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John Stockton Coeur d’Alene

Memorial service for John R. Stockton, 72, will be Monday at 1 p.m. at Bethel Baptist Church in Coeur d’Alene. Yates Funeral Home in Coeur d’Alene is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Stockton, who was born in Coeur d’Alene, died Tuesday.

He grew up in the Coeur d’Alene area before serving with the Army during World War II.

He returned to Coeur d’Alene and owned Stockton’s Meat Processing in Hayden Lake for many years, retiring in 1991.

He was a member of the Bethel Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Genevieve; three sons, Ken Stockton of Bellevue, Wash., Harry Stockton of Greenacres and Tim Stockton of Coeur d’Alene; a daughter, Becky Laws of Vancouver, Wash.; two brothers, Frank Stockton of Coeur d’Alene and Dean Stockton of Great Falls, Mont.; a sister, Merilyn Eachon of Coeur d’Alene; seven grandchildren and one great-grandson.

Memorials may be made to Camp Big Horn, 321 Highway 135 South, Plains, MT 59859.

W.R. ‘Bill’ Heilsberg Liberty Lake

Memorial service for W.R. “Bill” Heilsberg, 82, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Colfax (Wash.) Community Bible Church. The Cremation Society of Washington is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Heilsberg, who was born in Colfax, died Tuesday.

He graduated from Colfax High School.

He played semiprofessional baseball for Colfax and Whitman County teams. He was one of the top golfers in Whitman County for several years and had been named the Whitman County Club Champion and the Seniors Club Champion.

Mr. Heilsberg operated a ranch near Colfax. He was a bus driver for the Colfax School District until he was 70. He retired and moved to Liberty Lake in 1985.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Norma.

Survivors include a daughter, Jacqueline Rogers of Spokane; a son, Robert Heilsberg of Colfax; a brother, Harold Heilsberg of Colfax; a sister, Juanita King of Spokane; and three grandchildren.

Lorene ‘Renee’ Pugh Spokane

Private burial for Lorene A. “Renee” Pugh, 82, will be at Riverside Memorial Park. Hazen and Jaeger Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Pugh, a 30-year Spokane resident, died Tuesday. She was born in Canada.

She graduated from Lewis and Clark High School and had lived in California. She returned to Spokane 30 years ago and was a homemaker.

Her husband, Joseph Pugh, died in 1993.

She is survived by a daughter, Georgia Canfield of Lexington, Texas, and a granddaughter.

Henry Lubben Spokane

Memorial service for Henry A. Lubben, 90, was Thursday at Ridgeview Christian Center. Inurnment was at Fairmount Memorial Park.

Mr. Lubben, who died Tuesday, was born in Carleton, Neb., and had lived in Spokane since 1975.

He was a farming equipment salesman, a World War II Army veteran and a member of the American Legion.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Twyla Lubben; five sons, Raymond Lubben of Nebraska, Frank Lubben of Forney, Texas, Timothy and Joel Lubben, both of Spokane, and Jonathan Lubben of Oakville, Wash.; eight daughters, Jeanne Thompson of Minneapolis, Patricia Merrill of Florida, Elizabeth Bosold of Kent, Wash., Tresa Lubben of Bellingham, and Nancy, Annalyn and Maria Lubben and Christina Marshall, all of Spokane; a sister, Dorothy Lange, and a brother, Oscar Lubben, both of Nebraska; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Ridgeview Christian Center.

June Weisen Spokane

Visitation for June L. Weisen, 70, is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at Ball and Dodd Funeral Home-South. Service is set for 10 a.m. Saturday at Spokane Valley Church of the Nazarene. Burial will be at Pines Cemetery.

Mrs. Weisen, who dies Monday, was born in La Bolt, S.D.

She came to Spokane in 1956 and had worked at Valley Instant Printing, which is owned by her son, Jeff, for the past 20 years.

Mrs. Weisen was a member of Spokane Valley Church of the Nazarene and was active in the Nazarene Missions program.

She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Jim Weisen; three sons, Jeff Weisen of Spokane, Jan Weisen of Romania and Jaryl Weisen of Spokane; a daughter, Jennifer Hoyle of Spokane; two sisters, Evelyn Stanley of Minneapolis and Dale Nyholm of Sun City, Ariz.; a brother, Paul Keller of Bejou, Minn.; and three grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Nazarene World Missions in care of Spokane Valley Church of the Nazarene.

Jessie Lindsey Spokane

Private service will be held for Jessie B. Lindsey, 78. Thornhill Valley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Lindsey, who died March 18, was born in Rolla, Kan.

He moved to Sagle, Idaho, with his family when he was 15 and served in the Army during World War II.

Mr. Lindsey was a house painter for 30 years. He retired in 1973 and moved to Spokane from Portland in 1983.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Marie; two daughters, Joann Pacific of Scottsmore, Fla., and Janet LeVeque of Richland; a stepson, Boyd Wesphal of Elk; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Theodore Fawcett Jr. Spokane

Visitation for Theodore B. Fawcett Jr., 53, is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Heritage Funeral Home. Service will follow at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Private burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery.

Mr. Fawcett, who was born in Spokane, died Wednesday.

He graduated from Washington State University with degrees in history and political science.

He served in the Army from 1966 to 1968 and worked as an insurance underwriter from 1968 to 1992. From 1992 until 1996 he was a general contractor.

Mr. Fawcett was a member of the St. Aloysius Deaf Community.

Survivors include his wife of 31 years, Valerie Fawcett; a son, Sean Fawcett of Spokane; two daughters, Carrie Fawcett of Spokane and Holly Fawcett of Olympia; his mother, Mildred Fawcett of Tacoma; and a brother, Gregory Fawcett of Seattle.

Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society.

Ellen Walker Spokane

Graveside service for Ellen Martha Walker, 78, will be at 11 a.m. today at Spokane Memorial Gardens. Hennessey-Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Walker, who was born in Latah, died Saturday. She had lived in Spokane for 50 years.

She graduated from Eastern Washington University and was a teacher.

Mrs. Walker is survived by a son, Steve Walker of Post Falls; a daughter, Nancy Walker-Poland of Boise; a brother, Harvey Krell of Spokane; and two granddaughters.

Esther Spearrin Spokane

Memorial service for Esther E. Spearrin, 90, is planned for 1 p.m. Saturday at Knox Presbyterian Church. Hazen and Jaeger Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Born in Leadville, Colo., Mrs. Spearrin died Sunday.

She was a 35-year Spokane resident and worked as a secretary.

Survivors include a sister, Alice Chapman of Spokane.

Memorial contributions may be made to Knox Presbyterian Church.

Gary Callihan Coeur d’Alene

Service for Gary C. Callihan, 43, will be held today at 11 a.m. at English Funeral Chapel in Coeur d’Alene. Burial will take place in Farmington, Wash.

Mr. Callihan, who was born in Denver, died Monday in an automobile-train accident.

He moved to Dalton Gardens, Idaho, in 1959 and graduated from Coeur d’Alene High School in 1971.

He served with the Marines from 1973 to 1976 and returned to the Coeur d’Alene area after his military service.

Mr. Callihan was recently a sawyer with Callihan Bros. Logging Inc.

Survivors include a daughter, Shannon Callihan of Fort Hood, Texas; mother, Virginia Callihan of Dalton Gardens; two sisters, Pam Smith of Dalton Gardens and Noreen Ewing of Farmington; and two brothers, Brad Callihan of Vancouver, Wash., and Rex Callihan of Rathdrum, Idaho.

Arlene Brabant Spokane

Memorial service for Arlene E. Brabant, 71, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Hennessey-Smith Funeral Home. There will be private inurnment.

Mrs. Brabant, who died Monday, was born in Sunnyside, Wash.. She lived in Spokane for 60 years.

She was a volunteer at Holy Family Hospital and was a cook at Felts Field and Washington Water Power Co.

Her husband, George Brabant, died in 1993.

Survivors include two sons, Rick Wriker of Spokane and Ron Bentley of Tacoma; a brother, Wayne Hughes, and a sister, Shirley Wachter, both of Post Falls; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Holy Family Hospital Intensive Care Unit or the American Cancer Society.

Martha Walker Clarkston, Wash.

Graveside service for Martha P. Walker, 89, was held Thursday at the Moscow Cemetery. Mrs. Walker, who was born in Oklahoma, died Sunday.

She moved to Bovill, Idaho, in 1918, and she graduated from high school. She later worked at a grocery store.

She moved to Spokane in 1942 before moving to Garfield, Wash., where she co-owned and operated a meat market until 1957.

Mrs. Walker moved to Whidbey Island, Wash., and worked for the Washington State Parks Department, retiring in 1968.

She moved to Freeland, Wash., before moving to Clarkston in 1990.

Survivors include her husband of 68 years, Harry; a son, Frank Walker of Cheney; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

Frank Fordyce Spokane

Memorial gathering for Frank Fordyce, 82, will be held in June.

Mr. Fordyce, who was born in Emmetsburg, Iowa, died Monday.

He lived in Southern California and worked in sales until 1981, when he moved to Spokane.

In Spokane he worked part-time in maintenance at Tamarack Center.

He was a member of the Sun Dance Men’s Club.

Mr. Fordyce is survived by his wife of 37 years, Susan; a daughter, Joyce Peyton of Los Angeles; two stepdaughters, Judy Cass of Calgary, Alberta, and Sandra Sudduth of Kini, Alaska; two stepsons, Lonnie Sulzle of Lacombe, Alberta, and Rodney Fordyce of Lake Tahoe, Calif.; a sister, Dorothy Bernklau of Spokane; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

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