Archive - 2012 - Obituary
Shirley Allene Stelzer, a longtime resident of Kettle Falls, passed away on June 28, 2012 in Colville at the age of 83. Shirley was born in Deer Park, the daughter of Luther Briggs and Hattie Goldie (Post) Merrill.
She is survived by her daughter, Rebecca Crouch, Kettle Falls; son, Jason Stelzer, Kettle Falls; and by grandchildren Robert Reed, Spokane; Hatti Balcom, Kettle Falls; Angie Crouch, Kettle Falls; Misty Nichols Norman, Valley; Jason Stevens, Spokane; Clover Garman, Spokane; Lukus Nichols, California, along with several great-grandchildren.
Anita Marion Thelma Wildes passed away at her home in Colville on June 15, 2012 at the age of 89 after a lengthy illness. She was born to Rasmus and Nettie (Fosen) Malde in her parentâ€™s home in Poulsbo on Oct. 19, 1922 and attended school in Poulsbo. She graduated from North Kitsap High School. She was very proud of her Norwegian heritage.
She married Harry Julian Wildes Jr. on August 15, 1941 at Poulsbo Lutheran Church, spending 52 years of marriage raising their children in Poulsbo and Bremerton. She retired on Lindsay Beach in Quilcene.
Jack Jacobi Coe, Sr. died June 3, 2012, with his children by his side. He was 88.
Jack lived in Camarillo. He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Marilyn Robinson Coe, and by a son Cary Carson Coe.
He is survived by his children, Jack Jr., Holly, and Jonathan, â€śby his brother Robertâ€ť; by seven grandchildren and by three great-grandchildren. He was a devoted husband, a dedicated father, a superlative uncle and a proud grandfather. His faith in God was evident throughout his life.
Floyd Leonard (Lenny) McDaniels passed away on May 28 at the age of 53. He was a graduate of Kettle Falls High School (class of 1977). Floyd lived in New York and Texas before making Seattle his home. He spent several years working for the Sheraton Hotel in Seattle. He worked there until his death. Lenny was preceded in death by his father, Robert, and by his mother, Viola, and by two brothers, David and George. Lenny is survived by five sisters, Barbra, Janet, Leona, Ton and Mari, as well as by one brother, Carl.
Donald William Doran has left this earth at the age of 54 in his home near Addy. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Lyman Baptist church hall on Sunday, June 24 at 2 p.m. Please join us as we share stories and good times we enjoyed with Don during his life. Don was a 1976 graduate of Burlington-Edison High School where he excelled on the basketball team. He continued to play basketball and was an avid gardener. After high school, he was married to Diane Radcliffe and had two beautiful children. They raised their family in Mt Vernon.
William â€śBillâ€ť Stanley Pinette passed away in Colville on June 10, 2012 at the age of 91. He was born on June 21, 1920, the son of Stanley and Maude (Anderson) Pinette in Puyallup.
Bill grew up in Tacoma, where he attended and graduÂ¬ated from Lincoln High School. When he was younger, he was very active in the school orchestra, playing the violin and viola, even playing with the Seattle Symphony. After high school, Bill worked in the Civilian Construction Corps and Forest Service, building trails in the Mt. Rainier area.
Betty Hannah Minnich was born April 14, 1919 and passed into eternal life May 27, 2012. Betty Hannah Arnquist was born April 14, 1919 on Lopez Island to Mavis and Willet Arnquist. She grew up in New York City and Hudson, WI, where she graduated from Hudson High School in 1937.
Mavis Mary Withers, a 19-year resident of Rice, passed away May 30, 2012 in Colville. Mavis was born in Eureka, South Dakota on June 2, 1940 to Edwin and Otiela (Leidle) Withers.
Mavis was raised and attended a one-room school in Eureka until the age of 12 when her family moved to Moses Lake, where she completed the 10th grade at Moses Lake High School.
Muriel June Kolbe-Briody, a seven-year resident of Colville, passed away on June 14, 2012 in Colville at the age of 94. June was born on June 23, 1917 in San Francisco, CA, the daughter of Walter and Elsie (Goldsworthy) Johansen.
June was raised in the Petaluma, CA area, where she attended school. She graduated in 1936 from Petaluma High School and began singing with the San Francisco Opera as a contralto.
Harold Graber passed away in Colville on June 12, 2012 at the age of 101. He was born on Dec. 1, 1910, the son of Henry and Rhoda (Wilson) Graber in Donnellson, Iowa.
Harold was raised on the family farm in Donnellson. He graduated from Livermore High School. After high school, Harold attended welding school in East Peoria, Illinois and also worked for Caterpillar Tractor there until he was drafted into the Army in 1941. He served in the South Pacific during WWII until his discharge in 1945.