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Floyd Morrison Spokane

A memorial gathering for Floyd P. Morrison, 85, will be from noon to 4 p.m. April 6 at 4012 N. Calispel. The Cremation Society of Washington is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Morrison, who was born in St. Paul, Minn., died Thursday.

In 1923 he moved to the Orchard Prairie area. He graduated from Hillyard High School.

He returned to St. Paul for a few years following high school and in 1932 he returned to Spokane and married his high school sweetheart, Bertha Lee Morrison. They lived in St. Paul until 1935 and then came back to Spokane.

Mr. Morrison joined the Spokane Fire Department in 1935 and retired in 1962. He then worked in construction and did installation work for Sears until 1969.

He and his wife moved to their cabin at Priest Lake, Idaho, and in 1979 sold their home and bought a motor home. They traveled and spent winters in the Southern states.

Mr. Morrison was involved with the northeast district of the Boy Scouts in Spokane and served as scoutmaster for two National Jamborees. He received the Silver Beaver award for his Scouting activity.

He was a member of the Retired Spokane Firefighters Association, the Hillyard High School Alumni and the Spokane Mushroom Club.

Survivors include his wife of 64 years; two sons, William Morrison of Puyallup, Wash., and James Morrison of Spokane; a brother, William Morrison of Federal Way, Wash.; a sister, Betty Travis of San Jacinto, Calif.; eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Spokane.

Danny Dirks Ritzville, Wash.

Graveside service for Danny R. Dirks, 40, will be at 1:30 p.m. today at Ritzville Memorial Cemetery. Memorial service will follow at 2 p.m. at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Ritzville. Danekas Funeral Home in Ritzville is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Dirks died Friday in a tractor-trailer accident near Dusty, Wash.

He was born in Odessa, Wash., and was a longtime resident of Ritzville. He was a graduate of Ritzville High School and had worked for the Marcellus Grange, Ritzville Chemical and Cenex Fertilizer Co.

He farmed with his father for several years before going to work for Snider Trucking Service, where he worked for 17 years.

After his father’s death in 1991, Mr. Dirks continued to work for Snider Trucking and also managed Ritzville Truck and Auto until 1995. He also became a partner in the family farming operation with his brother, Donald.

Mr. Dirks was a member of the Ritzville Gun Club, the Ritzville Eagles Lodge and the Washington State Cougar Club.

He is survived by a brother, Donald Dirks of Ritzville; his grandmother, Mayme Coffman of Bellingham, Wash.; and his companion, Kathy Vallone of Ritzville.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Ritzville Gun Club or Washington State University Athletics, B-19 Bohler Gym, Pullman, WA 99164-1610.

Ethel (Fox) Eldred Spokane

Funeral Mass for Ethel (Fox) Eldred, 81, will be at 10 a.m. today at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church on the west end of the Spokane Indian Reservation. Burial will be at Julia Brown Cemetery in Fruitland. Strate Funeral Home in Davenport, Wash., is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Eldred died Saturday.

She was born in Fruitland, Wash., and lived there until five years ago, when she moved to Spokane to be near a daughter.

Mrs. Eldred was a homemaker.

Survivors include two daughters, Lila “Lena” Wilson of Spokane and Vida “Marie” Porter of Seattle; two sisters, Iva Marchand of Omak, Wash., and Viola Hughes of Fruitland; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Violet Gunderson Spokane

Memorial service for Violet O. Gunderson, 91, is planned for 3 p.m. May 11 at Riplinger Funeral Home.

Mrs. Gunderson, who was born in Alameda, Calif., died March 25.

She had lived in Spokane for 30 years and was a homemaker.

She is survived by a son, Herbert Gunderson of Polson, Mont; a brother, Charles Pilgrim of Stockton, Calif.; and three grandchildren.

Fred Hoefer Spokane

Visitation for Fred L. Hoefer, 83, is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at Ball and Dodd Funeral Home-South. Memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Fourth Memorial Church.

Mr. Hoefer, who was born in Spokane, died Sunday.

When he was young, he attended school in Rockford Bay, Idaho, and later returned to Spokane and graduated from North Central High School.

He graduated from Eastern Washington University with a bachelor’s degree in English education. He attended Gonzaga University for a year and then received a master’s degree in vocational administration from Colorado State University.

He worked for Cowles Publishing Co. briefly in the early 1940s and then again in the 1970s.

Mr. Hoefer taught in the printing department at Spokane Community College for 15 years and retired in 1976.

He was a Navy veteran of World War II and was a member of Fourth Memorial Church and International Typographers Union Local 193.

Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Helen Hoefer; a son, David Hoefer of Seattle; and two grandsons.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Fourth Memorial Church Building Fund.

Eunice Peterson Spokane

Visitation for Eunice J. Peterson, 92, is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today at Hazen and Jaeger Funeral Home. Burial service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Sunset Mausoleum Chapel at Fairmount Memorial Park.

Mrs. Peterson, who was born in Black River Falls, Wis., died Monday.

She moved to Montana with her family when she was 8 years old.

She and her husband moved to Spokane in 1928.

Mrs. Peterson worked as the head housekeeper at the Tri-County Hospital in Deer Park from its opening in 1957 until she retired in the late 1960s.

She was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church.

Her husband of 56 years, Helmer Peterson, died in 1979.

She is survived by three sons, Allen Peterson of Spokane, Robert Peterson of Deer Park and Richard Peterson of Mill Creek, Wash.; 10 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Our Savior’s Lutheran Church.

Dagny Alsterlund Potlatch, Idaho

Service for Dagny Elisabet Alsterlund, 92, is planned for 1 p.m. Friday at Potlatch Presbyterian Church. Burial will follow at Potlatch Cemetery. Kramer Funeral Home in Palouse, Wash., is in charge of arrangements.

Miss Alsterlund, who was born in Sweden, died Monday.

Her family came to the United States in 1910 and settled in the Potlatch area.

Miss Alsterlund worked at the Potlatch Mercantile until 1943. During World War II, she moved to Tacoma and worked in the shipyards.

She moved to Spokane in 1946 and worked for the Brownie Baking Co. for 23 years. She retired in 1969.

She was a member of the Baker Confectionery Union Local 74.

Miss Alsterlund is survived by a sister-in-law, Vera Alsterlund of Potlatch.

Memorial contributions may be made to Potlatch Presbyterian Church.

Elizabeth Ochs Colfax, Wash.

Graveside service for Elizabeth Ochs, 73, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Colfax Cemetery. Bruning Funeral Home in Colfax is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Ochs, who was born in Colfax, died Tuesday.

She graduated from Colfax High School.

She married Virgil Ochs in Colfax in 1941. He died in 1988.

Mrs. Ochs was a homemaker.

Survivors include a daughter, Charlotte Hudson of Deer Park, and a granddaughter.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Whitman Hospital Foundation.

Leonard Cridland Sandpoint

A memorial gathering for Leonard Edwin Cridland, 69, will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Sandpoint Eagles Lodge. Coffelt Funeral Service in Sandpoint is in charge of local arrangements.

Mr. Cridland, who was born in Montana, died Saturday.

He served with the Army Air Corps during World War II. He lived in Alaska and Montana before moving to Sandpoint in 1974.

He helped complete the Federal Building in Sandpoint and worked for the General Services Administration there for eight years, retiring in 1982. He worked in maintenance at the Sandpoint Manor until retiring in 1990.

Mr. Cridland was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and the Sandpoint Eagles Aerie.

Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Catherine “Kay”; four daughters, Terri Thompson, Alesia Tucker and Anita Byers, all of Sandpoint, and Debbie Ervin of Spokane; a brother, Clarence Cridland of Montana; four sisters, Violet Smith of California, Gladys Henry of South Dakota, Margaret Stevens of Arizona and Edith Brewer of Montana; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandsons.

Philip Sargent Spokane

Memorial service for Philip L. Sargent, 78, will be at 2:30 p.m. today at Country Homes Christian Church. Private burial will precede at Fairmount Memorial Park. Riplinger Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Sargent, who was born in Sargent, Neb., died Sunday.

He had lived in Spokane for more than 60 years and was a graduate of Mead High School and Washington State University.

He served in the Army during World War II and was a member of the American Legion.

Philip worked as a surveyor for the Northern Pacific Railroad, the telephone company and Spokane County. He also operated his own business, Sargent-Ramer Associates and was a part owner of Apollo Equipment.

Mr. Sargent was a member of Country Homes Christian Church, the church bowling team and Half Moon Grange No. 907.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Marion; a son, Lonnie Sargent of Spokane; and two sisters, Eleanor Gage of Deer Park and Marie Loftis of Nine Mile Falls.

Memorial contributions may be made to the church.

Mary Ann Cline Spokane

Service for Mary Ann Cline, 68, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Thornhill Valley Funeral Home. Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the Prosser (Wash.) Cemetery.

Mrs. Cline died Friday from cancer.

She was born in Prosser and graduated from Prosser High School.

She attended University of Washington where she met L.R. Bretz, whom she later married. They lived in Seattle for a few years and moved to Great Falls, Mont., in 1952.

She participated in horse shows and was awarded numerous trophies for both harness riding and showing.

In 1977 she moved to Spokane and married Merrel Cline.

Mrs. Cline is survived by her husband; a son, Eric Bretz of Spokane; a stepson, Dale Cline of Denver; a stepdaughter, Lynda Hilliard of Great Falls; three sisters, Mildred Collins and Jennie Harold, both of Walla Walla, and Beverly Barber of Spokane; a brother, Seth Thomas of Spokane; two granddaughters and two stepgranddaughters.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Spokane or the Spokane Memorial Association.

Sister Christine Barton, S.N.J.M. Spokane

Vigil service for Sister Christine Barton (Mary Aquinas) S.N.J.M., will be at 7 p.m. today at the Convent of the Holy Names. Funeral Mass is planned for 11 a.m. Thursday at the convent with burial to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery. Hennessey-Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Sister Barton, 91, died Monday.

She was born in Seattle.

She entered the convent of the Holy Names in 1924 and earned teaching credentials from Marylhurst College and Holy Names College.

She taught junior high in Oregon and Washington for 38 years and then earned a master’s degree in mathematics from the University of Oregon. She came to Spokane 31 years ago and joined the faculty at Fort Wright College in Spokane, where she taught for 11 years.

She is survived by a brother, Laurence Barton of Seattle; and two sisters, Frances Croome of Seattle and Mary Reiland of Issaquah, Wash.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Sisters of the Holy Names Retirement Fund.

Al Lewis Spokane

Memorial service for Valley civic leader Al Lewis is planned for 3 p.m. Saturday at Ball and Dodd Funeral Home-South.

Mr. Lewis, 54, died Wednesday.

He was born in Yakima.

He moved to Spokane 22 years ago from California and operated H. Allen Lewis and Associates, an insurance agency, in the Spokane Valley.

He was elected a freeholder in 1992 and was a member of Momentum, the Spokane Regional Council, the Regional Transportation Policy Board and the Valley Chamber of Commerce.

He was a former member of Spokane County’s Wastewater Management Board and had worked on the study that determined the need for sewers in the Valley.

His son, Ken, is mentally retarded, and Mr. Lewis became an active member of the Association for Retarded Citizens (ARC) and had served as the organization’s local and state president.

He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Joan, and his son, Ken Lewis.

Memorial contributions may be made to the ARC of Spokane.

Barney Stone Priest River, Idaho

Service for Barney Henry Stone, 89, is planned for 10 a.m. Thursday at Sherman-Knapp Funeral Home in Priest River. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Priest River.

Mr. Stone, who was born in Elk and had lived Priest River for 80 years, died Friday.

He served in the Navy during World War II and received a Purple Heart.

In 1943 he married Zona Guptill in Bainbridge Island, Wash.

Mr. Stone worked for the Forest Service and in the timber industry. He also worked for the city of Priest River doing general maintenance.

He was a member of the Priest River Veterans of Foreign Wars and the National Rifle Association.

Mr. Stone is survived by his wife; a daughter, Donna Gibson of Spokane; a son, Loren “Andy” Anderson of Kooskia, Idaho; two brothers, Elmer Stone of Palm Desert, Calif., and Fred Stone of Las Vegas, Nev.; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Priest River Veterans of Foreign Wars.

James Patrick Kellogg

Memorial service for James Robert Patrick, 82, will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Kellogg Funeral Chapel.

Mr. Patrick, who was born in St. John, Wash., died Monday.

He graduated from Rockford High School, and he moved to North Idaho in 1941 from Spokane.

Mr. Patrick returned to Spokane in 1944 and moved back to North Idaho in 1947.

He worked for the Bunker Hill Co. as a hoistman, retiring in 1977.

Mr. Patrick was a member of the Kellogg Elks Lodge, the Wardner Industrial Union and the Bunker Hill 20-year Club.

Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Margaret; a son, Gary Patrick of Osburn, Idaho; a daughter, Barbara Gibson of Spokane; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Ida Van Slyke Spokane

Vigil service for for Ida C. Van Slyke, 83, will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at Hennessey-Smith Funeral Home. Funeral Mass is set for 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Colbert. Burial will follow at 2 p.m. at Holy Cross Cemetery.

Mrs. Van Slyke, who was born in Rossland, British Columbia, had lived in Spokane since 1945 and was a homemaker.

Mrs. Van Slyke is survived by her husband of 60 years, Lee Van Slyke; two sons, Richard Van Slyke of Poulsbo, Wash., and Robert Van Slyke of Cleburne, Texas; three daughters, Shirley Kerr of Spokane, Patricia Kroll of Tacoma and Mary Smith of Colbert; a brother, Pat Nyman of Spokane; a sister, Elsie Black of Yakima; 13 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Pauline Banks Spokane

At her request, no service will be held for Pauline Ruth Banks, 74. Yates Funeral Home in Coeur d’Alene is in charge of local arrangements.

Ms. Banks, who was born in Moscow, Idaho, died March 26.

She grew up in Moscow and later moved to Spokane, where she spent most of her life.

Survivors include a son, Paul Banks of Spokane; four daughters, Dianne Lennox of Post Falls, Jackie DeMoss of Coeur d’Alene, Paula Casey of Bellingham and Cheryl Hendrickson of Spokane; 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Bob Lochhead Spokane

Memorial service for John Robert “Bob” Lochhead was Monday at Millwood Presbyterian Church.

Mr. Lochhead, 89, died Thursday.

He was born in Towner, N.D.

Mr. Lochhead was a North Central High School graduate and worked as a milkman for Broadview Dairy for 15 years.

During World War II he worked as a machinist. He later worked for McCollum-Crawford Motors and McVay Bros.

In 1963 he purchased the Third Avenue tool rental, which he renamed B B Rents, after himself and his son, Bruce, who later became his partner.

Mr. Lochhead was a member of Millwood Presbyterian Church, the Rock Rollers and the Columbian Geological Society.

He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Anna Mae Lochhead; a daughter, Ellen Dimond of Spokane; two sons, Harvey and Bruce Lochhead, both of Spokane; a sister, Jemima “Jimmy” Brinnon of Bellevue, Wash.; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Carol Lee Pullman

Service for Carol O. Lee, 82, is set for 1 p.m. today at Pullman Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Pullman City Cemetery. Kramer Funeral Home in Palouse, Wash., is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Lee, who was born on a farm near Pullman, died Sunday.

She worked as a cook most of her life, working in Pullman at Strupples Cafe and the Thunderbird Restaurant when it first opened. She spent 14 years at the Washington Hotel in Pullman and was also a baker at Washington State University and managed Finch’s Bakery in Pullman for two years. She retired in 1976.

In 1932 she married Tommy Brooks in Asotin, Wash. He died in 1963.

She married Raymond Lee in 1964 in Enterprise, Ore. He died in 1966.

Mrs. Lee was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Colfax, Wash.

Survivors include a sister, Darlene Benson of Provo, Utah; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Deloris Komarek Spokane

Vigil service for Deloris Jean Komarek, 63, is set for 7:30 p.m. today at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Memorial Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the church. Thornhill Valley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Komarek, who died Sunday, was born in Rapid City, S.D.

She moved to Spokane in 1958 and worked in the dental field. She was a member of the German American Society.

Survivors include a son, Paul Komarek of Bellingham; a daughter, Lynn Komarek of Spokane; five brothers, Gerald, John, Marvin and Maurice Kammerer, all of Rapid City, S.D., and Edward Kammerer of Pompeys Pillar, Mont.; four sisters, Arlene Boetker of Rapid City, Eva McAllister of Potlatch, Idaho, Rosemary Liston of Great Falls, Mont., and Shirley Harbin of San Antonio, Texas.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Spokane or St. Mary’s Church.

George Pratt Deer Park

Rosary for George Frederick Pratt, 72, will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Mary’s Presentation Catholic Church in Deer Park. Funeral Mass is set for 10 a.m. Friday at the church. Lauer Funeral Home in Deer Park is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Pratt, who was born in Lowell, Mass., died Sunday.

He served in the Army during World War II.

Mr. Pratt moved to the Deer Park area in 1972 and worked as a construction millwright. He had worked on several dams in Washington and Idaho and as an hydro mechanic at Wells Dam in Douglas County.

He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3067, Carpenters Union Local 98 and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 77.

Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Carolyn Pratt; a son, Roger Pratt of Bellevue, Wash.; three daughters, Paula Mott of Deer Park, Roberta Nieuwenhuis of Lowell and Deborah Pratt of Scottsdale, Ariz.; a brother, Robert Pratt of Hudson, Fla.; two sisters, Doris Schreier of Nashua, N.H., and Sister Ellen Pratt of Lowell; and four grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Sisters of the Assumption, 85 Boisvert St., Lowell, MA 01850.

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