Emery Hedlund St. Maries
Memorial service for Emery E. Hedlund, 90, will be today at 2 p.m. at The Community Presbyterian Church in St. Maries. Yates-Hodge Funeral Home in St. Maries is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Hedlund, who was born in California, died Sunday.
He was raised in Sweden and returned to the United States in 1926 and lived in St. Maries.
Mr. Hedlund helped in the construction of Farragut Naval Base. He worked in lumber mills and as a high voltage lineman for Washington Water Power Co., until buying Economy Hardware in St. Maries in 1946.
He owned the store, known as “Economical Swede,” until 1986. He also served in the Idaho legislature for 24 years.
Mr. Hedlund was a tenured chairman of the Joint Finance and Appropriations Committee and accomplished funding for buildings at the University of Idaho, North Idaho College and Idaho State University. He was honored by having the Hedlund Vocational Building and Emery’s Restaurant at NIC named after him.
He was a member of the St. Maries Elks and Eagles lodges and the Poachers Club in Boise.
He was active as a conservationist and also built boats and airplanes.
His wife Vera died in 1981.
Survivors include a son, Gene Hedlund of St. Maries; three sisters, Frida Johnson, Britt Hedlund, and Annalisa Hook, all of Sweden; and one grandson, Eric.
Memorial contributions may be made to BetterCare, c/o Benewah Community Hospital, 229 S. 7th, St. Maries, ID 83861, or Valley Vista Care Center, 820 Elm, St. Maries, ID 83861.
Eileen Mitchell Coeur d’Alene
Service for Eileen Lola Mitchell, 81, will be at a later date in Colorado. Yates Funeral Home in Coeur d’Alene is in charge of local arrangements.
Mrs. Mitchell, who was born in Nebraska, died Sunday.
She was one of the first women certified to weld aircraft parts at Aircraft Mechanics Corp., during World War II, and later became an electrician on B-29 aircrafts in Seattle.
Mrs. Mitchell lived most of her life in Colorado Springs, before moving to Coeur d’Alene in 1991.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Leslie.
Survivors include a son, Daryl Elliff of Coeur d’Alene; two grandsons, Shawn and Kevin; and one great-granddaughter, Kirstin.
Memorial contributions may be made to The American Lung Association, 1111 South Orchard, Suite 245, Boise, ID 83705.
Jean ‘Julie’ Lee Bonners Ferry, Idaho
Service for Jean Irene “Julie” Lee, 79, will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Bonners Ferry Funeral Home. Burial will take place at a later date in Sydney, Australia.
Mrs. Lee, who was born in New South Wales, Australia, died Saturday.
She grew up and attended school in Australia and then worked for an advertising firm during World War II before moving to the United States and settling in Seattle.
Mrs. Lee moved to the Copeland area near Bonners Ferry in the 1950s and lived there until moving to the Rock Creek area in 1969, where she farmed.
She moved to Bonners Ferry in 1981 before moving to the Boundary County nursing home in 1995.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George.
Survivors include a niece, Margo Morrison; a great-niece Tammy Morrison; and numerous cousins.
Hugh Aitken Pullman
No service will be held for Hugh J. Aitken, 92, at his request. Kimball Funeral Home in Pullman is in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Aitken, who was born in Darby, Vt., died Oct. 10.
He received his law degree in 1933. During the Depression he established a practice in the communities of Grand Coulee, Ephrata, Wash., and Walla Walla.
In the 1930s he settled in Palouse, Wash., and became the town’s city attorney.
Mr. Aitken joined Aitken, Schauble, Patrick, Neill & Ruff Law Offices in Pullman. He also served for many years as Pullman’s City Attorney.
He practiced law for approximately 60 years.
He was a member of the Kiwanis Club.
His wife, Lillian, died in 1969.
Mr. Aitken is survived by a son, John Aitken of Olympia.
Diane Morgan Portland
Service for Diane Susan Ingle Morgan, 40 will be today at 11 a.m. at Short’s Funeral Chapel in Moscow, Idaho. Burial will follow at the Wild Rose Cemetery near Moscow.
Mrs. Morgan, who was born in Moscow, died Thursday.
She grew up near Big Bear Ridge between Kendrick and Deary, Idaho and attended school in Juliaetta, Idaho, before graduating from Kendrick High School.
Mrs. Morgan lived in Long Beach, Wash., and various cities in Oregon, and worked as a certified nurses assistant.
Survivors include her husband, Albert; three children, Brandon Morgan, Clifford Haight and Christa Haight; two sisters, Karen McGhee of Oregon and Nancy Colwell of Orofino, Idaho; and one brother, Keith Ingle of Waitsburg, Wash.
Clara Rieder Coeur d’Alene
Memorial Mass for Clara F. Rieder, 94, will be today at 3 p.m. at St. Pius Catholic Church in Coeur d’Alene. English Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Rider, who was born in Germany, died Saturday.
She was a retired teacher and homemaker and moved to Coeur d’Alene in 1992 from North Dakota.
Two husbands preceded her in death, Jay Grantier and Nels Langdon.
Survivors include her husband Valentine; a son, Jay Grantier of Colorado; a stepson, Edward Grantier of North Dakota; a daughter, Erna Nesbitt of Oregon; a stepdaughter, Margaret Hedin of Coeur d’Alene; a sister, Doris Genoff of Colorado; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Madelyn Larson Moscow, Idaho
Graveside service for Madelyn Bernice Larson, 100, will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Newport (Wash.) Cemetery. Short’s Funeral Chapel in Moscow is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Larson, who was born in California, died Friday.
She grew up and graduated from high school in Indiana and went on to attend the University of Indiana, where she received her teaching certificate.
Mrs. Larson taught at several schools in Indiana before settling in Spokane in 1920.
She taught school in Newman Lake, Wash., and Hauser Lake, Idaho. She attended Lewiston Normal School and Cheney Normal School, graduating with a teaching degree from Cheney Normal School.
Mrs. Larson taught school in Libby, Mont., and lived in numerous communities, including Newport and Tekoa, Wash., and Grangeville, Bonners Ferry and Hauser Lake, Idaho.
She settled in Cusick, Wash., and taught fourth grade for 14 years. She was also a piano instructor and Sunday school teacher.
She served as organist at the Community Congregational Church in Cusick and was a member of the Delta Kappa Gamma sorority.
Mrs. Larson moved to Moscow following the death of her husband, Louis, in 1977.
Survivors include two sons, Don Larson of Troy, Idaho, and Richard Larson of California; and five grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to Gideons International, P.O. Box 8553, Moscow, ID 83843.
Ruby Cook Coeur d’Alene
Graveside service for Ruby Helen Cook, 85, will be held at a later date in California. Coeur d’Alene Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Cook, who was born in Oklahoma, died Thursday.
She moved to California in 1935 and participated in the agricultural industry in the San Joaquin Valley before moving to Coeur d’Alene in 1994.
Her husband Roy died in 1988.
Survivors include a son, Dick Cook of Coeur d’Alene; two sisters, Laura Grisson and Jewel Waddell, both of California; and five grandchildren, Kristine, Kasey, Pamela, Shaney and David.
Josephine Robertson Twin Lakes, Idaho
Service for Josephine Roth Robertson, 71, was Monday at Coeur d’Alene Memorial Funeral Home. Mrs. Robertson, who was born in Twin Lakes, died Thursday from a heart attack.
She lived in Twin Lakes her whole life, except during World War II when she was an airplane mechanic at McChord Field in Tacoma.
Mrs. Robertson returned to Twin Lakes after the war and traveled with her husband to logging camps.
Survivors include a daughter, Charlotte; six sisters, Leone Swannack, Helene Joki, Annie Beito, Tresa Serley, Bertie Fowler and Virginia Melvin; and a brother, James Roth.
Georgia ‘Yvonne’ Karlin Kellogg
No service will be held for Georgia “Yvonne” Karlin, 85, at her request. Shoshone Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Karlin, who was born in Texas, died Sunday.
She moved to the Silver Valley in the early 1940s and worked as a nurses aide at the Silverton Hospital.
Her husband Conrad died in 1958.
Survivors include a stepdaughter, Edna Garnett of California; and friends, Dora Garner of Pine Creek, Idaho, the Kitchen family, Myrtle Peninger and Dot and Leon Osterberg, all of Pinehurst.
Selmer ‘Dick’ Larson St. Maries
No service will be held for Selmer “Dick” Larson, 90, at his request. Yates-Hodge Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Larson, who was born in Minnesota, died Saturday.
He grew up in Minnesota and later moved to Montana, settling in Helena, Mont., in the late 1940s.
Mr. Larson worked as a construction engineer for the State of Montana before moving to Plummer, Idaho, in 1966.
His wife Elizabeth died in 1988.
Survivors include a niece, Betty Garcia of California.
Katherine Smith Spokane
Burial service for Katherine C. Smith, 96, is set for 3 p.m. today at Greenwood Memorial Terrace. Hennessey-Smith Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Smith, a 74-year Spokane resident, died Saturday.
She was born in Blackpoint, Calif., and spent many years on a small farm in Colbert. That farm later became the Mater Cleri Catholic Facility.
Mrs. Smith worked as a telephone operator.
Her husband Harry Smith died in 1974.
She is survived by three nephews, Warren and William Durham, both of Spokane, and James Soliday of Lake Oswego, Ore., and five nieces, Eleanor Thompson of Deer Park, Elaine Costar of Spokane, Edna Bowe of Lakeside, Calif., Mollie Deaver of Chula Vista, Calif., and Joann Jenny of Brush Prairie, Ore.
Elwood ‘Al’ Graham Clark Fork, Idaho
Service for Elwood H. “Al” Graham, 76, was Monday at Coffelt’s Moon Chapel in Sandpoint.
Mr. Graham, who died Thursday, was born in Pennsylvania.
He grew up and graduated from high school in Pennsylvania and served with the Army during World War II.
Mr. Graham had worked in the steel mills in Ohio after his military service and moved to Clark Fork in 1951.
He worked on the Cabinet Gorge and Noxon, Mont., dams and was also an ironworker in heavy construction throughout the Western United States, Canada and in Libya and Iran, before retiring in 1979 and returning to Clark Fork.
Mr. Graham was a member of the Presbyterian Church, the Disabled American Veterans and the Ironworkers Local No. 14 in Spokane.
He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Oregon and the Panhandle Shrine Club, and also served as past commander of the Clark Fork American Legion Post.
Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Patricia; two children, Lougeina Beyer of Montana and Arch Graham of Puyallup, Wash.; two sisters, Sara Siple of Clark Fork and Mildred Brook of Ohio; and four grandchildren, Shana, Amanda, Davin, and Jason.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Shriner Hospital for Children or the Kidney Center at Sacred Heart Medical Center.
Mary Lawhorn Coeur d’Alene
Service for Mary Oleah Lawhorn, 88, will be Saturday in Twin Falls, Idaho. Yates Funeral Home in Coeur d’Alene is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Lawhorn, who was born in Colorado, died Sunday.
She moved to Hansen, Idaho, near Twin Falls in 1924 and then lived in Eden, Idaho, where she farmed.
She moved to Coeur d’Alene in 1983.
Her husband, Orville, died in 1969.
Survivors include three daughters, Velma Day of Coeur d’Alene, Virginia Rogers and Charlotte Jones, both of Oregon; two sisters, Thelma Voorhees of Nevada and Norma Freestone of Utah; seven grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Ernest Dubuque Spokane
Funeral Mass for Ernest P. Dubuque, 90, will be at 11 a.m. today at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. A reception will follow. Private family burial service will be at Holy Cross Cemetery. Hennessey-Smith Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Dubuque, who was born in Grand Forks, N.D., died Sunday.
He graduated from the University of North Dakota and the University of North Carolina.
Mr. Dubuque served 30 years in the United States Public Health Service as a sanitary engineer. He retired in 1971 as a colonel.
He moved to Spokane from Silver Springs, Md., after his retirement.
Mr. Dubuque was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Frances; a daughter, Beverly Lee of Spokane; four sons, John Dubuque of Otis Orchards, Donald and Leonard Dubuque, both of Polson, Mont., and Robert Dubuque of West Hills, Calif.; three sister, Louise McDonald of Flagstaff, Ariz., Margaret Leddige and Edmere Ferry, both of Grand Forks; 16 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to the House of Charity or Human Life Educational Foundation.
Joseph Marriott Spokane
Memorial service for Joseph C. Marriott, 44, will be at 11 a.m. today at the Strate Funeral Home in Davenport, Wash. Private family graveside service will be held.
Born in Spokane, Mr. Marriott died Saturday.
He graduated in 1972 from Davenport High School.
He worked for the cities of Davenport and Tekoa, Wash., for several years in maintenance and for the Western Auto store in Davenport.
Mr. Marriott had previously coached junior high football and was involved with competitive weight lifting.
He was a member of the American Drug Free Power Lifting Association and was a Northwest Regional Bench Press Champion and record holder.
He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Frances and Carl Schultz of Davenport; his father and stepmother, Roy and Ilene Marriott of Davenport; a sister, Charlotte Vivian of Spokane; and two brothers, Nick Marriott of Davenport and Tony Marriott of Seattle.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Davenport Swimming Pool fund.
Ruth Berkley Spokane
Graveside service for Ruth A. Berkley, 92, was Tuesday at Riverside Memorial Park.
Born in Apex, Mo., Ms. Berkley, died Oct. 22.
She received a bachelor of Sacred Literature Degree from Chicago Evangelistic Institute.
Ms. Berkley worked on the faculty there for 17 years.
She moved to Spokane and was a teacher in Spokane School District 81, retiring in 1967.
Ms. Berkley was later a volunteer at the Barton School which was located in the First Presbyterian Church. She taught English to foreign adults.
She is survived by two brothers, Kenneth Berkley of Virginia Beach, Va., and W.H. Berkley of Longview, Wash.; and a sister, Katherine McClanahan of Spokane.
Lucille Eoff Cheney
Service for Lucille Ailene Eoff, 70, was Monday at Hazen and Jaeger Funeral Home.
Mrs. Eoff, who was born in Portland, died Thursday.
She was a resident of Spokane for more than 30 years.
Mrs. Eoff worked in the Economics Department at Eastern Washington University until her retirement.
She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Richard; two sons, Howard Eoff of Belgrade, Mont., and Larry Eoff of Seattle; two daughters, Janis Shields of Spokane and Carol Robertson of Seattle; a sister, Bonnie Carlson of Spokane; and eight grandchildren.