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Obituaries

Marilyn Kimble Spokane

Service for Marilyn K. Kimble, 47, will be at 11 a.m. today at Richardson-Brown Funeral Home in Pomeroy, Wash. Burial will be at Pomeroy City Cemetery.

Mrs. Kimble, who died Friday, was born in Pomeroy.

She graduated from Eastern Washington University in 1970 with a master’s degree in special education. She also had her superintendent’s credentials.

She taught in Plummer, Idaho, at the Panhandle Child Development Center and in Spokane at Educational Service District 101 for the past 17 years. She was also the director of state services regional projects.

She is survived by her husband of 20 years, Marvin; two stepsons, Tom Kimble of Warner Robbins, Ga., and Scott Kimble of Charlotte, N.C.; her mother and stepfather, Mary and Archie Bryan of Pomeroy; three sisters, Jenness Evanson and Billie Robisch, both of Spokane, and Nancy Herres of Pomeroy; a stepsister, Nickie Halterman of Spokane; and a brother, John Evanson of Cheney.

Memorial contributions may be made to Inland Empire Special Olympics in care of Washington Special Olympics, 2150 N. 107th Ave., Suite 220, Seattle, WA 98133.

Sosio Manzo Coeur d’Alene

Service for Sosio Manzo, 73, will be today at 11 a.m. at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Coeur d’Alene. Coeur d’Alene Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Manzo, who was born in Seattle, died Saturday.

He had performed opera with the Philadelphia Grand, the Connecticut Opera Co. and the Metropolitan Opera. He made his American operatic debut with the Seattle Symphony and his Italian debut in 1952 in Naples. He debuted in New York as a tenor lead in Carnegie Hall.

Mr. Manzo lived in New York for 33 years before moving in 1987 to a ranch in Coeur d’Alene, where he taught voice and opera.

Survivors include his wife, Anne; three sons, Marc Manzo of New Jersey, Rene Manzo of New York City and Pierre Manzo of Rhode Island; a daughter, Lydia Manzo Christopher of California; two brothers, Ralph Manzo of Cheney and Angelo Manzo of Tacoma; a sister, Lillian Manzo Isernio of Seattle; and six grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Heart Institute, 122 W. Seventh, Suite 210, Spokane, WA 99204.

Marion Bower Kalispell, Mont.

Service for Marion Glenn Bower, 92, is planned for 2 p.m. today at ShermanKnapp Funeral Home in Newport, Wash. Burial will follow at Newport Cemetery.

Mr. Bower, a former Sacheen Lake area resident, died Saturday.

He was born in Union Town, Iowa.

In 1924 he married Blanche Secrest in Ephrata, Wash. She died in 1983.

Mr. Bower worked as a carpenter and was also involved with organizing the rodeo for the Pend Oreille County Fair.

He lived in the Sacheen Lake area from 1949 to 1987, when he moved to Kalispell.

He was a member of Pend Oreille Hills Saddle Club, the Pend Oreille Historical Society and the Kalispell Senior Citizens Club.

Survivors include six daughters, Elnora Winfrey and Edith Hendrix, both of Spokane, Ruth Ventling of Greenacres, Maxine Martzall of St. Maries, and Shirley Bower and Luella Fish, both of Kingman, Ariz.; three sons, Max Bower of Spokane, Jake Bower of East Wenatchee, Wash., and Larry Bower of Black Diamond, Wash.; a sister, Hallie Sharp of Spokane; 44 grandchildren, 84 great-grandchildren and 33 great-great-grandchildren.

Arthur Davidson Spokane

Memorial service for Arthur L. Davidson, 69, is planned for 1 p.m. today at Hennessey Valley Funeral Home.

Mr. Davidson, a lifetime Spokane resident, died Friday.

He served in the Army during World War II, and retired as general manager of Motor Works in 1990.

He was a member of the American Association of Retired Persons.

Mr. Davidson is survived by his wife of 42 years, Carol; two sons, Duane Davidson and William Clinton of Spokane; a brother, Gary Glen of Seattle; a sister, Elenore Meyers of Snohomish, Wash.; and nine grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society.

Neal Thomson Hauser Lake, Idaho

Graveside service for Neal Daniel Thomson, 73, will be held today at 2:30 p.m. at Evergreen Cemetery in Post Falls. English Funeral Chapel in Post Falls is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Thomson, who was born in California, died Tuesday.

He grew up in the Whitebird, Idaho, area and later returned to California.

Mr. Thomson moved in 1955 to Lewiston and in 1962 to Spokane, where he ran a Shell service station.

He moved to Hauser Lake in 1972 and worked for Burlington Northern Railroad as a brakeman before retiring in 1978.

He was a member of the Seventhday Adventist Church in the Spokane Valley and was a past member of the Orchard Masonic Lodge.

Mr. Thomson was preceded in death by his first wife, Ernestine, in 1982.

Survivors include his wife, Darla “Dee”; four sons, Mark (Thomson) Bennett of Colorado, Robert Hadlock of Spokane, Ronald Hadlock of California and Larry Thomson of Spirit Lake, Idaho; a stepson, Greg Decker of Otis Orchards; a daughter, Louise Thomson of Spokane; three stepdaughters, Gerri Coulter of Otis Orchards, Kimberley Brasch of Spokane and Kristy Barkume of Oregon; a sister, Bert Calkins of Dayton, Wash.; three brothers, Leland Thomson of Kirkland, Wash., Warren Thomson of Montana and Robert Thomson of California; 14 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Anton ‘Tony’ Dauenhauer Spokane

Memorial service for Anton F. “Tony” Dauenhauer, 70, is planned for 10 a.m. Friday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Thornhill Valley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Born in Mott, N.D., Mr. Dauenhauer died Sunday.

He served in the Army during World War II, and in 1948 he moved to Spokane from North Dakota.

He worked as a laborer in construction and retired in 1981.

Mr. Dauenhauer was preceded in death by his wife, Helen.

He is survived by four brothers, Mike Dauenhauer of Opportunity, Frank Dauenhauer of Greenacres, Nickolas Dauenhauer of Sherwood, Ore., and Ervin Dauenhauer of Mountlake Terrace, Wash.; and three sisters, Maggie Lantz of Mott, Margaret Johnston of Hopewell, Va., and Violetta Ward of Greenacres.

Celeste (Heaverlo) Flannigan Tualatin, Ore.

Service and burial for Celeste L. (Heaverlo) Flannigan, a former Spokane resident, is planned for 1 p.m. Thursday at Holy Cross Cemetery in Spokane. Young’s Funeral Home in Tigard, Ore., is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Flannigan, who died Saturday, was born in Quincy, Wash. She was 86.

She graduated from high school in Quincy and in 1931 married John Flannigan in Yakima.

She had lived in Spokane from 1938 until 1980 and worked as an office manager at a law firm. She retired in 1980 and moved to Tualatin.

She was a member of the National Secretaries Association and was a Christian.

Her husband preceded her in death.

Mrs. Flannigan is survived by three sons, Patrick Flannigan of Burlingame, Calif., Michael Flannigan of Portland and Brian Flannigan of Keizer, Ore.; three daughters, Kathleen Eagleton of Taos, N.M., Carole Taylor of Spokane and Mary Valdez of Tualatin; three brothers, William Heaverlo of Moses Lake, Robert Heaverlo of Yakima and James Heaverlo of Kirkland, Wash.; 23 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Myrtle ‘Mickie’ (Smeby) Harrison Seattle

No service will be held for Myrtle Harriet “Mickie” (Smeby) Harrison, at her request. Private inurnment will be at Fairmount Memorial Park in Spokane. Acacia Funeral Home of Seattle is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Harrison died Feb. 14 in Seattle, where she had lived for the past seven years. She was 92.

She was born in Esmond, N.D., and moved to Spokane in 1957 from Montana.

She was a homemaker.

Her husband, Russell Harrison, died in 1984.

She is survived by three daughters, Melva Harrison of Bigfork, Mont., Larri Lorraine Bert of Shoreline, Wash., and Patricia “Pennie” Meyers of Milwaukie, Ore.; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Donald Gunning Otis Orchards

Service for Donald E. Gunning, 62, was held in Clearwater Fla.

Mr. Gunning, died Feb. 15 in Florida, where he had a summer home.

He was born in Spokane and attended Rogers High School. He served in the Marine Corps and worked as a truck driver in Spokane. He retired in 1988.

He is survived by his wife, Marlene; a son, Mike Gunning of Florida; a daughter, Cheri Gunning of Everett; and his father, Elmer Gunning, and a sister, Bonnie Buchmann, both of Orange, Calif.

Memorial contributions may be made to the John R. Rogers Alumni & Friends Foundation (JRRAFF), 1622 E. Wellesley, Spokane WA 99207.

Alfred ‘Duke’ Messersmith Sprague, Wash.

Memorial service for Alfred L. “Duke” Messersmith, 55, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Cheney Funeral Chapel.

Mr. Messersmith, who died Saturday, was born in Bremerton.

He graduated from high school in Port Angeles, Wash., and served in the National Guard.

In 1963 he married Joann Olson.

He was a member of Operating Engineers Union Local 370 of Washington and Idaho and worked for Murphy Bros. Construction as a superintendent on a rock crusher.

He moved to Sprague from Spokane eight years ago.

He is survived by his wife, Joann Messersmith; four sons, Steve Doyle of West Newton Pa., Dave Doyle of Forks, Wash., Rob Doyle of Sedro Woolley, Wash., and Keith Doyle of Alverton Pa.; two daughters, Vicki Cooper of Sedro Woolley and Deena Standish of Sprague; two brothers, Dave Messersmith of Colfax, Wash., and Robin Messersmith of Port Angeles, Wash.; four sisters, Wendy McBride of Sequim, Wash., Paula Crutchfield and Shelly Evenstad, both of Port Angeles, and Becky Starks of Vader, Wash.; 14 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Rev. George Eplin Spokane

Graveside service for the Rev. George A. Eplin, 92, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Spokane Memorial Gardens.

Rev. Eplin, who died Sunday, was born in Trout Creek, Mont.

He became an ordained minister in the Church of the Nazarene in 1938. He and his wife, Willa, were in pastoral and camping ministry throughout the Northwest for about 50 years.

One of his first pastorates was in Grandview, Wash. The Rev. Eplin was involved in the purchase of Pinelow Park Nazarene Camp at Deer Lake. He served as manager and builder at Pinelow for 13 years.

His wife died in 1991.

Survivors include a sister, Ann Caldwell of Woodinville, Wash.; three daughters, Phyllis Chappell, Lois Walton and Wanda Louden, all of Spokane; 13 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Pinelow Park or First Church of the Nazarene.

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