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Mary McGrath Pullman

Graveside service for Mary Etta McGrath, 70, will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Mansfield (Wash.) Cemetery. Kimball Funeral Home in Pullman is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. McGrath, who died Monday at Pullman Memorial Hospital, was born in Sandpoint.

She graduated from high school in Thompson Falls, Mont., and from Deaconess School of Nursing.

She and her husband, Beverly McGrath, moved to Omak where she worked in the hospital. In 1947 they moved to Mansfield, where she was charge nurse at the aide station at Chief Joseph Dam during construction. She also worked at the aide station of Grand Coulee Dam and at Brewster (Wash.) Hospital, until 1972. She lived and worked at the Mansfield medical care center. In 1979 they moved to Odessa, Wash. Her husband died in 1984.

She worked briefly in hospitals in Moses Lake and Davenport and spent eight years at Odessa Hospital before she retired in 1993.

She was a member of the Odessa Palettes and the Order of the Eastern Star.

She is survived by two sons, Jack McGrath of Pullman and Dave Matthews of Chewelah, Wash.; one daughter, Marlys Johnson of Pullman; one brother, Leon Greene of Sedro Woolley, Wash.; and four grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Pullman Memorial Hospital Foundation.

Nichole Oman Spokane

Service for Nichole Lyn Oman, 14, is set for 10 a.m. Friday at St. Luke Lutheran Church. Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery. Ball and Dodd Funeral Home-North Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Born in Spokane, Nichole died Monday from massive head injuries she received when she was thrown from a car Saturday night.

Nichole was an eighth-grade student at Mead Junior High School. She was a member of Mead Junior High School orchestra and St. Luke Lutheran Church youth group.

She is survived by her father, Clint Oman of Spokane; her mother and stepfather, Lynette and Duane Smilden of Colbert; one brother, Bryce Oman of Colbert; and her grandparents.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Luke Lutheran Church youth group.

Mary Kolb Spokane

Service for Mary I. Kolb, 89, was held Wednesday at Riverside Mausoleum Chapel.

Mrs. Kolb, who was born in Deer Park, died Sunday.

She and her husband owned the Simons Building Beauty Salon from 1945 until 1965.

She and her husband were involved in the founding of the Spokane Rehabilitation Center. Her husband, Josef Kolb, died in 1972.

She is survived by one son, Fred Kolb of Monticello, Utah; two daughters, Joyce Mills of Pompano Beach, Fla., and Mary Jo Kolb of Elk; one sister, Edith Myers of Spokane; and nine grandchildren and 16 greatgrandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Center Pointe, 408 N. Washington, Spokane, WA 99201.

Loretta Kulp Spokane

Memorial service for Loretta (Forrest) Kulp, 91, is planned for 2 p.m. Saturday at Rockwood Manor. Inurnment will be at Greenwood Memorial Terrace. Ball and Dodd Funeral Home-South is in charge of cremation.

Mrs. Kulp, who died Monday, was born in San Francisco.

In 1924, she moved to Spokane and married Roy Kulp, owner and manager of Novelty Carriage Works. He died in 1943.

She was a Gray Lady at Deaconess Hospital during World War II, and was a member of the Daughters of the Nile and was treasurer of the Dantis Club. She was also a member of the Hutton Elementary Singers and the Mary Guild at Plymouth Congregational Church, of which she was a charter member.

She had lived at Rockwood Manor since 1992.

She is survived by two daughters, Barbara Gill of Olympia and Edith Howard of Bellevue, Wash.; and five grandchildren.

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

Ruth Hankinson Spokane

Memorial service for Ruth A. Hankinson, 77, will be at 3 p.m. today at St. Luke Lutheran Church. Private burial was held at Fairmount Memorial Park Cemetery. Riplinger Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Hankinson, a 51-year Spokane resident, died Monday. She was born in Laurier, Wash.

She worked for the Mead School District in the maintenance department.

Mrs. Hankinson was a member of St. Luke Lutheran Church and was active with the Boy Scouts and the Republican Party.

Her husband, Charles Hankinson, died in 1968. She is survived by one daughter, Lois Hensley of Spokane; two sons, Richard Hankinson of Edmonds, Wash., and Ronald Hankinson of Auburn, Wash.; four grandchildren and five greatgrandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Spokane.

Pearl Loomis Spokane

Service for Pearl A. Loomis, 86, is planned for 2 p.m. Friday at Country Homes Christian Church. Burial will follow at Fairmount Memorial Park. Hennessey-Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Born in Stites, Idaho, Mrs. Loomis died Monday. She had lived in Spokane for 37 years and was a hotel housekeeper.

She was active with Northstar Senior Citizens.

Her husband, William Collins, preceded her in death. She is survived by three sons, Jim Collins and Carroll Collins, both of Bayview, Idaho, and Dick Collins of Ontario, Ore.; five daughters, Doris Kellberg of Bayview, Dorothy Haslett of Spokane, Wanda Schroeder of Auburn, Wash., Carolyn Mitchell of Colbert and Darlene Henry of Chattaroy; 35 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Northstar Senior Citizens.

Edward Ludvik Spokane

Graveside service for Edward J. Ludvik, 76, is set for 1 p.m. Friday at Fairmount Memorial Park. Memorial service will follow at 2 p.m. at Pilgrim Lutheran Church. Ball & Dodd Funeral Home-South is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Ludvik, who died Saturday, was born in Waho, Neb. He moved to Spokane 38 years ago from Nebraska.

He was an engineer for the Union Pacific Railroad and retired in 1983.

He was a member of Pilgrim Lutheran Church.

Mr. Ludvik is survived by his wife of 37 years, Alice Ludvik; a daughter, Jean Marie Delgado of Portland; two stepdaughters, Sandy Smallwood of Spangle and Diana Kempken of Spokane; two brothers, Ben Ludvik of Lewiston and Bo Ludvik of Ladysmith, Wis.; three sisters, Rosie Spink of South Bend, Ind., Angie Gilbertson of LaCrosse, Wis., and Ann Eulberg of Fresno, Calif.; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Carrie Schneider Spokane

No service will be held for Carrie Schneider, 103, at her request. Hazen and Jaeger Valley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Schneider, who died Saturday, was born in Creswell, Ore., and moved to Spokane from Oregon in 1965. She moved to Arizona in 1980 and returned to Spokane in 1989.

She was involved with the League of Women Voters.

Mrs. Schneider’s husband, George Schneider, died in 1974. She is survived by one daughter, Joan Douglas, and one son, George Schneider, both of Spokane; five grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Spokane Visiting Nurses Association.

Eberhardt Frederking Spokane

Graveside service for Eberhardt J. Frederking, 75, is planned for 1 p.m. Friday at Greenwood Memorial Terrace. Hennessey-Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Frederking, who died Monday, was born in Spokane. He was a lifetime resident of the community.

He worked for Centennial Flour Mill for 20 years and retired in 1975.

He is survived by two sisters, Hilda Wildman of Spokane and Ethel Coleman of Belfair, Wash.

Jennie Hunter Spokane

Service for Jennie M. Hunter, 75, will be at 11 a.m. today at Riplinger Funeral Home. Private burial will be at Greenwood Memorial Terrace.

Born in Kamiah, Idaho, Mrs. Hunter died Monday.

A homemaker, she had lived in Spokane for 53 years. She was a member of First Church of the Nazarene and was a World War II veteran.

She is survived by her husband, Woodie Hunter; one daughter Lynette Lukich, and one son, Kenneth Hunter, both of Spokane; two sisters, Mary Dudek of Red Granite, Wis., and Viola Snyder of Stites, Idaho; one brother, Clarence Willis of Weippe, Idaho; and one granddaughter.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

Nellie Barbara Gordon Hayden

Memorial service for Nellie Barbara Gordon, 76, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Yates Funeral Home of Coeur d’Alene.

Mrs. Gordon died Monday at Kootenai Medical Center.

Born in Logan, W. Va., she grew up and attended high school in Huntington, W. Va. She made her home in Charleston, W. Va., where she met and married Norman Gordon in 1949.

She moved to Wilkesboro, N.C., in 1988, where she became instrumental in the development of the “Fairness in Taxation” program on behalf of the citizens of Wilkes County. She moved to Hayden in 1994.

Survivors include her husband; three daughters, Marcia Harris of New Burn, N.C., Marsha Ritchie of Coeur d’Alene and Rebecca Pennington of Charleston, W. Va.; one brother, James Raykovich of Beaumont, Texas; one sister, Mary Scites of Huntington, W. Va.; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Eva Meador Spokane

Memorial service for Eva Meador, 89, is set for 1 p.m. today at Rockwood Manor Chapel. Hazen and Jaeger Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Born in Colville, Wash., Mrs. Meador died Sunday.

She taught in Nevada and Montana and moved to Spokane with her husband 50 years ago. She taught in the Mead School District for many years.

She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, the Valley Prairie Grange, the Retired Teachers Association and the American Association of University Women.

Her husband, Russell Meador, died in 1978. Survivors include one sister, Elizabeth Reglin of Spokane.

William Kopischke Spokane

Service and burial for William H. “Willy” Kopischke, 84, will be held in Morgan, Minn., where he was born.

Mr. Kopischke served in the Army Air Force during World War II and received his training at Geiger Field. He was employed for more than 25 years by Kaiser Aluminum at the Trentwood Plant.

He traveled around the United States and enjoyed watching western movies.

His survivors include seven sisters, Augusta Wittwer, Milly Billmeier, Minnie Billmeier, Eleanor Tigges, Gladys Steneroder, Helen Benson and Dolores Larsen; and four brothers, Ted Kopischke, Alvin Kopischke, John Kopischke and Lester Kopischke.

Ruth Fay Spokane

Service for Ruth Emma (York) Fay, 96, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Hazen and Jaeger Funeral Home. Burial will be at Greenwood Memorial Terrace.

Mrs. Fay, who died Tuesday, was born in Tomah, Wis.

A homemaker, she had lived in Spokane for 18 years.

Her husband, Mark Fay, preceded her in death. She is survived by three nieces, Lois York Peters of Spokane, Odette Veeder of Madison, Wis., and Doris York of Minneapolis.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Spokane or Union Gospel Mission.

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