Archive - 2012 - Obituary
Becky Jo Smith, a 20-year resident of Kettle Falls, went home to be with her Lord on Jan. 17, 2012. Becky was born to Doris and Kermit Peterson in Seattle on July 2, 1959. She was their third child and only daughter.
Becky attended Seattle Community College and then at 19, met the love of her life, Doug Smith. On Dec. 11, 1982, they were married.
In 1981, they moved from Tacoma to Republic, where they lived until moving to Curlew in 1984. In 1989, they moved to the Kettle Falls area, where she happily resided until the time of her passing.
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 Wenatchee.
James Robert Strick, best known as Bob Strick of Kettle Falls, died peacefully Jan. 19, 2012 in Spokane of complications from previously undiagnosed Pancreatic Cancer and Cirrhosis. He was 72 years-old. He was born in 1939 in Missoula, MT to Marie and James Strick, and raised in Spokane.
Martin Frederick â€śMickâ€ť Jensen passed away in Spokane on Jan. 29, 2012 at the age of 74. He was born on Jan. 12, 1938 in Spokane, the son of Andrew and Aileen (Standard) Jensen.
Mick was a 1955 graduate of Colville High School and marÂ¬ried Virginia Holland in 1958. He worked for the Stevens County Road Department from 1960 until his retirement in 1991.
A celebration of life for Mr. Jensen will be held at a later date.
A full obituary will follow in next weekâ€™s Statesman-Examiner.
Danekas Funeral Chapel and Crematory has been entrusted with the arrangements.
Our beloved husband and father, Harvey Scott, passed away on Jan. 30, 2012 in Colville at the age of 87. He was born on Feb. 22, 1924 to W.B. and Emma (Thompson) Scott in Bonners Ferry, ID.
Donna Parks of Rice passed away on Jan. 25, 2012 at Rice. She was 64. She was born in Ballard on June 27, 1947, the daughter of Donald L. and Valencia Rose Peters.
Donna worked for several years in Seattle for the Seattle Credit Bureau. She moved to her home in Rice in 1995 and enjoyed living in her home in the woods. She was fun to be around and loved reading magazines. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
Donna is survived by her husband, Gerald Parks.
The graveside will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 2 at the Rice I.O.O.F. Cemetery at Rice.
Donna Lee Doyle of Colville passed peacefully into eternal life on January 26, 2012. She was born July 13, 1941 in Butte, MT, the daughter of Dalton â€śBriggsâ€ť Lafayette and Frances Cecilia (Sologub) Webb.
Donna was raised in Spokane with her older brother, William. She attended primary school at St. Francis of Assisi Parish and continued her education at Holy Names Academy and Sacred Heart School of Nursing.
Ted H Baum was born 9-7-1953 and passed away 1-2-2012.
"God grant me the serenity to except the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference." Bill W.
Orville McKee was born on Oct. 30, 1916 in Colville to CharÂ¬les and Emma McKee. He passed away on Jan. 14, 2012 in SeÂ¬attle.
Orville was raised on a farm in Colville, at the foot of Old Dominion Mountain. He graduated from Colville High School in 1937 and came to Seattle in 1941 to work for The Boeing ComÂ¬pany, retiring in 1984. He was a member of the Aero Mechanics District Lodge 751 Retirement club.
Berneice Elaine Magee passed away on Jan. 18, 2012 at the age of 83. She was born in Ritzville on Dec. 7, 1928, the daughter of Henry and Marie (Metzner) Buscher.
Berneice grew up in Ritzville and moved to the Hunters area in 1938. She married Guy Magee in 1949 and resided in Colville until her passing.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Guy Magee; sisÂ¬ters Lois Lakey and Shirley Dietzman, and daughters, Coral Hansen and Patty Feldhausen.
Berneice is survived by her brother, Stan Buscher and his wife Shirley, Colville.