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Obituaries

Effie Reid Tensed, Idaho

A celebration of the life of Effie C. Reid, 49, will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Tensed Community Center. Yates-Hodge Funeral Home in St. Maries is in charge of arrangements.

Ms. Reid, who was born in Wyoming, died Monday.

She graduated from Clarkston (Wash.) High School in 1965 and went on to serve two years in the Army.

After her military discharge, she lived in various areas of the United States before settling in Mica in 1978, where she owned and operated the Mica Store.

Ms. Reid moved to Tensed in 1985 and worked at various jobs before driving a school bus for the Plummer-Worley School District.

She recently worked for the Tribal Head Start Program.

Survivors include a son, Jarrod Burch of New Jersey; three daughters, Jeanette Rose and Sharlene Johnson, both of Tensed, and Annette Davison of California; six brothers, Larry Bell of Seattle, Fred and Louis Picard, both of Clarkston, John Picard of Yakima, George Picard of Post Falls and Dean Picard of Lewiston; two sisters, Rita Clough and Janice Clifton, both of Clarkston; and two grandchildren, Shelby and Devon.

Audra Davidson Spokane

Private family service will be held for Audra L. (Johnson) Davidson, 79, at Greenwood Memorial Terrace. Riplinger Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Davidson, who was born in Troy, Idaho, died Monday.

She graduated from high school in Troy and had been a resident of Spokane since 1950.

She worked for J.C. Penney in Spokane and Lewiston from 1941 until 1966.

Mrs. Davidson was a member of Order of the Eastern Star Spokane Chapter No. 163, Trinity Court No. 51 Order of the Amaranth, Eagles Lodge No. 2 Ladies Auxiliary and Women of the Moose Chapter No. 74.

She married Harold Anderson in 1935. He died in 1961. Two other husbands also preceded her in death: Keith Amsbaugh died 1967 and Murray Davidson died in 1987.

Survivors include a son, Anthony “Tony” Anderson of Spokane; two sisters, Violet Scott of Pullman and Lillian Lindsay of Yuba City, Calif.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children.

Gary ‘The Duck’ Lewis Sr. Spokane

Service for Gary L. “The Duck” Lewis Sr. will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Heritage Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Fairmount Memorial Park.

Mr. Lewis, 49, a lifetime Spokane resident, died Sunday.

He graduated from Mead High School and served in the Army from 1967 to 1970.

Mr. Lewis was a musician and a member of several bands, most recently Crossroads.

He was a member of Eagles Lodge No. 2, the Hillyard Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Moose Lodge.

Survivors include his wife of 14 years, Marie Lewis; four sons, Bill Booth of Chicago, and Charles, Ray and Gary Lewis Jr., all of Spokane; a daughter, Michelle Lewis of Spokane; a stepdaughter, Kandy Bumpaous of Yakima; four brothers, David Davisson of Helena, Hank Lewis of Spokane, Dick Lewis of Renton, Wash., and Bill Dormady; a sister, Gloria Cooke; and three stepgrandchildren.

Carl Hansen Priest River, Idaho

Memorial service for Carl Fredrick Hansen, 80, will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Sherman-Knapp Funeral Home in Priest River.

Mr. Hansen died Saturday.

He was born in Perry, Ore., and moved to the Newport, Wash., area in 1963. He had lived in Priest River for 25 years.

He worked for Diamond International for 20 years and retired in the 1980s.

He served in the Army during the Korean War.

In 1962 he married Sam Patricia Warrick in Clarkston, Wash. She died in 1995.

Mr. Hansen was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2909 of Priest River, the Elks Lodge and the Newport Gun Club.

Survivors include a son, Ray Hansen of Longview, Wash.; three daughters, LeeRae Steward of Phoenix, Ariz., Louise “Jo” Huckaby of Tulsa, Okla., and Sallie Hansen of St. Maries; and seven grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Bonner County Hospice.

Andrew Simonsen Spokane

Memorial Mass for Andrew J. Simonsen, 76, was Monday at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.

Mr. Simonsen, who died Thursday, was born in Kansas City, Mo.

He served in the Navy for 20 years and retired in 1959.

He then served as director of materials at Sacred Heart Medical Center from 1959 until 1973. He organized the Sisters of Providence hospitals’ group purchasing in the early 1960s.

From 1976 until 1981 he performed similar duties for St. Mary’s Medical Center in Walla Walla but continued to live in Spokane.

He is survived by his wife, Madeleine Simonsen; two sons, Gary Simonsen of Spokane and Robert Simonsen of Everett; a brother, Donald Simonsen of Port Charlotte, Fla.; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Poor Claire Nuns.

Myrtle Schneidmiller Spokane

Service for Myrtle Schneidmiller, a former St. John, Wash., resident, will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the St. John (Wash.) Christian Church. Burial will follow at the St. John Cemetery. Bruning Funeral Home of Colfax, Wash., is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Schneidmiller, 83, died Sunday. She was born in St. John and graduated from high school there.

She attended nursing school before marrying Alex Schneidmiller in 1933.

The couple lived in Colfax and St. John.

Her husband died in 1993. Mrs. Schneidmiller moved to Spokane about a year ago.

Mrs. Schneidmiller is survived by a daughter, Alix Hayes of St. John; two sons, Lytton Schneidmiller of St. John and Lance Schneidmiller of Spokane; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the St. John Christian Church.

Mae Parks Fairfield

Memorial service for Mae Vinetta Parks, 84, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Fairfield Presbyterian Church. Schanzenbach Funeral Home of Fairfield is in charge of arrangements.

Born in Lakeview, Ore., Mrs. Parks died Saturday.

She graduated from high school in Ashland, Ore., and from San Francisco Normal College. She taught school near Helena.

She met Kenneth Parks in San Francisco, and they were married in 1935. He died in 1982.

In 1941 they moved to Fairfield, where they farmed for more than 30 years.

Mrs. Parks was an elder, teacher and organist at Fairfield Presbyterian Church. She also was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

She is survived by a son, Kenneth Parks of Fairfield; a daughter, Patricia Clark of Spokane; a brother, Lawrence Powell of Ashland; two sisters, Ruby Mason and Mary Kerr, both of Ashland; six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Fairfield Presbyterian Church.

Dorothy Rhames Newport, Wash.

Service for Dorothy L. Rhames, 67, is planned for 2 p.m. today at Sherman-Knapp Funeral Home in Newport. Burial will follow at the Newport Cemetery.

Mrs. Rhames, who died Sunday, was born in Florida.

She married J.D. Rhames in Florida in 1943.

She had lived in Newport since 1973 and was a homemaker.

Mrs. Rhames is survived by her husband; three daughters, Phyllis Cantrell and Barbara Curtis, both of Newport, and Deborah Lawson of Spokane; a son, J.D. Rhames Jr. of Spokane; a sister, Mattie Alarcon of Hayward, Calif.; a brother, Emory Bray of Spokane; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Helen Johnson Spokane

Service for Helen M. Johnson, 77, will be at 11 a.m. today at Sunset Mausoleum at Fairmount Memorial Park. Heritage Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Johnson, who died Friday, was born in Spokane.

She worked as a cashier in the food service industry for many years.

She is survived by two daughters, Karen Werme of Spokane and Shirley Felton of Lewiston; two brothers, Richard and John Perry, both of Spokane; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Spokane.

Gerald Ostby Chattaroy

Service for Gerald Owen Ostby, 53, will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Chattaroy Community Church. Burial will be at Chattaroy Cemetery. Riplinger Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Ostby, who died Sunday, was born in Seattle.

He was a graduate of Riverside High School and Washington State University.

He worked for Kaiser Aluminum for 17 years as a production foreman and worked for the Spokane County Road Department from 1984 until last September.

Mr. Ostby is survived by his wife of 27 years, Jeanne; two sons, Jeffrey Ostby of Deer Park and Brian Ostby of Spokane; his mother, Ida Ostby of Chattaroy; a brother, Gary Ostby of Zillah, Wash.; a sister, Sonja Rosenthal of Elk; and two grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church.

Emma Gooding Spokane

Graveside service for Emma Gooding, 97, will be at 2 p.m. today at Pines Mausoleum. Ball and Dodd Funeral Home-North is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Gooding, who died Sunday, was born in Kulm, N.D., and had lived in Spokane since 1955.

She was a homemaker and was a member of First Assembly of God Church.

She is survived by two daughters, Clare Brecto and Eva O’Connor, both of Spokane; three sisters, Elsie and Bertha Gaetz, both of Calgary, Alberta, and Edith Hall of Chula Vista, Calif.; six grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

Barbara Zimmerman Spokane

Memorial service for Barbara A. Zimmerman, 69, will be at 1 p.m. Friday at St. David’s Episcopal Church. Private inurnment will be at Fairmount Memorial Park. Thornhill Valley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Zimmerman, a 34-year Spokane resident, died Saturday.

She was born in Matador, Texas.

Mrs. Zimmerman graduated from high school and college in Texas and taught art at several School District 81 junior high schools until she retired.

She was a member of the American Association of University Women.

Survivors include her husband of 30 years, Robert Zimmerman, and a sister, Gladys McDonald of Fort Worth, Texas.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Spokane.

Alonzo ‘Al’ Smith Spokane

Private graveside services was held for Alonzo “Al” Smith.

Mr. Smith died Friday. He was 79.

He was born in Anza, Calif., and had lived in Spokane for 50 years.

He worked as a heavy equipment operator and also operated a farm. In his teens and 20s he performed as a horseback riding stuntman.

His wife of 50 years, Elna Smith, died in 1993.

Mr. Smith is survived by a daughter, Beverly Meyer of Lake Oswego, Ore.; three sons, Don and Tom Smith, both of Spokane, and David Smith of North Bend, Wash.; his companion, Donna Nolte; and nine grandchildren.

He was a member of the National Rifle Association.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

Vera Eastman Spokane

Service for Vera I. Eastman, 91, will be at 11 a.m. today at Creston (Wash.) Christian Church. Burial will be at Valley View Cemetery in Vale, Ore. Strate Funeral Home of Wilbur, Wash., is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Eastman, a former Lincoln, Wash., resident, died Thursday.

She was born in Spokane and was a homemaker.

Two husbands preceded her in death: Harry Vaughan and Ike Eastman.

She is survived by three sons, Jerry Vaughan of Creston, Wash., Harry Vaughan of San Marcus, Calif., and Donald Vaughan of Burns, Ore.; three daughters, Juanita Poore of Kent City, Mich., Chris Wyncoop of Spokane and Merry Jo Watson of Wilbur, Wash.; 41 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Lincoln Nursing Home in Davenport, Wash., or the Creston Emergency Medical Technicians.

Anna Biallas Spokane

Private service will be held for Anna Catherine Biallas. Sherman-Knapp Funeral Home of Newport, Wash., is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Biallas, 94, died Saturday.

She was born in Montana.

In 1922 she married Frank Biallas in Great Falls, Mont.

Mrs. Biallas had lived in Spokane since 1934 and moved to Newport five months ago.

Her husband died in 1992.

Survivors include three sons, James Biallas of Newport, and Frank Biallas and Thomas Biallas, both of Spokane; a daughter, Dorothy MacDonald of Spokane; 10 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter.

Warren Berman Spokane

Graveside service for Warren H. Berman, 91, was Monday at Mount Nebo Cemetery.

Mr. Berman, who was born in Milwaukee, died Friday.

Mr. Berman graduated from Lewis and Clark High School and attended college for two years.

He worked in produce sales.

Mr. Berman served in the Army during World War II and was a member of Temple Beth Shalom, Audubon Park Masonic Lodge, El Katif Shrine and Scottish Rite Bodies.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Gertrude Berman; three sons, Eric and Neil Berman, both of Spokane, and Paul Berman of Olympia; four daughters, Janet McGuire and Dianna Eaton, both of Spokane, Claudia Berman of Clearwater, Fla., and Alyson Harris of Leavenworth, Wash.; a sister, Ruth Connelly of Seattle; 15 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Patrick Stemm Spokane

Memorial service for Patrick G. Stemm, 48, is planned for 1 p.m. Saturday at New Life Assembly of God Church. Inurnment will be at Pines Cemetery in Spokane. Thornhill Valley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Stemm, who died Friday from cancer, was born in Spokane and graduated from Ferris High School.

He served in the Army Reserve.

From 1976 to 1988 he worked at various auto dealerships in Spokane. He also worked for Bancshares Mortgage Co.

He worked for Kaiser Aluminum in Trentwood from 1988 until 1994.

Mr. Stemm is survived by his wife of 20 years, Karen Stemm, two sons, Kyle and Cary, both at home; his parents, George and Esther Stemm of Spokane; three brothers, Michael of Spokane, George Jr. of Seattle and Richard of California; a sister, Virginia Adset of Spokane; and his grandmother, Laura Stemm of Spokane.

Memorial contributions may be made to New Life Assembly of God Church.

Florence Lyman Spokane

No service will be held for Florence A. Lyman, 79. Thornhill Valley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Born in Chicago, Mrs. Lyman died last Wednesday.

She was a longtime Spokane resident and had worked as a bookkeeper at Gonzaga University and EZ Loader Boat Trailer.

Mrs. Lyman was also a homemaker and had been a member of the Mix and Match Senior Bowling League.

She is survived by a daughter, Shelly Green of Milpitas, Calif.; a son, Larry Lyman of Denver; and two grandchildren.

Norris Smith Spokane

Service for Norris E. Smith, 54, is set for 2 p.m. today at Ball and Dodd Funeral Home-South. Burial will be at Spokane Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Smith, who was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., died Saturday.

He attended high school in Harrison, Idaho, and graduated from high school in San Diego.

He had lived in Spokane for 36 years and served in the Air Force for three years. He then worked in civil service in the medical records department at the Fairchild Air Force Base Hospital.

He is survived by his mother, Janetta Smith of Spokane, and two sisters, Janetta Nelson of Tacoma and Mary Anne Smith of Spokane.

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