge 170, the Bunker Hill 20-Year Club, the Modern Woodsmen of America and the Wardner Industrial Union.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Ada; a daughter, Alice Fulton of Pinehurst, Idaho; two sons, Dean Dossett of Camas, Wash., and James Dossett of Smelterville; a sister, Oklay Bardon of Coeur d’Alene; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to the North Idaho Children’s Home, Box 1200, Lewiston, ID 83501.
Dolly Davenport Colville, Wash.
Service for Dolly Davenport, 70, will be at 11 a.m. today at the Grace Evangelical Free Church in Colville. Family graveside service will follow at Fairmount Memorial Park in Spokane. Danekas Funeral Chapel in Colville is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Davenport, who was born in Spokane, died Sunday.
She graduated from Rogers High School.
She worked in Davenport at the Lincoln County Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service office and served as Superior Court bailiff for many years. In Colville, she was employed as a Stevens County Superior Court bailiff.
She was a member of Christian Women’s Club, Women of Water Power Foundation, Philanthropic Educational Organization, American Cancer Society, the Colville Community Arts Society and the Community Concerts Association.
She sang in the United Presbyterian Church choir in Davenport and was a soloist at the Grace Evangelical Free Church in Colville.
Mrs. Davenport is survived by her husband, Earl; two daughters, Cathie Buzzell of Seattle and Cheri Baker of Colville; a son, Cal Davenport of Olympia; a sister, Carolyn Brown of Spokane; two brothers, Merlyn Calvert and Maylon Anderson, both of Spokane; and two grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Stevens County Unit of the American Cancer Society.
Margaret ‘Minnie’ McCormick St. Maries
Memorial gathering for Margaret “Minnie” McCormick, 42, will be Friday at 11 a.m. at the Community Presbyterian Church in St. Maries. Yates-Hodge Funeral Home in St. Maries is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. McCormick, who was born in North Carolina, died Friday.
She grew up near Everett, Wash., and graduated from Cascade High School in 1972.
Mrs. McCormick returned to North Carolina and received training as a licensed practical nurse before returning to the Northwest to work at Everett General Hospital.
She later worked at Josephine Sunset Nursing Home in Stanwood, Wash., before moving to St. Maries in 1991.
Mrs. McCormick worked at Valley Vista Care Center for a short time before illness forced her to retire in 1991.
Survivors include her husband of 15 years, John; two children, Jake McCormick and Rebecca McCormick, both at home; two stepchildren, John McCormick and Mary Jo McCormick, both of Everett; two brothers, Hilliard Arrington of Everett and Dale Arrington of California; and two sisters, Patsy Chavers of Lynnwood, Wash., and Judy McKean of Everett.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Benewah County, P.O. Box 531, or BetterCare , c/o Benewah Community Hospital, 229 Seventh St., St. Maries, ID 83861.
Virgil Brittell Coeur d’Alene
At the family’s request, no service will be held for Virgil Max Brittell, 82. Burial of the urn will be held at a later date in Salem, Ore. Yates Funeral Home in Coeur d’Alene is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Brittell, who was born in Nebraska, died Saturday.
He had lived in Salem and Bremerton, Wash., where he worked in the shipyards.
He later returned to Salem where he worked as a master plumber and worked with the State of Oregon Parks Department. He retired in 1960 due to a job related injury.
Mr. Brittell moved to Coeur d’Alene in 1995 to be near his family.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Alice; two sons, Gerald Brittell of Virginia and Dwayne Brittell of Oregon; a daughter, Joann McIntosh of Coeur d’Alene; a brother, Allen Brittell of Oregon; a sister, Jean Bowman of Oregon; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of North Idaho, 280 Prairie Ave., Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814.
Thomas Harshaw Libby, Mont.
Graveside service for Thomas John Harshaw, 87, is planned for 1 p.m. today at Coeur d’Alene Memorial Gardens. Coeur d’Alene Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Harshaw, who was born in North Dakota, died Saturday.
He was a former longtime North Idaho resident and recently moved to Libby.
His first wife, Bertha Berndt, died in 1959.
Survivors include his wife, Frances; two sons, Elmer Harshaw of Hayden, Idaho and Marvin Harshaw of Otis Orchards; a daughter, Irene Schallock of Spokane; two sisters, Flora Steinman of Yakima and Edna Ross of Kentucky; four brothers, Herman Harshaw of North Dakota, Fred Harshaw of Havre, Mont., Glen Harshaw of Mansfield, Wash., and Bill Harshaw of Great Falls, Mont.; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
Orville Ferderer Spokane
Service for Orville Ferderer, 67, will be at 1 p.m. today at Pines Cemetery Mausoleum. There will be private burial. Hazen and Jaeger Valley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Born in Elgin, N.D., Mr. Ferderer died Sunday.
He was a 60-year resident of Spokane County and drove trucks for Pacific Fruit.
He also managed the produce department for several stores and owned and operated Casey’s Market in Medical Lake for 13 years. He retired in 1988.
His wife, Myrna, died in 1994.
Mr. Ferderer is survived by his five daughters, Alinda Kromm, Alana Christensen and Robin Kolassa, all of Spokane, Terry Myers of Idaho and Debbie Robinson of Airway Heights; a son, Casey Ferderer of Reardan, Wash.; his father, Harry Ferderer of Orofino, Idaho; two brothers, Larry Ferderer of Spokane and Myron Ferderer of Orofino; a sister, Marlene of Walla Walla; 20 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
Pearl Miller Spokane
Graveside service for Pearl E. Miller, 89, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Pines Cemetery. Thornhill Valley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Born in Motley, Minn., Mrs. Miller died Saturday.
She was a former longtime resident of Hayden Lake, Idaho, where she had served as postmistress.
Mrs. Miller moved to Spokane 13 years ago and was active in the American Association of Retired Persons and the Spokane Valley Senior Center.
Survivors include several nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Marie Bono-Hall Deer Park
Funeral service for Marie Antoinette Bono-Hall, 79, was held at Holy Cross Cemetery Chapel. Burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery.
Mrs. Bono-Hall, who was born in Spokane, died Sunday.
She was a homemaker.
Her first husband, Sam Bono, preceded her in death.
She is survived by her husband, Ralph; a son, John Bono and a daughter, Velma Bono, both of Deer Park; two sisters, Catherine Crisler and Josephine Poindexter, both of Spokane; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Emma Speece Spokane
Graveside service for Emma Speece, 90, will be at 11 a.m. today at the Reardan (Wash.) Cemetery. A memorial service will follow at 1:30 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Reardan. Strate Funeral Home in Davenport, Wash., is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Speece, who was born in Superior, Wis., died Sunday.
She had worked as a registered nurse and taught piano lessons for many years.
Her husband, Virgil, died in 1994.
Survivors include a daughter, Shirley Goode of Vancouver, Wash.; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to the United Methodist Church in Reardan.
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