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Nina Roy Kellogg

Private service for Nina May Roy, 66, will be held at a later date. Shoshone Funeral Service of Kellogg is in charge of arrangements.

Ms. Roy, a lifelong Silver Valley resident, died Thursday at the Mountain Valley Care and Rehabilitation Center in Kellogg.

She was born at Pine Creek near Pinehurst and graduated from Kellogg High School. She was a homemaker and a member of the American Lutheran Church of Kellogg.

Survivors include three sisters, Doris Siegfried of Pinehurst, Mary Moran of Smelterville, Idaho, and Minnie Hamilton of Oregon; and two granddaughters.

Patricia Stec Spokane

Service for Patricia A. Stec, 45, is set for 10 a.m. Saturday at Riplinger Funeral Home. Cremation will follow the service.

Mrs. Stec, who died Tuesday, was born in Kansas City, Mo., and had lived in Spokane for more than 12 years.

She was the trauma nurse coordinator at Holy Family Hospital and also a member of the Washington State University staff teaching for the Intercollegiate Center for Nursing Education.

She was a registered nurse and belonged to the Emergency Nurses Association and the Washington State Nurses Association.

Mrs. Stec is survived by her husband, Paul; two daughters, Lisa and Kimberly Stec, both at home; and her parents, Harvey and Nancy Ashford of Kansas City.

Memorial contributions may be made to a scholarship fund at the Intercollegiate Center for Nursing Education, Development Office, 2917 W. Fort George Wright Drive, Spokane, WA 99204.

Grace Lacy-Finstad Spokane

Service for Grace O. Lacy-Finstad, 81, is set for 1 p.m. Saturday at Thornhill Valley Funeral Home. Burial will be at Pines Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Mrs. Lacy, who was born in Peggs, Okla., died Tuesday at home.

She was a homemaker and had lived in Spokane for 48 years.

She was a member of the Royal Neighbors; Union Local No. 112 Loyal Star Auxiliary, the Brotherhood of Railway Carmen of America; and Dishman Baptist Church.

She is survived by five sisters, Florence Horn of Phoenix, Ore., Maybelle Patterson and Bea Kimbrell, both of Pawhuska, Okla., and Lucille Ellis and Lee Pearce, both of Broken Arrow, Okla.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, N.E. Chapter, S. 9 Washington, Suite 215, Spokane, WA 99204.

John Riggs Jr. Blanchard, Idaho

Service for John Anthony Riggs Jr., 23, will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Priest River (Idaho) Community Congregational Church with burial to follow at Evergreen Cemetery. Sherman-Knapp Funeral Home in Priest River is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Riggs died Monday from injuries suffered in a logging accident near Priest River.

He was born in West Covina, Calif., and moved to the Vay/Edgemere, Idaho, area when he was 4.

He worked as a skidder operator for A.G. “Shorty” Blood Logging of Sandpoint.

Mr. Riggs is survived by his wife, Tara; three daughters, Toarrie, Mellissa and Samantha Riggs, all at home; two brothers, Sam and Michael Riggs, both of Priest River; one sister, Gretta Riggs of Priest River; his mother and stepfather, Marlane and Harold Anselmo of Priest River; his father, John Riggs Sr. of Priest River; his grandmothers, Viola Riggs of Highland, Calif., and Marcelle Diego of Hacienda Heights, Calif.; his grandfather, Bob Diego of California; and his great-grandmother, Theresa Diego of Hacienda Heights.

Rolf Bauge Spokane

Memorial Mass for Rolf Bauge, 57, will be at 11 a.m. today at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Cheney. Hazen and Jaeger Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Bauge, who died Tuesday, was born in Norway.

A former Cheney resident, he had lived in Spokane for 14 years.

He had worked for Sammons Communications Co. and as a delivery driver for B & B Distributors.

He had served in the Army.

Mr. Bauge is survived by his wife, Peggy Bauge; two sons, John and Dan Bauge, both of Spokane; one sister, Brita Bear of Oxnard, Calif.; and two granddaughters.

Priscilla ‘Pat’ Gass Medical Lake

Family memorial gathering for Priscilla “Pat” Gass, 77, was held.

Mrs. Gass, who died Sept. 29, was born in Portland, Maine.

She had lived in Spokane and worked at Truck Town.

She moved to Inchelium and Asotin, Wash., and returned to Spokane eight years ago.

She is survived by her husband of 37 years, Bill; three daughters, Sandy Gerrells and Joyce Morton, both of Spokane, and Patsy Burger of Veradale; two sons, Mike and Pat Gass, both of Spokane; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Spokane or the American Cancer Society.

Ervin Wagner Spokane

Service for Evrin C. Wagner, 80, will be at 2 p.m. today at Strate Funeral Home in Davenport, Wash. Burial will be at Hillcrest Cemetery in Harrington, Wash.

Mr. Wagner, who was born near Harrington, died Tuesday.

He graduated from Harrington High School and farmed for his mother at Duck Lake, Wash., after her second husband died.

He and his wife, Janet, moved to Bluestem, Wash., in 1951 and farmed.

He retired in 1984, and they moved to Spokane.

He was a member of Community Congregational Church, the United Grain Growers, the Harrington-Sprague Soil Conservation District, the Cub Scout Council and the Odd Fellows Lodge.

He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Aileen Sweet of Harrington and Deborah Schultz of Otis Orchards; one son, Kenneth Wagner of Harrington; two sisters, Ruth Jantz of Odessa, Wash., and Betty Lue Walker of Spokane; three brothers, Ernest Wagner of Reardan, Wash., and John and Rudolf Wagner, both of Harrington; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

John ‘Bing’ Bowerman Newport, Wash.

Memorial service for John Junior ‘Bing’ Bowerman, 71, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Sherman-Knapp Funeral Home in Newport.

Mr. Bowerman, who was born in Spokane, died Monday.

He graduated from high school in Riverside, Wash., and served in the Navy during World War II.

He worked as a mechanic for the Austin Meyers Pulp Mill, as a heavy equipment operator for the county road district or 13 years, at a pole yard with Lars Larson, and for 17 years as supervisor for the city of Newport. He retired in 1985.

Mr. Bowerman had served as a City Councilman for Newport and was a member of the Newport Eagles.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Betty; one daughter, Kelly McGuire of Spokane; three sisters, Laurine Werfhorst of Sumner, Wash., Verla Hogan of Darrington, Wash., and Charlotte Galvin of Chehalis, Wash; two brothers, Kenneth Bowerman of Tombstone, Ariz., and Merle Bowerman of Ridgefield, Wash.; and three grandchildren.

Velma Elliot Spokane

Service for Velma M. Elliot, a longtime Spokane resident, will be at 10 a.m. today at Hazen and Jaeger Funeral Home. Burial will be at Fairmount Memorial Park.

Mrs. Elliot, 83, died Tuesday.

Born in Clark, N.D., she was a 50-year Spokane resident and a homemaker.

Her husband, Walter Elliot, died in 1971.

There are no surviving family members.

Chester ‘C.W.’ Johnson Spokane

Memorial service for Chester W. “C.W.” Johnson, 87, is set for 9 a.m. today at Riplinger Funeral Home.

Born in Spokane, Mr. Johnson died Tuesday.

He lived in Spokane for 80 years and was a carman for Western Fruit Express for 35 years.

Mr. Johnson was a member of Eagles Lodge No. 2 and the Brotherhood of Railway Carmen of America.

His wife of 35 years, Pauline, died in 1986.

He is survived by his companion, Millie Green of Spokane; three daughters, Eleanor Wallace, Linda Pointer and Judy Brown, and one son, Chester Johnson, all of Spokane; one sister, Margaret Hoffman of Spokane; two brothers, Ralph Johnson of Spokane and John Johnson of Canada; 20 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

Pearl Blair Spokane

Service for Pearl F. Blair, 85, is set for noon today at Hazen and Jaeger Funeral Home. Burial will be at Greenwood Memorial Terrace.

Mrs. Blair, who died Tuesday, was born in Wilbur, Wash.

She was a homemaker and had lived in Spokane for 53 years.

Her husband, Clarence, died in 1972.

She is survived by two daughters, Betty Potter of Otis Orchards and Clarice Snider of Spokane; two sons, Harry Davis of Okanogan, Wash., and Stanley Davis of Omak, Wash.; two brothers, Walter Hope and Carl Anvick; one sister, Artie Willner; three half-sisters; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association of Washington, N.E. Chapter, 9 S. Washington, Suite 215, Spokane, WA 99204.

Dolph Carlson Spokane

Memorial service for Dolph Carlson, 82, will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Fairchild Air Force Base Chapel.

Mr. Carlson died Sept. 25 while vacationing with his wife, Leona, in Anchorage, Alaska.

He was born in Auburn, Mass.

He served in the Army for 25 years and served in World War II and the Korean War. He retired from the military in 1958.

He had lived in Spokane for 20 years and worked in industrial security.

Mr. Carlson’s survivors include his wife of 34 years, Leona “Lee”; two daughters, Carrie Sauter of Arden, Wash., and Valerie Carlson of Anchorage; two sons, Richard Carlson of California and Murray Carlson of Illinois; one brother, Gus Carlson of Maine; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Spokane Parks and Recreation Foundation for the Manito Park Rose Garden.

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