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April 24th

Kelly Palumbo

April 24, 2013

Kelly Lynn Palumbo, a lifetime resident of the Colville area, passed away very peacefully in Chewelah at the age of 53. She was born on March 24, 1960 in Colville, the daughter of, Howard and Eileen (Brown) Kaiser.
Kelly was raised and attended school in Kettle Falls and graduated from Kettle Falls High School in 1978. After graduation, she attended Eastern Washington University where she obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Education with a Reading Major and a Math Minor.

Kathryn Lauth

April 24, 2013

Kathryn Helen Lauth passed away on April 18, 2013 in Colville. She was born the daughter of Arthur and Edith (Maxwell) Fiske on April 6, 1922 on Whidbey Island.
Kathryn grew up and attended school on Whidbey Island. Her parents relocated to Whidbey Island from Iowa. After graduating from Langley High School, Kathryn went to work for Boeing in the Seattle area. She then went to work for the Navy at the Marine Hospital in Bremerton.

James Day

April 24, 2013

James “Poncho” Lee Day, a longtime resident of Chewelah, passed away on April 12, 2013 in Chewelah. Poncho was born in Chewelah on July 14, 1935 to James William and Sarah Elma (Lemon) Day.
Poncho was raised and attended school in the Chewelah area. He was very actively involved in the athletic program during his school years and graduated from Jenkins High School in 1954. At the age of 13 he got a job during the sum¬mer working for Carl Walden as an extra hand on the farm.

Dorothy Leaden

April 24, 2013

Dorothy Irvin Leaden went peacefully with her grand-daughter at her side on April 17. Dorothy, or Dode, as she was affectionately known to many, was born on Sept. 23, 1917 in Rossland, BC, Canada to Sam and Minnie Irvin.
The fifth of eight children, she grew up in the Irvin Hotel, which her mother and father ran. In her early years, if she wasn’t drawing, she was playing hockey or skiing with her friends and siblings.

April 17th

Howard Tiffany

April 17, 2013

Howard I. Tiffany, 96, a longtime resident of Colville, died Saturday April 6 at Cashmere Convalescent Center in Cashmere.

Kenneth Scalf

April 17, 2013

A longtime resident of Addy, Kenneth Cordell Scalf, 95, passed away in Chewelah on March 29, 2013. He was born to John Henry and Mabel (Thornson) Scalf on October 1, 1917 in Des Moines, Iowa, one of six children.

Sophia Mullins

April 17, 2013

Sophia Marie Mullins, a miracle shared with her family for only a year-and-one-month, slipped quietly away on April 6, 2013 in Spokane. Sophia was born on Feb. 23, 2012 in Spokane, the daughter of Bobby A. and Erica E. (Payne) Mullins.
Sophia had an inspiring will to fight each day in hope of experiencing tomorrow. She knew not of her diagnosis of Trisomy 18 Unbalance, what she knew was the love she received from her family. Her first smile was a gift shared between her three-year-old sister, Emma, and herself.

Warren Franz

April 17, 2013

Warren Franz

Warren H. Franz, age 91, an 87-year resident of the Kettle Falls and Colville area, passed away on April 6, 2013 in Colville. Warren was born on Sept. 5, 1921 in Pasco, the son of Frank and Eliza Ruth (Sell) Franz.

April 5th

Kendall “Ken” Jenkins

April 5, 2013

Kendall “Ken” Jenkins, a 16-year resident of Colville, passed away on March 29, 2013 in Colville at the age of 80. He was born on October 15, 1932 in San Jose, CA the son of Charles Douglas and Clara Eugenia (Grensted) Jenkins.
As a young boy, Ken moved with his family to Sacramento, CA. There he attended school and graduated from Grant Union High School in 1950. He then moved to San Luis Obispo, CA where he entered the Agricultural Engineering program at California Polytechnic State University. Ken supported his education by working at local ranches.

April 4th

Yvonne L. LaVigne

April 4, 2013

Yvonne LaVigne was born June 25, 1925 and passed away March 29, 2013. She was born at the family home in Chewelah to Cyrille and Vera (Spedden) LaVigne. Yvonne graduated from Jenkins High School in 1943. Yvonne was employed by Aldredges Grocery and SeaFirst Bank (30 years). She belonged to P.E.O. Sisterhood, Good Intent, and The Congregational Church (Chewelah UCC) as a life member. Yvonne participated in The Chewelah Peak Ski Club, the bowling team, Campfire Girls and enjoyed sharing with her investment club members.

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