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Edward Hendrickx

Spokane

Funeral for Edward A. Hendrickx, 81, will be Thursday at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in DeSmet, Idaho. Kramer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

‘s Academy in Tekoa, Wash., Plummer High School and Tekoa High School. He enlisted in the Army Air Corps during his senior year of high school in 1942.

‘Alene and Elizabeth Taylor of Seattle; and several stepgrandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Carl Johnson

Coeur d’Alene

Visitation for Carl Albert Johnson, 84, will be today from 5 to 7 p.m. at Yates Funeral Home in Coeur dAlene. Service will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with burial at Forest Cemetery in Coeur dAlene.

Mr. Johnson, who was born in Sandpoint, died Saturday.

He moved to Coeur dAlene with his family at the age of 6 months and in 1925 began attending Winton School.

Mr. Johnson received an education in the Coeur dAlene School District while working as a tree planter and in blister rust eradication for the Forest Service.

He was drafted in to the Army in 1942 and served with the 158th Infantry in the Alaska Command. In 1944 he returned to the lower 48 states and was transferred to the Army Air Corps, serving at various bases and was also a special guard over the Enola Gay aircraft at Wendover Field, Utah.

He received a military discharge in Sioux Falls, S.D. in 1945.

Mr. Johnson married Ethel Harris in 1947, and they built a home in Coeur dAlene.

He worked as a postal clerk in Coeur dAlene until retiring in 1977.

He enjoyed woodworking, fishing and camping.

Mr. Johnson eventually became legally blind and received independent living education from the Idaho Commission for the Blind in Boise.

He was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars 889 and a member of the Church of the Nazarene in Coeur dAlene.

Survivors include his wife, Ethel; a son, Bill Johnson of Coeur dAlene; two daughters, Carlette Smith of Alaska and Mia Howard of Kingston, Idaho; a sister, Josephine Blakely of Post Falls; and six grandchildren.

Ray Mac Buechner

Bonners Ferry, Idaho

Service for Ray Mac Buechner, 71, will be today at 11 a.m. at Bonners Ferry Funeral Home with burial at Copeland Cemetery near Bonners Ferry.

Mr. Buechner, who was born in Eden, Calif., died May 19.

He attended school in California and then joined the Army National Guard in 1950. Mr. Buechner and his twin brother joined the Navy in 1952, and he served in Korea and Vietnam, serving for more than 22 years until receiving a medical discharge in 1972.

He married Yvonne woodworth in 1956. She preceded him in death after 41 years of marriage.

He received an Associate of Arts degree in refrigeration and air conditioning in 1977 from Riverside College in California.

Mr. Buechner moved his family to Bonners Ferry in 1980 and purchased a farm in the Copeland area.

Survivors include eight children, Dorothy Waddell of Moyie Springs, Idaho, Nanette Bailey of California, Tammy Waddell of Coeur d’Alene, Nancy Kemp of Moscow, Idaho, and Ray, Ronald and Katie Buechner, and Becky Waltering, all of Spokane; six brothers, Theodore, Robert, Charles, Raymond Mark, John and Jim; two sisters, Katherine “Katie” Goad and Hazel Wheeler; 19 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.

Amelia (Hafen) Olearain

Spirit Lake, Idaho

Memorial barbecue for family and friends of Amelia Ann (Hafen) Olearain, 60, and her husband, Seraph “Oly Olearain, 71, who died in March, will be Friday at noon. English Funeral Chapel in Coeur dAlene is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Olearain, who was born in Overton, Nev., died Sunday.

She grew up in Mesquite, Nev., and was married to Seraph Olearain.

Mrs. Olearain moved to the Bayview area in the early 1980s and later moved to Spirit Lake, Idaho.

She worked as an electronics assembler.

She enjoyed gardening and riding and gaming mules.

Survivors include five children, Thomas Leavitt and Diane Simms, both of Las Vegas, Eldred Leavitt of Lemoore, Calif., Shirley DeWitt of St. Louis and Julie Broxson of Spirit Lake; a brother, Richard Hafen of Las Vegas; a sister, Ellen Woods of Mesquite, Nev.; 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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