Archive - 2012 - Obituary
Delbert â€śDelâ€ť Lewis Sparks, a lifetime resident of the Rice and Kettle Falls area, passed away on Feb.14, 2012 at his home at the age of 77. He was born on May 22, 1934 in Colville, the son of Joseph Parron and Freda Grace (Lewis) Sparks.
Sharon Myers Fry, Colville High School Class of 1961, passed away at her home in Spokane on Feb. 16, 2012 of Ovarian Cancer.
Sharon attended Orient Grade School until 1954. She spent a year in Libby, Montana and started Colville Junior High School in seventh grade.
Sharon is survived by sons, Glen, Michael and Duane; daughter, Alisa, grandchildren, Trevor, Kailene, Glen Jr., James, Daniel, Anthony and Chelsie, by her brothers Darrel and Dale, and by a sister, Linda.
John Patrick Goodall, age 93, a resident of Colville, passed away on Feb. 15, 2012 in Colville. John was born on March 27, 1918 in Bakersfield, CA, the son of Oswald Patrick and Harriett (Randall) Goodall.
As a young boy, John resided in Bakersfield with his parents. At the age of seven, his parents enrolled him at the St. John Military Academy in Los Angeles, CA. He attended the academy until returning home to attend Kern County Union High School. John graduated in 1936 and began working.
Lawrence Russell Leaden passed away unexpectedly at his home on Feb. 13. Larry, as he was known by all, was born May 16, 1948 in Rossland, B.C. Canada to Howard and Dorothy Leaden and was raised in Northport on the family farm.
Larry was an amazing and proud father and had a huge heart. He cared about people. There wasnâ€™t anything he wouldnâ€™t do for his daughter. As a friend, he could not be faulted. He did his best to help out anyone that asked for his help and was always honored when they asked him for it.
Wally, Waldo, Wunk were the nicknames Wallace Neil Kalina inspired in his lifetime, and those who called him by these affectionate names were likely having a pretty good time in his company.
William Leonard Hill, â€śDr. Billâ€ť to his friends, passed away at his Deep Lake home on Jan. 24, 2012. Bill was born on Jan, 3, 1948 in Gridley, California, the son of Billy and Louise (Kirkham) Hill.
At the age two, his family purchased and moved to a new ranch just north of Deep Lake.
Bill attended grade school at Leadpoint and graduated from Northport High School in 1966. Soon after high school graduation, he spent several years living and working in WeÂ¬natchee.
Linda Lou Holford, a resident of Inchelium, passed away on Feb. 2, 2012 in Spokane at the age of 63. She was born on Feb. 20, 1948 in Nespelem, the daughter of James Steven and Anna Lorene (Peone) Michel.
Everett was the son of John and Anna Marie Sells. He was born in Spokane on Jan. 7, 1932. He passed Jan. 31, 2012. He was a veteran who served in the Navy during the Korean War and was honorably discharged in December 1951.
Daniel Hopp, age 91, a long-time resident of Colville, passed away on Feb. 2, 2012 in Colville. Dan was born in Odessa, the son of Conrad and Anna Margaret (Bostrom) Hopp.
Dan moved with his family to Lamona in 1925 where he atÂ¬tended school through the sixth grade and worked on the famÂ¬ily farm. He then attended seventh and eighth grade in Odessa. Because of the needs on the farm, he was unable to continue his formal education.