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Obituaries

Roy Phillipy Spokane

Family graveside service for Roy Phillipy, 88, is set for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Spokane Memorial Gardens. Public memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Millwood Community Presbyterian Church. Ball and Dodd Funeral Home-North is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Phillipy died Saturday. He was born in Velpen, Ind., and had lived in Spokane since 1910. He worked for the Great Northern Railway and the Burlington Northern Railroad for nearly 50 years.

He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Millwood Presbyterian Church, the East Spokane Grange, the American Association of Retired Persons and railroad employee associations.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Ruby (Graham) Phillipy, four sons Mark and Keith Phillipy, both of Spokane, Lawrence Phillipy of Valley, Wash., and David Phillipy of Brentwood, Tenn.; three sisters, Leatha Mael and Mary Obed, both of Spokane, and Marjorie Capehart of Evansville, Ind.; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Millwood Presbyterian Church, the Masonic Temple, or Order of the Eastern Star Training Awards for Religious Leadership in care of White Rose Eastern Star.

Lilly Aucutt Spokane

Service for Lilly E. Aucutt, 86, is planned for 1 p.m. today at Redeemer Lutheran Church. Burial will follow at Pines Cemetery. Hazen and Jaeger Valley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Aucutt, who died Thursday, was a lifetime Spokane resident.

She was a homemaker and a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church.

Her husband, Fred Aucutt, preceded her in death. Survivors include two daughters, Marian Woods of Mesa, Ariz., and Charlotte Aucutt of Bainbridge Island, Wash.; and two granddaughters.

Memorial contributions may be given to the American Diabetes Association.

Richard Greif Uniontown, Wash.

Memorial service for Richard “Dick” Joseph Greif, a farmer and cattleman, is set for 3 p.m. Wednesday at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Uniontown.

Mr. Greif, 65, died Friday at Gritman Medical Center, Moscow, after having a heart attack at home. He was born in Colton, Wash.

He graduated from Moscow High School and attended Gonzaga University on a boxing scholarship. He served in the Army during the Korean War. After his discharge he graduated from the University of Idaho with a degree in animal husbandry.

He was a member of the Moscow Elks Lodge, the American Legion, the Whitman County Cattlemen’s Association, the National Simmental Association, the Uniontown Knights of Columbus, the John Birch Society and the Colton School Board.

Survivors include his wife of 39 years Shirley; one son, Broc Greif of Portland; three daughters, Katie Kulczyk of Bellevue, Wash., Julie Beck of Boise and Mary Broemeling of Genesee, Idaho; four sisters; and six grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Shriners Childrens Hospital, Spokane or the St. Boniface Church Endowment Fund, Uniontown.

Verda McCoy Clarkston, Wash.

Graveside service for Verda Adell McCoy, is set for 11 a.m. Wednesday at Coeur d’Alene Memorial Gardens. A service will follow at 2 p.m. at the Church of God in Wallace. Shoshone Funeral Service, Wallace, is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. McCoy, 74, died Sunday at Tri State Memorial Hospital in Clarkston.

She and her husband owned and operated the Wallace Shoe Shop for several years. She also worked at the Shoshone County Courthouse.

She lived in Wallace for 45 years and was a member of the Church of God.

Her husband, C. Barney McCoy, died in 1964. Survivors include one daughter, Sharon Harris of Clarkston; two sisters, Lela Miller and Gertrude Elliott, both of Wichita, Kan.; and four grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Lewis Meeker Sandpoint

Service for Lewis H. Meeker, 72, will be at 11 a.m. today at Coffelt Funeral Home, Sandpoint. Private burial will be at Pinecrest Memorial Park.

Mr. Meeker, who died Friday, was born in Jewell, Kansas.

He graduated from high school in Gooding, Idaho, and was the second person to enroll at Farragut College.

He was a radio mechanic during World War II. He then worked in the propane business for 20 years and for 12 years for WI Forest Wood Products until he retired in 1984.

Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Bernadine, at home; two sons, Robert Meeker of Spokane and Ken Solberg of Coeur d’Alene; two daughters, JoAnn Solberg of Hayden Lake, Idaho, and Janet Meeker-Todd of Everett; one brother, Ken Meeker of Dillon, Mont.; two sisters, Betty Arnold of Riverside, Calif., and Joyce Hall of Connell, Wash.; and four grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Bonner Community Hospice or Bonner General Hospital, both in Sandpoint.

Garnetti Wines Deer Park

Service for Garnetti E. Wines, 73, will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Ball and Dodd Funeral Home-North. Burial will be at Fairmount Memorial Park.

Mrs. Wines, a former Spokane resident, died Saturday. She was born in South Haven, Kan.

A homemaker, she moved to Deer Park 10 years ago. She had lived in Spokane since 1942.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Francis Wines, in 1987. She is survived by four sons, Ricky, Randy, David and Kenny Wines, all of Elk; one daughter, Jacqueline Simpson of Post Falls; one stepson, James Wines and one stepdaughter, Eileen Getz, both of Fruitland, Wash.; one sister, Naomi Ruth Jennings of Moses Lake; 21 grandchildren and 28 greatgrandchildren.

Johnnie Brown Spokane

Memorial service for Johnnie Kensley Brown, 69, is planned for 6 p.m. Tuesday at Cremation Society of Washington.

Mr. Brown died Saturday. He was born in St. Louis, and moved to Spokane in 1981. He served in the Marine Corps during World War II.

He is survived by his wife of 10 years, Nenetta (Baliguat) Brown of Spokane; two sons, Jonathan Brown of Seattle and Johnnie Brown Jr., of New York; two daughters, Linda Steward of Maryland and Ladona Brown of New York; one brother, Gilbert Taylor of St. Louis; three sisters, Florence Johnson, Juanita Crane and Geneva Haynes, all of St. Louis; and two grandchildren.

Henry Milhofer Almira, Wash.

Funeral Mass for Henry J. “Hank” Milhofer, 67, is set for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Wilbur, Wash. Burial will be at Almira Cemetery. Hennessey-Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Milhofer, who was born in Hoquiam, Wash., died Friday.

He graduated from Washington State University and worked as an elementary school teacher. He was the principal and superintendent of public schools in Grand Coulee and had served as superintendent of public schools in Mabton, Wash., before he retired in 1983 as superintendent of public schools in Almira.

Mr. Milhofer served in the Army.

He is survived by one daughter, Nora Nichols of Spokane; one brother, William Milhofer of Aberdeen, Wash.; one sister, Rosemarie Castile of Sumner, Wash.; and three grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

Pearl Cummins Spokane

No service will be held for Pearl O. Cummins, 87, at her request. Hazen and Jaeger Valley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Cummins, who died Sunday, was born in Kansas and grew up in Arco, Idaho.

A homemaker, she and her husband moved to Spokane in 1965 from Elgin, Ore.

Her husband, Frank Cummins, died in 1990. She is survived by two nieces, Wanda Vick of Spokane and Shirley Cantrell of Las Vegas, Nev.; and two nephews, Dennis Farmer of Spokane and Dick Farmer of Port Orchard, Wash.

Jasper Adkins Coeur d’Alene

Memorial service for Jasper C. Adkins, 75, will be held at a later date. Hazen and Jaeger Valley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Adkins, who died Friday, was born in Portland.

He graduated from high school in Oregon and from Oregon State College in 1949 with a bachelor’s degree in wildlife management.

He served in the Army Air Corps from 1941 through 1945 and worked as a wildlife biologist for the Washington State Game Department from 1949 until 1982.

He was a member of the National Wildlife Federation and the Wildlife Society.

He is survived by two sons, Jay Adkins of Spokane and Brian Adkins of Sedro Woolley, Wash.; one daughter, Gail Adkins of Spokane; and four grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the North Idaho Cancer Center or the Wildlife Society.

Josephine Weber Post Falls

Graveside service for Josephine “Jo” Leola Weber was held Monday at Greenwood Memorial Terrace, Spokane.

Mrs. Weber, 71, died at home Friday. She was born in Newport, Wash.

She was a homemaker and made salads at Rosauers in Coeur d’Alene.

She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Paul Weber, at home; two sons, Jerry Weber and Larry Weber, both of Spokane; three daughters, Linda Thompson of Spokane, Sharon Steinmetz of Moses Lake and Paula Sperry of Newman Lake; two sisters Sally Jacobs of Spokane and Pauline Lowery of California; three brothers, Robert Larson of California, Larry Toner of Elk and Albert Larson of Las Vegas, Nev.; 17 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of North Idaho, 280 W. Prairie Ave., Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814.

Alfred Mitchell Spokane

Funeral Mass for Alfred R. Mitchell, retired Air Force lieutenant colonel, 72, is set for 11 a.m. today at St. Charles Catholic Church. Entombment will be at Holy Cross Cemetery.

Mr. Mitchell, who died Friday, was born in Keeseville, N.Y.

He retired from the Air Force in 1972 after 28 years. He had been director of personnel at Fairchild Air Force Base from 1966 to 1969 and had lived in Spokane since 1980.

He was a member of St. Charles Catholic Church.

He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Emily Mitchell; four sons, Michael Mitchell of Spokane, Patrick Mitchell of Omaha, Neb., James Mitchell of Birmingham, Ala., and John Mitchell of Boise; three daughters, Kathleen Hoke, Marie Schofield and Theresa Kelly, all of Omaha; two sisters, Sister Frances Marie of Plattsburg, N.Y., and Catherine Schwab of Clearwater, Fla.; and 10 grandchildren.

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

Bill Lyons Spokane

No service will be held for William A. “Bill” Lyons, 62. Ball and Dodd Funeral Home-South is in charge of cremation.

Mr. Lyons, a 22-year Spokane resident, died Saturday. He was born in Houlton, Maine.

He was an administrative assistant with the Bureau of Mines. He had served in the Air Force for 23 years and retired as a technical sergeant from Fairchild Air Force Base.

He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Ann Lyons; two sons, Mark Lyons of Mukilteo, Wash., and Bruce Lyons of Spokane; two daughter, Julie Lyons and Karen Konsbruck, both of Spokane; his mother, Olive Pappas of Colorado Springs, Colo.; one brother, Ray Lyons of Texas; one sister, Betty Sheasley of Colorado Springs Colo.; and five grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Cancer Patient Care or Hospice of Spokane.

Walter Boulger Spokane

Service for Walter Boulger, 71, is set for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Riplinger Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Fairmount Memorial Park.

Mr. Boulger was born in Mica and was a longtime Spokane resident. He died Thursday.

He worked at Kaiser Trentwood for 36 years as a fireman. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1474 and the Eagles Lodge No. 2. He was a World War II Navy veteran.

He is survived by three daughters, Joyce Zolman and Barbara Link, both of Spokane, and Linda (Pagel) Brown of Airway Heights; two sons, Gary and Larry Boulger, both of Spokane; 16 grandchildren and 10 greatgrandchildren.

Richard Downhour Spokane

Service for Richard “Dick” Downhour, 69, will be at 10 a.m. today at Hazen and Jaeger Funeral Home. Burial will be at Greenwood Memorial Terrace.

Mr. Downhour, a longtime auto mechanic in Spokane, died Thursday. He was born in Tacoma and had lived in Spokane for 48 years.

He served in the Navy during World War II and the Korean War.

Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Mary Lou Downhour; five daughters, Patty Brimhall, Peggy Skates, Beverly Place, Laurie Massie and Christine Downhour; six sons, Richard Downhour Jr., William, James, Jerry, David and Daniel Downhour; two brothers, John Letos and Robert Downhour; 18 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Sister Maureen Eileen O’Leary Spokane

Vigil service for Sister Maureen Eileen O’Leary S.N.J.M., will be at 7 p.m. today at the Holy Names Convent. Funeral Mass is planned for 10 a.m. Wednesday, also at the convent. Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery. Hennessey-Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Sister O’Leary, born Patricia O’Leary, in Seattle, died Sunday. She was 85.

She completed novitiate training in Marylhurst, Ore., in 1929 and made perpetual vows in 1932.

She graduated from Holy Names College in Spokane and was an elementary schoolteacher. She taught in Spokane at Our Lady of Lourdes, Sacred Heart, St. Aloysius and St. Francis of Assisi schools. She was also a parish and nursing home visitor in Spokane from 1984 until 1988. She moved to Holy Names Care Center five years ago.

She is survived by one sister, Kathleen Manley of Denver.

Neil Clinton Poulsbo, Wash.

No service will be held for H. Neil Clinton, 95, at his request. Bleitz Funeral Home in Seattle is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Clinton, who died Feb. 27, was born in Sherman, Mich.

He was a longtime Spokane resident and moved to Poulsbo with his wife in 1994. He worked in the produce business and later as a shipping and receiving clerk for a clothing distributor.

He was a veteran of World War I and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth; one son, Howard Clinton of Poulsbo; one sister, Pearl of Tacoma; and two grandchildren.

Hazel Barnes Spokane

Service for Hazel Marie Barnes, 79, is planned for 10 a.m. today at Our Lady of Lourdes Cathedral. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery. Riplinger Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Barnes, who was born in Ione, Wash., died Friday.

She had been a nursing home supervisor and lived in Spokane for 14 years.

Her husband preceded her in death. She is survived by her mother, Hazel Grable of Spokane; one sister, Norma Toedtemeier of Salem, Ore.; one daughter, Judy Dees of Temple Terrace, Fla.; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Clarence Orvold Spokane

At his request, no service will be held for Clarence T. Orvold, 100. Hennessey-Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Orvold, a 55-year Spokane resident, died Sunday. He was born in Parke Township, Minn.

He was a mechanic.

He is survived by one sister, Hazel Repass of Spearfish, S.D.

Gilma Burke Federal Way, Wash.

Service for Gilma E. Burke, 95, is planned for 11 a.m. today at Hazen and Jaeger Funeral Home followed by burial at Riverside Memorial Park.

Mrs. Burke, who died Wednesday, was born in Burr, Minn.

She had lived in Spokane for 81 years and recently moved to Hallmark Manor in Federal Way. She was a homemaker.

Her husband, Albert Burke, preceded her in death. She is survived by one sister, Esther Wittenberg, also at Hallmark Manor.

Memorial contributions may be made to Morning Star Boys Ranch.

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