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Obituaries

Lorena Hauck Hayden, Idaho

Memorial service for Lorena Merle Hauck, 65, will be today at 11 a.m. at the Presbyterian Church in Spirit Lake, Idaho. Yates Funeral Home of Coeur d’Alene is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Hauck, who was born in Columbia Falls, Mont., died Tuesday at home.

At a young age she moved with her family to Spirit Lake, where she attended school and graduated from high school.

She married Scotty Hauck in 1948, and they lived in Spirit Lake until moving to Hayden in 1985.

She enjoyed knitting and crocheting and taught organ and piano lessons for several years. She was the organist for the Spirit Lake Presbyterian Church and also enjoyed playing bingo.

Mrs. Hauck was a past member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Women’s Auxiliary of Spirit Lake.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1988, her parents, and a sister.

Her survivors include one son, Curtis Hauck of Orlando, Fla.; and one daughter, Judy Carroll of Tavares, Fla.; six brothers, Phillip Blood of Medford, Ore., Jack Blood of Spokane, Clyde Blood of Spirit Lake, Virgil Blood of Post Falls, and Dallas and Leon Blood, both of Hayden Lake; five sisters, Margarete Jobes and Berniece LaClaire, both of Hayden Lake, Patsy Budd of South Africa, Marion Smith of Grants Pass, Ore., and Gladys Storaasli of Imperial Beach, Calif.; five grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

John Wood Spokane

Memorial service for John Ambrose Wood, 91, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Spokane Valley United Methodist Church, where he was a member. Thornhill Valley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Born in Hope, N.D., Mr. Wood died Monday.

He moved to Spokane in 1908 with his family and settled in the Spokane Valley in 1917. He graduated from Lewis and Clark High School.

He worked for Graybar Electric Co., for 39 years, including many years as warehouse foreman.

Mr. Wood retired from Graybar and went to work for the city of Spokane at the Coliseum. He also worked for the Spokane Parks and Recreation Department at Downriver Golf Course, and as a custodian for School District 81.

He was a member of Spokane Valley United Methodist Church and sang in the choir. He was also a member of the Valley Hoppers Square Dance Club.

Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Mildred Wood; one daughter, Lorna Black of Spokane; two sons, Roger Wood of Redmond, Wash., and Stearns Wood of Tacoma; one sister, Ruth Pieterson of Spokane; two granddaughters, four grandsons and three great-granddaughters.

Memorial contributions may be made to Spokane Valley United Methodist Church or to The Gardens on University.

Fred Lerch Spokane

Service for Fred E. Lerch, 83, will be at 10 a.m. today at Hennessey-Smith Funeral Home with burial at Holy Cross Cemetery.

Mr. Lerch, who died Tuesday, was a lifetime Spokane resident.

He was a laundry truck driver.

He served in the Army during World War II and was a member of Spokane Valley Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1435.

He is survived by one sister, Viola Guyer of Spokane.

Richard Derbyshire San Francisco

Service for Richard Bruce Derbyshire, 45, will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Gonzaga Jesuit Chapel in Spokane. Cremation was in San Francisco.

Mr. Derbyshire, who was born in Spokane, died Sept. 4 in San Francisco.

He attended elementary school in the Silver Valley, later finishing high school and college in Spokane. He was a licensed emergency medical technician and computer programmer.

He moved to San Francisco in the 1980s.

Mr. Derbyshire was a member of the Assiniboine Sioux Tribe and was very active in the Indian AIDS Foundation. He also volunteered his services to disabled and disadvantaged individuals.

He was preceded in death by his father, stepfather and one brother.

Survivors include one son, James of Walla Walla; one daughter, Mellisa of Portland; his mother, Marilyn Decker of Kellogg; four brothers, James Derbyshire of Kellogg, Robert Decker of San Diego, Tom Decker of Oregon and Daniel LaClair of San Francisco; three sisters, Mary Ellen Duclos of Seattle, Denise Hall of Spokane and Sue Aikens of Bonners Ferry, Idaho; 17 nieces and nephews, and seven great-nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the Indian AIDS Foundation.

Adolf Harder Colfax, Wash.

Service for Adolf Harder, 88, will be at 11 a.m. today at Bruning Funeral Home in Colfax. Burial will follow at Colfax Cemetery.

Mr. Harder, who died Tuesday, was born in Germany.

He immigrated to the United States in 1925 and worked for his uncle in Elberton, Wash.

He and his wife farmed in the Clear Creek area of Whitman County before he retired in 1970.

Mr. Harder was a member of the North and South Palouse Granges, the International Order of Odd Fellows and the Palouse Conservation District.

He volunteered in the horticulture department of the Palouse Empire Fair.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Loretta; four sons, Roger Harder of Spokane, Cordell Harder of Las Vegas, Nev., Karl Harder of Davenport, Wash., and Ron Harder of Colfax; one sister Christine Jahne of Germany; 12 grandchildren and six greatgrandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the United Methodist Church Building Fund, Box 147, Colfax, WA 99111, or the Alzheimers Association 5125 N. Market, Spokane WA 99207.

Violet Moffitt Spokane

Service for Violet Marie Moffitt, 74, is set for 2 p.m. today at HennesseySmith Funeral Home. Burial will be at Greenwood Memorial Terrace.

Mrs. Moffitt, who died Tuesday, was born in Moscow, Idaho, and was a homemaker

Her husband, George Moffitt, died in 1990.

She was a member of Salem Lutheran Church.

She is survived by two sons, Glenn and Terry Moffitt, both of Spokane; one daughter, Diane Mayo of Spokane; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Inland Empire Diabetes Association or Our Place, 1018 N. Elm, Spokane, WA 99201.

Raymond Wilson South Beach, Ore.

Memorial service for Raymond D. Wilson, 84, will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Coffelt’s Moon Chapel in Sandpoint. Coffelt Funeral Service of Sandpoint is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Wilson, who was born in Kansas, died July 31 at home in Oregon.

He married Elouise Caswell in Kelso, Wash., in 1945. He worked for Pacific Telephone Co., for 35 years and as a construction engineer in California. He retired in 1971 and moved to Hope, Idaho, until moving to South Beach in 1991.

Mr. Wilson was a longtime member of the Masonic Lodge, the Scottish Rite Masons and the Shriners Temple. He was past president of the Panhandle Shrine Club and was also a member of the Elks Lodge.

He enjoyed fishing, gardening, Shriner activities and his family.

Survivors include his wife, at home; one son, Roger Wilson of Oregon; one daughter, Darlene Davis of Montana; two sisters, Ninnon Klein and Emily Whellock, both of Oregon; eight grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Memorials may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children, P.O. Box 2472, Spokane, WA 99210.

Anthony Schneider Spokane

Vigil service for Anthony Jerome “Tony” Schneider, 30, will be at 7 p.m. today at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Pomeroy, Wash. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the church. Burial will be at Pomeroy City Cemetery. Richardson-Brown Funeral Home, Pomeroy, is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Schneider died Sept. 15 from pneumonia, in Dutch Harbor, Alaska, where he had lived since August.

He was born in Pomeroy and attended schools in Spokane, Ritzville, Wash., and Medical Lake and graduated from Clarkston (Wash.) High School.

He lived in Spokane from 1983 until August and had worked in construction.

Mr. Schneider was working as a longshoreman in Alaska.

He is survived by his father and stepmother, Jerry and Debbie Schneider of Clarkston; his mother and stepfather, Betsy and Gavin VanHook of Spokane; one sister, Tiffanie Lacy of Spokane; and his grandmother, Cathrine R. Schneider of Clarkston.

Memorial contributions may be made to the DARE Program in care of Richardson-Brown Funeral Home, P.O. Box 928, Pomeroy, WA 99347.

Jewell Ransom Spokane

Memorial service for Jewell A. Ransom, 85, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Thornhill Valley Funeral Home.

Mr. Ransom, a 36-year Spokane resident, died Tuesday.

He was born in Nez Perce, Idaho.

He was commissioned into the Washington State Patrol in 1942 and retired in 1970 as a lieutenant. He worked for Johnson Trailer Sales for four years following his retirement.

He was a member of the Lilac City Sams RV Club and the Retired State Patrol Association.

Mr. Ranson’s survivors include his wife of 62 years, Gladys; two daughters, Mary Schmidt of Spokane and Sue Prezzano of Lindenhurst, N.Y.; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Ralph Wooddell Deer Park

Memorial graveside service for Ralph D. Wooddell, 71, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Riverside Memorial Park. Riplinger Funeral Home is in charge of cremation.

Mr. Wooddell, who died Wednesday, was born in Spokane.

He graduated from Rogers High School and was a World War II Navy veteran.

He was a longtime Deer Park resident and was employed as a warehouse man in Spokane.

Mr. Wooddell is survived by his wife, Anne; one daughter, Pamela Ramsden of Deer Park; three sons, Randi Wooddell of Marysville, Calif., Greg Wooddell of Ontario, Calif., and Jeff Wooddell of Jacksonville, Fla.; his mother, Pauline Wooddell of Spokane; one brother, Arthur Wooddell of Spokane; eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Jeannette Kuest Spokane

Service for Jeannette A. Kuest, 61, is planned for 1 p.m. Saturday at Hazen and Jaeger Funeral Home. Burial will be at Greenwood Memorial Terrace.

Mrs. Kuest, who was born in Houma, La., died Tuesday.

She was a 41-year Spokane resident and was a homemaker.

She was a member of the Eagles Auxiliary and acted as a host for foreign exchange students from Mukogawa Fort Wright Institute.

Mrs. Kuest is survived by her husband, Donald Kuest; one daughter, Jeanna Koppa of Post Falls; two sons, Michael and Gary Kuest, both of Spokane; three sisters, Melva Quick, Linda Babbin and Gail Dupre, and two brothers, Wilson and Arthur Crochet, Jr., all of Houma; and eight grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Esther Finegold Spokane

Graveside service for Esther Finegold, 80, will be at 1:30 p.m. today at Mount Nebo Cemetery. Hennessey-Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Finegold, who was born in Seattle, died Wednesday.

She was a homemaker and had lived in Spokane for 50 years.

She was a member of Temple Beth Shalom.

She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Bernard Finegold; two daughters, Barbara Hockfeld of Las Vegas, Nev., and Linda Goldman of Plano, Texas; and three grandchildren.

Garard Snyder Spokane

Memorial service for Garard N. Snyder, 70, is set for 1 p.m. Tuesday at Gretna Green Chapel. The Cremation Society of Washington is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Snyder, who died Sept. 8 at home, was born in Deer Park.

He owned the Garard Beauty Salon for 40 years and retired in 1990.

He had served in World War II with the Marine Corps.

He is survived by two sons, Bruce Snyder of Moses Lake and Brian Snyder of Spokane; two brothers, three sisters and two grandsons.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association or the Disabled American Veterans, Chapter No. 6.

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