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Obituaries

Lawrence Shewmaker Osburn, Idaho

Rose Croix funeral service for Lawrence Melvin Shewmaker, 73, will be held Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge Temple in Kellogg. Burial will follow at Hunt Cemetery in Kingston, Idaho. Yates Funeral Home in Coeur d’Alene is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Shewmaker, who was born in Helena, died Sunday.

He was raised and educated in Kellogg, graduating from Kellogg High School in 1941. He served in the Marine Corp during World War II in the Pacific Theatre.

After his military discharge, he returned to the Silver Valley and began his own business, Larry’s Fuel and Oil Co. He later worked for the Asarco Co. as office manager in Osburn, retiring in 1988.

He was recently serving as vice chairman of the Silver Valley Medical Center board of trustees Mr. Shewmaker was a member of the Shoshone Masonic Lodge No. 84 AF AM, Shoshone Order of the Eastern Star, Masons, Calam Temple, the Knight Commander of the Court of Honor Coeur d’Alene Consistory, and was past president of the Shoshone Shriners.

Survivors include his wife, Wilma; daughter, Holly Benicia of California; brother, Wilbur “Bus” Shewmaker of Reno, Nev.; sister, Dorothy Putnam of Pinehurst; and two grandchildren.

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

Glenda Robinson Priest River, Idaho

Graveside service for Glenda L. Robinson, 80, will be at 2 p.m. today at Evergreen Cemetery in Priest River. Sherman-Knapp Funeral Home in Priest River is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Robinson, a 52-year Priest River resident, died Friday. She was born in Wanetta, Mont.

She moved to Priest River in 1944 and worked at the Katims Department Store for several years. She was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary.

Survivors include her husband of 43 years, Eugene “Gene” Robinson; one son, Ron Ostermiller of California; one daughter, Vangie Coleman of Priest River; two sisters, Zona Stone and Inez Rogers, both of Priest River; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriner’s Hospital for Crippled Children.

Stanley Leonard Spokane

Memorial gathering for Stanley A. Leonard, 50, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Harvest Moon restaurant in Rockford. Cheney Funeral Chapel is in charge of cremation.

Mr. Leonard, who was born in Spokane, died Friday from cancer.

He worked at Kaiser Aluminum in Trentwood for more than 28 years and was a member of the United Steel Workers.

He also was a member of the Maverick Yacht Club and served in the Air National Guard.

He is survived by his longtime companion, Pat Quinlivan of Veradale; one son, Jeff Leonard of Trentwood; and three sisters, Bette Martin of Twin Falls, Idaho, Shirley Davis of Elk Grove, Ill., and Linda Reed of Rathdrum, Idaho.

Pauline Christmann Kellogg

Service for Pauline Christmann, 82, will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Kellogg Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery in Kellogg. Shoshone Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Christmann, who was born in North Dakota, died April 17.

She moved to the Silver Valley in 1956 and was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Herbert, in 1991. Her survivors include nine children, Raymond Fox of Spokane, Selma Curtis of Post Falls, Elmer Christmann and Doris Wickam, both of Osburn, Idaho, Melvin Christmann of Elk Creek, Idaho, Leatrice Flory and Dean Christmann, both of Kellogg, Glen Christmann of Smelterville, Idaho, and Allen Christman of Montana; one brother, John Knoll of Kellogg; 27 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the North Idaho Dialysis Center, c/o Kootanai Medical Center, 2003 Lincoln Way, Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814.

Clifford Hohman Post Falls

Memorial service for Clifford C. Hohman, 87, will be today at 2 p.m. at English Funeral Chapel in Post Falls. Mr. Hohman, who was born in Spokane, died Saturday.

He moved to Post Falls in 1959 after living in Spirit Lake, Idaho, for 30 years.

He had worked as a rancher and was a farm and logging equipment dealer. He also had worked in the mining industry.

Mr. Hohman was a member of the IOOF, Spirit Lake Masons, the Spirit Lake Lions Club and was honorary citizen of the year in Spirit Lake.

He was also past president of the Spirit Lake Chamber of Commerce and was a former Spirit Lake mayor. He served on the Kootenai Medical Center Board and the North Idaho College Board as well as two years on the Post Falls city council. He was also a member of the Spirit Lake School Board.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Rosalind, in 1985. Survivors include two sons, Pete of Hayden Lake, Idaho, and Wayne of Omak, Wash.; one sister, Margaret Lingren of Tekoa, Wash.; companion, Dorothy Hall of Post Falls; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Kootenai Medical Center, 2003 Lincoln Way, Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814.

Just Trippett Kellogg

Service for Just Trippett, 78, will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Pinehurst, Idaho. Inurnment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery in Kellogg. Shoshone Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Trippett, who was born in New Jersey, died Friday.

He moved to the Silver Valley in 1982 from Eugene, Ore. He was a book salesperson in Oregon and had worked for Lifetime Roofing and Siding locally.

Survivors include two sons, Gregg Trippett of Portland and Marc Trippett; a daughter, Starla Kelly of Virginia; two brothers, Paul Trippett of Seattle and Ben Trippett of Oregon; five sisters, Esther Nickolson of Massachusetts, Louise Peterson of New Hampshire, Caula Fritsche of Indiana, Betty Trippett of Maryland and Polly Trippett; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Donald ‘Don’ Harper Rathdrum, Idaho

Service for Donald E. “Don” Harper, 62, will be today at 10 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Hayden Lake (Idaho) Ward. Burial will follow at Coeur d’Alene Memorial Gardens. Yates Funeral Home in Coeur d’Alene is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Harper, who was born in Johnson, Wash., died Friday.

He grew up in Johnson and attended Pullman High School. He later worked on the family farm, retired in 1983 and moved to Rathdrum in 1985.

He had worked as a bus driver for the Lakeland School District since 1992.

Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Gail; five sons, Daniel of Arizona, Gary of Redmond, Wash., Jerry of Pullman, Wash., Duane of Spokane and Jeff of Vancouver, Wash.; two daughters, Connie Pierce of Richland and Sharon Robinson of Spokane; three brothers, Warren of Missouri, Glenn of Seattle and Roy of Pullman; and 13 grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to The American Heart Association, 270 South Orchard, Suite B, Boise, ID 83705.

Helen Cuddy Spokane

Private graveside memorial service for Helen Ruth Cuddy, 80, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Greenwood Memorial Terrace. Heritage Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Cuddy, who was born in Bethune, Saskatchewan, died Saturday.

She was a nurses aide and had lived in Spokane for more than 26 years.

She was a member of the Lutheran Church.

She is survived by one daughter, Susan Armstrong of Spokane; one stepdaughter, Clara Woodruff of Clarkston, Wash.; one sister, Evelyn Lazzareschi of Tacoma; her companion, Robert Foster of Spokane; and three grandsons.

Karl Knapp Mohler, Wash.

Private graveside service for Karl G. Knapp, 92, will be held. Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, Wash., is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Knapp, who was born in Germany, died Saturday. He came to Harrington, Wash., with his parents when he was 2 years old.

He began farming with his father in the Harrington area when he was 13 and farmed in the Mohler area until 1954. After farming he worked as a machinist.

He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Emily “Bobbie” Knapp; two daughters, Karlene Piper of Creston, British Columbia, and Donna Christianson of Mohler; two sisters, Margery Armstong of Harrington and Pauline Longmore of Indiana; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Violette Powell Deer Park

No service will be held for Violette Margarete Powell, 91, at her request. Lauer Funeral Home in Deer Park is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Powell, who died April 23, was born in Wilton, Wis.

She was a homemaker and had lived in Deer Park since the 1930s.

She was a member of Gardenspot Grange and Deer Park Senior Citizens.

Her husband of 72 years, died last year.

Mrs. Powell is survived by one son, Robert Powell of Loon Lake, Wash.; two daughters, Margarete Shepherd of Deer Park and Mary Ann Moll of Spokane; 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Jerry King Spokane

Service for Jerry L. King, 66, is set for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Ball and Dodd Funeral Home-North. Burial will be at Fairmount Memorial Park.

Mr. King, who died Saturday, was born in Astoria, Ore. He moved to Spokane in 1941 and graduated from Lewis and Clark High School. He also graduated from Washington State University.

He moved to Seattle and worked in the insurance industry until he returned to Spokane in 1960.

Mr. King worked for J.L. Cooper Mortgage Co., which later became McGovern Carroll Insurance, and also worked for Fred S. James Insurance. In 1975 he opened Jerry L. King Insurance, Inc., which he operated until 1993.

He was a member of South Hill Bible Church and the Downtown Kiwanis.

Mr. King is survived by his wife of 31 years, Denyse King; one daughter, Nancy Janzen of Spokane; one son, Steven King of Omak, Wash.; one brother, Richard King of Spokane; one sister, Patricia Sterne of Seattle; and two granddaughters.

John ‘Al’ Martinson Spokane

Memorial service for John Alan “Al” Martinson, 74, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at North Hill Christian Church. Hazen and Jaeger Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Martinson, who was born in Spokane, died Saturday.

He graduated from North Central High School and served in the Army during World War II. He worked as a civilian at Fairchild Air Force Base and retired as a mechanical superintendent in 1980.

He was a member of North Hill Christian Church. He also was a member of Audubon Masonic Lodge, and the National Association of Retired Federal Employees.

Survivors include his wife of 27 years, Juanita; one son, John Martinson Jr. of Portland; seven daughters, Donna Olson of Phoenix, Judy Alma, Julie Boyce and Cindy Blomgren, all of Spokane, Sandra Ysen of Las Vegas, Nev., Kathy Hay of Yakima and Nancy Carter of Redmond, Wash.; one sister, Norma Milliken of Spokane; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.

Martha Smith Indiana

Memorial graveside service for Martha Margaret Smith, 93, was Sunday at Pine City (Wash.) Cemetery.

Mrs. Smith died April 11 in Indiana, where she had lived for seven years.

She was born near Pine City to Whitman County pioneers who emigrated from Switzerland in 1888.

She was the postmistress at the Pine City Post Office until the office closed in 1969. She and her husband were involved with beautifying the Pine City Cemetery.

Her husband of 50 years, Henry, died in 1979.

She is survived by several nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Rosalia (Wash.) Ambulance Fund.

Ronald Moore Spokane

Funeral Mass for Ronald T. Moore, 62, was Monday at St. Anthony Catholic Church. Burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery.

Mr. Moore, who died Thursday, was born in Spokane.

He retired from Kaiser Aluminum in Trentwood and was a member of the United Steel Workers.

He was a Navy veteran and member of the Disabled American Veterans, and was also a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Parish and the National Rifle Association.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret Moore; five sons, Ronald Moore Jr. of Seattle, Michael, Robin and John Moore, all of Spokane, and Christopher Moore of Indianola, Wash.; one daughter, Margaret Eastman of San Francisco; two brothers, Terence and Denis Moore, both of Spokane; three sisters, Peggy Orth and Donna Sampson, both of Spokane, Carolee Smith of Boise; 13 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

Memorial contributions may be made to Catholic Charities.

Beverly Clein Spokane

Memorial service for Beverly G. “Bev” Clein, 69, is planned for 1 p.m. Wednesday at The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist. Hennessey-Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Clein, who died Saturday, was born in Moscow, Idaho.

She graduated from high school in St. John, Wash., and from the University of Idaho.

She lived in Seattle for six years, then worked for the Department of Engineers for Whitman County in Colfax for 17 years. She moved to Spokane in 1986 and worked for Global Travel from 1986 until she retired in 1990.

She is survived by one daughter, Laurie Clein of Spokane; and her companion, Hal Dennie of Spokane.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association or the Respiratory Rehabilitation Unit at Sacred Heart Medical Center.

John Sparkes Spokane

Memorial service for John H. Sparkes, 76, was Monday at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church.

Mr. Sparkes, a 50-year Spokane resident, died Thursday. He was born in in Steamboat Springs, Colo.

He and his wife owned Spokane Dental Laboratories for 35 years before retiring in the late 1970s.

He was a longtime member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church. He was a member of the Spokane Camera Club and the Photographic Society of America.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Marguerite Sparkes; one daughter, Camille Schmidt of Valleyford; three sisters, Lucile Senke of Gold Beach, Ore., Reva Sparkes of Vashon Island, Wash., and Neita Stearns of Dayton, Wash.; and two grandsons.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul’s United Methodist Church or the American Cancer Society.

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