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Obituaries

Joseph Bussell Wallace

Service for Joseph L. Bussell, 68, will be today at 9 a.m. at the Wallace Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow at the Nine Mile Cemetery in Wallace. Shoshone Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Bussell, who was born in Miami, Ariz., died Thursday.

He served with the Army during World War II and came to North Idaho in 1948 from Thompson Falls, Mont.

He was a welder at the Galena Mine prior to retiring. He also worked for Asarco Mining Co. for 33 years.

He enjoyed the outdoors and loved hunting and fishing.

Mr. Bussell was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Asarco 25-year club.

Survivors include one son, Charles of Smelterville, Idaho; two brothers, Wilburn Bussell of Burke, Idaho, and Jack Bussell of Everett; one sister, Betty of Missoula; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital of Spokane.

Rosella Nichols Spokane

After Glow Memorial service for Rosella Nichols, 64, will be today at 2 p.m. at the Super 8 conference room at 2020 N. Argonne Road in Spokane. Hazen and Jaeger Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

Mrs. Nichols, a longtime Post Falls resident, died Dec. 5 while visiting in Tacoma.

She was born in North Dakota and moved to the McGuire area near Post Falls in 1936.

Mrs. Nichols attended school at the old rock school house in McGuire and went on to attend beauty school in Coeur d’Alene. She worked at various beauty parlors in North Idaho.

She married Alfred Nichols in 1950 and later moved to Spokane.

Survivors include a daughter, Leah Hughes of Spokane; her mother, Minnie Clark of Spokane; one sister, Eileen Chesser of South Carolina; one brother, Jay Dee Clark of Smelterville, Idaho; three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be sent to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, 400 E. Pine St., Suite 220, Seattle, WA 98122.

William Reuter Jr. Spokane

Memorial service for William E. Reuter Jr., 34, will be today at his sister Lisa’s home, in Seattle.

Mr. Reuter, a former Spokane resident, died Sunday at Virginia Mason Hospital in Seattle from leukemia.

He was born in Spokane and graduated from Shadle Park High School and Washington State University.

He had lived in Renton, Wash., for the past 10 years and worked as a computer software engineer at Boeing Co.

He is survived by his father and stepmother, Bill Reuter Sr. and Mikel Reuter, of Spokane; his mother, Patricia Reuter of Seattle; two sisters, Mary Peterson and Lisa Reuter, both of Seattle; his grandmothers, Emma Reuter of Spokane and Darlene Tenhonen of Seattle; and his companion, Tori Hook.

Memorial contributions may be made to Northwest Kidney Foundation, Box 3035, Seattle, WA 98114.

Mildred Hughes Spokane

Memorial service for Mildred E. Hughes, 82, will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Thornhill Valley Funeral Home.

Mrs. Hughes, who was born in Espanola, Wash., died Wednesday.

She graduated from high school in Reardan, Wash.

In 1934, she married Burr “Bill” Hughes Jr.

She worked as as medical secretary for Rockwood Clinic before and after World War II.

In 1952, they moved to Clarkston, and worked for the Idaho Health Department. She retired in 1967 and they moved to Priest River, Idaho. She lived there until 1991, when she returned to Spokane.

Her husband died in 1976.

She is survived by two daughters, Sally Hunt of Vancouver, Wash., and Paula Meyer of Reedsport, Ore.; one son, Burr Hughes III of Spokane; eight grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Clarence Porter Spokane

Service for Clarence L. Porter, 83, is planned for 11 a.m. today at Hazen and Jaeger Funeral Home. Burial will be at Riverside Memorial Park.

Mr. Porter, a lifetime Spokane resident, died Tuesday.

He worked for Spokane-Seattle Auto Freight, United Freight and Consolidated Freight. He retired in 1966.

He was active in the Teamsters Union and started the Retired Teamsters Union in Spokane in 1966.

He was a member of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and was bishop agent for the church for more than 15 years.

He is survived by his wife, Gladys Ludwick-Silver Porter; one son, John Porter of Spokane; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Mable Lewis Spokane

Service for Mable M. Lewis, 85, will be at 11 a.m. today at Pines Mausoleum with burial to follow at Pines Cemetery.

Mrs. Lewis, who was born in Broken Bow, Neb., died Tuesday at home. She had lived in Spokane for 55 years.

Her husband of 38 years, Russell, died in 1969.

She is survived by four daughters, Marlene Lewis, Evelyn Newland and Loretta Rehfeld, all of Spokane, and Beverly Tweddle of Federal Way, Wash.; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Audubon Society of Spokane or Spokane Humane Society.

Dolores Rex Elk

Memorial service for Dolores Wanda Rex, 69, is planned for 2 p.m. today at Foothills Mission Church in Elk. Lauer Funeral Home in Deer Park is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Rex, who was born in Lodgegrass, Mont., died Dec. 8.

She was a longtime Elk resident and formerly lived in Corwin Springs, Mont.

She was a homemaker, and a member of Hillyard Assemblies of God in Spokane.

Her husband, William Rex, died in 1979.

She is survived by one son, Mark Rex of Elk; and eight grandchildren.

Freda Edwards Spokane

Memorial service for Freda Edwards, 80, will be held Dec. 23 at 10 a.m. at Sunshine Gardens Nursing Center in Spokane. Coeur d’Alene Memorial Gardens in Coeur d’Alene is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Edwards, who was born in Oakesdale, Wash., died Sunday.

She married Robert Edwards in 1932 and lived in Tekoa, Wash., until moving to Kellogg in 1955. She moved to Hayden Lake in 1972 and Spokane in 1990.

She was active in the Hayden Lake Eagles Lodge and the AARP.

Mrs. Edwards was preceded in death by her husband.

Survivors include two sons, Donald of Eugene, Ore., and Kevin of Hermiston, Ore.; two daughters, Gail Folkins of Spokane and Pam Edwards of Waldport, Ore.; one sister, Bertha Kreyssler; 18 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Spokane Chapter of the American Cancer Society.

Joseph Arnaldo Spokane

Visitation for Joseph L. Arnaldo, 81, is scheduled for 9 to 11 a.m. today at Hazen and Jaeger Funeral Home. Service is set for 1 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be at Fairmount Memorial Park.

Mr. Arnaldo, who died Wednesday, was a lifetime Spokane resident.

He had worked as a salesman for Blake, Moffitt and Towne, a paper products company.

He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1474.

His wife, Evelyn Arnaldo, died in 1992.

Mr. Arnaldo is survived by one daughter, Jean Ferguson of Spokane; one sister, Mamie Bonner of Spokane; one brother, Ernie Arnaldo of Bellevue, Wash.; two granddaughters and six great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to V.F.W. Post No. 1474 Building Fund.

Marcelle Palin Spokane

Private service for Marcelle Palin, 100, was held.

Mrs. Palin died Wednesday.

She was born in France.

She was a homemaker and had lived in Spokane for more than 38 years.

She is survived by two daughters, Jeanette Stokie of Spokane, and Yvonne Bucy of Lincoln, Neb.; one son, Edwin Palin of Brownsville, Ind.; eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Agatha Klassen Spokane

Memorial service for Agatha Klassen, 94, is planned for 1 p.m. today at Pines Baptist Church. Private burial will be at Fairmount Memorial Park. Hazen and Jaeger-Valley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Klassen, who died Tuesday, was born in Rosthern, Saskatchewan.

She was a homemaker and had lived in Spokane for 65 years.

She was a member of Valley View Baptist Church. She used to cook for orphan homes and St. Ann’s Children’s home.

Her husband, Peter Klassen, preceded her in death.

Survivors include two sons, Harry and Bob Klassen, and one daughter, Esther Clifford, all of Spokane; three sisters, Margaret Unruh and Sara Friesen, both of Hutchison, Kan., and Annie Webster of Okanagan Falls, British Columbia; 14 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery.

Doris Forney Spokane

No service will be held for Doris A. Forney, 78, at her request. Riplinger Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Forney, who died Wednesday, was born in Tampico, Mont.

She was a homemaker.

Her husband, Floyd Forney, died in 1974.

She is survived by one daughter, Carol Anest of Kent, Wash.; two sons, John Forney of Deer Park and Raymond Forney of Spokane; one sister, Beatrice Nett of Tucson, Ariz.; three brothers, Jesse Graff of Spokane, Edward Graff of Bristol, R.I., and Duane Graff of Hauser Lake, Idaho; seven grandchildren and seven greatgrandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association.

Ruth Gifford Spokane

No service will be held for Ruth (Saxon) Gifford, 85, at her request.

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

She was the supervisor of Lakeland Village for many years and was a member of Sinto Senior Center. She was a charter member of the Windsor Grange.

Her husband, of 41 years, Kenneth Gifford, died in 1977.

She is survived by numerous relatives.

Memorial contributions can be made to Spokane Humane Society.

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