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Obituaries

Robert Holmes Spokane

Graveside service for Robert Lee Holmes, 59, is planned for 11 a.m. Friday at Rosalia Evergreen Cemetery. Schanzenbach Funeral Home in Rosalia, is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Holmes died Monday from a heart attack.

He was born in Spokane.

He attended the Edna E. Davis School for the Deaf and Lewis and Clark High School and graduated from Spokane Community College.

He worked in Spokane as a welder and fabricator.

Mr. Holmes was a member of the 1970 USA Deaf Olympic Ski Team, and Faith Lutheran Church of the Deaf.

Survivors include a brother, Edward Holmes, and a sister, Patricia Holmes Voge, both of Rosalia.

Gail Becker Spokane

Memorial service for M. Gail Becker, 55, is set for 2 p.m. today at Hazen and Jaeger Funeral Home.

Mrs. Becker, who died Sunday, was born in Anaconda, Mont.

She graduated from Rogers High School and had worked at the Fox Theater.

She was a longtime Spokane resident and had lived in Nevada for the past 25 years. She recently returned to Spokane.

Survivors include a daughter, Shannon Harvey of Spokane; a son, Howard Becker of Spokane; two brothers, Brett Smith of Spokane and Grant Smith of West Linn, Ore.; and her former husband, Howard Becker of Lincoln City, Ore.

John Redington Spokane

Graveside service for John R. “Jack” Redington, 60, is set for 10:30 a.m. Friday at Peone Prairie Cemetery in Mead. Riplinger Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Born in Spokane, Mr. Redington died Monday.

He worked as a machinist.

He is survived by two sisters, Evelyn Gronning of Cheney and Eleanor Schiffner of Spokane; and a brother, Robert Redington of Spokane.

Jacqueline McLellan Nelson Nine Mile Falls

Service for Jacqueline (Wieder) McLellan Nelson, 75, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Ball and Dodd Funeral Home-North. Burial will be at Fairmount Memorial Park.

Mrs. Nelson died Monday.

She was born in Sprague, Wash., and moved to Spokane when she was 2.

She graduated from North Central High School and had worked for Olympic Foods for 30 years as an accountant.

From 1990 to 1992 she worked for Nelson Mechanical Equipment Co., which her husband, Ralph Nelson Jr., owns.

She was a member of Driscoll Boulevard Baptist Church, Four Mounds Homemakers Club and Women of the Rotary Club 21.

Her first husband, of 47 years, Richard McLellan, died in 1987.

She is survived by her husband, Ralph Nelson Jr.; two daughters, Carol Franson of Spokane and Phyllis Frey of Boise; a stepson, Linus Nelson of Spokane; two stepdaughters, Turi Nelson of Spokane and Kirsti Funston of Nine Mile Falls; two sisters, Helene Harvey of Anchorage, Alaska, and Lucile Kelton of Clarksville, Ind.; a stepsister, Jo Marie Collin of Spokane; 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

John Barton Spokane

Service for John W. Barton, 46, will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Manito United Methodist Church. Private entombment will be at Fairmount Memorial Park. Hennessey-Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Born in Berkeley, Calif., Mr. Barton died Tuesday.

He worked as a general contractor in home construction and had lived in Spokane for most of his life.

He is survived by his wife, Sherry Barton; two sons, Chris and Ryan Barton, both of Spokane; a stepson, Jerry Weaver of Coeur d’Alene; his mother, Betty Barton of Spokane; and a sister, Cindy Berkers of Spokane.

Velma Tucker Spokane

Visitation for Velma B. Tucker, 91, is scheduled from noon to 8 p.m. Friday at Ball and Dodd Funeral Home-North. Service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home with burial at Fairmount Memorial Park.

Born in St. John, Wash., Mrs. Tucker died Monday.

She graduated from Colfax High School and worked as a bookkeeper in the 1930s in Spokane.

She moved to Spokane 63 years ago from Hermitson, Ore.

She was member of the Spokane County Democratic Party.

Her husband of 44 years, Joseph Tucker, died in 1985. She is survived by a daughter, Rita Olson of Spokane; two sons, Robert and Lenhard Anderson, both of Spokane; 19 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

Barbara Ollis Spokane

Service for Barbara Jean Ollis, 39, will be at 2 p.m. today at Heritage Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Greenwood Memorial Park.

Mrs. Ollis, who was born at Castle Air Force Base in Atwater, Calif., died Monday from a heart attack.

She had lived in Spokane since 1978 and had previously lived in Omaha, Neb.

She married Dan Ollis in 1990.

She was a member of the Eagles Lodge No. 2 Auxiliary.

Survivors include her husband; two sons, Daniel DeLozier and Branden DeLozier, both of Spokane; a daughter, Rendy Ollis of Spokane; her parents, Chuck and Ethel Moser of Spokane; and a brother, Donald Moser of Deer Park.

Sister Mary Monica Vincent Spokane

Funeral Mass for Sister Mary Monica Vincent, 92, was Wednesday at Mount St. Michael.

Sister Monica, born Marguerite Dueser in Milwaukee, died Tuesday.

She married Mark Vincent, and they had been married for 35 years when he died.

She moved to the Northwest from Texas.

Eight years after the death of her husband, she entered St. Michael’s Convent near Spokane. She took her first vows as Sister Mary Monica in 1971.

She worked in the apostolic center in the Congregation of Mary Immaculate Queen. She was a seamstress and sewed habits and other articles of clothing for the nuns.

She is survived by five daughters, Cynthia Egan, Ann McKamy, Barbara Day, Sally Miller and Susan Costigan; a son, Mark Vincent; 22 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Mary Driskell Spokane

At her request, no service will be held for Mary M. Driskell, 91. Yates Funeral Home in Coeur d’Alene is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Driskell, who was born in Custer, S.D., died Tuesday.

In 1932 she moved to Omak, Wash., where she lived until moving to Spokane in 1963.

Mrs. Driskell was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Bob, in 1988.

Survivors include a daughter, Ruth Schindler of Spokane; a sister, Ann Swicher of California; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

James Walters Garfield, Wash.

Graveside service for James H. Walters, 80, will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Garfield Cemetery. Bruning Funeral Home in Colfax, Wash., is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Walters, a lifetime Whitman County resident, died Tuesday at the Whitman Hospital and Medical Center at Colfax.

He was born in Farmington, Wash.

He graduated from Garfield High School and worked on a dairy farm for four years before he began farming. He also worked in construction and for the Sisters of St. Ignatius Hospital. He retired in 1987 from farming.

In 1966 he married Helen St. John in Rosalia, Wash.

He was a member of St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Oakesdale, Wash., LaDow Grange and the National Rifle Association.

He is survived by his wife and numerous cousins.

Capitola Hicks Spokane

No service will be held for Capitola P. “Cap” Hicks, 83, at her request. Thornhill Valley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Hicks, a lifetime Spokane resident, died Sunday.

She graduated from Lewis and Clark High School and Kinman Business School.

She married Roger Hicks in 1932. He died in 1983.

She is survived by a son, George Hicks of Bonners Ferry, Idaho; a brother, William Powell of San Diego; two granddaughters and six great-grandchildren.

Monica Gardner Uniontown, Wash.

Visitation for Monica Katherine Gardner, 90, is scheduled from 1 to 5 p.m. today and from noon to 6 p.m. Friday at Kimball Funeral Home in Pullman. Rosary and funeral Mass are set for Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Uniontown. Burial will follow at Uniontown Catholic Cemetery.

Mrs. Gardner, a longtime Whitman County resident, died Monday at Cheney Care Center.

She was born on the family ranch near Uniontown.

While traveling in the Southwest with her family, she met John “Jack” Gardner. They were married in Los Angeles in 1925.

They settled in California and Arizona. During World War II, they both worked on bombers for Douglas Aircraft Co. in Long Beach, Calif.

In 1947 they moved to Uniontown. Mrs. Gardner worked as a housekeeper for Washington State University for 14 years.

She and her husband spent winters in Yuma, Ariz., for 25 years. Her husband died in 1993.

She was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church, the Elks Lodge in Lewiston and the Moose Lodge in Clarkston, Wash.

Survivors include a brother, Walter “Jim” Mayer of Cheney.

Betty Renner Carlin Bay, Idaho

Service for Betty Jean Renner, 66, will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Yates-Hodge Funeral Home in St. Maries. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in St. Maries.

Mrs. Renner, who was born in Ione, Wash., died Monday.

She grew up in Spokane and worked for Hostess Bakery and a local laundry. She moved to Carlin Bay on Lake Coeur d’Alene in the early 1960s and drove a school bus for the Kootenai School District for 28 years, retiring in 1991.

She also worked part time at a Forest Service nursery in Coeur d’Alene for eight years.

Mrs. Renner was a 4-H leader.

Survivors include her husband, Gerald; three daughters, Debbie Renner of Wallace, Wendy Barnes of Post Falls, and Sharon Lamb of Harrison; a brother, Ronald Biladeau of Spokane; and five grandsons.

Stella Dyer Sprague, Wash.

Graveside service for Stella Mae Dyer, 97, is planned for 2 p.m. Friday at Maccabee Cemetery in Sprague. Danekas Funeral Home in Ritzville, Wash., is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Dyer, who was born in Sykeston, N.D., died Tuesday at St. Luke’s Extended Care Center in Spokane.

She met LeRoy Dyer in Saskatchewan, and they were married in 1923.

They moved to Spokane, and then to Lamont, Wash., where they operated a car garage. They sold the garage and moved to Sprague.

During World War II, they lived in Spokane. They returned to Sprague following the war. Mrs. Dyer worked at the Sprague Post Office as an assistant postal clerk.

Her husband died in 1971.

She is survived by two daughters, Dawn Sage of Steilacoom, Wash., and Jeanne Smith of Sprague; two sons, LeRoy Dyer of Valleyford and Darrell Dyer of Coupeville, Wash.; 15 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

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