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Josephine Johnston Coeur d’Alene

Mass for Josephine E. Johnston, 92, is set for 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Coeur d’Alene. Burial will follow at the St. Thomas Catholic Cemetery. English Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Johnston died Saturday at Pinewood Care Center in Coeur d’Alene.

She was born in Stanton, Neb.

Mrs. Johnston and her husband moved to Coeur d’Alene in 1925 and were in the wholesale gas and oil business.

She was an artist, homemaker and gardener and was a member of St. Thomas Catholic Church and the Catholic Daughters.

Her husband, Ivin, died in 1959.

Survivors include two sons, Don Johnston and Robert Johnston, both of Coeur d’Alene; one daughter, Eleanor Smith, of Coeur d’Alene; one sister, Anona J. Stein of Oregon City, Ore.; 12 grandchildren and 18 greatgrandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Catholic Daughters.

Ellen Beattie Spokane

Service for Ellen E. Beattie, 78, is set for 1 p.m. today at Sunset Mausoleum Chapel at Fairmount Memorial Park. Hazen and Jaeger Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Beattie died Friday.

She was born in Kamiah, Idaho.

She was a longtime Spokane resident and a member of Opportunity Presbyterian Church.

Mrs. Beattie worked as a checker in Spokane grocery stores. She later became an licensed practical nurse and worked at Sacred Heart Medical Center during the 1960s and early 1970s.

She is survived by two sons, Jim Tiffany of Spirit Lake, Idaho, and Thomas Tiffany of Spokane; one stepson William Beattie; one stepdaughter, Kathleen Everest; two brothers Floyd Gilliam and Alfred Gilliam; five sisters, Ruth Bosserman, Evangeline Cone, Lois McQuarrie, Marlene Dunlop and Mayme Cooke; five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and four stepgrandchildren.

Walter Ceder Spokane

At his request, no service will be held for Walter Pershing Ceder, 76. Hennessey-Smith Funeral Home is in charge or arrangements.

Mr. Ceder, a 35-year Spokane resident, died Monday. He was born in Spokane.

He graduated from North Central High School and was a driver and dispatcher for a trucking company.

He served in World War II and was a member of the Hillyard Veterans of Foreign Wars.

He is survived by two sons, Chris Ceder of Redmond, Wash., and Clinton Ceder of Seattle; three daughters, Karen Ferris of Hampton, Iowa, Dagni Harkema of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Carole Cox of Spokane; one sister, Dorothy Osborne of Spokane; and nine grandchildren.

Norman Houger Creston, Wash.

No service will be held for Norman T. Houger, 88. Strate Funeral Home in Davenport, Wash., is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Houger, who was born in Creston, died Saturday.

A farmer, he was a member of the Washington Association of Wheat Growers. He was also a member of the Creston Community Club and Jehovah’s Witnesses and was on the boards of of Lincoln Hospital and the Lincoln Electric Co-Op.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Annie Houger; a daughter, Karen Jones of Creston; a son, Terry Houger of Airway Heights; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Creston Emergency Medical Technicians/Ambulance or Fire Department or the Lincoln Hospital Foundation.

Madalene Goettlich Spokane

Graveside service for Madalene V. Goettlich, 84, is set for 1 p.m. today Wednesday at Riverside Memorial Park. Ball and Dodd Funeral Home-South is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Goettlich died Saturday.

She was born in Whitefish, Mont.

Mrs. Goettlich was a former manager of Rutherford’s Triple X Restaurant and retired in 1975.

She was a member of the Royal Neighbors of Spokane.

She is survived by one son, Richard Zornes of Moses Lake; one sister, Peggy Gilmore; 10 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Cancer Patient Care.

Elizabeth Kienholz Sandpoint

A private family service will be held at a later date in Spokane for Mrs. Elizabeth “Bess” Kienholz. Coffelt Funeral Service of Sandpoint is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Kienholz, 95, died Saturday in Sandpoint.

She was born in Manchester, England, and as a child moved to Canada, where she married Roy Lee in 1919.

They moved to Spokane in 1930. Mr. Lee died in 1956.

Mrs. Kienholz enjoyed playing the mandolin and organ and had played in a band in Spokane.

She married Delbert Kienholz in 1970, and he died in 1981. She moved to Sandpoint in 1985.

Survivors include one daughter, Nancy Chamberlain of Sandpoint; one stepson, Wes Kienholz of Oceanside, Calif.; one sister, Hilda Caddy of Port Coquitlam, British Columbia; 10 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Jack Ehlinger Seattle

Funeral Mass for John J. “Jack” Ehlinger, 86, will be at 10 a.m. today at Our Lady of the Lake Church in Seattle. Burial will be at Holyrood Cemetery in Seattle. Hoffner, Fisher and Harvey Chapel in Seattle is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Ehlinger, who was born in Spokane, died Friday.

He graduated from Gonzaga University and lived in Spokane until 1959, when he moved to Seattle. He was a wholesale food broker.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Phyllis Ehlinger; two sisters, Emily Ehlinger of Spokane and Grace Hendricks of Long Beach, Calif.; two sons, Craig Ehlinger of Battle Ground, Wash., and Mark Ehlinger of Vancouver, British Columbia; one daughter, Tess Bartram of Seattle; eight grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and 14 foster children.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Morning Star Boys Ranch or the Our Lady of the Lake School Endowment Fund, 3520 N.E. 89th, Seattle, WA 98115.

Ralph Main Republic, Wash.

Service for Ralph W.E. Main, 84, is set for 11 a.m. Thursday at Republic First Presbyterian Church. Burial will be at the Republic Cemetery. Bergh Funeral Service in Republic is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Main, who died Sunday, was born in Chicago.

He worked as a mechanical engineer and on Grand Coulee Dam.

In 1951 he became county engineer for Ferry County.

He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Flo; one son, Doug Main of Republic; two daughters, Mary Lou Moon of Bow, Wash., and Susan Blouin of Coupeville, Wash.; 13 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Ferry County Memorial Hospital.

Rosa VanEss Spokane

Memorial service for Rosa L. VanEss, 86, is planned for 4 p.m. today at Millwood Presbyterian Church. Private burial will be at the Pines Cemetery. Hazen & Jaeger Valley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Miss VanEss, a retired schoolteacher, died Sunday.

She was born in Hoquiam, Wash.

Miss VanEss graduated from Western Washington University and taught for 38 years in Western Washington. She retired to Spokane 17 years ago.

Survivors include two brothers, Lester VanEss of Naches, Wash., and Fred VanEss Sr., of Hoquiam.

Robert McCormick Spokane

Memorial service for Robert S. McCormick, 88, is planned for 10 a.m. Friday at Thornhill Valley Funeral Home. Private inurnment is planned.

Mr. McCormick, a longtime Spokane resident, was born in Danville, Wash. He died Saturday.

He worked as a deputy assessor for Spokane County for 25 years and retired in 1972.

He received many awards in dog field trials.

His wife, Genevieve McCormick, died in 1987.

He is survived by two sons, Thomas McCormick of Spokane and Samuel McCormick of Salem, Ore.; two daughters, Claudia Lynn of Florence, Ore., and Kay McCormick of Spokane; 10 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Dorothy Ward Coeur d’Alene

Memorial service for Dorothy “Melba” Ward, 78, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Coeur d’Alene Memorial Funeral Home.

Mrs. Ward died Sunday at Kootenai Medical Center.

She was born in Richmond, Calif., and worked as a legal secretary for the state of California.

Mrs. Ward and her husband, Ernest, were married on St. Patrick’s Day in 1936 and moved to Coeur d’Alene in 1989. She was a member of the reorganized Church of Latter Day Saints, Coeur d’Alene.

She is survived by her husband, Ernest, at home; one son, Al Ward of Kellogg; one daughter, Carolynn Gisel of Post Falls; one sister, Della Brymerof Chino, Calif.; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Memorial contribution may be made to Kootenai Medical Center, Oncology Unit, 2003 Lincoln Way, Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814.

Margurite Luse Fort Myers, Fla.

No service will be held for Margurite M. Luse, 92, at her request.

Mrs. Luse died last Wednesday in Fort Myers, Fla.

She was born in Libby, Mont., and had lived in Ephrata, Wash., before moving to Spokane in 1964. She moved to Hawaii in 1975 and to Florida six years ago.

Her husband, Everett Luse, died in 1975.

She was a member of the Audubon Chapter 214 of the Order of Eastern Star.

She is survived by a daughter, Eloise Kilker of Fort Myers; two sons, Arthur Luse of Hawaii and Eugene Luse of Spokane; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children.

Effie Marlin Spokane

Memorial service for Effie M. Marlin, 77, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Pines Mausoleum. Thornhill Valley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Marlin, who died Sunday, was born in Manson, Wash., and graduated from high school there as valedictorian.

A homemaker, she and her husband lived in Bellevue, Wash., before she moved to Spokane in 1984.

She was a member of the Spokane Metaphysical Society.

Her husband, James Marlin, died in 1983.

She is survived by three sons James Marlin of Bothell, Wash., and Jerry and David Marlin, both of Spokane; one brother, Harry Fiske of Colorado Springs; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Florence Davis Spokane

Service for Florence W. Davis, 87, will be at 1 p.m. today at the Pines Mausoleum. Entombment will follow. Thornhill Valley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Davis, who died Sunday, was born in Kansas City, Kan. She grew up in Arco, Idaho, where she graduated from high school.

She and her husband, Dick Davis, lived in Valley, Wash., before moving to Spokane in 1956. She owned Rich Avenue Gardens Greenhouse and Flower Shop in Spokane from 1956 to 1966.

She was a member of the Growing Pains Garden Club and the Hillyard Senior Center Club.

Her husband died in 1985.

She is survived by a daughter, Ramona Durrant of Spokane; a son, James Davis of Kennewick; nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

George Gable Spokane

Memorial service for George B. Gable, 74, is planned for 3 p.m. Thursday at the Masonic Temple. Private burial will precede at Fairmount Memorial Park.

Mr. Gable died Friday. He was a lifetime Spokane resident.

He graduated from North Central High School and served in the Army Air Corps.

Mr. Gable was a former co-owner of Clay and Gable Auto Supply.

He was a member of The Spokane Club, the Audubon Park Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite Bodies, El Katif Shrine, El Katif Shrine Arab Patrol, and the North, South and Spokane Valley Shrine Clubs.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Carmen; two sons, Craig Gable of Redmond, Wash., and Kent Gable of St. Paul, Minn.; one granddaughter and one grandson.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children.

Lucille Snyder Coeur d’Alene

Service for Lucille I. Snyder, a homemaker, is set for 2 p.m., Friday, at English Funeral Chapel in Coeur d’Alene.

Mrs. Snyder, 85, died Sunday at home.

She was born in Murphysborro, Ky.

Mrs. Snyder and her husband, Ralph, lived in Seattle and summered in Coeur d’Alene for many years. They moved to Coeur d’Alene in 1991.

Survivors include her husband, Ralph, at home; two sons, Allen Ingalls of Vancouver, Wash., and Norman Snyder of San Bernardino, Calif.; two daughters, Virginia Balser of Hayden, Idaho, and Terri Satchwell of Ogden, Utah; two sisters, Mary Butler of Palm Desert, Calif., and Vera Anderson of Bainbridge Island, Wash.; 18 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Children’s Village, 1350 W. Hanley, Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814.

Sister Cosma Peter, O.P. Colville, Wash.

Funeral Mass for Sister Cosma Peter, 76, was Tuesday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Colville. Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery. Danekas Funeral Chapel in Colville is in charge of arrangements.

Sister Peter died Friday.

She was born in Germany.

A member of the Dominican Sisters of Spokane, now the Sinsinawa Dominicans, she came to Our Lady of the Valley Convent in Kettle Falls, Wash., in 1937. She served at a hospital in Conrad, Mont., and attended nurses’ training at Carroll College in Helena.

She became a radiology technician and worked at St. Martin’s Hospital in Tonasket, Wash., from 1946 until 1952, St. Joseph’s Hospital in Chewelah, Wash., St. Mary’s Hospital in Conrad from 1953 to 1957, and again from 1961 to 1975, and Mount Carmel Hospital in Colville from 1957 to 1958 and again for the past several years in pastoral care.

She is survived by one sister, Klara, and two brothers, Martin and Alfonz Peter, all of Germany.

Paul Fruechte Spokane

Memorial service for Paul J. Fruechte, 77, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church. Ball and Dodd Funeral Home-South is in charge of cremation.

Mr. Fruechte died Tuesday.

He was born in Waukon, Iowa.

Mr. Fruechte was a retired district manager for Encyclopedia Brittanica.

He is survived by three daughters, Susan Durant of Seattle, Ann Fruechte of Portland and Patricia Henry of Spokane; one son, Rick Fruechte of Spokane; one brother, Mark Bellows of Bellevue, Wash.; one sister, Marvel Elliot of Tucson, Ariz.; and four grandchildren.

Memorial contributions to St. Mark’s Lutheran Church.

Marilyn Neumiller Spokane

Service for Marilyn “Peri” Neumiller, 61, is set for 10 a.m. today at Riplinger Funeral Home. Private burial will be at Fairmount Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mrs. Neumiller died Sunday.

Born in Portland, she was a clerk for American Sign and Indicator for 25 years.

A 30-year Spokane resident, she was a member of the Eagles Aerie.

She is survived by two sons, Todd and Darrel Neumiller; and three grandchildren.

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