Archive - May 23, 2012
By any estimation, a series of events last week acted as propellant for community concern and outrage in the Colville School District as cuts to teaching staff and debates about renewing the superintendentâs contract coincided with the annual âRally in the Park.â
On May 14, 2012, while resting under his favorite tree, Maury began his journey to Heaven. He was assisted in his journey by his trusted friend, Dr. Venable.
Loved ones were at his side to kiss him and say goodbye for now.
There were tears shed and amusing stories told.
All in all, it was a good thing. He no longer has to put on a brave face. He now can smile and run free. He can eat everything he desires!
John Paul Day of Colville passed away May 18, 2012 at the age of 95 years of age. Johnny was born Oct. 11, 1916 at home in Bruce Creek (Dry Lake area).
Johnny would ride his horse to the country school, along with his two brothers and five sisters.
Johnny met his wife, Elsie Barton, at a Saturday night dance at the âWigwamâ which was the Colville Valley Grange on Williams Lake Road.
Johnny and Elsie were married on Feb. 12, 1941 and celebrated 71 years of marriage in February. What a tribute to the both of them for a long, loving and successful marriage.
Carl Max Walden, a longtime residence of Chewelah, entered into rest very peacefully on the evening of May 15, 2012 with family present. He lived 100 years, one month, and one day.
Carl was born in Peaceful Valley (Spokane) April 14, 1912, on the day the Titanic struck the iceberg. He was the son of Olaf Pete Walden and Anna Anderson. His mother died in childbirth about a year-and-a-half later as did his baby sister.
Olaf later married Tille Lynsford, who was a great mother to Carl and his older brother, Harold. They lived in Peaceful Valley while he was growing up.