Archive - Oct 17, 2012 - Obituary
Roy S. Allen passed away Sept. 25, 2012 in Spokane after battling cancer. He was born March 4, 1938 in San Diego, CA, the son of Charles and Louella Allen.
Roy retired from the Spokane Police Department on June 30, 1986 after 25 years of service and moved to the shores of Lake Roosevelt, where he enjoyed fishing and the peace of country life.
Roy competed in dozens of triathlons and completed nine Ironman triathlons, including six Ironman Championships in Kona, Hawaii and three in Penticton, B.C., where he also won his age group.
Jerry Douglas Patterson, 72, of Papaâ€™aloa, Hawaii, passed away on Sept.17, 2012 in Hilo, Hawaii.
Jerry was very clear on wanting to be cremated when he passed. His wishes were carried out at the Dodo Mortuary in Hilo, Hawaii. A memorial bonfire is being planned for Oct.13, 2012. Take a moment that day and give thought to his memory, if possible!
Mildred Clara Frazier, a resident of Colville, passed away on Oct. 1, 2012 at Pinewood Terrace Nursing Home in Colville. Mildred was born on May 27, 1925 in Hunters, the daughter of Ben B. Frazier (son of Walla Walla area pioneer, Cantrel R. Frazier) and Martha A. Stimpson (daughter of Abner B. Stimpson).
Mildred â€śMillieâ€ť was the youngest of nine children. On Jan. 1, 1950, Mildredâ€™s mother, Martha, passed away and the Keller Ferry, â€śThe Martha S,â€ť was named in her memory.
John â€śJackâ€ť Fletcher, a long-time resident of the Cedonia/Hunters area passed away, Sept. 30, 2012 at a Veteranâ€™s HospiÂ¬tal in Los Angeles, California at the age of 90. Jack was born Oct. 5, 1921 in Mt. Hope. He was the fifth child of six children born to Roy and Muriel (Cornwall) Fletcher.
Anne M Vodnick, 94, passed away Oct. 4, 2012 in Colville.
She was born on July 22, 1918 in Eveleth, MN, the daughter of John and Katrina (Scrabec) Kotnick.
Anne was raised and attended school in the Eveleth area and continued to live there until she moved to Seattle in 1944. In June 1945, she married Joseph Vodnick and together they were blessed with 35 years of marriage. Anne moved to Colville in 2006.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe; brothers, John Kotnick, Stanley Kotnick Antone Kotnick, Frank Kotnick, Joseph Kotnick and sister, Katherine Smith.