Archive - Mar 2013 - Obituary
Barbara J. Gray passed away on March 13, 2013. She was 64. She was born June 22, 1948.
Barbara passed away unexpectedly, but peacefully, at home.
She was born in Seattle to Earl and Viola Gray. Her dad was a longshoremen supervisor in Seattle at the shipyard. Her mom was a homemaker.
Her sisterâ€™s were Linda Cool, Loreen Gray and she had one brother, Steve Gray. All five preceded her in death.
Barbara has lived in Evans with Bill Prickett, her companion and friend, for the last five years. She lived next to her daughter, Alisa, son-in-law, Jack, and granddaughter Paxton Sphuler.
Gwendolyn Sue Olson, devoted wife, mother and grandmother, passed away on Sunday, March 10, 2013, at Providence Mount Carmel Hospital in Colville.
She was born on July 15, 1952, the daughter of Wesley and Lilla Halbert in Roswell, New Mexico. The family soon moved to Minot, North Dakota, where she was raised and graduated high school.
John R. Foster, 78, passed away from Parkinsonâ€™s disease in Federal Way on March 4, 2013. He graduated from Colville High School in 1952 and attended Whitworth College.
John loved history, camping, CB radio, working hard to provide for his family and was especially fond of the Oregon Coast.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Wallace Foster and Nellie (Holliday) Foster, and his wife, Helen (Anslow) Foster.
George H. Jones, passed away on Feb. 22, 2013. He was 87. He was born Feb. 6, 1926.
He fell asleep peacefully in his own bed at home. That is the way he wanted it.
He was born in Phoenix, Arizona. His father, Henry A. Jones, was a blacksmith. His mother, Nina M. Egan, was a nurse. His sister was Celeste Haitt. All three preceded him in death.
George and Doris lived in Phoenix until they moved to Kettle Falls, where their daughter, Joannie McCrite, grandson, Ben, and roommate, Charmaine Cranmore, were caregivers.
Our loving mother and grandmother, Caroline J. Matney Sell, suffered a sudden aneurysm and went to be with her Lord on March 3, 2013. She was born on January 9, 1939 in Colville to Lloyd and Irene Matney. Our mother was a graduate of Kettle Falls High School and then married our father, Bill Flugel, on March 30, 1957. They had two children, Carla and Jake.
Charles â€śChipâ€ť William Laramie, a lifetime resident of Inchelium, passed away on March 6, 2013 in Spokane at the age of 46. He was born on July 20, 1966 in Colville, the son of Charles Raymond Laramie and Ramona â€śKayeâ€ť (Carden) Welch.
Shirley Ray Agar (Viles), 86, passed away at her home in Colville on Jan. 27, 2013. She is survived by her four children, Debbie Egger (Max) Colville; Bruce Agar (Mary) of Thermopolis, WY; Matt Agar (Debbie) of Ontario, OR, and Muriel Badgley of Spokane, as well as 13 grandchildren, 17 plus great grandchildren, one sister, Nancy Sanders and numerous nieces and nephews.
It is with great sadness that the family of Margaret Hallgeen announces her passing at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane on Feb. 27, 2013.
Ellen Ann Richart, a longtime resident of Kettle Falls, passed away on Feb. 22, 2013. Ellen was born to Charles Tetzlaff and Emily Duga, on August 18, 1944 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
She grew up in Milwaukee, WI and graduated from high school there. Even though Ellen grew up in the city, she was meant to be a country girl. She achieved that when she moved to the Kettle Falls (Kelly Hill) area in 1982. She met Frank Richart and they were married in 1990 in Coeur dâ€™Alene, ID.