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Dee Reilly


Memorial service for Dee L. Reilly, 76, will be held today at Cheney Funeral Chapel.

Mr. Reilly, who died on Wednesday was born in Spokane and graduated from Reardan (Wash.) High School.

He operated his family’s dairy farm in Waukon, Wash., and retired after 30 years from the Edwall (Wash.) Grain Growers.

He enjoyed sports, especially the Seattle Mariners and Reardan High School.

Mr. Reilly was also a member of the Edwall Food and Friendship Club and the Waukon Grange.

Survivors include his wife, Joyce, at the home; a son, Garry Reilly of Ritzville, Wash.; four daughters, Irene Rosenoff of Ritzville, Marsha Reilly of Olympia, Linda James of Everett and Janice Hicks of Reardan; five sisters, Molly Maxwell of Colfax, Darlene Iburg of Alexandria, S.D., Melcina Thomas of Benton City, Wash.; Patty Mackey of Seattle and Karen Culbertson of Greer, S.C.; 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions can be made to Hopsice of Spokane or the Reardan-Edwall Fire and Rescue Department.

Judy Downey


No services were held for Judy Downey, 61. Hennessey-Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Ms. Downey, a lifetime resident of Spokane, died Jan. 2.

She worked for Kmart for 35 years, and loved to dance and sew.

Survivors include longtime friend Randy Williby of Spokane, and her mother, Marguerite Downey, both of Spokane; a daughter, Janice Desautel; two sisters, Barbara Coger of Redmond, Wash., and Dixie Beaton of Utah; and one granddaughter.

Margaret Linahan


Vigil service for Margaret E. Linahan, 96, will be today at 7 p.m. at Hennessey-Smith Funeral Home. Burial Mass will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Roman Catholic Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes.

Mrs. Linahan, who was born in Winona, Minn., died Thursday.

She married William J. Linahan in 1942, and the couple moved to Spokane shortly thereafter.

Mrs. Linahan was a member of the Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes, Philomathea, and Auxiliary 36 of the Plumbers and Pipefitters Union Local 44.

She enjoyed gardening and reading.

Her husband preceded her in death.

Suvivors include a daughter, Coleyne Lasher of Clarkston; and four sisters, Elizabeth Lowe and Gertrude Suchomel, both of Winona, Lorraine Losinski of La Cresent, Minn., and Mary Jo Christenson of Littleton, Colo.

Frieda Whiteford


No services were held for Frieda Whiteford, 96, at her request. Riplinger Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Whiteford, who was born in Kendrick, Idaho, died Dec. 28.

She was a homemaker and had been a resident of Spokane since September.

Her husband, Matthew Whiteford, preceded her in death.

Survivors include a son, James Baker of Elk.; a sister, Ester Asbury; five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Horizon Hospice.

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