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Norris Barber Spokane

Memorial service for Norris C. Barber, 61, is planned for 4:30 p.m. today at Gretna Green Chapel. The Cremation Society of Washington is in charge of cremation.

Mr. Barber, who died Friday, was born in Billings, Mont.

He graduated from Washington State University and received a master’s degree in special education from New York University.

He and his wife, Betty, returned to Spokane 32 years ago from New York.

Mr. Barber taught elementary special education for School District 81. He also served as director of special services for the Mead School District and later taught at Mead until he retired in 1989.

Mr. Norris was named Senior Volunteer in 1996 for the Spokane area. He was a volunteer for Mead School District, Sacred Heart Medical Center, Shriners Hospital for Children and the Ronald McDonald House.

Mr. Norris is survived by his wife of 32 years, Betty; a daughter, Kirsten Lenz of Naches, Wash.; a son, Eric Barber of Coeur d’Alene; and a brother, Robert Barber of Sterling, Ill.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Spokane or the Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery.

Nora Power Palouse, Wash.

Memorial service for Nora (Krauss) Power, 99, is planned for 2:30 p.m. on Saturday at Greenwood Cemetery in Palouse. Kramer Funeral Home in Palouse is in charge of cremation.

Mrs. Power, who born in Greene County, Mo., died Sunday.

In 1916 she married George Power in Colome, S.D., and in 1935 they moved to the Palouse area and began farming.

Mrs. Power and her husband retired in 1965 and moved into the town of Palouse.

Her husband died in 1978.

Mrs. Power was a member of the Palouse Federated Church and Palouse Grange No. 177.

She is survived by two sons, Jerold Power of Buckeye, Ariz., and Myron Power of Rosalia, Wash.; a daughter, Carol Wilcox of Plains, Wis.; 13 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Palouse Federated Church.

Harry Mosman Cheney

No service will be held for Harry W. Mosman, 75, at his request. Hazen and Jaeger Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Mosman, who was born in Moscow, Idaho, died Thursday.

He graduated from the University of Idaho.

He served in the military during World War II. He was discharged in 1945 after he was wounded.

He worked in the clothing industry in Spokane, Seattle and Moscow.

In 1956 he and his family moved to Cheney, where he operated Mosman’s Clothiers for more than 20 years.

Mr. Mosman is survived by three daughters, Linda Miller and Mary Mosman, both of Cheney, and Meg Martin of Norwich, Conn.; three sons, Kirk Mosman of Toledo, Ore., Mike Mosman of Bellevue, Wash., and Jack Mosman of Hermiston, Ore.; a sister, May Mosman of Moscow; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Lloyd Poe Oldtown, Idaho

Service for Lloyd W. Poe, 70, is set for 1 p.m. today at Sherman-Knapp Funeral Home in Newport, Wash. Burial service will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Priest River, Idaho.

Mr. Poe, who was born in Hay, Wash., died April 9.

He was a former longtime Spokane resident and had worked for Inland Casket Company. In 1965 he moved to Seattle and operated a Winchell’s Donut shop. He retired when he was 61 and moved to Oldtown.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia Poe; two daughters, Sharon Krell of Oldtown and Debbie Gull of Deer Park; two sons, Lloyd Poe Jr. of Seattle and Gary Poe of Priest Lake, Idaho; his mother, Edna Poe of Priest River; a brother, David Poe of Missouri; four sisters, Priscilla Dodd of Tacoma, and Jean Reeder, Wilma Torres and Donna Poe, all of Priest River; 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

James Gilbert Spokane

A family gathering will be held for James Elmer Gilbert, 81, at 3 p.m. Saturday at 5328 N. Wall. The Cremation Society of Washington is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Gilbert, who died Sunday, was born in Cataldo, Idaho.

He was a longtime Spokane resident and had worked as a hotel manager.

Mr. Gilbert served in the Air Force during World War II, and was honored with the Air Medal and the Distinguished Flying Cross for his service.

Survivors include his wife, Rose; and two daughters, Laura and Josie Gilbert, both of Spokane.

George Lang Sr. Bonners Ferry, Idaho

Service for George Oscar Lang Sr., 86, will be on Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Bonners Ferry Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Grandview Cemetery in Bonners Ferry.

Mr. Lang, who was born in Joplin, Mo., died Monday. He moved to California in 1954 before moving to Bonners Ferry in 1982, where he was active at the senior center. He later moved to the Boundary County Community Nursing Home.

His wife, Celia, died in 1994. Mr. Lang’s survivors include a son, George Lang Jr. of Bonners Ferry; a daughter, Carol Belden of Bonners Ferry; a sister, Martha Kochan of Las Vegas; a brother, Raymond Lang of Elma, Wash.; a grandson, Larry, and one great-grandson, Sheldon.

Florence ‘Betty’ Schultz Spokane

Visitation for Florence E. “Betty” Schultz, 78, is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today at Hazen and Jaeger Funeral Home. Service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Greenwood Memorial Terrace.

Mrs. Schultz, who was born in Belfield, N.D., died Sunday.

She had lived in Spokane for 54 years and was a homemaker.

Mrs. Schultz is survived by her husband of 60 years, Marvin Schultz; a daughter, Joyce Boone of Creston, Wash.; a son, Wayne Schultz of Spokane; a brother, Ralph Hanson of Riddle, Ore.; nine grandchildren, many great-grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Spokane.

Robert Lyon Pullman

Service for Robert H. Lyon, 83, a longtime Pullman area farmer, will be at 11 a.m. today at Kimball Funeral Home in Pullman. Private burial will be held at a later date.

Mr. Lyon, who was born in Moscow, Idaho, died Friday.

He graduated from high school there, and then began a life-long career in farming.

He started by working on his uncles’ farms, until he married June Jennings in 1941. A year later, they began renting a farm southeast of Pullman, which they later purchased, and they lived there until his death.

Mr. Lyon is survived by his wife; a son, Dale Lyon of Pullman; a daughter, Linda Peterson of Spokane; five brothers, Melvin, Donald and Orrin Lyon, all of Milton-Freewater, Ore., and Harold and Everett Lyon, both of Moscow; two grandchildren, three stepgrandchildren, a great-grandson and six stepgreat-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association.

Emile ‘Jerry’ Bierlair Spokane

Memorial service for Emile “Jerry” Bierlair, 65, is planned for 3 p.m. today at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1435. The Cremation Society of Washington is in charge of cremation.

Mr. Bierlair, who was born in Gulich, Pa., died Friday.

He served in the Air Force during the Korean and Vietnam wars, retiring in 1971.

He settled in Spokane and worked for Centennial Flour Mills until 1992.

He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1435.

Survivors include his wife of 19 years, Bonnie; four daughters, Judy Latner of Seattle, Michelle Anderson of Cheney, Kathryn Rail of Clarkston, Wash., and Lori Jones of Spokane; five sons, Richard Bierlair of South Carolina, Alfred Bierlair of North Carolina, and Kenneth and Christopher Bierlair and Jason Pierson, all of Spokane; several brothers and sisters; 13 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

David ‘Slim’ Bitton Priest River, Idaho

Service for David Lavor “Slim” Bitton, 78, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Priest River. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Priest River. Sherman-Knapp Funeral Home in Newport, Wash., is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Bitton, who died Saturday, was born in West Weber, Utah.

He married Iona Bullock in 1939 in Plain City, Utah, and they moved to Priest River in 1956.

Mr. Bitton worked for Louisiana Pacific for 20 years and retired in 1981.

His wife died in 1996.

Survivors include two sons, David Bitton of Priest River and Keith Bitton of Bonners Ferry, Idaho; a daughter, DeAnna Spurgen of Sandpoint; a sister, Jean Vaughn of Newport, Wash.; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Kathryn Fogle Gig Harbor, Wash.

Memorial service for Kathryn E. Fogle, 92, will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Colville First Congregational Church. Private burial was at Mountain View Park in Colville, Wash. Danekas Funeral Home in Colville is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Fogle, who was born in Havelock, Neb., died Sunday.

She graduated from Deer Park High School and attended Cheney Normal School.

She taught school in Colville from 1926 until 1930, when she married Otto Fogle in Deer Park. The couple lived in Colville.

Her husband died in 1988 and Mrs. Fogle moved to Gig Harbor in 1995.

Mrs. Fogle was a member of PEO, a philanthropic and educational organization, the Athenaeum Study Club, Mount Carmel Hospital Guild, the Stevens County Historical Society, the Lady Elks and the Church Circle.

Survivors include two daughters, Marilyn Bergevin of Gig Harbor and Janet Kroll of Folsom, Calif.; nine grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Carl Larson Spokane

Memorial service for Carl M. Larson, 80, will be 3 p.m. Saturday at Hazen and Jaeger Valley Funeral Home.

Mr. Larson, who was born in Nelson, British Columbia, died March 10.

He was a graduate of Otis Orchards High School and served in the Navy Seabees in New Guinea and the Philippines during World War II.

After the war he worked on Grand Coulee Dam and became a union carpenter. He later worked for the Davenport Hotel as a carpenter for 22 years until he retired.

Mr. Larson was member of the Carpenters Union Local No. 98.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Mary Larson; three sons, Peter, David and Carl Larson Jr., all of Spokane; a daughter, Trudy Worthington of Spokane; two brothers, Norman Salmonson of Benton City, Wash., and Earl Salmonson of Missoula; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hutton Settlement.

, DataTimes

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