Archive - 2014 - Obituary
Helen L. (Arndt) Gleave, 91, Bowbells, ND, passed away July 5, 2014, at the Good Samaritan Society Home in Mohall, North Dakota. Helen Louise Arndt was born August 19, 1922 in We¬¨natchee to Arthur and Lottie (Estes) Arndt. She had three brothers that helped watch out for her on the family wheat and cattle farm on Badger Moun¬¨tain above the Wenatchee Valley.
Gladys Delene Staeheli, a lifelong resident of Colville, passed away on July 1, 2014. She was born the daughter of Henry and Azalea (Loiselle) Holst on Dec. 11, 1924 in Colville. Gladys attended school in Colville and graduated from Colville High School in 1941. She met Lester Staeheli, ‚ÄúBabe‚ÄĚ in 1942 after he was discharged from the U.S. Armed Forces and the couple married in April 1945.
Gladys worked in Colville at Seattle-First National Bank as a Loan Officer, and also volunteered her time working for the Historical Society in Colville.
Thelma V. Floener, a 52-year resident of Colville, passed away June 27, 2014 at her home in Colville at the age of 74. She was born on Sept. 8, 1939 in Waterville, the daughter of Walter and Vera (Ogle) Schneider.
Thelma was raised and attended school in Waterville. She was a 1958 graduate of Waterville High School. Following high school, she moved Spokane, where she attended Kinman Busi¬≠ness College. It was there that she met her husband to be, Larry Floener, on a blind date. They they have been together since their wedding on July 16, 1961.
Richard A. McCammon, a former Colville resident, passed away Jan. 29, 2014 in Yuma, Arizona at the age of 80.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Archie R. and Agnes V. McCammon of Colville, and by a brother, David, also of Colville.¬†
He is survived by two sisters, Kathe Morrow, Portland, Oregon and Mary McKee, St. Louis, Missouri; seven nieces and nephews, 14 great nieces and nephews and numerous cousins.
Mr. McCammon was a 1952 graduate of Colville High School. He also served in the military and was a school teacher for many years in Los Angeles, California.
Larry Thomas Dickey was born on Nov. 19, 1941 in Cheney. He passed away in his home in Kettle Falls on June 23.
He was an active member in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and his community for many years. Larry was well known by many. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and wood-worker.
James Brewster Judd, age 94, passed away on June 23, 2014 in Inchelium. He was born the son of John Stanley and Winnie (Premo) Judd on May 28, 1920 in Che¬≠halis. At the age of 12, James moved with his family from Chehalis to Inche¬≠lium, where the family farmed and raised cattle.
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 Ste¬≠vens 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 Henry‚Äôs passing in 1994.
John ‚ÄúJack‚ÄĚ 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 ‚Äėa little something‚Äô in the kitchen ‚Äď no matter what time of day or night guests might arrive.