Archive - May 2012 - Obituary
Frances Leona Robinson passed away in Colville on May 15, 2012. She was born on April 14, 1924, the daughÂ¬ter of Walter and Leona (Connarroe) Ryan in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Frances grew up in Colorado Springs, where she attended and graduated from school. After graduÂ¬ating from high school, she moved to Chino, California, where she worked in a factory during World War II. After the war, Frances went to work for General Electric in Ontario, CaliforÂ¬nia and was with the comÂ¬pany for 37 years as an inspector.
Georgia Verna Strope, age 94, went home to be with The Lord on May 22, 2012. She was born on Sept.27, 1917, the daughter of Elmer and Jennie (Legett) Stubblefield in Prosser.
She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandÂ¬mother. In her spare time, Georgia enjoyed fishing and making crafts. Georgia will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Georgia is survived by her sons,, Ron Strope and wife Ellen, Kettle Falls; Richard Strope and wife Benita, Poulsbo; and nuÂ¬merous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Lily Florence Aubert, a resident of Colville, passed away on May 18, 2012 in Colville at the age of 94. Florence was born on May 27, 1917 in Warden, Idaho, the daughter of Ray and Florence (Ridout) Yount.
Her growing years were spent in Kellogg, Idaho, where she attended school and graduated from high school. On June 4, 1939, Florence married Lloyd V. Aubert in Kellogg. They began their life together in Warden and then moved to San Diego, CA during Lloydâ€™s service in the U.S. military.
Scott Barnett Rogers passed away at his home in Gig Harbor on May 21, 2012.
Scott was born Sept. 11, 1963 to Richard (Dick) and Beverly Rogers, who divorced shortly after. As a child, Scott spent much time with his dadâ€™s family and his beloved grandma, Aunt Kay and Uncle Joe. He attended school in Port Orchard, Gig Harbor and finally, Colville.
Scott was always a prankster and loved to make people laugh. He loved to tell stories and pull pranks on his siblings and cousins, something he never outgrew.
Holding his wife, Bessâ€™, hand with many family members by his side, Tuney Chapman passed on May 14, 2012, in Spokane, Washington. Born at home on Dec. 9, 1932 in Colville, Washington, Tuney is survived by his sisters Irene, Sylvia, Sarah, Anna, Louise and brother William. Tuney grew up loving the land. He enjoyed outdoor activities, including hunting, fishing and camping. He graduated from Colville High in 1950 and served in the Navy during the Korean War.
On May 14, 2012, while resting under his favorite tree, Maury began his journey to Heaven. He was assisted in his journey by his trusted friend, Dr. Venable.
Loved ones were at his side to kiss him and say goodbye for now.
There were tears shed and amusing stories told.
All in all, it was a good thing. He no longer has to put on a brave face. He now can smile and run free. He can eat everything he desires!
John Paul Day of Colville passed away May 18, 2012 at the age of 95 years of age. Johnny was born Oct. 11, 1916 at home in Bruce Creek (Dry Lake area).
Johnny would ride his horse to the country school, along with his two brothers and five sisters.
Johnny met his wife, Elsie Barton, at a Saturday night dance at the â€śWigwamâ€ť which was the Colville Valley Grange on Williams Lake Road.
Johnny and Elsie were married on Feb. 12, 1941 and celebrated 71 years of marriage in February. What a tribute to the both of them for a long, loving and successful marriage.
Carl Max Walden, a longtime residence of Chewelah, entered into rest very peacefully on the evening of May 15, 2012 with family present. He lived 100 years, one month, and one day.
Carl was born in Peaceful Valley (Spokane) April 14, 1912, on the day the Titanic struck the iceberg. He was the son of Olaf Pete Walden and Anna Anderson. His mother died in childbirth about a year-and-a-half later as did his baby sister.
Olaf later married Tille Lynsford, who was a great mother to Carl and his older brother, Harold. They lived in Peaceful Valley while he was growing up.
Rosina A. Fairbanks of Four Lakes passed away on March 29, 2012 at the age of 98. She was born to Jacob and Flora Rufer at Fort McCoy Florida on Nov. 8, 1913. She was second oldest of four children.
She was 10-months-old when her family returned to Washington to farm near Pine City. They later moved to Oregon, where her father farmed and worked in the logging industry. Rosina graduated from Scapoose High School in Scapoose, Oregon in 1930. From there she attended Behnke Walker Business School in Portland, Oregon.
Sherry Ann Smithson, a longtime resident of the Colville area, passed away on Wednesday, May 2 in Colville at the age of 48. Sherry was born on Dec. 11, 1964 in Wenatchee, the daughter of Charles Smithson and Carolyn Smithson.
Sherry enjoyed her work at Pinewood Terrace Nursing Home as and assistant director of nursing and a registered nurse for numerous years.
Sherry was a wonderful mother, daughter, sister, aunt and dear friend. She will be forever missed.