November 14th, 2012
James Funk passed away Sept. 11, 2012 at his home in Spokane.
He was born Jan. 16, 1957 in Yakima to James and Barbara (Maling) Funk and was preceded in death by his father, Jim, and sister, Sharon.
He is survived by his mother, Barbara Funk, Tacoma; sisters Bobbi (Rod) Gamper, Federal Way; Jodi Funk, Seattle; aunts, uncles, Kathy McGregor, and several nieces and nephews.
Jim was raised in Tacoma and later at Deep Lake. He attended Colville High School and returned to Tacoma, where he graduated from Curtis High School. Shortly after graduation, he moved to and settled in Spokane.
Floyd Richard Harris, 74, died in his Colville home Monday, Nov. 5, 2012 following a tough battle of COPD. He was born in Colville on August 16, 1938 to Helen Margaret Carson and Leon Harold Harris. He has an older sister, Juanita Bronson, still living and a younger brother Donny Harris who died at age three.
It was a cloudy, wet day outside as a group of students piled into two vans parked in back of Colville High School. Earlier last Friday, the schoolâs gymnasium was the site of the annual Veterans Day Assembly, where students, staff, and community members gathered to honor those who have served in the U.S. military. Flowers, American flags, patriotic songs and applauding marked the occasion.
Cougars will host River View
The 2012 season continues for the Chewelah Cougars (9-1, 6-0) after a thrilling 26-20 win over the Okanogan Bulldogs last Friday night at Snyder Field.
The Cougars broke out to an early lead, but defensive adjustments by Okanogan kept Chewelah from breaking many big plays. The Bulldogs allowed only one touchdown after a big Chewelah first quarter. Chewelahâs defense played tough and the offense was able to hold the ball and run the clock for much of the game.
Frustrating season for Kettle Falls
Kettle Falls (0-9) saw a disappointing high school football season come to an end last Friday afternoon when Omak of the Caribou-Trail League downed the host Bulldogs, 32-15.
As has been the case this fall with Kettleâs return to the Northeast A League, KFHS was solid on both sides of the ball at times, but not nearly solid enough or consistent enough.
âThere were moments against Omak when we did some great things and other moments when we couldnât do anything,â KFHS head coach Curtis Corvino said. âIt was kind of a microcosm of the season.â
Mustangs finish 4-6 in 2012
Northport High (4-6, 1-5) got behind the eight-ball early at Entiat last Friday in a season-ending Northeast 1B (eight-man) crossover game, but the Mustangs picked up the pace in the final three quarters, overcoming a two-touchdown deficit to register a season-ending 30-28 win.
Northport High head coach Don Fox was proud of his kids for persevering and overcoming a big early deficit.
Michael Stephen Randall passed away July 28, 2012 in a car accident in Yamhill County, Oregon at age 24. He was born Nov. 1, 1987 to Gregory and Suzanne Randall, the send of five children. He shared his birthday with his brother, Joshua E. Randall, who was born exactly three years later.
Michael grew up in Tacoma. He lived in Tacoma until his family moved to Colville in 2000.
George Leroy Marcum passed away Oct. 27, 2012 at his home in Kettle Falls. He was born on January 10, 1933 to Roy and Sadie Marcum in Almira.
He attended school in Almira, graduating in 1952. George received an all-sports scholarship to Humboldt College in California. He only attended four months when he was drafted into the Army. Basic Training was at Fort Ord, California. He served two years. Seventeen-and-a-half months were served in Germany.
He met Ann Miltner in January 1956; they married in June of that year.
Donald P. Dubois passed away in Aurora, Colorado on Sept. 11, 2012. He served in the U.S. Public Health Service and retired as a Regional Administrator, EPA Region X.
He graduated from Colville High School in 1953 and from Washington State University as a Civil Engineer in 1957. He later earned his Masters Degree from California Technology School in the Environmental Field.
He is survived by his wife, Antoinette; son, James; daughter, Jackie (Dan) Scolaro; step-children, Roy (Cheryl) Martinez, Susan (Paul) Brennan, and grandchildren Nicole, Ariana and Isabella.
Burl Glen Fowler, longtime resident of Colville, passed away Oct. 20, 2012 at the VA Medical Center in Spokane after an eight-month battle with cancer.
Burl was born March 1, 1966 to John and Shirley Fowler in Las Vegas, Nevada. Growing up in a Navy family, they moved often, but primarily were based in Western Washington, where Burl attended North Kitsap High School.