November 21, 1997 in Features

Obituaries

 

George Watson

Hayden, Idaho

No service will be held for George E. Watson, 64. Yates Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Watson, who died Tuesday, was born in Leland, Idaho.

He grew up in Rose Lake, Idaho, before joining the Army and fighting in Korea.

Mr. Watson returned to Rose Lake and worked as a logger for many years before retiring due to an injury.

He moved to Coeur d’Alene 38 years ago and was a member of the Idaho Logging Association.

Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Peggy; four sons, George Watson Jr. of Kingston, Idaho, Rick Watson of St. Regis, Mont., Don Watson of Coeur d’Alene and Jay Watson of Boise; a foster son, Shaun Johnson of Spokane; his father, Manley Watson of Rose Lake; two sisters, Alice Orr and Joanne Porath, both of Coeur d’Alene; and six grandchildren.

Cameron Ward, M.D.

Fort Bragg, Calif.

Memorial service for Dr. Cameron Slane Ward, 75, will be Nov. 28 in Woodland, Calif. Chapel By the Sea Funeral Home in Fort Bragg is in charge of arrangements.

Dr. Ward, who was born in Priest Lake, Idaho, died Saturday.

He graduated from North Central High School in Spokane.

He flew B-17s out of England during World War II and his group received the Presidential Unit Citation.

Dr. Ward then attended Gonzaga University and graduated from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia.

He completed his internship and residency in San Francisco, then moved to Woodland, Calif., in 1959, where he was a cardiologist and part-time medical school teacher.

He retired and returned to Priest Lake in 1990. He later moved to Fort Bragg.

He was a member of several medical organizations.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Marilyn; a daughter, Susan Ward Munson of Fort Bragg; a sister, Helen Ward Palmerton of Bellevue, Wash.; a brother, William Ward of West Hills, Calif.; and two grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Priest Lake Hospice, HC01, Box 98, Nordman, ID 83848.

Carlene Ehli Spokane

Rosary for Carlene F. Ehli, 56, will be at 7 p.m. today at St. John Vianney Catholic Church. Memorial Mass will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the church. The Cremation Society of Washington is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Ehli, a lifetime resident of Spokane, died Tuesday.

She graduated from Rogers High School and was a member of St. John Vianney Catholic Church.

Mrs. Ehli was a homemaker.

Survivors include her husband of 31 years, James; three daughters, Theresa Ehli of Seattle, Viki Browning of Spokane and Bonnie Silflow of Kendrick, Idaho; five sons, Tony Ehli of Mountlake Terrace, Wash., and Tim, James, David and Nik Ehli, all of Spokane; three sisters, Shirley Griffith, Judy Knudson and Jodel Frank, all of Spokane; and a brother, Charles Cunningham of Spokane.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Kenneth Bertholf Boise

Memorial service for Kenneth R. Bertholf, 92, was Nov. 1.

Mr. Bertholf, who was born in Tekoa, Wash., died Oct. 25.

He graduated from Tekoa High School and in 1935 married Blanche Payne.

Mr. Bertholf worked as a lumberjack, insurance salesman and carpenter.

He was a Free Methodist minister for nearly 50 years in Spokane and Idaho. Mr. Bertholf and his wife built several churches in the span of their ministry.

Mr. Bertholf retired in 1982. He moved to Boise about four years ago and formerly lived in Moscow, Idaho and Plummer, Idaho.

Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Dona Burnside of Boise, Bonnie Johnson of Caldwell, Idaho, and Verna Scarpellini of McPherson, Kan.; a son, the Rev. Kirby Bertholf of Oklahoma City, Okla.; a brother, Chet Bertholf of Rosalia, Wash.; 14 grandchildren and 20 greatgrandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Free Methodist World Missions through New Heights Christian Fellowship, 9950 Ustick Road, Boise, ID 83704.

Helen Butz Veradale

Memorial service for Helen M. Butz, 71, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Opportunity Presbyterian Church. Thornhill Valley Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Butz, who was born in Benewah County, Idaho, died Monday.

In 1941 she married Al Butz in Spokane, and they resided in the Spokane area.

She was a self-employed bookkeeper and accountant.

Mrs. Butz was a member of the Opportunity Presbyterian Church.

She is survived by her husband; two sons, John Butz of Moreno Valley, Calif., and Greg Butz of Spokane; a daughter, Peggy Poutre of Post Falls; two brothers, Tom Linehan of Tacoma and Bill Linehan of Sunnyside, Wash.; a sister, Elizabeth Flaten of Veradale; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or Opportunity Presbyterian Church.

Robert Kegley

Athol, Idaho

Memorial service for Robert Lee Kegley, 69, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Hennessey Valley Funeral Home.

Mr. Kegley, who was born in Potlatch, Idaho, died Tuesday.

He served in the Navy.

Mr. Kegley worked for Kaiser Aluminum at the Trentwood plant for 37 years as a millwright. He retired in 1982.

He was a member of the Community Radio Watch Club, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion in Athol and the Steelworkers Union Trentwood Local 338.

He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Deloris; three sons, Don Kegley of Spokane, Bruce Kegley of Post Falls and Rod Kegley of Ketchum, Idaho; a daughter, Carol Benson of Spokane; a stepdaughter, Louise Brasher of Caldwell, Idaho; a stepson, Danny Coulston of Coeur d’Alene; two brothers, Richard and Larry Kegley, both of Spokane; two sisters, Ruth Leoffler of Spokane and Doris Mandurano of Zion, Ill.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

Edna Ferry

Bellevue, Wash.

Service for Edna F. Ferry, 88, will be at 10 a.m. today at the Pines Cemetery Mausoleum. Hazen and Jaeger Valley Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Ferry, who was born in Washtucna, Wash., died Sunday.

She graduated in 1928 from North Central High School.

Mrs. Ferry worked for Cheney Weeder Co. as a receptionist and stenographer. She later became a seamstress and taught people to sew jackets in a factory, she then worked for J.C. Penney as manager of the drapery work room until her retirement in 1969.

Mrs. Ferry moved to Bellevue in 1990.

Her husband of 58 years, Floyd Ferry, preceded her in death.

Survivors include two daughters, Barbara Grimes of Bellevue and Elaine Schaffer of Beaver City, Neb.; a son, Harlan Ferry of Mill Creek, Wash.; a sister, Viola Blauert of Spokane; 15 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Union Gospel Mission.

June (Gillespie) Stevens Spokane

No service will be held for June (Gillespie) Stevens, 68, at her request. Hennessey-Smith Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Stevens, who was born in Colfax, died Tuesday.

She graduated from high school in Pullman and moved to Spokane in the early 1950s.

Mrs. Stevens worked in inventory control in various machinery companies, starting with International Harvester and ending with Modern Machinery.

She was a member of the Valley Lady Elks, the Order of the Eastern Star and Simpson Methodist Church in Pullman.

Survivors include a daughter, Margaret Rauen of San Diego; her twin sister, Jean Janke of Spokane, and two other sisters, Dorothy Skinner of Spokane and Betty Hartley of Pullman; and a brother, LeRoy Gillespie of Pullman.

Memorial contributions may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children.

, DataTimes


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