Archive - Dec 21, 2011 - Obituary
Donald Johnston passed quietly at age 85, on Dec. 8, 2011. He joined his beloved wife of 62 years, Stella Johnston.
He served this country in World War II as an army medic and worked and later retired as a diesel mechanic.
On Donaldâs behalf, we thank the Spokane VA Hospital staff for the respectful care and support given him and the family during his final days.
Our dear, sweet mother, Dorothy Barrett, passed away on December 18, 2011 at the age of 95. She was born November 19, 1916 in Douglas. In 1933 she graduated from Waterville High School, and in June 1935 she graduated from Morse Beauty School in Spokane. After working a short time in Seattle, she moved back to Waterville where she began courting David Gallaher from Mansfield. He was a wheat and cattle rancher. They were married October 29, 1939 in the Lutheran Church in Douglas. David was a pilot, and Dorothy received her pilotâs license soon after they were married.
Charles âBrettâ Roesberry passed away on Dec. 11, 2011 after a courageous fight with cancer. He fought a good fight and passed away at his home surrounded by his family and friends.
Brett was born on July 14, 1959 in Boise, Idaho, the son of Charles and Betty (Johnson) Roesberry.
Brett graduated from Kettle Falls High School in 1978. He worked for Boise Cascade Lumber for 35 years before his passing. Brett was an active snowmobiler, and truly enjoyed golfing and car racing. He loved going to car shows and visiting his sisters on the coast to go salmon fishing.