January 30th, 2014
Our brave Julie, loving wife, daughter and sister, passed away Jan. 12, 2014 at her home on the Columbia River at HanÂson Harbor, with her husband, Doug, and her parents at her side. Julie had battled chronic severe health problems for years.
Marion Grace Boggess, 92, of Lynnwood, passed away on Jan. 6, 2014, at home surrounded by family. She was born August 19, 1921 in Kettle Falls, the daughter of the late Albert and Mary Sites. She was the youngest of five sisters. She graduated from Kettle Falls High School in 1941.
On May 10, 1963, she married Ira (â€śIkeâ€ť) M. Boggess.
Marion was employed at Pacific Bell and worked at the Colville flour mill before moving to Edmonds in 1964. She assisted her husband Ike running the family business, A&B Plumbing in Lynnwood, until their retirement.
Paul â€śTomâ€ť Wiltse, a longtime resident of Stevens County, passed away unexpectedly on Dec. 28, 2013 at the age of 78. Tom was born on April 15, 1935 to Paul Albert and Helen Wiltse of Pierce County.
In 1953, tom married the love of his life, Claudia Battle. Together they had four children and lived in Orting. Tom was a lifelong member of the National Rifle Association. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, Rendezvous, rodeos, estate sales and auctions.
Margaret M. Marsh passed away on Jan. 7, 2014. Margaret was born May 28, 1923 to Andrew and Annie Klinik.
Margaret enjoyed watching all the cooking shows and learning new recipes. Her passions were gardening and creative cooking.
Margaret was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Arthur Kenneth Marsh, and by sons Dennis Marsh and Eric Marsh.
She is survived by son, Ken Marsh, and wife, Sheri.
Per Margaretâ€™s wishes, no funeral servicewill be held.
Phillip J. Lenderman, 69, son of Jim & Irene Lenderman of Colville, died Tuesday, December 31, 2013. He was a 49 year resident of Eureka, CA. He is survived by his wife, Nancy; four sons, Jim, Tim , Tom and Christopher; his two sisters, Pearl & Lillion.
His life was celebrated at his home, on January 4.
Allan Corrill Buck, age 64, passed away in Spokane on Jan. 14, 2014 after a courageous battle with canÂcer. He was born the son of Donald G. and Arlene H. Buck on April 9, 1949 in Seattle. Allan grew up and atÂtended school in Seattle, graduÂating from Cleveland High School in 1967.
An Anti-levy vandal, or vandals, made their thoughts on the upcoming Maintenance and Operations levy for the Colville School District known when they spray painted the front of the Panorama Alternative School building Wednesday morning. The building is adjacent to the Colville School District office, located at 225 S. Hofstetter, where Colville School District Superintendent Michael Cashion and several other district employees work. The graffiti was written in black spray paint that read, "Vote no on the levy Cashion is a liar."
Just looking at Stazya Richman and Myriah Pazereckas, one might not think the two women have much in common: RichÂman is a classically trained voÂcalist who sings like a bird and Pazereckas is a counselor with an analytical mind. But one thing the two longtime friends are enthusiastic about is Dances of Universal Peace (DUP), the monthly song and dance movement that takes place in the Colville Public LiÂbrary.
The efforts to keep the Auto Vue Drive-In near Colville from going the way of the dinosaur have been rewarded.
According to owner Steve Wisner, he has recently purchased a digital, 65-foot wide movie screen from the now closed Park In Drive-In at Soap Lake.
â€śThis is really exciting, and I want to thank the lady who tipped me off about the screen,â€ť said Wisner last Friday.
I will be the first to admit that I am not a big NFL fan. Mostly, thatâ€™s because I work the Statesman Sunday Sabbath and donâ€™t see many games.
But I have always been a Seattle Seahawksâ€™ fan and Iâ€™ve been a fan of a couple of the teamâ€™s key playersâ€”quarterback Russell Wilson and cornerback Richard Sherman.
Yes, Pete and the boys have put together a juggernaut full of interesting characters.