November 7th, 2012
Nancy Jean McLain, a six-year resident of Colville, passed away on Nov. 1, 2012 in her home surrounded by loving family. Nancy was born on July 11, 1947 in Evanston, IL, the daughter of Francis Edgar and Nancy Mary (Higgins) Worcester.
She moved often while growing up to follow the work opportunities of her father. Nancy attended grade school successively in the communities of Hutchinson, KS; Everett, Wenatchee, Seattle and Sitka, AK. Her high school years were shared between the communities of Anchorage and Glennallen, AK.
Marion Dee (Morgan) Satterlee passed away Oct. 11, 2012 in Glendale, California. She was born July 28, 1923 in Spokane. Her parents, George Morgan and Opal Talkington, grew up in Harrington and farmed there during the early 1920â€™s. Two generations of grandparents were pioneers that came West by wagon train to the Washington Territory.
Linda Gene Rogers was born on June 17, 1949 in Seattle on June 17, 1949 to Donald and Dorothy Rogers, with an older sister and ultimately, a younger brother.
On Nov. 3, 2012, at 3:45 p.m., my loving wife, Lindy, went home to Jesus from multiple cancers. Her lifelong uncondiÂ¬tional, and total faith in her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, completely carried her through two previous bouts with this dread disease and back to health. This time, the disease would not be denied.
Joy Ann Schutt, 76, a lifelong resident of Republic, WashingÂ¬ton, passed away on Oct. 29, 2012 in Republic. She was born on Sept.10, 1936 in Republic to Louis and Iva (Jernburg) LemÂ¬beck.
Joy was born, raised and attended school in Republic and graduated from Republic High School in 1954. After graduation, she spent one year at Washington State University. In 1957, Joy married Rex Schutt in Republic and shortly after they moved to Walworth, Wisconsin. In 1964, they moved back to ReÂ¬public where she raised her family and lived the remainder of her life.
Hugh Painter Osborne Jr., an 18-year resident of Valley, passed away on Oct. 27, 2012 in Spokane at the age of 74. Hugh was born on Dec. 19, 1937 in Binghamton, NY, the son of Hugh Painter and Ada (Phillips) Osborne.
He moved often while growing up because of his fatherâ€™s work as an officer in the U.S. Army. Hugh graduated from Valley Forge Military Academy in 1956 and began college. In 1958, he entered the U.S. Army and served for two years and then reÂ¬turned to college as an â€śAggieâ€ť at Texas A&M.
Frances Swan, 107-years-old, of Kettle Falls went to be with her beloved husband Severt, on Nov. 1, 2012. Frances was born to Ida and John Henry Beagley on June 22, 1905 at Medical Lake.
host loser-out against CWAC
Colville High annexed another district volleyball title last Saturday by downing East Valley in the CHS gym, 25-10, 25-14, 25-11. The fourth-ranked Indians, the defending State 1A champions, are District 7â€™s top seed to the 2A regional tournament on Saturday against the Central Washington Athletic Conference.
Cougars will host Crossover
The Northeast A League champion Chewelah Cougars (8-1, 6-0) finished an undefeated league season with a 55-7 trouncing of the Riverside Rams (1-8, 1-5) last Friday night at Snyder Field.
The Cougars jumped out to a big early lead and head coach Jim Fisk said that was the blueprint going in to this game.
â€śWe went in and took care of business,â€ť Fisk said. â€śIt was nice to put them away early, get out of there with no injuries and be able to get ready for next week.â€ť
Mom & two sons officiate tourney
Volleyball officiating is a family affair for the Smith clan of Chewelah.
Denise Smith, a very familiar face around Chewelah and one of that communityâ€™s most active and involved residents, has been officiating high school volleyball in northeast Washington for 27 years.
At last Saturdayâ€™s District 7 2A Tournament at Colville, Smith was joined by two of her sonsâ€”Stryker and Blaze. The Smith trio worked the tournament and was on the floor for the championship match-up between Colville and East Valley.
Patricia â€śPatâ€ť Abbott looks out the window of her home on Corbett Creek Road. The mist outside hangs low on the hills that surround the cluster of houses that dot this rural thoroughfare, Deer make the rounds from yard to yard, starting with the weather- worn grass in Abbottâ€™s expansive yard.
â€śItâ€™s not what I would call your typical coffee clutch neighborhood,â€ť Abbott says. â€śPeople will help you if you need help, but for the most part, weâ€™re all pretty independent.â€ť