Archive - Feb 27, 2013 - Obituary
Lawrence âLarryâ Eugene Meilander passed away on Feb.11, 2013 in Colville.
Â Larry was born in Ellensburg on April 2, 1944 to George Nicholas and Helen A. Pfaff
Â Meilander.Â He attended Lourdes Academy and Ellensburg High School before enlisting in the U.S. Marine Corp in December 1962.Â He trained at Camp Pendleton prior to being deployed to Vietnam.Â Larry was always a Marine.Â On his return home, he lived in Curlew and Inchelium Â before returning to Ellensburg.Â
He married Betty Anderson on Nov. 18, 1978.Â Jenny was born in 1979 and Nicholas in 1983.Â
Randy Novakovich passed away Feb. 21, 2013. He was born Feb. 7, 1948 in Sheridan,
Wyoming. He and his family moved to Spokane when he was three-years-old and then to Colville in the summer of 1961.
He quickly settled into life, enjoying the city park and pool and Junior High School.
He was a superior athlete competing at Colville High School: football (two years as a member of undefeated CHS teams), basketball, the state tournament team and track participation in the Class A State meet in 1966.
Lorene Driskill, a longtime resident of Kettle Falls, passed away on Feb. 15, 2013. She was born to Ferman Ledford and Orlena McCormic on April 2, 1938 in Batesville, AR.
Lorene was raised and attended school in Monroe. Later, she earned her certificate for Executive SecreÂ¬tary/Bookkeeper. Life introduced her to John Driskill and they were wed on March 5, 1956 in Goldbar.
Floyd Dwayne Pitts, a longtime resident of Colville, passed away on Feb. 21, 2013 in Colville at the age of 86. Floyd was born on Dec. 25, 1926 in Valley, the son of Jessie and Alice (Nile) Pitts.