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Obituaries

Robert Hughes Post Falls

Memorial service for Robert Louis Hughes, 77, will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Yates Funeral Home in Coeur d’Alene.

Mr. Hughes, who was born in Missouri, died Tuesday.

He grew up in the Ozark Mountains before joining the Army Air Force in 1940.

Mr. Hughes served two tours of duty in the Philippines and China during World War II. He moved to Spokane after his military service.

He lived in Spokane for 27 years and worked as a cabinetmaker. He retired in 1987 and moved to the Post Falls area.

Survivors include his wife, Lorraine; a son, Robert Hughes of Spokane; a daughter, Betty Cook of Coeur d’Alene; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of North Idaho, 280 Prairie Ave., Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814.

Richard Lee Chattaroy, Wash.

Visitation for Richard A. Lee, 72, will be from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at Ball and Dodd Funeral Home - North. A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Fairmount Memorial Park.

Mr. Lee, a 47-year Chattaroy resident, died Monday.

He was born in Lynwood, Calif., and was a graduate of Lynwood High School.

He served in the Navy during World War II and was stationed at Midway. He moved to Spokane in 1950.

Mr. Lee worked at a magnesium plant and for People’s Lumber Co. as a warehouseman for 34 years. He retired in 1987.

He was a founder and member of the Jacks and Jennys Square Dance Club.

Mr. Lee is survived by his wife of 49 years, Evelyn; four daughters, Christine Knapp of Colbert, Eileen Wice, Linda Johnson and Debbie Rasmussen, all of Spokane; two brothers, Maynard Lee of Rathdrum and Milton Lee of Laguna Beach, Calif.; 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Ralph Hand Spokane

Funeral service for Ralph Hand, 95, will be at 3:30 p.m. Friday at Ball and Dodd Funeral Home - North. Burial will be in Bakersfield, Calif.

Mr. Hand, who was born in Anderson, Ark., died Friday.

He graduated from high school in Alba, Mo.

In 1928, he married Vera Adams.

He worked for The Mohawk Refinery in Bakersfield, retiring in 1968 after 20 years.

Mr. Hand moved to Spokane in 1976 and was a member of the Spokane Senior Center and Senior Citizens of Spokane.

His wife died in 1976.

Survivors include a sister, Hettye Weaver of Detroit.

AnnaBell Taylor-Peterson Spokane

Service for AnnaBell G. Taylor-Peterson, 36, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Sherman-Knapp Funeral Home in Newport, Wash.

Born in El Paso, Texas, Mrs. Taylor-Peterson died Sunday.

She moved to Spokane six years ago from Priest River, Idaho.

She had worked as a lifeguard in Ione, Wash.

Survivors include her parents, Gary and Gina Peterson of Priest River; a brother, Henry Peterson of Newport; three sisters, Patricia Montgomery of Dayton, Wash., and Donna and Toya Peterson, both of Priest River.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, Inland Northwest Chapter.

Robert Brines Selah, Wash.

Memorial service for Robert E. Brines, 25, will be at noon Sunday at Bethany Presbyterian Church in Spokane.

Mr. Brines, who was born in Portland, died July 7.

He had worked for Huntwood Industries in Spokane and did orchard work in Selah.

He is survived by two sons, Anthony and Christopher Brines of Spokane; his father, Jerry Brines of Spokane; his mother, Joyce McNeice of Yakima; and two brothers, Jason Brines of Clovis, N.M., and Randy Rush of Yakima.

Alan Beckwith Cheney, Wash.

Memorial service for Alan R. Beckwith, 66, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Ball and Dodd Funeral Home in Cheney.

Mr. Beckwith, who was born in Great Barrington, Mass., died Saturday.

He served in the Air Force during the Korean War and was stationed at Fairchild Air Force Base, where he worked as an engine mechanic.

He received his bachelor of arts degree in business management from Eastern Washington University and worked for Arden Farms as an accountant. He later worked for Lakeland Village and received a promotion to business manager at Fircrest School near Seattle, an institution for the developmentally disabled. He moved to Cheney in 1970 and retired in 1982 from Lakeland Village.

He was a member of the Inland Northwest Wildlife Council, Cheney United Church of Christ and the Citizens Advisory Committee for Cheney. He also served as a board member of the Parks Department in Cheney and served six years on the Cheney City Council.

Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Rose Mary; two sons, Mike Beckwith of Coeur d’Alene and Terry Beckwith of Medical Lake; and a brother, Roger Beckwith of Boston.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Inland Northwest Wildlife Council.

Jason Way Spokane

Memorial service for Jason M. Way, 24, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Hazen and Jaeger Valley Funeral Home.

Mr. Way, a lifetime Spokane resident, died Monday.

He lived at an adult care facility due to his near-drowning when he was 2.

Survivors include his father, Terry Way of Plummer, Idaho; his mother, Rhonda Burr of Spokane; a brother, Tracey Way of Plummer; his grandparents, Harold Herzog of Colbert, George Way, Jr. of Plummer; and his great-grandmother, Itha Moran of Bellingham.

Florence Snyder Newport, Wash.

Service for Florence A. Bardot Dauster Snyder, 92, is set for 1 p.m. Saturday at the Sherman-Knapp Funeral Home in Newport. Burial will follow at the Newport Cemetery.

Mrs. Snyder, who was born in Creve Coeur, Mo., died Saturday.

She moved to Spirit Lake, Idaho, in 1934, after graduating from high school.

She moved to Bead Lake, Wash., near Newport in 1936 where she worked as a homemaker.

Survivors include four daughters, Pearl Gooby and Helen Wiest, both of Seattle, Florence Larson of LaClede, Idaho, and Betty Kenobbie of Newport; a son, Joseph Dauster of Castor, La.; a stepson, Don Snyder of Bothel, Wash.; 21 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.

Agnes Akin Troy, Mont.

Service for Agnes M. Akin, 91, will be at 1 p.m.today at the Garfield (Wash.) Cemetery. Service will follow at Garfield United Methodist Church. Nelson and Vial Funeral Home in Libby, Mont., is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Akin, who was born in Velva, N.D., died Monday.

She was a graduate of Troy High School.

She had worked as a bookkeeper, a Sunday school teacher at the Troy Methodist Church and a librarian in Troy.

She married Ralph Akin in 1936 and moved to Garfield that same year. They operated the Central Garage in Garfield from 1936 until 1962.

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

Her husband died in 1975.

She is survived by a son, Clifford Akin of Troy; a daughter, Margaret Pfaff of Garfield; four grandsons and six great-grandchildren.

, DataTimes

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