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Elizabeth Rose

December 3, 2012

Elizabeth Alice (Farr) Rose, 88, went to be with the Lord on Nov. 17, 2012. Elizabeth had lived in Olympia since 1965. She died at St. Peter’s Hospital after battling lymphoma.
Elizabeth was an only child and was born in Pullman on March 15, 1924 to Ed and Adeline Farr. She graduated high school at Pullman in 1942. Most of her career was spent as a legal secretary, which is how she met her husband, Clyde B. Rose.

Bonnie Brown

December 3, 2012

Bonnie Arlene Brown of Kettle Falls passed away at age 88 on Nov. 23, 2012 after a brief illness.  Bonnie was born on Dec. 6, 1923 in Lakeview, OR.  She was the daughter of George and Ethel (Ogle) McCoul. 
Bonnie was married to Clifford Brown and they spent most of their life on the Pend Oreille River and in Kettle Falls.  She loved to read, knit/crochet and spend time with her family fishing, camping and huckleberry picking.  She was also a member of the Kettle Keepers, TOPS, the Camper Club and the Red Hat Society.

Clayton Burch

December 3, 2012

Clayton K. Burch, (Clay) a 27-year resident of Inchelium, passed away on Nov. 22, 2012 at his Inchelium home. He was born on Feb. 14, 1946 in Tacoma, the son of Wilfred John and Sarah Ada (Walker) Burch.
Clayton was raised and attended school in the Eatonville and Puyallup areas. Following high school, Clayton began work in the timber industry as a logger. A short time later, he started work in residential construction in Everett. W

George Kelly

December 3, 2012

George Kelly, age 75, passed away in Spokane Dec. 22, 2011. He was born on Jan. 6, 1936 in Ontario, Canada, the son of George and Lucy (Tye) Kelly. George attended school in CanÂŹada and completed school in River Rouge, Michigan.
Mr. Kelly married Mary Belman in 1975 in Canada, and the couple moved to Colville in 1991. He was employed by Hewes Marine until his retirement.
In George’s spare time, he enjoyed fishing, hunting, riding his four-wheeler and motorcycle. He thoroughly enjoyed living in the country and spending time with his wife of 36 years.

Neil Hergesheimer

December 3, 2012

I was born in a small farmhouse in Cedonia, Washington on July 25, 1922 to Andy and Elsie Hergesheimer. I joined brothers Fay, Gib and a sister Inez. My brothers were not happy the day I was born as they didn’t get to go pick huckleberries with their cousins! My parents farmed and I grew up loving the outdoors and my family. I attended school in Hunters, Washington, graduating in 1940.
I grew up loving horses and riding as soon as I could sit in a saddle. We farmed with horses and I spent many days walking behind a “foot burner” plow and putting up hay. I attended the Cedonia Church.

Patricia Louise (Stoskopf) Williams

December 3, 2012

Patricia Louise (Stoskopf) Williams died Nov. 7, 2012 in Colville at the age of 77. She was born Oct. 10, 1935 in Great Bend, Kansas.
She graduated from Great Bend High School in 1952 and married Robert Almon Williams. She was a housewife for 60 years. She lived in Deming, Washington before moving with her family to Colville, where she lived 17 years.
Patricia enjoyed sewing, painting, collecting, and taking care of dogs.

Ron Ballo

December 3, 2012

Ronald E. H. Ballo, 78, of Kettle Falls, passed away, Nov. 21, 2012 in Colville. Ron was born on August 17, 1934 in Spokane to Elmer and Madge (Ryan) Ballo.
Ron spent two years serving in the United States Army. After returning home, he received his Masters Degree at Gonzaga University and began a career as an art teacher in the Colville area. He retired with over 30 years of dedicated service.

Robert Vinson

December 3, 2012

Robert C. Vinson of West Los Angeles died Nov. 18, 2012 at Cedar Sanai Hospital of age-related causes at the age of 90. He was born in Colville on May 16, 1922, the second son of Dr. and Mrs. O. F. Vinson.
Robert showed a talent for music at a young age, playing the piano, serving as an accompanist for vocal groups, and as an instrumentalist in bands. He was an honor student, graduating from high school in 1939. He entered the University of Washington, where he studied music and drama and earned a Bachelor of Arts & Music degree in 1943.

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