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Harriette Green Spokane

Vigil service for Harriette Eleanore Green, 82, will be at 7 p.m. Saturday at Hennessey-Smith Funeral Home. Funeral Mass is planned for 3 p.m. Sunday at St. Aloysius Catholic Church.

Mrs. Green, born in Spokane, died Wednesday.

A homemaker, she was a lifetime resident of the Spokane and Coeur d’Alene area.

She had been a member of St. Aloysius Catholic Church, the St. Aloysius Altar Society, the Elks Auxiliary and Women of the Moose.

She was instrumental in starting Toys for Tots.

Her husband, Ellis preceded her in death.

She is survived by six sons, William, Harry, Leo, Richard, Thomas and John Green, all of Spokane; two daughters, Margaret Perugini and Mary Mirkovich, both of Bellevue, Wash.; four brothers, George Finney of Spokane, Lawrence Finney of Seattle, and William and Frank Finney, both of Coeur d’Alene; one sister, Ida Kennedy of Edmonds, Wash.; 27 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Harriet Green Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Gonzaga Preparatory School.

Velda Van Vleet Aiken Spokane

Service for Velda Van Vleet Aiken, 81, is planned for 1 p.m. today at Plymouth Congregational Church with private burial to follow. Heritage Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Born in Mondovi, Wash., Mrs. Aiken died Monday.

She was a 1933 graduate of North Central High School.

Mrs. Aiken worked for the Washington Water Power Co. She more recently had worked as a secretary for the U.S. government for 27 years.

She was a member of Plymouth Congregational Church, the National Association of Retired Federal Employees, and the monthly luncheon club of the North Central class of 1933.

Her first husband, Clyde Van Vleet, died in 1970.

She is survived by her husband of 13 years, Lyle; one sister, Elberta Gunning of Spokane; one stepdaughter, Lucille Corbin of Apple Valley, Calif.; and one stepson, Pat Aiken of Florence, Ore.

Memorial contributions may be made to Plymouth Congregational Church, the American Cancer Society or Hospice of Spokane.

Robert Seeley Spokane

Vigil service for Robert M. Seeley, 79, will be at 7 p.m. today at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Funeral Mass is set for 10 a.m. Saturday at the church. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery. Hennessey-Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Seeley, who was born in Lewistown, Mont., died Sunday.

He moved to Spokane during his senior year of high school and graduated from Gonzaga Prep.

A 25-year resident of Spokane, he had worked as a sales representative for the Garlock-Colt Co. in Portland and Eugene, Ore., and Seattle and Spokane.

His wife, Mary Margaret, died in 1987.

He is survived by one son, Charles Seeley of Portland, and four grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Immaculate Heart Retreat House.

Cecelia Chemodurow Coeur d’Alene

Funeral Mass for Cecelia “Ceil” Chemodurow, 87, will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Coeur d’Alene. Burial will follow at Forest Cemetery in Coeur d’Alene. Yates Funeral Home of Coeur d’Alene is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Chemodurow, who was born in Ireland, died Thursday.

She immigrated to the United States with her parents in 1918 and lived in Wallace for many years. She graduated from Wallace High School and married Theodore Chemodurow in 1937.

She worked as a legal secretary before her marriage.

Her husband preceded her in death.

Mrs. Chemodurow was active in church activities and founded St. Ann’s Study Club in Wallace.

Survivors include two sons, Patrick of Prichard, Idaho, and Michael of Scottsdale, Ariz.; one daughter, Sylvia Green of California; one sister, Anne Carroll of Coeur d’Alene; eight grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; one niece and two nephews.

Bertha Daly Spokane

Vigil service for Bertha Daly, 83, is planned for 7 p.m. today at Hennessey-Smith Funeral Home. Mass will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Charles Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery.

A 23-year Spokane resident, Mrs. Daly died Tuesday.

She was born in Hoboken, N.J.

She was a member of St. Charles Catholic Parish and Altar Society and a longtime member of the Chancellory Ladies Sewing Group.

Her first husband, John Kelly, died in 1962. Her second husband, John Daly, died in 1989.

Survivors include one daughter, Ann Kelly of Spokane; one son, John Kelly of Brooklyn, N.Y.; one brother, Richard Rehne of Boise; six grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

Memorials may be sent to the House of Charity, 9 W. Main, Spokane, WA 99201.

Helen Morrison Roberts Spokane

Memorial service for Helen Margaret Morrison Roberts, 84, is set for noon today at St. Charles Catholic Church in Salmon, Idaho. Riplinger Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Born in Pocatello, Idaho, Mrs. Roberts died Sept. 20.

A homemaker, she had been a Spokane resident since 1976.

Her husband, Bo, died in 1975.

Survivors include one daughter, Rose Lewis of Spokane; one son, Mike Roberts of Boise; one sister Mary Kuharski of Idaho Falls; one brother James Morrison of Wenatchee; four grandchildren and one great-grandson.

Mildred Davis Harris Spokane

Memorial service for Mildred Davis Harris, 94, will be at a later date in Chewelah, Wash. Riplinger Funeral Home is in charge of cremation.

Mrs. Harris, who was born in Pattonsburg, Mo., died Oct. 4.

A 46-year Spokane resident, she worked in retail sales at The Crescent department store.

She is survived by two daughters, Jacquelen Baucom of Spokane and Rebecca Dunseth of Kirkland, Wash.; one sister, Lola Ruth Peterson of Colville, Wash.; six grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and three stepgreat-grandchildren.

Dolly Melhus Rosalia, Wash.

Memorial service for Dolly Melhus, 79, is planned for 11 a.m. Saturday at the Malden (Wash.) Community Church. Schanzenbach Funeral Home of Rosalia is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Melhus, a lifetime resident of Rosalia, died last Friday.

She had worked as a statistician for the Department of Agriculture for 14 years and was an area supervisor until her retirement in 1983.

Mrs. Melhus was a member of the Malden Community Church, Malden Order of Eastern Star, and Kenova Grange.

She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Andrew Melhus; one daughter, Marian Nelson of Spokane; one son, Richard Melhus of Rosalia; three sisters, Buelah Gibbons of Spokane, Lavina Davis of Cheney and Ada Ravens of Fairfield; three grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

Memorials contributions may be made to the Rosalia Ambulance Fund.

Dorothy Dennis Deer Park

Service for Dorothy G. Dennis, 77, is set for 2 p.m. Saturday at Hennessey-Smith Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Greenwood Memorial Terrace.

Born in Coulee City, Wash., Mrs. Dennis died Tuesday.

A homemaker, Mrs. Dennis was a 55-year Deer Park resident.

Her husband, Lewis, died in 1979.

Survivors include four sons, Russell and Lewis Dennis of Spokane, and Franklin and Stewart Dennis of Deer Park; three daughters, Joyce Spaulding of Tampa, Fla., Viola Simon of Spokane and Kim Dahlen of Portland; 16 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Manford Giese Moses Lake

Service for Manford Laverne Giese, 72, is set for 10 a.m. today at Kayser’s Chapel of Memories. Burial and graveside service will be at 3 p.m. today at the Odessa (Wash.) Cemetery.

Born in Ruff, Wash., Mr. Giese died Tuesday. He had been a Moses Lake resident for 32 years.

He was raised in Odessa and graduated from Odessa High School in 1942.

He worked for American Potato for 22 years before retiring in 1987.

Mr. Giese’s survivors include his wife of 49 years, Virginia; one son, Brian Giese of Moses Lake; two daughters, Patty Melvin of Kent, Wash., and Nancy Leach of Moses Lake; two sisters, Ruth Walter of Odessa and Marilu Quast of Spokane; and seven grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the National Kidney Foundation of Washington or the American Diabetes Association.

Uldene Brown Deer Park

Private service for Uldene Victoria Brown, 87, is planned. Burial will be at Fairmount Memorial Park in Spokane. Lauer Funeral Home in Deer Park is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Brown, who was born in Alberta, Canada, died Monday.

A 23-year resident of the area, Mrs. Brown was a homemaker.

Survivors include one son, Lawrence Wright of Deer Park; three daughters, Florence Thomas of Spokane, Beverly Wright-Reina of Huntington, N.Y., and Geraldine Craig of Deer Park; 16 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren.

Nettie Dreyer Spokane

Graveside service for Nettie S. Dreyer, 96, will be at 2 p.m. today at Riverside Memorial Park. Hazen and Jaeger Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Born in Cedonia, Wash., Mrs. Dreyer died Tuesday.

A homemaker and lifetime resident of the area, Mrs. Dreyer was a member of Sinto Senior Center.

She is survived by one son, Rolland Carolus of Deer Park; three daughters, Devonia Grashio, Roberta Arndt and Ilene Tucker, all of Spokane; two sisters, Dorothy Nokes of Spokane and Alice Cooper of Addy, Wash.; and four brothers, Louie Engelhardt of Deer Park, Henry Engelhardt of Addy, Victor Engelhardt of Spokane and Roy Engelhardt of Soap Lake, Wash.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Visiting Nurses Association.

Dorothy Gabriel Spokane

Service for Dorothy T. Gabriel, 90, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Hazen and Jaeger Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Riverside Memorial Park.

Mrs. Gabriel, who was born in Victoria, British Columbia, died Tuesday.

A Spokane resident for more than 70 years, she had been a member of the Hillyard Church of God.

Her husband, Frank, died in 1965.

She is survived by two daughters, Betty Nord and Beverly Frazier of Spokane; one son, Frank Gabriel of Spokane; 16 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Marie Carlson Spokane

Vigil service for Marie E. Carlson, 77, will be held at 7 p.m. today at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Funeral Mass will be at St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Hennessey Valley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Carlson, who was born in Missoula, died Wednesday.

She had lived in Spokane for 17 years and was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.

Her husband, Frank, preceded her in death.

Survivors include one son, Jerry Carlson of Spokane; her daughter Ann Roth of Prosser, Wash.; and one granddaughter.

George Burrill Tacoma, Wash.

Graveside service for George Roy Burrill, 84, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Ritzville Memorial Cemetery. Danekas Funeral Home of Ritzville is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Burrill, who was born in Tracey, Minn., died Tuesday in a Tacoma care center.

He worked as a shop foreman at the Ritzville Trading Co. for 27 years. He later worked for the Washington Highway Department.

Mr. Burrill had been a member of the Ritzville Volunteer Fire Department.

He moved to Tacoma in 1993.

His wife, Mabel, died in 1993.

He is survived by two daughters, Jean Ann Vaughn of Bend, Ore., and Christina Rafine of Tacoma; one son, James Burrill of Spokane; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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