November 18th, 2014
William Richard â€śDickâ€ť Philpott passed away peacefully in his sleep on Nov. 12 in Bellevue. Dick lived with Alzheimerâ€™s disease for 14 years and was 89-years-old.
Roger Wayne Americk, a life-long resident of Colville, passed away on Nov. 9, 2014 in Spokane. He was born in Colville on Feb. 6, 1939, the son of Paul and Rosa (Streit) Americk.
Roger attended and graduated from Colville High School as a 12- year senior. In high school, Roger was a member of the Colville High School basketball team, and was active in many other sports activities.
In honor of Veterans Day, there will be a community event on Tuesday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. in front of the Stevens County Courthouse. There will be a color guard, flag folding ceremony, and speeches in honor of veterans. The public is invited to attend.
Jane E. Grover, 81, of Colville, died Oct. 22, 2014 at Providence Mount Carmel Hospital in Colville.
She was born on Feb. 20, 1933, in Ottawa County to the late Glen and Helen (Bertrand) Freeman.
She married Herman Dale â€śDutchâ€ť Bower in 1952. He died on Jan. 25, 1993. She then married Lloyd John Grover in 1977. He died on May 30, 1992.
Mrs. Grover was a member of the Colville 1st Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Colville).
She loved playing cards, doing word find puzzles, shopping, yard sales and riding with her son, David, on his Harley.
Richard â€śDickâ€ť Eugene Murphy, a long time resident of the Colville area, passed away on October 29, 2014. Dick was born on August 29, 1928 in San Jose, CA, the son of George and Kathryn (Branch) Murphy.
Dick was raised and attended school in San Jose. After receiving his Bachelorâ€™s Degree from San Jose State College, he joined the United States Air Force and served his country for four years. On June 19, 1954 Dick married Donna Joanne Van Horn. He worked for General Petroleum for two years, and then worked as a Housing Administrator for his alma mater, San Jose State College.
Steven Hugh McKenzie, 49 of Metaline passed away at home Oct. 27, 2014 surrounded by family that loved him.
Steven was born at Mt Linton Hospital in Metaline Falls to Karl and Yvonne (Zimmerman) McKenzie on Nov. 23, 1964.
Since the 70â€™s, Steven was at almost every Selkirk High School sporting event and was the manager/assistant coach for nearly all Selkirk sports teams. He was passionate about all sports and managed the basketball teams for 28 years.
Joseph Samuel Black passed away on October 29, 2014 in Colville. He was born the son of Edward and Gladys (Nagle) Black on May 2, 1941 in Deer Lodge, MT.
Gladys and stepfather George Black, raised Joe in the Butte, MT area where he attended school. After graduating from high school, Joe was employed at several mines in the Butte area, including the Berkeley Pit. He also worked for Harkins Dept. store and was a well-known sewing machine salesman and repairman.
Ira â€śIkeâ€ť Boggess, 92, of Lynnwood, , passed away on Oct. 18, 2014.
He was born Oct. 28, 1921 in Colville, the son of the late George and Carrie Boggess. He was the second youngest of eight siblings, including three brothers and four sisters. He left home at 18, joined the Navy and served in both the European and Pacific Theatres during World War II. He took part in the D-day Invasion at Normandy in 1944.