Archive - 2013 - Obituary
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.
Bradley Clifford Lind, M.D., a 15-year resident of Colville, passed away on Feb. 2, 2013 in Boundary County, Idaho. He was born on Oct. 11, 1950 in Chicago, IL, the son of Clifford Milton and Laura Lee (Mudil) Lind.
Lawrence â€śLarryâ€ť 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.
Lillian West, 92, passed away Jan.31, 2013 at Buena Vista Nursing Home. She was born on Jan. 28, 1921 in Waverly.
She is survived by her daughter, Dawn Beaman (Greg),Hillsboro, OR, and Rex Willett (Linda), Spokane; four grandchildren, Cole Beaman (Christie), Aloha, OR; Katie BeaÂ¬man,, Hillsboro; Jeffri Willett, Colville; Keelan Willett, Spokane; five great-grandchildren, Kylie, Deviant, and Jennakai Willett, Colville; Tayla and Zuzana Beaman, Aloha.
Her loving and caring being will be missed by friends and family and by all who made her acquaintance.
Gerald Gene â€śJerryâ€ť Coffey passed away Jan. 27, 2013 in Spokane at the age of 77. Jerry was born on May 29, 1935 in Tuolumne, CA to Gerald and Ruth (Sorenson) Coffey.
Jerry lived in Minnesota and Iowa before moving to Colville in 1947 with his mother and stepfather, Perry Bockness. He graduated from Colville High School in 1953 and served in the Colville National Guard. Jerry married Sharon Wilson ion 1956 and together they had a busy family life raising their four daughters.
Lester Wilfred Riley was born on June 27, 1922 to William Lorenzo Riley and Audrey Lillian Steeley in New Meadows, Idaho. The Riley family moved to Rice in 1927 when he was five years old.
In 1943, Lester enlisted into the United States Army during Word War II, where he was assigned to the Combat Engineer Division and was stationed in the Philippines. While there he operated heavy equipment in the building of roads.
Francis â€śFrancoâ€ť Lee Swan, 59, a lifelong resident of Inchelium, passed away on Feb. 9, 2013 in Inchelium at his home. Franco was born on July 20, 1953 in Inchelium, the son of Corbett and Mildred (Meusy) Swan Sr.