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Obituaries

Mary Mott Moses Lake

Service for Mary Cecilia Mott, 92, will be at 11 a.m. Friday at United Church of Christ in Veradale. Burial will follow at Pines Cemetery.

Mrs. Mott, who died Monday at her daughter’s home in Moses Lake, was born in Mandan, N.D.

Her family moved to Spokane in 1913, and she graduated from Lewis and Clark High School.

In 1928 she married Robert Mott in Coeur d’Alene, and they settled in Veradale in 1937 after living in Spokane, Seattle, Vancouver, Wash., Portland and Deer Park.

She had lived in Moses Lake for one year.

Mrs. Mott was a member of Micham’s Square Dancing Club, the South Side sewing circle and the Iris Society.

Her husband died in 1967.

Survivors include four daughters, Joye Lucas of Moses Lake, Jean Servizi of Chilliwack, British Columbia, Marilyn Brenchley of Kenya and Carolyn Graham of Bellingham; a son, Glenn Mott of Linden, Utah; three sisters, Veronica Sweeney and Frances Schopf, both of Spokane, and Marguerite Kehoe of Mukilteo, Wash.; two brothers, Joseph Schopf of San Luis Obispo, Calif., and Laurence Schopf of Mount Vernon, Wash.; 26 grandchildren, 63 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

Elizabeth (Rowe) Bushnell Spokane

Rosary for Elizabeth J. (Rowe) Bushnell, 88, will be at 7 p.m. today at Riplinger Funeral Home. Mass will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Thomas More Catholic Church. Private burial will be at Spring Canyon Cemetery in Grand Coulee.

Mrs. Bushnell, who died Sunday, was born in Northport, Wash., and graduated from high school there. She also graduated from the Spokane Business College.

She was a federal employee and worked at the Bremerton Navy Yard during World War II. She later moved to Coulee Dam, where she worked for the Bureau of Reclamation and the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

She retired in 1968 and moved to Spokane.

She was a member of the Coulee Dam Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary.

Mrs. Bushnell is survived by her husband of 57 years, Milo Bushnell; two daughters, Leona Meilott of Vancouver, Wash., and Theresa Averill of Dothan, Ala.; a stepson, Wayne Bushnell of Walla Walla; two stepdaughters, Betty Wesoloski of Hadley, Mass., and Carol Bales of Spokane; 18 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of choice or St. Thomas More Catholic Church.

David Sauer Spokane

Memorial service for David D. Sauer, 93, will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Philadelphia Congregational Church in Ritzville, Wash. Private inurnment will be at Ritzville Memorial Cemetery. Danekas Funeral Home in Ritzville is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Sauer, a lifetime resident of Adams County, died Jan. 8. He was born in Lind, Wash.

He married Amelia Beck in 1929.

He was a farmer in Lind and moved to Ritzville after he retired.

He was a member of the Washington Association of Wheat Growers.

Mr. Sauer is survived by his wife, and a sister, Martha Sauer of Spokane.

Memorial contributions may be made to Philadelphia Congregational Church.

Rosine Vogel Granite Falls, Ore.

Memorial service for Rosine Irene Vogel, 80, is set for 1 p.m. Saturday at Hazen and Jaeger Valley Funeral Home.

Mrs. Vogel, who was born in Fordyce, Neb., died Friday.

She had lived in the Spokane area from 1957 until moving to the Granite Falls area a year and a half ago.

Mrs. Vogel is survived by a daughter, Renee Shepherd of Spokane; a son, Robert Vogel of Snohomish, Wash.; two sisters, Doris Johnson of Spokane and Daisy Botolson of Nebraska; two brothers, Richard Mathers of Nebraska and Howard Mathers of California; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

Joan Hettinger Oroville, Calif.

No service will be held for Joan Irene Hettinger, 52, at her request. A family memorial will be held at a later date.

Mrs. Hettinger, a former Spokane resident, died Jan. 24.

She was born in Newport, Wash., and grew up in Coolin, Idaho.

She graduated from Priest River (Idaho) High School and attended Butte (Mont.) Business College.

She married Walt West and they lived in Tucson, Ariz., and Orofino, Idaho.

Mrs. Hettinger worked as a restaurant cook.

She divorced and returned to Priest River and then moved to Spokane.

She worked in the laundry and housekeeping departments at Rockwood Manor.

In 1981 she married Jack Hettinger, and they moved to Oroville, Calif., in 1987.

Survivors include her husband, two daughters, Cindy Thomas and Debbie Haslip, both of Eureka, Calif.; a son, Walter West of Chico, Calif.; a sister, June Pitts of Henderson, Nev.; two brothers, John Bews of Priest River and Andrew Bews of Walla Walla; and four grandchildren.

Hanna Petersen Spokane

Service for Hanna Jane Petersen, 77, is set for 1:30 p.m. today at Lauer Funeral Home in Deer Park. Burial will be at Holy Redeemer/Kelly Cemetery in Deer Park.

Mrs. Petersen, a former Deer Park and Wallace resident, died Sunday.

She was born in Deer Park and attended Riverside High School.

She married Samuel Petersen in 1936 in Coeur d’Alene.

They moved to Wallace from Deer Park and had lived in Spokane since 1989.

She was a member of the Lutheran Church and the Monda Kay Club of Wallace.

Mrs. Petersen is survived by her husband; two sons, Dean Petersen of St. Maries and Larry Petersen of Medical Lake; two daughters, Janet VanDyke of Osburn, Idaho, and Jane Orton of Meridian, Idaho; a brother, Warren Stevens of Deer Park; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to to Silverwood Good Samaritan Nursing Home, Silverton, ID 83867.

Ruth Miller Seattle

Memorial service for Ruth E. Miller, 79, will be held today at 2 p.m. at English Funeral Chapel in Coeur d’Alene.

Mrs. Miller, who was born in Iowa, died Friday.

She moved to Coeur d’Alene in 1938 from Iowa and was active in Queen Esther Chapter 12 of the Order of the Eastern Star and in the First Christian Church.

Mrs. Miller later moved to Seattle to be near family.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne, in 1979.

Survivors include two sons, Stanton Miller of Bothell, Wash., and Gordon Miller of Prosser, Wash.; one daughter, Charlotte Wilson of Seattle; a brother, Dennis Worthington of Coeur d’Alene; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Eastern Star Memorial Fund, c/o Judith Walsborn, 15300 Ramsey Road, Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814.

Edith Dube Spokane

Service for Edith B. Dube, 81, will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Heritage Funeral Home. Burial will be at Greenwood Memorial Terrace.

Mrs. Dube, who died Sunday, was born in Harlem, Mont.

She had lived in Spokane since 1950 and was a homemaker.

She was a member of the Daughters of the Nile.

Survivors include a son, Eldon Thorsen of Bend, Ore.; two daughters, Alice Beattie of Greenacres and Kathy Ambrogio of Tacoma; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Edward ‘Johnny’ Mercer Othello, Wash.

Visitation for Edward Drury “Johnny” Mercer, 77, is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Stevens Funeral Chapel in Othello. Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Othello. Vault burial will be at the Prosser (Wash.) Cemetery.

Mr. Mercer, who died Wednesday, was born in Prosser and had been an Othello resident since 1947. He worked as a real estate salesman with his father-in-law, Ed Scott, and later worked as a broker. He also raised buffalo, thoroughbred horses, quarter horses and cattle.

He was a member of the Othello Rodeo Association, the Elks Lodge, the Northwest Quarter Horse Association, the Othello Chamber of Commerce and the Moses Lake Country Club.

Mr. Mercer is survived by his wife, Sharon Mercer; two daughters, Barbara Mercer Valentine and Michelle Mercer Moorem, both of Spokane; a stepdaughter, Jeanette Balthrop ; a stepson, Gary Frank; two brothers, Elwood Mercer of Port Orchard, Wash., and Allen Mercer of Portland; and four grandchildren.

Devota (LaLone) Jabbora Spokane

Memorial service for Devota (LaLone) Jabbora, 86, will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Ball and Dodd Funeral Home-South.

Mrs. Jabbora, who died Monday, was born in Sandpoint and had lived in Spokane since 1942.

She was a homemaker and operated her father’s business, Phil’s Auction, for a short time following his death.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George Jabbora.

She is survived by a son, Phillip Jabbora of Spokane, and a grandson.

Betty Kohoutek Spokane

Service for Betty L. Kohoutek, 67, is set for 2 p.m. today at Ball and Dodd Funeral Home-South. Cremation will follow the service.

Born in Little Rock, Ark., Mrs. Kohoutek died Sunday.

She moved to Spokane in 1945 and lived in Kent, Wash., from 1963 until 1968, when she returned to Spokane.

She had worked for Columbia Lighting for 15 years until 1988.

Her husband, Donald Kohoutek, died in 1990.

Mrs. Kohoutek is survived by a daughter, Doris Rivera of Spokane; four brothers, Dan Smith of Chattaroy, and Bill, Verble and Gene Smith, all of Spokane; a sister, Patsy McGinnis of Chattaroy; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Frances Bell Spokane

Private service was held for Frances W. Bell.

Mrs. Bell, 76, died Sunday.

She was born in Teton, Idaho, and had lived in Spokane for 51 years.

She graduated from Idaho State College and taught elementary school in St. Anthony, Idaho, for several years before she married.

She graduated from Eastern Washington University in 1977 with a double degree.

Mrs. Bell is survived by her husband of 51 years, Glenn Bell; two sons, Eric Bell of Duarte, Calif., and Brian Bell of Western Washington; two daughters, Susan and Linda Bell, both of Western Washington; and a granddaughter.

Alice Westerman Valleyford

Service for Alice A. Westerman will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Valleyford Community Church. Hazen and Jaeger Valley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Westerman, who was born in Renton, Wash., died Sunday at home. She was 81.

She was a graduate of the University of Washington and taught school for four years. She was also a homemaker.

Mrs. Westerman had lived in Spokane County for 75 years.

She is survived by her husband, Wesley Westerman; and a son, John Westerman of Valleyford.

Robert Elder Spokane

Memorial gathering for Robert Alles Elder, 86, will be held in Jackson, Calif., at a later date.

Mr. Elder, a longtime Spokane resident, died Friday.

He was born in Valleyford and grew up in Spokane.

He moved to California and served in the Navy Seabees during World War II. He also served in the Coast Guard.

He was a construction worker and was a member of the Laborers International Union of North America.

He returned to Spokane 26 years ago.

Mr. Elder was also a member of the Eagles, Masonic and Elks lodges.

Survivors include six daughters, Helen Baker of Ashland, Ore., Elaine Towne of Salem, Ore., Dawn-Marie Aadland of Waldport, Ore., Elizabeth Petrick of Placerville, Calif., Jacque Way of Orangevale, Calif., and Barbara Gunning of Pioneer, Calif.; 15 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Hertha Schuyler Spokane

No service will be held for Hertha E. Schuyler, 82. The Cremation Society of Washington is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Schuyler, who died Sunday, was born in Golden Valley, N.D.

She had lived in Spokane for 57 years and worked as a secretary for T&S Sales.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Paul Schuyler.

She is survived by three sons, Paul Schuyler of Spokane, Linden Schuyler of Tacoma and Harvey Schuyler of Chattaroy; a daughter, Honey Poppe of Spokane; three sisters, Kathleen Erdman of Chicago, Clara Clendenen of New Salem, N.D., and Freda Zimmerman of Sacramento, Calif.; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Spokane Humane Society.

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