Archive - 2011
Benjamin David Reeves was born on Dec. 6, 1977 to Ronald Reeves and Gwen (Grosboll) Reeves in Walla Walla. When Ben was less than a year old, his family moved to Kennewick. Ben and his family stayed in the Tri-Cities area until Ben was 14 years-old when they moved to Derby, Kansas, where they stayed until Ben was 21. At that time, the Reeves family moved to Rice. Ben stayed in the Northeast Washington area for the remainder of his life, except for a one-year stint in Michigan in 2003/2004. Ben attended Country Haven Academy in Pasco for his elementary years.
Gordon Thomas Nelson passed away peacefully on July 12, 2011 in Colville. He was 80-years- old. Gordon was born on April 27, 1931, the son of John G. and Bentena Uglem Nelson. He was born at the family farm near Lake Preston, South Dakota.
Gordon was the grandson of Norwegian immigrants who homesteaded in South Dakota. He attended Whitewood Township District No. 7 elementary school, a one-room school-house.
John Arthur Doppenberg, a longtime resident of Stevens County, passed away on June 29, 2011 in Spokane at the age of 34. He was born in Memphis, Tennessee on Oct. 8, 1976, the son of Gary and Karen (Driskill) Doppenberg.
John attended school in both Orient and Kettle Falls. John enjoyed life and loved spending time outdoors. He loved listening to music and playing his harmonica. John was a free spirit and will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
JaNell Andrea Spaulding, 72 of Kettle Falls, passed away peacefully on July 9, 2011. She was born June 8, 1939 in Seattle to James and Reba Stansbury. She had a passion for animals and adopted many abused dogs from different rescue organizations. JaNell was of the Lutheran faith, taught Sunday School, loved God, and was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandma, and a great-grandma. She also loved her pets, flowers and sitting on her front porch visiting with her many friends and neighbors. She was an avid garage sale shopper and enjoyed fishing on the local lakes and rivers.
Katie Elizabeth â€śLizâ€ť Rainer, a 34-year resident of Colville, passed away on July 11, 2011 in Colville at the age of 90. â€śLizâ€ť was born on Dec. 31, 1920 in Hartline, the daughter of Frank Leon and Margaret (Harris) Tupling.
Liz moved with her family to Chewelah, where she attended school and graduated as the â€śMay Queenâ€ť in 1938 from Jenkins High School. She then moved to Spokane and worked in the house-keeping industry.
DeAnne Linn, a 35-year resident of Colville, passed away on July 12, 2011 at the age of 69. DeAnne was born on Jan. 28, 1942 in Montpelier, Idaho, the daughter of Mark Alvin and Stena Eunice (Krusell) Dunn.
As a young girl, DeAnne resided with her family in Idaho and Utah, where she began her education. She completed her education after moving to Spokane, where she graduated from Central Valley High School in 1962. DeAnne then worked at a chicken and egg production ranch before beginning her family.
Joyce Ann Kinkade McBride, age 66, lifetime Mabton and Bickelton resident, passed away on July 12, 2011 in Richland. Joyce was born Feb. 4, 1945 in a back room of a store in Mabton to Harley and Helen Kinkade.
The family moved to Kettle Falls, where she went to school and completed the fourth grade. The Kinkade family returned to Mabton, where Joyce finished her education and graduated with the Mabton High School class of 1963.
Army Sgt. 1st Class Wyatt A. Goldsmith, a resident of Colville, passed away at Camp Bastion Hospital, Afghanistan, on July 15, 2011 while serving his country as a Special Force combat medic in the Helmand province of Afghanistan. Wyatt was born on Sept. 21, 1982 in Redmond, the son of John W. and Lorie L. (Torgerson) Goldsmith.
In a four to three roll call vote at last Tuesdayâ€™s meeting, the Colville City Council opted to put an advisory ballot item in the November General Election concerning the relocated airport project. The measure will ask Colville citizens whether or not they think the City of Colville should proceed with a site selection process for a regional airport. There are certain stipulations though:
The vote will only be advisory, meaning the decision to continue with the airport site selection process ultimately rests on the shoulders of Colville City Council.
Staff Sergeant Wyatt A. Goldsmith, 28, of Colville, died July 15 in Helmand province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered after enemy forces attacked his unit.
He is survived by his parents, John and Lorie Goldsmith of Colville, and by his sister, Nicole.
Goldsmith was assigned to Company A, 3rd Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne), Joint Base Lewis-McChord and was deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom-
This was Goldsmith's third deployment in support of Overseas Contingency Operations, according to the U.S. Department of Defense website.