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Arietta ‘Mommy R’ Tucker Coeur d’Alene

Visitation for Arietta V. “Mommy R” Tucker, 86, will be held today from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Yates Funeral Home in Coeur d’Alene. Graveside service will follow at 2 p.m. at Forest Cemetery in Coeur d’Alene.

Mrs. Tucker, who was born in Pennsylvania, died Tuesday.

She had worked in a button factory in Philadelphia at the age of 11 and was a welder in the Philadelphia Naval Shipyards during World War II.

Mrs. Tucker later worked as a waitress and worked with disabled children, participating in the Foster Grandparent Program of Delaware.

She moved to Spirit Lake, Idaho, in 1994 to be near family.

Mrs. Tucker recently moved to Coeur d’Alene.

She was a member of the Nanticoke Indian Nation and was preceded in death by her husband, Howard.

Survivors include four sisters, Marie Rochelli, Kathleen King, Marion Mitchell and Edna Neibert, all of Delaware; a brother, George Passwaters of Delaware; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Emanuel ‘Molly’ Christensen Coeur d’Alene

Memorial service for Emanuel “Molly” Christensen, 82, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Thornhill Valley Funeral Home.

Mr. Christensen, who was born in Canada, died Monday.

He moved to the Spokane area in 1917 and graduated from Rockford High School.

Mr. Christensen served in the Army and played the drums for a band in Alaska and in the United Service Organization Army Band.

In 1941 he married Ruth Rogness.

Mr. Christensen owned and operated Hometown Hardware and Implement in Worley, Idaho, until 1962.

He retired and developed Crystal Springs on Lake Coeur d’Alene and worked part time at Ace Hardware in Coeur d’Alene.

Mr. Christensen was involved in civic affairs in Worley.

He is survived by his wife; and two daughters, Vickie and Connie.

Earl Madsen Spokane

Memorial service for Earl V. Madsen, 69, will be at 2 p.m. today at the Pines Mausoleum. Hazen and Jaeger Valley Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Madsen, who was born in Dorset, Minn., died Monday.

In 1949 he moved from Minnesota to Kellogg, where he stayed nine years before moving to Spokane.

Mr. Madsen worked for Kaiser Aluminum from 1976 to 1991 as an electrician.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Lola; two daughters, Carol Thrasher of Spokane and Peggy Rust of Puyallup, Wash.; two sons, Stephen Madsen of Denver and Jim Madsen of East Wenatchee; a sister, Lila Hemmerich of Hammond, Ind.; a brother, Roy Madsen of Cataldo, Idaho; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, Northeast Chapter.

Robert Parsons Hayden Lake, Idaho

Service for Robert Michael Parsons, 43, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Sherman-Knapp Funeral Home in Priest River, Idaho. Sherman-Knapp Funeral Home in Newport is in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Parsons, who was born in Spokane, died Monday.

He graduated from Priest River High School in 1972.

Mr. Parsons worked as a salesman for boats and outdoor gear in Priest River.

His wife, Dorinda, died in 1996.

Survivors include a daughter, Danielle of Boise; his father, Frank Parsons of Priest River; his mother, Lila Parsons of Post Falls; and four sisters, Ruth DeMoss of Athol, Idaho, Kathy Hester of Post Falls, and Sharon Clark and Linda Butler, both of Priest River.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

Ernest Wells Coeur d’Alene

Service for Ernest H. Wells, 89, will be held today at 11 a.m. at the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Coeur d’Alene. Burial will follow at Prairie View Cemetery. English Funeral Chapel in Coeur d’Alene is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Wells, who was born in Oswego, Kan., died Tuesday.

He started a career as an optometrist and moved to Coeur d’Alene in 1953, retiring in 1972.

Mr. Wells was a member of the Coeur d’Alene City Council from 1957-61, was past vice mayor of Coeur d’Alene, past president of the Coeur d’Alene Kiwanis Club and lieutenant governor of District 48.

He was a member of the Seventhday Adventist Church in Coeur d’Alene.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Marie, in 1977.

Survivors include a son, Douglas Wells of California; one daughter, Carolyn Jo “Cari” Hammonds of North Carolina; and three grandsons.

Memorials may be made to Nakusp Seventh-day Adventist Church, Box 72, Nakusp, B.C. Canada VGO 1RO.

Kenneth Kellogg Careywood, Idaho

Memorial service for Kenneth S. Kellogg, 54, will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Coffelt’s Moon Chapel in Sandpoint. Coffelt Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Kellogg, who was born in Seattle, died Tuesday from injuries suffered in a tractor rollover.

He attended school in Marshall, Wash., before moving to Careywood in 1957. He graduated from Sandpoint High School in 1961.

Mr. Kellogg served with the Army in Korea and returned to North Idaho after his military service.

He graduated from North Idaho College’s auto body repair program and had also worked for Atlas Lumber in Coeur d’Alene.

Mr. Kellogg worked for local auto body shops, including Alpine Motors in Sandpoint, before owning The Automotive Center in Sagle, Idaho.

He had raised registered shorthorn cattle and was also a logger.

Mr. Kellogg held a private pilot’s license.

Survivors include his wife, Nova Jo; one daughter, Kenda Doty of Careywood; his mother, Carol Bennett of Careywood; a brother, Tom Kellogg of Oak Harbor, Wash.; a sister, Beth Hiatt of Post Falls; and two grandchildren, Justin and Rachael.

Donald Eastman Spokane

Visitation for Donald L. Eastman, 62, will be from 3 to 8 p.m. today at Hazen and Jaeger Valley Funeral Home. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Pines Cemetery. Thornhill Valley is in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Eastman, who was born in Monroe, Wash., died Tuesday.

He moved to Spokane from Walla Walla in 1954 and began working for the Spokane Transit Authority. He retired earlier this year as a bus driver after 40 years of service.

Mr. Eastman was a member of Amalgamated Transit Union Local No. 1015.

He is survived by four daughters, Julieatta Mauer of Palouse, Wash., Elizabeth Visco and Mistie Brown, both of Spokane, and Helen Eastman of Veradale; a son, Steven Neville of Worley, Idaho; three brothers, Byron Eastman of Walla Walla, Rod Eastman of Reardan, Wash., and Clifford Hobert of Spokane; a sister, Carol Ludiker of Spokane; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society.

, DataTimes

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