August 29th, 2012
Clyde Monroe Williams passed away in Colville on August 7, 2012 at the age of 85. He was born the son of Charles Taylor and Mintie Lee (Shropshire) Williams in Cut Bank, Montana on March 29, 1927. Clyde proudly served his country in the United States Army. After his honorable discharge from the Army, Clyde went to work in the oil fields and supervised crews in Wyoming, Colorado, and Utah. He would climb to the top of the derek and do a handstand to show his crew â€śhow itâ€™s done.â€ť He loved all things western and rodeoed on the Browning Circuit.
Clarence Walter Barton, a 77-year resident of Colville, passed away on August 22, 2012 at the age of 94. Clarence was born July 14, 1918 in Oelrichs, South Dakota, the seventh of 12 children born to George and Anna Barton.
The Kettle Falls Historical Center (KFHC) is currently home to a curious scene. A group of six to seven men, ranging in age from early twenties to middle-aged are gathered around an enormous old-growth cedar log protected from the elements by erected tarps. The repetitive sound of metal hitting wood and the tangy smell of wood chips permeate the air.
Deloris Darlene Deardorff, 77, a long time resident of Colville, passed away August 17, 2012 in Spokane. Deloris was born June 27, 1935 in McCook, Nebraska, to Ray and Ethel (Battreal) Elwood.
Deloris was raised and attended school in the McCook, NE area. She graduated from high school in 1952. In 1954 she married Gale Deardorff in Grants Pass, Oregon. Then in 1967 they moved to the Colville area.
Deloris spent most of her time at home being a mom to her five children. She also loved bowling whenever she had a free moment. She was dearly loved and will be greatly missed.
Della Featherkile-Schendel was born, raised and went to school in the Colville and Marcus area, She passed away on August 16, 2012 at age 82.
Della is survived by her husband Richard Schendel, her son Jason Schendel, daughter Teresa Schendel, her sister Mollie Featherkile-Obrecht and Niece Traci Obrecht, and many who love her.
Della was a Colville Rodeo Princess in 1951. She worked at the Stevens County Court House in the County Assessorâ€™s office before moving to Portland, Oregon.
She will be missed by many.
Wilburn Pierce Conklin, Jr. (Wil) went to be with our Lord on August 18, 2012 at the age of 77. He was born the son of Wilburn (Bill) and Jessie (Ingham) Conklin on June 17, 1935 in Ozona, Texas. Wil was educated in Ozona, Texas and graduated from high school in 1953. After high school, he attended the University of Texas for a short while before enlisting in the United States Marine Corps serving his country for five years. In that time, he married and had three sons; Lynden Brett, Patrick Owen, and Michael Page.
Rick was born Feb. 26, 1949 and passed away Aug. 9, 2012 surrounded by his loving family and holding his wifeâ€™s hand. He died from complications of a bone morrow transplant and a long battle against chronic lymphocytic lymphoma (LLC).
Rick is survived by his wife Kitty, daughter Katye, son John, father Frank and sister Shelley.
Rick was preceded in death by his mother Betty, brother, Frank and son, Rex.
Abner Alfred Bott placed his hands in the hands of his Savior Jesus and entered his heavenly home on July 24, 2012. He was a longtime resident of Pocatello, Idaho and passed away in Chewelah at the age of 98. Abner was born on the family farm near Donnybrook, North Dakota the son of Valentine and Emma (Schwede) Bott.
A memorial service and scattering of ashes will be held August 25, 2012 at 3 p.m. to celebrate the lives of Kenneth and Monica Eberhard, of Colville on the stone bridge that Ken built on their property at 514 Gold Creek Loop.
Ken was a teacher in the Colville School District, and after retiring, worked a few years for the Department of Natural Resources. Monica worked in retail for a few years on Colvilleâ€™s main street. They loved to dance, and were avid members of both the Miss-n-Links and the Square Wheelers Square Dance Clubs.