February 18th, 2015
Margaret Diane (Brown) Laird, a long time resident of Colville passed away on February 6, 2015 in Spokane at the age of 67. She was born to Clessan and Fern Brown on February 20, 1947 in Shelby, Ohio.
The family moved to Oregon in 1948 where she attended a small school in Sams Valley, until the family moved to Washington State in 1957. Margaret then attended school in Inchelium until the family finally settled in Colville.
Marilyn O. Williams, age 77, of Colville, passed away at her home on Feb. 7, 2015. She was born on Christmas day, 1937 in Springdale, the daughter of George M. and Beulah M. (Belton) Blair.
Laurie Colette Sessman passed away on Jan. 30, 2015 in Colville. She was born the daughter of Floyd M. Matthews and Betty J. Sadler on Nov. 4, 1949 in Los Angeles, CA. Laurie was raised and attended school in Southern California, graduating from Glendora High School in 1967.
Following high school, Laurie attended and graduated from the University Of Southern California School Of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, and served her community as a chemical dependency counselor in the Los Angeles area. She also participated in many grassroots organizations for the better of her community.
Dean Lee Martin, born August 14, 1958 in Bremerton, cashed in his chips at his home in Fruitland on January 22, 2015.
Dean grew up in Seabeck, raising hell on an above average level, and eventually working in the family construction business operating backhoes and bulldozers. He bought the family business and operated it for many years until moving to Dutch Harbor, Alaska.
Dennis Lee Jenson, a 46-year resident of Stevens County, passed away on Feb. 4, 2015 at the age of 72. Dennis was born on March 19, 1942 in Twin Falls, Idaho, the son of John and LaDeane Jenson. He was raised in Pocatello, Idaho, where his love of exploration began. His parents were avid camping, hikÂ¬ing, hunting and fishing enthusiasts, which ignited his love for the great outdoors. In his free time, he could always be found hiking in the foothills of Pocatello looking for â€ślost treasuresâ€ť he knew were out there somewhere.
Colville Highâ€™s Alex Linn shares a moment with his sisters after the 113-pounder qualified for the state championship Mat Classic in the Tacoma Dome later this week. Linn dropped a tough 5-4 decision in the 113-pound championship match at the regional tournament in Leavenworth last Saturday (Cascade High School). See more photos in this edition of S-E Sports.
The Department of Ecology plans to conduct a clean-up project (Interim Action) at the former site of Colville Post & Poles, Inc.
The site, which covers nearly 23 acres northwest of Colville, and along Hwy. 395, was used as a wood treating facility many years ago.
According to DOE Site Manager, Jeremy Schmidt, the work is necessary in part because back in 1989, an above ground storage tank containing pentachlorophenol (PCP) ruptured and released 10,000 gallons of chemicals into the ground.
Charleen Frances Tharaldson, age 80, of Colville, went home to be with her Lord on Feb. 1, 2015 in Colville. She was born on Nov. 5, 1934 in Jordan, MT, the daughter of Charles Franklin and Maxine (Hubbard) Hawkins.
Mr. Wayne Delbert Schwenke, age 64 of Chatsworth, GA passed away on Feb. 2, 2015 at Hamilton Medical Center surrounded by his loving family.
Wayne was preceded in death by his mother, Martha Chapman Schwenke; his father, Herbert Schwenke; a sister, Dorothy Krause; a brother, Francis Schwenke.
He is survived by his sons, Darren Schwenke of Kettle Falls; Nathan Schwenke and wife Rammie, Evans; Darrell Schwenke, Canon City, CO, and daughter, Jayne Watson and husband Jason, of Chatsworth; step-daughter, Carey Sempf, Chatsworth; and his life-long love, Jeannine Drake, Chatsworth.
Gene Evelyn Walch died peacefully at her home at the Forest Hill Manor, Pacific Grove, CA, on Feb. 2, 2015 at the age of 95. Born Gene Evelyn Graham in Colville, she was the daughter of her beloved parents, Clara and Grover Graham, and sister to one brother, Grover Graham Jr.