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FRIDAY, OCT. 31, 1997

Clemence (Hedding) Broun Coolin, Idaho

Mass for Clemence Jeanne (Hedding) Broun, 76, will be at 3:15 p.m. today at St. Blanche Catholic Church in Priest Lake, Idaho. A reception will follow at 4:30 p.m. at the Coolin Community Center. Burial will be at Quantico National Cemetery in Quantico, Va., at a later date. Sherman-Knapp Funeral Home in Newport, Wash., is in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Broun, who was born in Bronx, N.Y., died Sunday.

She worked for British Colonies Supply Mission in New York sending supplies to Caribbean colonies.

Mrs. Broun joined the Navy Waves in 1943 and served until 1947.

In 1947 she married LeRoy Broun in Beverly Hills, Calif.

After her husband’s retirement from the Navy, they resided in Coolin, Idaho.

Mrs. Broun was president of the Coolin Civic Organization, master of the Priest Lake Grange 447 and a member of St. Blanche Catholic Church.

Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Jean Thatcher of Virginia Beach, Va., and Gail Broun of Blackwood, N.J.; a son, David Broun of Post Falls; five grandchildren and one great-grandson.

Edward ‘Bill’ Atkinson Spokane

Private family service for Edward W. “Bill” Atkinson, 73, will be Saturday. Hennessey-Smith Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Atkinson, who was born in Cheney, died Monday.

He served in the Navy during World War II, fighting in four battle zones.

Mr. Atkinson was a riveter for Kaiser Aluminum in Mead.

Survivors include his wife, Nora; two stepdaughters, June Scates of Sacramento, Calif., and Jo Ann Bogenreif of Reno, Nev.; a stepson, Dave Hendrickson of Airway Heights; two brothers, John and Jerry Atkinson, both of Spokane; two sisters, Marie Jorgenson of Spokane and Virginia Moore of Los Angeles; and five grandchildren.

Marguerite Johnson Spokane

Memorial service for Marguerite O. Johnson, 77, will be at 1 p.m. today at Ball and Dodd Funeral Home-South. Private burial will be at Spokane Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Johnson, who was born in Helena, died Monday.

She graduated from Lewis and Clark High School in 1938.

She was a homemaker and was a member of the Order of Eastern Star White Rose Chapter and the Ladies Oriental Shrine.

Her husband, Roy Johnson Jr., died in 1995.

Survivors include three daughters, Madeline Martin of Pullman, and Carol Irion and Nancy Campbell, both of Spokane; two sons, Richard and Robert Johnson, both of Spokane; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Visiting Nurse Association.

Ronald O’Reilly Coeur d’Alene

Memorial service for Ronald Vaughan O’Reilly, 81, will be at 11 a.m. held Saturday at St. Rita’s Catholic Church in Kellogg. A coffee hour will follow the service at the church with an Irish wake to take place at 1 p.m. at Rick’s Place in Kingston, Idaho. English Funeral Chapel in Coeur d’Alene is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. O’Reilly, who was born in Cougar Gulch near Coeur d’Alene, died Monday.

He grew up and worked for the Forest Service in the blister rust camps and later worked as a mechanic at the Bunker Hill Mine.

Mr. O’Reilly served as a volunteer fireman and became a paid county fireman in 1947 with the Kellogg Fire Department.

He had also driven a school bus for 42 years.

Mr. O’Reilly retired from the fire department in 1972 and then worked as a maintenance man at West Shoshone General Hospital and became maintenance supervisor before resigning in 1981.

He later moved to Coeur d’Alene and also had a home in Rose Lake, Idaho.

Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Lorraine; three sons, Jim O’Reilly of Walla Walla, Tim O’Reilly of Washington D.C., and Ron O’Reilly of Post Falls; a sister, Mary Bergstrom of Spokane; and five grandchildren, Adam, John, Colman Tanya and Michelle.

Ada Vaughn Clarkston, Wash.

Graveside service for Ada F. Vaughn, 93, was Monday at Vineland Cemetery in Clarkston. Her son, the Rev. Richard Vaughn, officiated.

Mrs. Vaughn, a retired store clerk and longtime Clarkston resident, died Oct. 23.

She was born in Picabo, Idaho, and graduated from high school in 1920.

She married William Vaughn in Boise that same year. They lived in Rose Lake, Idaho, until moving to Clarkston in 1928.

Mrs. Vaughn worked at the Potlatch Forests Inc. box factory in Lewiston during World War II.

She then clerked at C.C. Anderson from 1948 to 1950 and at Montgomery Ward in Lewiston from 1950 to 1980, when she retired.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Clarkston, the Clarkston Garden Club, the Clarkston War Mothers, the Order of Eastern Star, Vineland Chapter 84, the Malac Temple 55 and the Lewiston Daughters of the Nile.

Her husband died in 1970.

Survivors include three sons, Rev. Richard Vaughn of Spokane, Quentin Vaughn of Lewiston and Harold Vaughn of Clarkston; two daughters, Lucille Vaughn of Colville, Wash., and Alice Brynteson of Fox Island, Wash.; 12 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

Donald Woehler Sandpoint

Graveside service for Donald Eugene Woehler, 72, will be Saturday at 3 p.m. at Pinecrest Memorial Park in Sandpoint. Coffelt Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Woehler, who was born in Missoula, died Tuesday.

He served with the Navy during World War II and was active with the Navy Reserve for more than 30 years.

Mr. Woehler worked for the Civil Service, the General Service Administration and lived in Montana and Washington before moving to Sandpoint in 1982.

He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans and the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Sandpoint.

Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Margaret; two children, Richard Woehler of Sandpoint and Carolyn Scharffenberg of Utah; a sister, Mildred Field of Montana; his stepmother, Katherine Woehler of Kennewick; two stepbrothers, Robert and David Woehler, both of Kennewick; a stepsister, Mary Stultz of Oregon; and four grandchildren, Ryan, Aaron, Kenneth and Krystal.

Stella Bates Chewelah, Wash.

Service for Stella Isabel Bates, 80, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the United Church of Christ in Chewelah. Burial will follow at Chewelah Memorial Park Cemetery. Schanzenbach Funeral Home in Chewelah is in charge of arrangements.

Born in Dayton, Wash., Mrs. Bates died Wednesday.

She graduated in 1937 from Moler Beauty College.

In 1938 she married Walter Bates in Pomeroy, Wash., and they moved in 1970 to Chewelah.

They farmed until retiring in 1978.

Mrs. Bates was active in Tupperware sales for many years and was a 4-H leader and a member of the United Church of Christ.

Her husband died in 1996.

Survivors include three sons, Randy Bates of Chewelah, Rick Bates of Soap Lake, Wash., and Stan Bates of Missoula; three daughters, Pat Bragg of Tacoma, Carole Monlux of Missoula and Louise Robeson of Spokane; two sisters, Alma Wandler of Post Falls and Wilma Johnson of Seattle; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimers Association.

Anna Odell Pullman

Service for Anna Odell, 100, is planned for 11 a.m. Saturday at Bruning Funeral Home in Colfax, Wash. Burial will follow at Bethel Cemetery in Steptoe, Wash.

Mrs. Odell, who was born in Winona, Wash., died Tuesday.

In 1917 she married Monroe Odell in Colfax.

Mrs. Odell was a homemaker.

She was a member of the Steptoe Community Church and was active in the Ladies Church Union.

Her husband died in 1981.

She is survived by a son, Calvin Odell of Pullman; twin daughters, Darlene Forester of Pullman and Willene Merriman of San Diego; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Bethel Cemetery.

James Van Doren Spokane

Visitation for James David Van Doren, 33, will be from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at Riplinger Funeral Home. Burial Mass will be at noon Saturday at St. Peter’s Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Jump Off Joe Cemetery in Valley, Wash.

Mr. Van Doren, who was born in Chewelah, Wash., died Monday in an industrial accident at Kaiser Aluminum Corp.’s Mead smelter.

He graduated in 1982 from Jenkins High School in Chewelah and from Spokane Community College. In 1989, he married Sandra Eades.

He worked at Kaiser Aluminum’s Mead plant as a mobile equipment mechanic.

Mr. Van Doren was a member of the United Steel Workers Union. He also was a race car driver and member of the American Hot Rod Association.

Survivors include his wife; his parents, Janetta and Ed Van Doren of Valley; two sisters, Betty Urhausen of Colville, Wash., and JoAnne Hansen of Deer Park; three brothers, Tim Van Doren of Valley, Paul Van Doren of Veradale and Pete Van Doren of San Jose, Calif., and his grandmother, Myrene Mindermann of Colfax, Wash.

Pauline Rumford Spokane

Memorial service for Pauline V. Rumford, 84, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Hillyard Baptist Church. The Cremation Society of Washington is in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Rumford, who died Wednesday, was born in Monrovia, Calif.

She moved to Sunnyside, Wash., as a child, and in 1934 married Lloyd Rumford in Wallace.

They lived in Montana until 1942, when they moved to Spokane.

Mrs. Rumford was a homemaker.

Survivors include her husband; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hillyard Baptist Church.

Leonard Whisenhunt Spokane

Memorial service for Leonard T. Whisenhunt, 76, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Hazen and Jaeger Funeral Home.

A 27-year Spokane resident, Mr. Whisenhunt died Monday.

He was born in Oklahoma.

He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II in the Pacific and European Theaters. He later worked in Medicorp, Intelligence and was an accountant with the 21st Bombing Command.

Mr. Whisenhunt retired after 20 years at Luke Air Force Base in Arizona.

He then moved to Oregon where he was an accountant for a plumbing contractor before moving to Spokane.

Mr. Whisenhunt was a member of the Brotherhood of Friends.

Survivors include two sons, David Whisenhunt of Las Vegas and Ronald Whisenhunt of Moses Lake; a daughter, Lena Wassermann of Spokane; 13 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army.

, DataTimes


 
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