Archive - Jun 19, 2014 - Obituary
Grace Cleo Rupert, 98, passed away peacefully on June 12, 2014 in Colville. She was born on Feb. 26, 1916 in Rice, the daughter of Albert and Ella (Pendergraft) Sparks. Grace was one of nine children in her family. She grew up and attended school in Rice, where her older sister, Gladys Hopper, was also the school teacher. After high school, Grace lived in SteÂvens County for most of her life.
On August 2, 1937, she married Henry Warren Rupert and the couple was happily married for 57 years until Henryâs passing in 1994.
John âJackâ V. Heeney passed away June 10 in Republic. He was born April 27, 1927 in Pennsylvania, where he grew up and then attended Penn State University to study Industrial Engineering.
Anyone who knew Jack understood his passion for Penn State sports, especially football.
He served in World War II, the Korean War and with the Army Corps of Engineers Reserves. He retired as a Lt. Colonel after 24 years of active service.
Twenty-four year Colville resident, Robert W. Pashon, passed away at home on June 6, 2014. Rob was 70-years-old.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Marla; his daughter, Dawn L. Reed and son-in-law, Keith Reed, Kettle Falls; and his son, Robert A Pahon, Spokane; four grandchildren, Kayla, Michael, Matthew and Dylan Owings, as well as two great-grandsons, Nathaniel S. Doll, five-years-old and Lukas A. Owings, one-month-old.
Rob will be missed deeply by family, friends, neighbors and by the many acquaintances he met in Stevens County.
The passing of Veda Irene Tadlock, 95, on June 8, 2014 marks the end of an era. An era linked to the Addy dairy farm, kids, grandkids, friends and hard work. For over 60 years, friends and family turned off Highway 395 to the home of Wendell and Veda Tadlock. All were welcomed, and there was always âa little somethingâ in the kitchen â no matter what time of day or night guests might arrive.
William Ray Lewis Jr., a resident of the Colville area, passed away on Feb. 6, 2014 in Colville at the age of 64. WilÂliam was born on Jan. 9, 1950 in Tampa, FL, the son of William Ray and Jacqueline Jean (Keeley) Lewis.
George R. Tate, a 59-year resident of Stevens County, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on June 9, 2014, at the age of 89. George was born on Oct. 9, 1924, in Kennefic, OK, the son of George R. and Elisa Ann (Smith) Tate.
George was raised and attended school in Oklahoma, and then attended a pattern-making and upholstery trade school. On Oct. 3, 1944, George married Toney M. Pettett. They moved to Richland, where George worked at the newly opened Hanford Nuclear Reservation, where he also apprenticed as a carpenter.