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Obituaries

Paul Marcy Bonners Ferry, Idaho

Service for Paul E. Marcy, 92, will begin at 7 p.m. today at Bonners Ferry Funeral Home. Private burial will be at McArthur Cemetery, near Naples, Idaho.

Mr. Marcy died Wednesday at the Community Hospital in Bonners Ferry. He was born near Flint, Mich.

His family moved by covered wagon to Sandpoint in 1906. They bought a farm in Highland Flats, near Naples, which later became his. In 1915 they moved to Moscow, Idaho, where he finished school before returning to Highland Flats in 1924. He helped clear and farm the land and also worked at the McFarland Brown Sawmill, near Highland Flats, for 36 years before his retirement in 1960. He and his wife, Eva, lived in Highland Flats until 1989 and then moved to Bonners Ferry.

Mr. Marcy is survived by his wife Eva of Bonners Ferry; one daughter, Bettie Preston of Bonners Ferry; three stepsons, Ray Mahler of Irvine, Calif., Lee Mahler of Sandpoint and Charlie Mahler of Naples; one sister, Anna Hylton of Spokane; 13 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and one greatgreat-grandchild.

Caroline MacGown Newport, Wash.

Memorial service for Caroline P. MacGown, 83, is set for 2 p.m. Monday at First Presbyterian Church. There will be private inurnment. HennesseySmith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. MacGown died Wednesday. She was born in Spokane and had lived in Newport for the past 15 years.

She graduated from Lewis and Clark High School in 1929 and from Whitman College in 1933. She was a schoolteacher for Spokane School District No. 81 for 14 years, as a home tutor for high school students before retiring in 1967.

She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church; Delta Delta Delta sorority, the P.E.O., a philanthropic and educational organization, AZ Chapter; the Ladies of the Lake of Sacheen Lake and the Lucia Pratt women’s group of First Presbyterian Church.

Her husband, Paul MacGown, died in 1979. She is survived by two daughters, Cathy Retterer of Reno, Nev., and Peggy Johnsen of Spokane; one brother, Charles Peters, and one sister, Elizabeth Jakubiak, both of Spokane; and four grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Paul C. MacGown Memorial Fund, in care of Rogers High School.

Nellie Crater Red Bank, N.J.

Memorial service for Nellie Howe Crater, 98, will be held at 3 p.m. March 19 at Heritage Congregational Church in Spokane.

Mrs. Crater was born in a sod house on a sheep ranch near Kimball, Neb. She died Jan. 16 in Red Bank.

She graduated from Albion Normal College in Idaho in 1916 and taught in a one-room schoolhouse at House Creek near Jarbridge, Idaho.

She assisted her husband, Rollo Crater, in his Methodist ministries in Montana in the 1920s. From 1942 through 1963 she managed the Gardner Apartments and then the Norman Hotel in Spokane. She left Spokane in 1985 to live with her son in Colts Neck, N.J.

Mrs. Crater was a charter member of Heritage Congregational Church and a member of South Hill Bible Church, the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Mayflower Society.

She is survived by two daughters, Rosamond Berry of Medical Lake and Dorothea Crocker of Choteau, Mont.; and one son, Theodore Crater of Colts Neck.

Eva Berkshire Snohomish, Wash.

Service for Eva Christina Berkshire, a homemaker, is set for 10 a.m. today at Coffelt’s Moon Chapel, Sandpoint. Interment will be at Pack River Cemetery, Sandpoint. Coffelt Funeral Service in Sandpoint is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Berkshire, 82, died Wednesday. She was born in Deer Park.

She married V.L. “Red” Berkshire in 1933 in Sandpoint and lived there until two years ago, when she moved to Snohomish.

Her husband preceded her in death. Survivors include one son, Don Berkshire, and one daughter, Leslye Jennings, both of Snohomish; five grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Memorial contributions may be made to Children’s Hospital, Seattle.

Donald Kramer Sandpoint, Idaho

Vigil Service for Donald M. “Don” Kramer is set for 7 p.m. Sunday at Coffelt’s Moon Chapel, Sandpoint. Burial Mass will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Sandpoint. Coffelt Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Kramer, 77, died Thursday in Sandpoint. He was born in Polson, Mont., on Christmas Day. He married his high school sweetheart, Margaret, in Tacoma.

He served in the Army during World War II as a pilot instructor. He moved to Sandpoint in 1946, started the Sandpoint Air Service and managed the Sandpoint Airport.

In the 1970s he became the chief pilot for Pack River Lumber Co. and later managed Pack River’s sawmills. He retired in 1982.

Mr. Kramer was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and the Teamsters Union and was a 50-year member of Sandpoint Elks Lodge.

His wife of 53 years, Margaret, died in 1994. Survivors include two sons, Brain Kramer and Tony Kramer, both of Sandpoint; one sister, Ruth Guinard of Kalispell, Mont.; and three grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Bonner Community Hospice.

Elizabeth Jim Wellpinit, Wash.

Service for Elizabeth Boyd Jim, 73, is set for 10 a.m. today in the Spokane Tribal Longhouse in Wellpinit. Burial will follow in the Wellpinit Cemetery. Strate Funeral Home in Grand Coulee is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Jim died Tuesday at the Colville Tribal Convalescent Center in Nespelem, Wash. She was born in Wellpinit.

She attended Chemawa Indian Boarding School in Salem, Ore., and had worked as a cook for many years for the Spokane Tribal Seniors.

She was a member of the Spokane Indian Tribe and the Catholic Church.

Her husband, Agipith Judge, died in 1970. Her survivors include one son, Raymond Jim of Spokane; two daughters, Rhonda Semoe of Wapato, Wash., and Sandra Cohen of Omak, Wash.; two sisters, Eva Boyd of Ronan, Mont., and Tillie Boyd of Spokane; and numerous grandchildren.

George Fratzke Spokane

Private cremation for George E. Fratzke, 75, will be held. Hazen and Jaeger Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Fratzke, who died Tuesday, was born in Fairbank, Iowa.

Mr. Fratzke, a 35-year resident of Spokane, began teaching in Minnesota and moved to Spokane in the 1950s. He became the coordinator of the English curriculum for Spokane School District No. 81 and retired in 1974.

He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church.

He is survived by one brother, Louis Fratzke of Pierre, S.D.; and one sister, Helen Edwards of Coeur d’Alene.

James Reilly Spokane

Graveside service for James Joseph Riley, 86, will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Holy Cross Cemetery. HennesseySmith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Reilly, a lifetime Spokane resident, died Thursday.

He worked as a civil engineer and was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Parish and the Knights of Columbus.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Juanita Reilly; two sons Dennis Reilly of Bellevue, Wash., and John Reilly of Wasilla, Alaska; one daughter, Donna Flanagan of Washington, D.C.; one brother, William Reilly of Spokane; and four grandchildren.

Kathleen Johnson Spokane

Memorial service for Kathleen L. Johnson, 52, is set for 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Spokane Christian Fellowship. Hazen and Jaeger Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Johnson, a 30-year Spokane resident, died Feb. 27. She was born in Boston and was a children’s book writer.

She is survived by her companion, Matthew Huntley of Spokane; two sons, John Millen of Vancouver, Wash., and Kenneth Johnson of Ellensburg; three daughters, Barbara Millen and Debra Sutter, both of Medical Lake, and Annette Humphrey of Veradale; one brother, David Boswell of Alabama; and seven grandchildren.

Rosella Bushell Wallace

Memorial service for Rosella “Rose” Bushell, 72, will begin at 11 a.m. today at Kellogg Funeral Chapel. Shoshone Funeral Service and Crematory, Kellogg, is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Bushell, 72, died Wednesday at Kootenai Medical Center in Coeur d’Alene. She was born in Plains, Mont.

She moved to Wallace from Montana in 1947. She was a longtime member and once a president of the Wallace Eagles Auxiliary.

Mrs. Bushell enjoyed reading, card games, shuffleboard and sports.

She was preceded in death by her son Tony Bushell. Survivors include two daughters, Rhonda Gunderson of Kellogg and Rosalyn Wurmlinger of Post Falls; one son Dick Thompson of Roseburg, Ore.; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Wallace Eagles Club or North Idaho Cancer Center.

JoAnn Claussen Spokane

Memorial service for JoAnn E. Claussen, 60, is set for 11 a.m. today at Knox Presbyterian Church. Hazen and Jaeger Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Claussen, who died Wednesday, was born in Great Falls, Mont.

She was a 23-year Spokane resident and was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church, where she was a secretary from 1983 until 1993.

She is survived by her husband of 41 years, George Claussen; two sons, Michael Claussen of Portland and Gregg Claussen of Spokane; one daughter, Mary Boehnel of San Diego; two sisters Claudia Creel of Helena and Mary Hahn of Spokane; and four grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Knox Presbyterian Church Deacon’s Fund or the American Cancer Society.

Max Price Valley, Wash.

Service for Max Price, 62, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Crossroads Community Church in Valley. Burial will follow at Springdale (Wash.) Cemetery. Schanzenbach Funeral Home in Chewelah, Wash., is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Price, who was born in Addy, Wash., died Tuesday.

He served in the Army during the Korean War and moved to Chewelah from California in 1968. He worked for Northwest Alloys and retired in 1992.

He was a member of Crossroads Community Church.

His wife, Vera, died in 1979. Survivors include his mother, Verda Price of Chewelah; two sons, Rodney Price of Boise and David Price of Springdale; one stepson, Robert Pierce of Clearlake, Calif.; one stepdaughter, Kathy Williams of Roseville, Calif.; three sisters, Joy Panagos of Chewelah, Doris Finch of Pomeroy, Wash., and Patty Lamberson of Placerville, Calif.; numerous grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

Robert Cline Laurier, Wash.

Service for Robert K. Cline, 28, is planned for 11 a.m. today at Zion Lutheran Church in Deer Park. Lauer Funeral Home in Deer Park is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Cline died Feb. 24 from complications resulting from a Feb. 17 car accident in Ferry County.

He was born in Spokane and had attended Deer Park, Mead and Riverside high schools. He had worked as a chef at Shagnasty’s and the Yellow Rose in Deer Park and at the Waitts Lake Resort.

He is survived by his wife, Dena Cline; one son, Robert Cline, and one daughter, Brandy Bernsten, both at home; his parents, Robert and Carolyn Cline of Deer Park; two sisters, Sharma Loshbaugh of Valley, Wash., and Tammy Cline of Deer Park; and his grandparents.

Harold Miller Hayden Lake, Idaho

Service for Harold “Hugh” Miller, 64, will begin at 2 p.m. today at Yates Funeral Home, Coeur d’Alene Chapel. Burial will follow at Coeur d’Alene Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Miller died Tuesday at Kootenai Medical Center in Coeur d’Alene. He was born in South Gate, Calif., where he graduated from high school.

He was a carpenter and enjoyed woodworking and making toys. He and his wife, Beverly, moved to Hayden Lake from Lynwood, Calif., after he retired in 1984.

Survivors include his wife at home; two daughters, Karen August of Riverside, Calif., and Janet Whipple of Moreno Valley, Calif.; two sisters, Darlene McGovern of South Gate, Calif., and Elizabeth Welch of Bellflower, Calif.; and four grandchildren.

Tom Destefano Spokane

Vigil service for Tom Destefano, 80, is set for 7 p.m. Sunday at HennesseySmith Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Aloysius Catholic Church. Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery.

Mr. Destefano, who died Wednesday, was born in Rossland, British Columbia.

He had lived in Spokane since 1942 and worked as a custodian.

He was a member of St. Aloysius Parish, the Knights of Columbus, the Gonzaga Boosters Club and the American-Italian Club.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Frances Destefano; two sons, Joe and William Destefano, one brother, Ray Destefano, and two sisters, Mary Montano and Fanny Destefano, all of Spokane; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Poor Clare Nuns or Morning Star Boys Ranch.

Harold ‘Bud’ Blue Spokane

Memorial service for Harold L. “Bud” Blue, 73, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Valleyford Community Church. Hazen and Jaeger Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Blue, who died Wednesday, was born in Pomeroy, Wash.

He served in the Civilian Conservation Corps and in the Navy. He moved to Spokane in 1946 and worked as a truck driver for many years.

Mr. Blue was a member of Eagles Lodge No. 2 and Teamsters Retirees. He had participated in Gentlemen on Horseback for many years.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Merttybell Blue; one daughter, Janeen Hartman; two sisters; four grandchildren and three greatgranddaughters.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Spokane.

Dorothy Devine Spokane

Memorial service for Dorothy Marie Devine, 87, will be at 4 p.m. Tuesday at First Presbyterian Church. Hazen and Jaeger Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Born in South Bend, Wash., Mrs. Devine died Wednesday.

She graduated from North Central High School in 1925 and attended Washington State University, where she was a member of the Delta Zeta sorority.

She had been the office manager for H.F. Green Co. and Standard Asphalt Co. for 35 years.

She had lived in Spokane for 80 years and was a member of First Presbyterian Church, where she was also an elder and choir member.

She is survived by one brother, Paul Devine of Spokane.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

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