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Obituaries

Lee Taylor Coeur d’Alene

No service will be held for Lee O. Taylor, 81, at his request. English Funeral Chapel in Coeur d’Alene is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Taylor, who was born in Steptoe, Wash., died Friday.

He worked in the shipyards in California during World War II and later moved to North Idaho, where he worked as a millwright for Kaiser Aluminum for 31 years. He retired in 1977.

Survivors include his wife, Eva; four sons, Marvin and Lynn Taylor, both of Coeur d’Alene, Tom Taylor of Post Falls, and Terry Taylor of Oroville, Wash.; 15 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

Venus ‘Binnie’ Johnson Silverton

Family graveside service for Venus M. “Binnie” Johnson, 79, will be today at 2 p.m. at the Osburn Cemetery. Shoshone Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Johnson, who was born in Colorado Springs, Colo., died Monday.

She moved to North Idaho in 1948 from Colorado and owned the Percolator Cafe in Wallace.

Mrs. Johnson also worked at Gene’s Gamble Store in Wallace.

She was preceded in death by her husband Orvile.

Survivors include a son, Bob Johnson of Prichard, Idaho; three grandchildren, Jae, Robie and Gary; and three great-grandchildren.

Maisie Divine Chewelah, Wash.

Graveside service for Maisie Divine, 82, is planned for 2 p.m. Thursday at Mountain View Park Cemetery in Colville, Wash. Danekas Funeral Chapel in Colville, is in charge of arrangements.

Born in Spokane, Mrs. Divine, died Sunday.

She received her teaching certificate from Cheney Normal School and started teaching school in a one-room schoolhouse in Deadman Creek, Wash. She also taught school in Republic, Orient and Valley, Wash. In 1940 she married James Divine. He died in 1976.

Mrs. Divine is survived by three daughters, Ann Reiter of Chattaroy, Wash., Wilma Stueckler of Portland and Sandy Ray of Chewelah; a son, Jim Divine of Spokane; five sisters, Gloria Vaughn of Oklahoma, Genevieve Leitch of Olympia, Flora Austin, Ethel Schinault and Jean Coolbaugh, all of Spokane; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimers Foundation.

Mary Smock Bonners Ferry

Service for Mary Lou Smock, 84, will be at 11 a.m. today at Mountain View Mennonite Church of God near Bonners Ferry. Bonners Ferry Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Burial will follow at Mountain View Mennonite Cemetery.

Mrs. Smock, who was born in Indiana, died Sunday.

She worked as an accountant and moved to North Idaho in the 1980s.

Her husband of 34 years, Ellsworth, died in 1982.

Survivors include a daughter, Jayn ; a brother, Richard Haley of Florida; and two grandchildren, Cheyenne and Christian.

Verda Anderson Blacker Moscow, Idaho

Viewing for Verda Pauline Anderson Blacker, 58, is planned for 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today at Short’s Funeral Chapel in Moscow. Service will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home.

Mrs. Blacker, who was born in Moscow, died Saturday from cancer.

She attended schools in Moscow and worked for Rosauer’s for 34 years beginning in 1962. She was the luncheonette manager and also worked in the snack bar and as a checker.

Mrs. Blacker was a member of the Women of the Moose and the Thatuna Eagles Auxiliary.

Survivors include her husband, William; four daughters, Debby Darvell of Longview, Wash., Darlene Runyan of Texas, Kathie Dimmick of Troy, Idaho, and Karen Kappler of Moscow; five step-children, Shirley Crimmins of California, Cairy and William Blacker Jr., both of Moscow, Keith Blacker of Pullman, and Frances Blacker of Oregon; a sister, Dorene Casali of Spokane; two brothers, Don Anderson of California, and Verne Anderson of Louisiana; 15 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Palouse, Gritman Medical Center, 710 Main St., Moscow ID 83843.

Robert Jackson Spokane

Memorial service for Robert ‘Bob’ E. Jackson, 66, will be 10 a.m. Thursday at the Riplinger Funeral Home.

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

He graduated from Lewis and Clark High School and served in the Army as a tank driver in the Korean War.

Mr. Jackson worked as a bellman at the Davenport Hotel from 1960 to 1984.

He is survived by a brother, Rich Jackson of Spokane.

Carl Smith Coeur d’Alene

At his request, the cremains for Carl Wellington Smith, 86, will be spread over the Pacific Ocean near Bolinas, Calif., at a later date. Yates Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

Mr. Smith, who was born in St. Louis, died Friday.

He graduated from high school in St. Louis and attended college and medical school.

Mr. Smith served as a physician in the Navy during World War II and later opened a private practice in San Francisco. He practiced in internal medicine for 35 years.

He retired in 1988 and moved to Coeur d’Alene.

His wife of 41 years, Ramona, died in 1989.

Survivors include two sons, Carl Smith Jr. of California, and Hunington Smith of Rathdrum; four daughters, Katherine and Janice Smith, both of California, Julie Blake of Guam, and Carla Payne of Hayden Lake; a brother, Dr. Robert Smith of Boise; 15 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Cardiac Research or the Shriners Hospital for Children, P.O. Box 2472, Spokane, WA 99210.

George Jackman Spokane

Memorial service for George Albert Jackman, 92, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Fairmount Memorial Park. Hennessey-Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Jackman, who was born in Chamberlain, S.D., died June 14.

He moved to Spokane as a child.

He worked for United Buckingham Freight Lines Inc. and retired as senior vice president.

Mr. Jackman was a member of the Elks Lodge, the Historical Truck Society, Good Sams and the Coast Guard Auxiliary.

His wife of 69 years, Alice Jackman, died earlier this year.

Survivors include two daughters, Darlene Peck of Spokane and Georganne Hoctor of San Diego; a brother, Bill Horton of Napa, Calif.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Mary Hagerty Fairfield, Wash.

Graveside service for Mary Hagerty, 75, will be 11 a.m. Thursday at the Fairfield Fairview Cemetery. Schanzenbach Funeral Home in Fairfield is in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Hagerty, who was born in Sherman, Calif., died Saturday.

She graduated from high school in California, and was a homemaker.

Her husband of 55 years, John Hagerty, died in 1996.

She is survived by a daughter, Leslie Browning of Fairfield; a brother, Norton Heath of Willits, Calif., and two grandchildren.

Irene McCormick Spokane

Funeral Mass for Irene J. McCormick, 81, is set for 2 p.m. today at Assumption Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery. Hennessey-Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Born in Great Falls, Mont., Mrs. McCormick died Sunday.

She was a graduate of Great Falls High School.

She worked for the First National Bank of Great Falls and the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.

In 1941 she married Charles McCormick. They moved to Spokane in 1960 after her husband retired from the Army.

Mrs. McCormick taught second grade at Assumption and St. Aloysius grade schools. She was also a volunteer at Assumption Parish and for the Red Cross at Fairchild Air Force Base hospital.

She was a member of Alpha Omicron Pi sorority, Indian Trail Garden Club and the Women of Water Power.

Mrs. McCormick was a founder of the Bernstein and Sousa chapters of the Spokane Symphony Associates. In 1978 she received the Outstanding Symphony Volunteer of the Year award from the Symphony Associates.

Her husband died in 1994.

Survivors include three sons, Mickey and James McCormick, both of Spokane, and Charles McCormick of Lexington, Ky.; a daughter, Molly Blume of Issaquah, Wash.; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Spokane Symphony Society.

Mabel (Grube) Fuller Spokane

Visitation for Mabel T. (Grube) Fuller, 79, will be from 8 a.m. to noon today at the Riplinger Funeral Home. Funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. at Ridgeview Christian Center with burial at Spokane Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Fuller, who was born in Hazel Run, Minn., died Sunday.

She had lived in Spokane for 42 years and worked as a housekeeper at hospitals in Spokane area.

Mrs. Fuller was a member of the Ridgeview Christian Center.

Survivors include her husband, Clyde; two sons, Dennis Grube of Spokane, and Richard Grube of Bellingham, Wash.; a daughter, Barbara Block of Graham, Wash.; four brothers, George and Hjalmer Foss, both of Spokane, Norman Foss of Granite Falls, Minn., and Elmer Foss of Fairbanks, Alaska; a sister, Alvelda Wester of Spokane; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Ridgeview Christian Center.

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