Archive - Jul 5, 2012
Last Wednesday, Colville resident Krystal Anderson, 32, flexed her toes in her flip-flops and did a slow, casual spin, showing off her khaki shorts.
â€śI can finally wear these without worrying about being cold or wet, so in my mind, this is the first day of summer,â€ť said Anderson. Anderson echoed a sentiment shared by many in the Colville valley and surrounding comÂ¬munities, what with record breaking amounts of rain for the area dominating the month of June.
Chasity Jean Bennington passed away in Colville at the age of 42. She was born on May 1, 1970, the daughter of Ramey and Kathryn (Dobbins) Bennington in La Mirada, CA.
Chasity grew up in Tuolumne, CA and graduated in 1987 from Laserna High School in California. After high school, ChaÂ¬sity attended and graduated from a Trade School in Los Angles, CA, receiving a degree in Computer Science.
In her spare time, Chasity enjoyed art, cooking, crocheting, and spending time with her family.
Marilyn Louise Price passed away June 24, 2012 at the age of 75. She was born on Nov. 19, 1936, in Colville to Ralph and Elsie (Frostad) Kifer.
Marilyn was raised in the Kettle Falls area and attended school in Marcus, graduating from Marcus High School in 1952 as valedictorian. She married Jerry Price a few months before she graduated. In 1963 she and Jerry moved to Seattle, where they lived until 1992.
Shirley Allene Stelzer, a longtime resident of Kettle Falls, passed away on June 28, 2012 in Colville at the age of 83. Shirley was born in Deer Park, the daughter of Luther Briggs and Hattie Goldie (Post) Merrill.
She is survived by her daughter, Rebecca Crouch, Kettle Falls; son, Jason Stelzer, Kettle Falls; and by grandchildren Robert Reed, Spokane; Hatti Balcom, Kettle Falls; Angie Crouch, Kettle Falls; Misty Nichols Norman, Valley; Jason Stevens, Spokane; Clover Garman, Spokane; Lukus Nichols, California, along with several great-grandchildren.
Anita Marion Thelma Wildes passed away at her home in Colville on June 15, 2012 at the age of 89 after a lengthy illness. She was born to Rasmus and Nettie (Fosen) Malde in her parentâ€™s home in Poulsbo on Oct. 19, 1922 and attended school in Poulsbo. She graduated from North Kitsap High School. She was very proud of her Norwegian heritage.
She married Harry Julian Wildes Jr. on August 15, 1941 at Poulsbo Lutheran Church, spending 52 years of marriage raising their children in Poulsbo and Bremerton. She retired on Lindsay Beach in Quilcene.
Jack Jacobi Coe, Sr. died June 3, 2012, with his children by his side. He was 88.
Jack lived in Camarillo. He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Marilyn Robinson Coe, and by a son Cary Carson Coe.
He is survived by his children, Jack Jr., Holly, and Jonathan, â€śby his brother Robertâ€ť; by seven grandchildren and by three great-grandchildren. He was a devoted husband, a dedicated father, a superlative uncle and a proud grandfather. His faith in God was evident throughout his life.