Archive - Nov 2011 - Obituary
Daniel Robert Blackman, beloved husband, son, father, uncle, and friend, was called home to be with Jesus on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011, at the age of 59. Born in Wessington Springs, South Dakota on December 1, 1951, Dan lived a full and vivid life. While his parents may not have known it at the time, Robert and Levonne (Gillette) Blackman, surely couldnâ€™t have expected the significant impact Dan would have on the lives of all with whom he came in contact.
Devoted grandmother, mother, and wife, Arlene Gould passed away on Nov. 5, 2011 in Colville.
Arlene was born on June 11, 1931 in San Pedro, CA, the daughter of Jacob and Gwendolyn (Cribb) Snyder. The youngÂest of three girls, Arlene grew up in Bremerton. She graduated from Bremerton High School and worked various jobs after graduation, including at her familyâ€™s restaurant.
Marjorie G. (Marge) Mack, 90, passed away peacefully on Oct. 16, 2011 in Rockville, Maryland at Casey House Hospice. Born to Leonard Steele and Mary Mearline Ryan Steele on Nov. 22, 1920 in Oxbow, Saskatchewan, Marge moved with her family to Spokane when she was very young. She attended local schools and graduated from Rogers High School.
As a young woman, Marge worked at the legendary Davenport Hotel.
She married Paul Ellis Mack in Spokane on June 5, 1940 and they remained married until his death in 1978.
Hazel Graeber was born in Ephrata, the youngest of six children of Maurice D. and Clara Mae (Melberg) Catlow. She grew up in Spokane and graduated from Lewis and Clark High School in June, 1941. Hazel met her first husband, Edwin, through her brother, Lloyd, as the two men were buddies in the Marine Corp. during World War II.
After writing many letters back and forth while he was interned in a Japanese Prisoner of War camp, Edwin came to Spokane. He and Hazel were married on Feb. 17, 1946 and had two children, Steven Douglas and Kimberly Maureen. They divorced in 1970.
Robert â€śBobâ€ť Mike Gregory, a lifetime resident of Marcus and Evans, passed away on October 25, 2011 in Colville at the age of 92. He was born on June 1, 1919 in Marcus.
Bob was raised and attended school in Marcus. He graduated from Marcus High School in 1936. In 1937 he moved to his farm in Evans, where he resided until his passing. Bob worked in several area mines, including Metaline and Chewelah. He also worked in many sawmills and retired in 1982 as the head sawyer at Plum Creek in Arden.
Carolyn V. Eseke passed away on Oct. 3, 2011 after a long illness. She was preceded in death by her son, James. She is survived by her daughter, Lorraine Williams; grandchildren Michael Williams, Kimarra Howard (Joe), Richard Eseke, Eric Eseke, and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by sisters Kathren and Irene; a brother, Richard, and many nieces and nephews. She has gone to a better place. No funeral service will be held per her request.
Cora S. Gray, 89, lived a life far beyond a set of dates. An independent woman from a young age, she was the captain of the Hopkinton, NH girls high school basketball team. Her independent streak continued as she wore her first two-piece polka dot bikini in 1941 and caught the eye of her future husband, George H. Gray.