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January 3rd

Jim Monasmith

January 3, 2014

Dr. James M. ("Dr. Jim") Monasmith was released from his earthly bonds on Dec. 12, 2013 after a lengthy struggle with Alzheimer disease. Born June 11, 1939 to Lloyd and Dorothy Monasmith in Yakima, Dr. Jim spent his formative years in Kennewick. He was an accomplished three-sport athlete at Kennewick High, earning all-state recognition as a football quarterback. His prowess on the field caught the attention of a local farmer's daughter, Carol Simmelink, a cheerleader one year his junior. They married after Carol graduated from high school in 1958, beginning a union that endured 55 years.

Jim Brown

January 3, 2014

James “Jim” Clifford Brown, a longtime resident of Kettle Falls, passed away on Dec. 7, 2013, at the age of 65 in the log home he built and loved. Jim was born on July 15, 1948 in Spokane, the son of Clifford and Bonnie (McCoul) Brown.
Jim spent his early years growing up in Spokane and then moved to Kettle Falls in his sophomore year in high school. He loved sports and was very active in all. Football was his favorite.

Donald Andrews

January 3, 2014

Donald Eugene Andrews, a 26-year resident of Colville, passed away on Dec. 12, 2013 in Chewelah at the age of 78. Don was born on Sept. 20, 1935 in Bartlesville, OK, the son of Stanley Euberta and Isabelle (Tinker) Andrews.
He began grade school in Bartlesville and then moved with his family at the age of 9 to Bremerton. While in Bremerton, Don graduated from Bremerton High School in 1953. He entered the U.S. Army where he became an accomplished marksman and enjoyed competing in numerous shooting competitions.

Dora Cook

January 3, 2014

Dora J. Cook, a longtime resident of Colville, passed peacefully into eternity on Nov. 29, 2013 in Spokane. Dora was born to Qurinus C. and Gertrude (Moss) Huyser on May 28, 1919 in Big Timber, MT.
She grew up on her parent’s ranch with her brother, Quincy, and sisters, Olive and Ruth. Dora attended the Wormser School in Sweetgrass, CO, graduating from the eighth grade in 1932. She left Montana in May 1942, traveling to Vallejo, CA where she worked as a welder in the shipyards at Mare Island during World War II.

Esther Basset

January 3, 2014

Esther Clara Bassett, a ten-year resident of Colville, passed away peacefully Dec. 12, 2013 at the age of 97. She was born in New Salem, North Dakota, to Maxmillian and Amelia (Mueller) Klingenstein.

Esther Basset

January 3, 2014

Esther Clara Bassett, a ten-year resident of Colville, passed away peacefully Dec. 12, 2013 at the age of 97. She was born in New Salem, North Dakota, to Maxmillian and Amelia (Mueller) Klingenstein.

Bob Dallas

January 3, 2014

Robert “Bob” Myron Dallas passed away Dec. 11, 2013 at Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Bob was born on April 16, 1919 in Moscow, Idaho to M.B. and Amzel (Bailor) Dallas.
Bob graduated from Colville High School in 1937 and studied business at Washington State College until returning to Colville to run Dallas Garage after his father passed away. He became a Dodge dealer in 1960 and retired in 1974.
He and Neva spent 30 years motor-homing and wintering in Mesa, AZ. He loved to fish and golf and was a member of the Masonic Lodge for 70 years.

Ruby Humphrey

January 3, 2014

Ruby M. Humphrey, a lifetime resident of Colville, passed away on Dec.12, 2013 in Colville at the age of 88. Ruby was born in Colville on Aug. 15, 1925, the daughter of Harry and Blanche (Baker) Wilson.

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