Archive - 2014 - Obituary
Deborah Colleen Rarrick, a 20-year resident of Colville, passed away on Dec. 26, 2014 in Spokane at the age of 45. Deb was born on May 20, 1969 in Tigard, Oregon, the daughter of Terry and Gail (Robinson) Swagerty.
Deb attended grade school in Kettle Falls, and later moved with her family to Nebraska, where she graduated from Papillion-LaVista High School in 1987.
Janice Starr Estelle passed away peacefully on Dec. 20, 2014. She was born on Jan.4, 1934 to Richard and Starr (Arvasen) Snyder in Santa Monica, CA.
Richard LaVerne Page of Addy is home for Christmas, having passed into the presence of his loving Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Dec. 19, 2014 from Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center.
Richard was born on Oct. 7, 1931 in Yorba Linda, CA, to LaVerne and Mary (Cox) Page. After graduating from high school, he joined and honorably served in the United States Navy from 1950 to 1954.
For most of his life, Richard owned and operated his own business that specialized in golf course construction. He worked alongside such golfing legends as Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer.
CWO4 USN (Ret.) Richard Charles Ohlemacher passed away in Colville on Dec. 11, 2014. He was born the son of Douglas and Laverne (Rau) Ohlemacher on Jan. 10, 1934 in Detroit, Michigan.
Richard grew up and attended school in Michigan. After graduating from high school, Richard enlisted in the United States Navy. He attended boot camp in San Diego, California in 1952, and his first duty station was in Port Hueneme. Richard was stationed on the USS Carpenter and USS Stoddard, both destroyers, during the 1950â€™s out of Pearl Harbor.
Robert â€śBobâ€ť Orin Bennett Sr., age 92, passed away on Dec. 5, 2014 in Colville. Bob was born the son of Otto Ney and Adalaide Victoria (Bell) Bennett on March 12, 1922 on the family farm in Beldenville, Wisconsin. He inherÂ¬ited the family farming spirit of hard work, strong hands, quick wit, and story telling.
After graduating from high school, Bob enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1942, and proudly served his country for four years in the U.S. Marine Corps. Each of his four sons also proudly served their country in the Marine Corps.
Donald Disque of Orient passed away on Friday, Dec. 12 at Providence Mt. Carmel Hospital in Colville after a long battle with Parkinsonâ€™s disease. He went peacefully to Our Father surrounded by the love of his family. He was a giving, kind, patient and gentle man.
Don was born Sept. 18, 1929 to Irma and Gus Disque in New York City, New York. He attended LaSalle Academy Catholic High School where he ran track. His two-mile relay team held the outdoor record for all Catholic high schools in 1947 and the indoor record in 1948.
Myrtle Laverne Parker was born on July 10, 1930 in WillisÂ¬ton, North Dakota to Joseph and Frances Moline. She moved to Spokane to live with her grandmother while still in high school. She graduated from North Central High School (SpoÂ¬kane) in 1948.
After high school, she attended Beauty School. She said that she used to travel to Colville from SpoÂ¬kane once a week to cut hair. Myrtle met her soon to be husÂ¬band, Jack, on a fishing trip with friends at Deer Lake. Jack and Myrtle were married on July 17, 1950.
Linda Joy Beegle passed away in Colville on Nov. 28, 2014. She was born the daughter of Charles Freeman and Bonnie Ione (Little) Joudrey on Dec. 8, 1941 in Bellingham.
David Lee Pease passed away on Nov.29, 2014 in Spokane. He was born the son of Louie Thomas and Audrey Elizabeth (Gardnerhouse) Pease on Oct. 21, 1941 in Lewiston, ID. David grew up and attended school in Inchelium. After graduating from Inchelium High School, David attended and graduated from Whitworth College with a Bachelorâ€™s Degree in Forestry Management. That led him to a 36-year career with Boise Cascade.
Don F. Nigg, age 78 of Oroville, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014 in Colville. He was born Sept. 27, 1936 in Oroville to parents Frank and Gunda Nigg.
Don grew up and attended school in Oroville, graduating in 1954. He then entered the U.S. Army and served during the Korean War. Following an honorable discharge from the service in 1956, he moved to Conrad, Montana.