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Sunday, October 20, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Thomas Lutz Pullman

Memorial service for Washington State University professor Thomas Edward Lutz, will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Simpson United Methodist Church in Pullman. Kimball Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Lutz, 54, died Monday from cardiac arrhythmia. He was born in Teaneck, N.J.

He received a bachelor’s degree from Manhattan College and a master’s degree and doctorate in astronomy from the University of Illinois. He joined the WSU faculty in 1969.

He was a member of several science and astronomy organizations and the Pullman Rotary Club.

His survivors include his wife of 28 years, Julie Lutz; his mother, Mary Lutz of Pullman; two daughters, Melissa Blouin and Clea Bunch, both of Fayetteville, Ark.; one sister, Mary Lutz of Ridgefield Park, N.J.; two brothers, Denis Lutz of Central Valley, N.Y., and John Lutz of Marlboro, N.Y., and three grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the Pullman Food Bank.

Lael Hooper Spokane

Service for Lael James Hooper is planned for 1:30 p.m. today at Ball and Dodd Funeral Home-North. Cremation will follow the service.

Mr. Hooper, 20, died Saturday. He was born in Coeur d’Alene and moved to Spokane in 1979.

He graduated from North Central High School in 1993 and worked for Columbia Lighting.

He was a member of the Independent Order of Foresters.

Mr. Hooper is survived by his father and stepmother, Lane and Susan Hooper of Marquette, Mich.; his mother and stepfather, Christine and Mark Hurd of Spokane; four sisters, Jenni Carnes of Latah, Aimee Hooper-Morris of Independence, Mo., and Bridgit and Jennifer Smith, both of Marquette; one brother, Chett Hooper of Marquette; his grandparents, James and Irene Hooper of Paisley, Fla., Chet Wabeke of Hesperia, Mich., George and Marge Shorkey of Marquette, and Victor and Mary Hurd of Spokane.

Marguerite Oliver Spokane

Graveside service for Marguerite I. Oliver, 92, will be at 2 p.m. today at Greenwood Memorial Cemetery. Ball and Dodd Funeral Home-South is in charge of arrangements.

Miss Oliver, who died Sunday, was born in Eagle Grove, Iowa.

She received a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree from the University of Idaho and taught in Kellogg and Rupert, Idaho. She moved to Spokane in the early 1930s.

Miss Oliver taught at West Valley High School for 30 years before retiring in 1964.

She was a member of the Washington State Retired Teachers Association.

She is survived by four nieces, Helen Chandler and Alice Staeheli, both of Spokane, Marjorie Ruppert of Sunnyside, Wash., and Patricia Thompson of Altus, Okla.; and one nephew, Charles Chandler of Spokane.

Irene Marchand Chewelah, Wash.

Service for Irene F. Marchand, 76, is planned for 10 a.m. today at Hennessey-Smith Funeral Home. Private inurnment is planned.

Mrs. Marchand, who died Saturday, was born in Omak, Wash.

She worked as a nurses’ aide and was a member of the Colville Confederated Tribes.

She is survived by her husband, Louie; one son, Bert Calentine of Omaha, Neb.; one daughter, Beverlie Marchand of Spokane; one brother, David Roberts of Ford, Wash.; one sister, Daisey Stewart of Puyallup, Wash.; seven grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

Ernie Ringo Jr. Spokane

Service for Alva Ernest “Ernie” Ringo Jr., will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Hazen and Jaeger Funeral Home. Burial will be at Riverside Memorial Park.

Mr. Ringo, 77, died Monday. He was born in Teigen, Mont.

He moved to Spokane in 1922 and retired from Burlington Northern Railroad. He served in the Army during World War II.

He is survived by two sisters, Respa McDaniel of Spokane and Mable Lorton of Ventura, Calif.

Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer Research, N5125 Market, Spokane, WA 99207.

Vicki Richardson Spokane

Memorial service for Vicki E. Richardson will be at 2 p.m. today at Grace Baptist Church. Hazen and Jaeger Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Richardson, who died Monday, was born in Issaquah, Wash.

She was a registered nurse and graduated from Seattle General Hospital School of Nursing.

She was a member of Grace Baptist Church.

Mrs. Richardson is survived by her husband of 63 years, Gordon Richardson; one son, Gordon Richardson of Sacramento, Calif.; one daughter, Sharon Bonney of Portland; one granddaughter and one grandson.

Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Baptist Church.

Leona Sheppard Spokane

Graveside service for Leona R. Sheppard, 88, will be at 10 a.m. today at Riverside Memorial Park. Riplinger Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Sheppard, who was born in Spokane, died Sunday.

She had worked for the Great Northern Railroad.

She is survived by one sister, Helen Clellen of Spokane.

Delena Wyles Spokane

Service for Delena K. Wyles, 79, will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Holy Cross Cemetery Chapel with burial to follow. Hennessey-Smith Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Wyles died Monday.

Born in Spangle, she graduated from Cheney High School and Washington State University.

In the 1930s and 1940s, she worked for the State Department in Washington, D.C. In 1954 she moved back to Cheney and worked as a civilian employee at Deep Creek Air Force Station and Fairchild Air Force Base.

She was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha.

She is survived by one daughter, Sandi McMillan of Spokane; one sister, Cecily Nyberg of Poulsbo, Wash.; three grandsons and two greatgrandchildren.

Ann Knight Spokane

Service for Ann B. Knight, 57, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Riplinger Funeral Home. Cremation will follow the service.

Mrs. Knight, a 17-year Spokane resident, died Monday.

She was born in Shelby, Mont., and worked in the circulation department of The Spokesman-Review.

She was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 51 Auxiliary and the North Bowl Bowling League.

Mrs. Knight is survived by her husband of 25 years, William Knight; five daughters, Cindy Burns of St. Louis, Sheri Bean of Pendleton, Ore., Kim Pendell of Four Lakes, Sandy Ferguson of Spokane and Judy Schimke of Tacoma; two sons, Tim and William Knight Jr., both of Spokane; three sisters, Rose Jones of San Diego, Dee Seed of Monroe Park, Calif., and Nancy Musser of Corning, N.Y.; three brothers, Bill and Don Baker, both of Spokane, and Robert Baker of Denver; and 12 grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Inland Empire Diabetes Association or the Lupus Association.

Leon Dobson Spokane

Memorial service for Leon Claude Dobson, 76, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Unity Church of Truth. Hazen and Jaeger Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Dobson died Sunday in Reno, Nev., while he was vacationing.

He was born in Odessa, Wash.

Mr. Dobson was the owner of A & K Meats for many years.

He was active in the Spokane Area Chamber of Commerce and was a member of Spokane Elks Lodge 228, Moose Lodge 161, the Brotherhood of Friends, the South Hill Senior Center and the Senior Environmental Corporation.

He had served in the Navy during World War II.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Dobson; two sons, Terrance Dobson of Boise and Dennis Dobson of Spokane; one daughter, Claudia Warwick of Moscow, Idaho; one sister, Florence Pavliska of Odessa; one half-sister, Claudine West of Moses Lake; and five grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Union Gospel Mission or the South Hill Senior Center.

Lena Hendrix Hayden, Idaho

Memorial service for Lena Hendrix, 84, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at English Funeral Chapel in Coeur d’Alene.

Mrs. Hendrix, who died Tuesday, was born in Rochester, Pa.

She moved to Coeur d’Alene with her husband, Walter, in 1970.

She was a member of St. Pius X Catholic Church and the Catholic Daughters.

She is survived by her husband of 41 years; one son, Richard Fusco of Colton, Calif.; one daughter, Patricia Dixon of Coeur d’Alene; four grandchildren and one greatgrandchild.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, North Idaho Chapter, P.O. Box 1294, Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814.

Helen Brassfield Spokane

Memorial ceremony for Helen Claire Brassfield, 55, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the home of Chris and Jaimee Hansen in Spokane. Burial will be at Greenwood Memorial Cemetery.

Mrs. Brassfield, who died Saturday from heart failure, was born in Great Falls, Mont.

She graduated from Valley High School and received a degree in dental hygiene. She had lived in Spokane for 40 years and was a self-employed interior decorator. She was a member of the Wallpaperers Guild and the Lutheran Church and volunteered with KPBX Radio.

She is survived by three sons, Chris and Aaron Hansen, both of Spokane, and Eric Hansen of Portland; two sisters, Sue Jensen of Viborg, S.D., and Doris Larson of Sioux Falls, S.D.; and two granddaughters.

Memorial contributions may be made to KPBX Radio.

Iona Calistro Spokane

At her request, no service will be held for Iona Marie Calistro, 68. Hazen and Jaeger Valley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Calistro, who died Sunday, was born in Republic, Wash., and attended Hayden Lake (Idaho) High School. A homemaker, she had lived in Spokane for 50 years.

Her husband, Frank Calistro, preceded her in death. She is survived by two sons, Steven and Mike Calistro and one daughter, Nancy Reichel, all of Newman Lake; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

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