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Obituaries

Charles Price Palouse, Wash.

Service for Charles E. Price, 64, was Monday at the Kramer Funeral Home in Palouse. Burial was at Greenwood Cemetery in Palouse.

Mr. Price, who was born in Sexton, Mo., died Thursday.

He entered the Air Force in 1950 and served until 1961.

A gunsmith and master gun engraver in Texas, Mr. Price had engraved a pistol for John Wayne.

In 1968 he moved to Potlatch, Idaho, and then moved to Palouse in 1970 and worked as a self-employed gunsmith. In 1974 he began employment with the Sport Shack in Colfax, Wash., retiring in 1993.

Mr. Price was a member of the Disabled American Veterans, the National Rifle Association and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

He had served on the Palouse City Council from 1980 until 1986.

Survivors include his wife, Iris; four daughters, Debbie Price of Lake Charles, La., Tamara Slonaker of Palouse, Cheryl Krieger of Pullman and Linda De Montigny of Moscow, Idaho; two sisters, Mamie Smith and Norma Istre, both of Pittsburg, Texas; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Home Health and Hospice of Southeast Washington, or the Palouse Emergency Medical Technicians.

Mabel Hulett Palouse, Wash.

Service for Mabel D. Hulett, 91, is planned for 2 p.m. today at Palouse Federated Church. Burial will follow at the Greenwood Cemetery in Palouse. Kramer Funeral Home in Palouse is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Hulett, who died Thursday, was born in Hauser Lake, Idaho.

She graduated from high school in Sandpoint. She also graduated from Cheney Normal School and taught school in Washington and Idaho, including 13 years of elementary teaching in Palouse.

She married Henry Hulett in Sandpoint in 1930, and they settled in Palouse. Mr. Hulett died in 1983.

Mrs. Hulett had lived in Palouse until moving to Latah Health Services in Moscow, Idaho, last December.

She was a member of Palouse Chapter AE of the PEO, a philanthropic and educational organization.

Survivors include a son, Joe Hulett of Moscow; a brother, Leslie Rose of Troy, Mont.; a sister, Irene McCann of Portland; and three grandsons.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Palouse Emergency Medical Technicians or the Palouse Scholarship Fund.

Leo ‘Jim’ Nowack Moscow, Idaho

Service for Leo J. “Jim” Nowack, 72, is planned for 10 a.m. today at Grace Lutheran Church in Potlatch, Idaho. Burial will follow at the Freeze Cemetery located north of Potlatch. Kramer Funeral Home in Palouse, Wash., is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Nowack, who died Friday, was born in Potlatch.

He lived and worked on his family’s farm north of Potlatch until retiring last fall.

Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Esther Tietz; a son, Ron Nowack of Portland; a daughter, Sandra Nowack of Spokane; a brother, Charles Nowack of Potlatch; five sisters, Margret Riley of Phoenix, Ariz., Theresa Nowack of Spokane, Lora Neal of Garfield, Wash., Mary Jane Boucher of Seattle and Nancy Hilgers of Vancouver, Wash.; and two grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Freeze Church in care of Julie Hoidal, 4308 Deep Creek Road, Potlatch, ID 83855.

Raymond Jackson Spokane

A gathering for Raymond D. Jackson, 69, was Monday at the family home. Private burial will be held at the Spokane Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Jackson, who was born in Pleasant Lake, N.D., died Friday.

He served in the Navy during World War II aboard the USS Morton Sound.

He was a 45-year Spokane resident and had retired in 1983 after 30 years of working as a clerk at Kaiser Aluminum in Trentwood.

He was a member of Steel Workers Union Local No. 338.

Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Ina; a son, James Jackson, and a daughter, Jeanie Tremblay, both of Spokane; two brothers, Tom Jackson and Harold Jackson, both of Minneapolis; a sister, Bette Shaff of Prescott Valley, Ariz.; four grandsons and three great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Spokane.

Arden Higgs Hayden Lake, Idaho

Memorial service for Arden J. Higgs, 72, will be today at 11 a.m. at the Yates Funeral Home in Hayden Chapel. A reception will follow at the Yates Hayden Chapel Gathering Center.

Mr. Higgs, who was born in Cedar Springs, Mich., died Friday.

He served in the Army during World War II and was a pilot during the Korean War.

Mr. Higgs received a master’s degree from the University of Arizona and worked in health care in Arizona, California and Oregon.

Mr. Higgs moved to Grangeville, Idaho in 1977 and owned Grangeville Convalescent Center, retiring in 1990. He moved to Hayden Lake in 1996.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Beulah, in 1996.

Survivors include a son, Mike Higgs, and a daughter, Kathy Delgado, both of Arizona; two stepsons, Monty Briggs of Pullman and Ron Briggs of Hayden, Idaho; a stepdaughter, Cyndi Lucke of Spokane; a brother, Richard Higgs of Michigan; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Richard Royer Spokane

Graveside service for Richard J. “Dick” Royer, 77, is planned for 11 a.m. today at the Spokane Memorial Gardens. Ball and Dodd Funeral Home-South is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Royer, who was born in MiltonFreewater, Ore., died Thursday.

He served in the Army during World War II and moved to Spokane following the war.

Mr. Royer worked for Kaiser Aluminum in Mead for 34 years and retired in 1982 as a quality control analyst.

He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 51 and a senior bowling league.

Mr. Royer’s wife, Alma Royer, died in 1993.

He is survived by a daughter, Suzette Johnson of Wilbur, Wash.; and two grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 51.

Nelson Ashmore Spokane

Memorial service for Nelson E. Ashmore, 89, is set for 1 p.m. Saturday at Thornhill Valley Funeral Home.

Born in Waterville, Wash., Mr. Ashmore died April 6 in Phoenix, Ariz., while on vacation.

Mr. Ashmore was a former resident of Rockford and owned Ashmore Chevrolet in Rockford from 1939 until 1970. He then moved to Spokane and worked for Camp Chevrolet until 1975.

He was a member of the Rockford Lions, the Rockford Masonic Lodge and the Spokane Country Club.

Mr. Ashmore is survived by a son, Gene Ashmore of Phoenix; two sisters, Elsie Dahm and Kathryn Coombs, both of Spokane; two brothers, Howard Ashmore of Seattle and Dick Ashmore of Albuquerque, N.M.; and two grandsons.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Lilac Blind Foundation.

Vernon Jarvis Chattaroy

Service for Vernon J. “Vern” Jarvis, 69, was Monday at the Riplinger Funeral Home. Burial service was at Chattaroy Cemetery.

Mr. Jarvis, a 41-year Chattaroy resident, died Saturday.

He was born in Carthage, Ill.

He and his wife, Vickie, moved to Chattaroy from Mediapolis, Iowa.

Mr. Jarvis was a co-owner of Hefling Farm Supply in Hillyard for many years.

He was a Navy veteran in World War II.

Mr. Jarvis is survived by his wife; a daughter, Deborah Ortega of Spokane; a son, Vernon Jarvis of Colbert; eight grandchildren and two great-granddaughters.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Velma VanAusdle Everett

Private service for Velma L. VanAusdle, 86 and a former Spokane resident, will be held. Bauer Funeral Home in Snohomish, Wash., is in charge of cremation.

Mrs. VanAusdle, was born in Spokane, died Friday.

She had lived in Spokane until moving to the Snohomish area in 1994.

She was a homemaker.

Mrs. Van Ausdle is survived by a son, Larry VanAusdle of Everett; a daughter, Sandy Gracio of Salinas, Calif.; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Spokane.

Donald Dana Newport, Wash.

Joint service for Donald Clifford “Donny” Dana, 29, and his nephew, Branden James See, 7, of Everett was Saturday at Newport First Baptist Church. Burial was at Newport Cemetery.

Mr. Dana and his nephew drowned April 14 while fishing on the Pend Oreille River at Cusick, Wash.

Mr. Dana was born in Bonners Ferry, Idaho, and had worked as a firefighter for the Department of Natural Resources.

In 1994 he married Rebecca “Beccy” McGee near Cusick.

Survivors include his wife; a son and daughter, Codie and Jennifer, both at home; his parents, Charles and Geraldine Dana of Cusick; three brothers, Randy Dana of Dalkena, Wash., Robbie Dana of Cusick and Bud See of Everett; three sisters, Donna Dana of Cusick, Charlene Dana of Coeur d’Alene and Denise Stein of Fairbanks, Alaska.

Jean Pehl Spokane

Service for Jean M. Pehl, 80, will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Heritage Funeral Home. Burial will be at Greenwood Memorial Terrace.

Born in Everett, Mrs. Pehl died Friday.

In 1940 she married Adolph Pehl and the couple moved to Spokane the following year.

Mrs. Pehl was a homemaker and a member of Pilgrim Lutheran Church, Five Mile Grange, the Young Republicans Club and the Women of Rotary and served as a precinct committee woman.

She is survived by two sons, Steven Pehl of Loon Lake, Wash., and Dennis Pehl of Spokane; a daughter, Linda Sicilia of Colbert; 19 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Ronald McDonald House.

Joseph Lawson Spokane

Service for Joseph R. “Joe” Lawson, will be held at 10 a.m. today at the Sunset Chapel at Fairmount Memorial Park. Heritage Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Lawson, 41, died Tuesday.

He was a lifetime Spokane resident and attended North Central High School.

Mr. Lawson served in the Marine Corps from 1973 to 1975 and worked as a laborer in various warehouses.

He is survived by his wife, Sharon; a son, Jesse, at home; his father, Frank Lawson of Spokane; four brothers, Jim and Frank Lawson, both of Bremerton, Doug Lawson of Salem, Ore., and John Lawson of Spokane; and two sisters, Pam Comparin of Tinley Park, Ill., and Kathy Lawson of Spokane.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery.

Norma Kneeskern Spokane

Memorial service for Norma L. Kneeskern, 69, is planned for 1 p.m. Friday at Thornhill Valley Funeral Home. Inurnment will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at White Pine (Mont.) Cemetery.

Born in Wichita, Kan., Mrs. Kneeskern died Friday.

She was raised in Wallace and Burke, Idaho, and had lived in the Spokane Valley for 30 years.

Mrs. Kneeskern was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Survivors include her husband of 51 years, Eaton “Bud” Kneeskern; a daughter, Deborah Dammel of Odessa, Wash.; her mother, Eulah Hamilton of Spokane; five grandchildren and one great-grandson.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Spokane or the American Cancer Society.

Olive Brown Spokane

Visitation for Olive M. (Hale) Brown, 79, is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Hazen and Jaeger Valley Funeral Home. Burial service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Sunset Mausoleum at Fairmount Memorial Park.

Born in Spokane, Mrs. Brown died Thursday.

She had worked as a bookkeeper for Pacific National Bank of Washington.

Her husband, John Brown, died in 1988.

Survivors include a son, Darryl Brown, and a daughter, Judith Hammonds, both of Spokane; a sister, Lucille Collier of Rockford; a brother, John Hale Jr. of Spokane; seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Bernice Howey Spokane

Graveside service for Bernice Allyne Howey, 88, is set for 10 a.m. today at Greenwood Memorial Terrace. Ball and Dodd Funeral Home-South is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Howey, who was born in Detroit, died Thursday.

Her parents homesteaded in Montana in 1914.

She married Chester Howey in 1933, and they were later divorced.

Mrs. Howey moved to Spokane in 1950, and had worked in several nursing homes. She was also a homemaker.

She is survived by a sister, Janet Poindexter of Orange, Calif.; and a brother, Lester Meisner of Kirkland, Wash.

Mathilda ‘Tillie’ Scher Spokane

Memorial service for Mathilda “Tillie” Scher, was Monday at the Holy Cross Cemetery Chapel.

Mrs. Scher, 91, died Thursday.

She was born in New York and had lived in Spokane since 1936.

She and her husband, Michael Scher, owned Scher’s Automotive until 1979, when her husband died.

Mrs. Scher was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.

Survivors include a son, John Scher, and a daughter, Geraldine Eaton, both of Spokane; two brothers, Alex Schalesky of Garrison, N.D., and Fred Schalesky of Redding, Calif.; a sister, Marie Peterson of San Jose, Calif.; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Frances Bailey Spokane

Visitation for Frances Marie Bailey, 60, is scheduled from 4 to 8 p.m. today, and from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Hazen and Jaeger Valley Funeral Home. No service will be held.

Mrs. Bailey, who was born in Southern Idaho, died Sunday.

She was a 50-year Spokane resident and had worked for 25 years as a bookkeeper for various construction companies in Spokane. She retired in 1990.

Mrs. Bailey is survived by her husband of 43 years, Herald; a son, Jay-Dee Bailey of Spokane; a daughter, Cheryl Kay Hamrick of Denver; and a sister, Minnie Fealko, and a brother, Richard Higgins, both of Spokane.

Joann ‘Jody’ McKellips Coeur d’Alene

Graveside inurnment for Joann B. “Jody” McKellips, 64, will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Freeze Cemetery in Potlatch, Idaho. English Funeral Chapel in Coeur d’Alene is in charge of arrangements.

Ms. McKellips., who was born in Potlatch, died Friday.

She had lived in Potlatch for many years before moving to Klamath Falls, Ore. She moved to Coeur d’Alene in 1989 and worked for The Emporium.

Ms. McKellips was a volunteer at Kootenai Medical Center.

Survivors include a son, Michael McKellips of South Carolina; a daughter, Kathy Wilson of Spokane; and three grandchildren.

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