October 25, 1997 in Features

Obituaries

 

Ella McKenzie Spokane

Memorial service for Ella McKenzie, 89, will be at 2 p.m. today at Salem Lutheran Church. The Cremation Society of Washington is in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. McKenzie, a lifetime Spokane resident, died Wednesday.

She graduated from North Central High School.

Mrs. McKenzie was a registered nurse volunteer for 19 years at Inland Northwest Blood Center. She also volunteered in area nursing homes taking blood pressure.

She was a member of Salem Lutheran Church.

Her husband, Harold McKenzie, preceded her in death.

Survivors include a son, Bob McKenzie of Spokane; a daughter, Alice Henderson of Woodinville, Wash., and four grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Elaine Bly

Deer Park

Memorial service for Elaine Elvira Bly, 82, will be at 2 p.m. today at Deer Park Community Church. Lauer Funeral Home in Deer Park is in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Bly, who was a volunteer at Deer Park Civic Center, died Oct. 17.

She was born in Seattle and in 1933 married Marshall Bly.

Mrs. Bly and her late husband owned and operated the Hut Tavern in Deer Park from 1958 to 1978.

She worked for the Tri-County Tribune as a proofreader for a number of years.

Mrs. Bly was a member of the Deer Park Hospital Auxiliary.

Her husband died in 1989.

She is survived by four sons, Richard Bly of Long Beach, Wash., Wayne Bly of St. John, Wash., James Bly of Post Falls and Jerry Bly of Deer Park; a halfbrother, Don Mercer of Bonners Ferry, Idaho; 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Ellen Rausch Spokane

Visitation for Ellen A. Rausch, 57, will be from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Heritage Funeral Home. Vigil service will be at 7 p.m. Sunday at St. John Vianney Catholic Church. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery.

Mrs. Rausch, who was born in Redding, Calif., died Thursday.

In 1963 she married David Raush in The Dalles, Ore.

She graduated from the University of Portland and worked as a substitute teacher at many Spokane Valley schools.

Mrs. Rausch was a member of St. John Vianney Catholic Church.

Survivors include her husband; a son, Anthony Rausch of Redmond, Wash.; three daughters, Elaine Rausch of Woodinville, Wash., Monica Rausch of Seattle and Laura Rabey of Spokane; a sister, Mary Alice McGovern of Spokane.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Breast Cancer Research Fund.

Leland Peery Spokane

Visitation for Leland G. Peery, 83, will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Sunday at Hazen and Jaeger Valley Funeral Home. Service is planned for 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Private burial will be at Greenwood Memorial Terrace.

Mr. Peery, who died Tuesday, was born in Spokane.

He worked as a mason and carpenter, and was a member of Carpenters Union Local 98.

Survivors include two daughters, Janice Lemarr of Pasco and Cheryl Milton of Richland; two sons, Gary Peery of Spokane and Ron Peery of Winchester, Idaho; a brother, Lewis Peery of Spokane; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Clyde Shafer Greenacres

Memorial service for Clyde A. Shafer, 75, will be at 2 p.m. today at Thornhill Valley Funeral Home. Inurnment will follow at Pines Cemetery.

Mr. Shafer, a 43-year Spokane resident, died Tuesday.

He was born in Mulhall, Okla.

Mr. Shafer served in the Army Air Force during World War II.

He retired in 1987 from Degerstrom Construction after 30 years of service.

Mr. Shafer was a member of American Legion Post 130.

He is survived by his wife, Eunice; a daughter, Patty Adams of Spokane; three grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and one stepgreat-grandson.

Grace Erickson Spokane

Service for Grace M. Erickson, 88, was Thursday at Hennessey-Smith Funeral Home. Burial was at Fairmount Memorial Park.

Mrs. Erickson, a lifetime Spokane resident, died Tuesday.

She was a school teacher from 1940 to 1953 and was later a homemaker.

Mrs. Erickson was a member of St. Charles Parish.

Her husband, Clarence Erickson, died in 1958.

Survivors include two sons, Jim Erickson of Spokane and Leonard Erickson, and a grandson.

Marguerite (Johnston) Meier Spokane

Inurnment for Marguerite (Johnston) Meier, 99, will be held at Glen Haven Memorial Park in Orlando, Fla. Service will be held at a later date. Hennessey-Smith Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Meier, a resident of Spokane for 22 years, died Monday.

She was born in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and married William Meier in 1921 in New York City.

Mrs. Meier was a homemaker.

She was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church, the World War I Veterans and the Veterans of Foreign Wars auxiliaries.

Her husband died in 1971.

She is survived by a son, Frederick Meier of Coeur d’Alene; five grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and numerous great-great-grandchildren.

Emelia Kuder

Clarkston, Wash.

Memorial service for Emelia B. Kuder, 94, will be at 11 a.m. today at St. Galls Catholic Church in Colton, Wash. Vassar-Rawls Funeral Home in Lewiston is in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Kuder, who was born in Minot, N.D., died Wednesday.

She moved to Colton in 1914 from North Dakota and graduated from St. Scolastica’s Academy in Colton before graduating from Washington State University.

Mrs. Kuder taught school in Colton, Pullman, Endicott, Wash., Lacrosse, Wash., Farmington, Wash., and Green Creek, Idaho.

She moved to Clarkston earlier this year.

Mrs. Kuder was a member of St. Patrick’s parish in Colfax, the Altar Society and the American Association of University Women.

She is survived by her husband of 59 years, William; two daughters, Karri Bohi of Seattle and Connie Davis of Portland; a brother, Ed Babinski of Clarkston and a sister, Helen Campbell of Spokane.

Dorothy Darby Spokane

Memorial service for Dorothy A. Darby, 75, will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Ball and Dodd Funeral HomeSouth.

Mrs. Darby, who was born in Davenport, Wash., died Thursday.

She graduated from Lewis and Clark High School in 1940.

Mrs. Darby worked as a bookkeeper for KHQ-TV from 1972 to 1982 and for Darby Cheese District for 14 years.

She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star in Spangle, Wash.

She is survived by her husband of 21 years, Curtis; four daughters, Cheryl Witherspoon, Jill Darby and Jeri Flaig, all of Spokane, and Susan Fulton of Bellingham; a stepson, Donald Darby of Spokane; three sisters, Dena Stalwick, Verle Mangis and Kathie Nelson, all of Spokane; eight grandchildren and one great-grandson.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association of Washington.

Debra (Allen) Eveland

Lackland Air Force Base, Texas

Memorial service for Debra Jean (Allen) Eveland, 45, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the First Baptist Church in Sandpoint. Mrs. Eveland, who was born in Spokane, died Monday from cancer.

She grew up and graduated from Sandpoint High School in 1970 before moving to Spokane and then Lacey, Wash., in 1986.

Mrs. Eveland had worked at the Federal Building in Spokane and had lived in Lewiston, Idaho, and Kingsport, Tenn., serving as the Army Recruiting Family Support Coordinator in Kingsport.

She was recently living in Ft. Sill, Okla.

Survivors include her husband, Rocky of Oklahoma; a son, Blair Eveland at home; a stepdaughter, Sara Hutton of Fort Sam Houston, Texas; her parents, Robert and Lucille Allen, both of Sandpoint; a sister, Kathy Conger of Bozeman, Mont.; and a brother, Bob Allen of Sandpoint.

Corrine Thornton Spokane

Graveside service for Corrine M. Thornton, 72, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Greenwood Memorial Terrace. Riplinger Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Thornton, who was born in Spokane, died Thursday.

She graduated in 1943 from Rogers High School.

Mrs. Thornton was a longtime employee of Vic’s Restaurant in Spokane.

She is survived by two daughters, Hazel Carson of Spokane and Linda Torman of Ogden, Utah; a sister, Grace Woodhull of Goldbar, Wash.; two brothers, Felix Entenmann of Spokane and George Entenmann of Portland; and one grandson.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Spokane.

Dan Eldridge Rathdrum

Memorial service for Dan Keith Eldridge, 75, will be Monday at 4 p.m. at the Rathdrum Senior Center. Mr. Eldridge, who was born in New Plymouth, Idaho, died Monday.

He farmed in New Plymouth before moving to Rathdrum in 1968, where he worked for Thayer Seed & Sod until last year.

Mr. Eldridge was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He also followed the rodeo circuit and was once active in team-roping competitions.

Survivors include his wife, Klara; two sons, Larry Eldridge of Post Falls and Alan Eldridge of Rathdrum; three stepchildren, Dale and Daryl Peterson, both of Spokane, and Debra Konte of Florida; a sister, Ruby Mani of Rathdrum; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Nancy Flagan, 3710 W. Fairway Drive, Coeur d’Alene ID 83814.

Viola Van Houten

Philipsburg, Mont.

Visitation for Viola E. Van Houten, 86, will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday at Heritage Funeral Home, followed by the funeral service. Burial will be at Greenwood Memorial Terrace.

Mrs. Van Houten, who had been a resident of Philipsburg since February, died Tuesday.

She was born in Butte, Mont., and moved to Philipsburg as a child. She then moved to Milltown, Mont.

In 1937, she married John Van Houten in Missoula. They later moved to Spokane.

Mrs. Van Houten was a homemaker and was a member of Salem Lutheran Church.

Her husband died in 1986.

Survivors include two nieces, Barbara Ackerman of Philipsburg and Susan Talbott of Spokane; and two nephews, Charles Koski of Apache Junction, Ariz., and Edsel Edinger of Bremerton.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

, DataTimes


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