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June 12th, 2014

Cora Morrison

June 12, 2014

Cora (Watson) Morrison, 78, spent nearly her whole life in Stevens County. She was born near Biarly on Bear Creek in what is now the Little Pend Oreille Wildlife Refuge. Except for a year or two in Missouri after her gradua¬tion from Colville High School, and seven years at Mondovi near Davenport, Cora called the Stevens County area her home.

Albert Staehly

June 12, 2014

Albert Carl Staehly, 92, passed away June 1, 2014 in Spo¬kane Valley. Albert was born July 7, 1921 to J. Law¬rence Staehly and Ruth Ann (Michael) Staehly and was raised on the family farm on Staehly Mountain in Ferry County. He attended Stony Acres School, District Number 19 (a one-room school house) and graduated from Colville High School in 1939.
Albert served in the United States Navy during World War II. He married Betty (Askey) Staehly in 1948 and they re¬sided in Kettle Falls for 61 years before moving to Spokane Valley in 2010.

Albert Staehly

June 12, 2014

Albert Carl Staehly, 92, passed away June 1, 2014 in Spo¬kane Valley. Albert was born July 7, 1921 to J. Law¬rence Staehly and Ruth Ann (Michael) Staehly and was raised on the family farm on Staehly Mountain in Ferry County. He attended Stony Acres School, District Number 19 (a one-room school house) and graduated from Colville High School in 1939.
Albert served in the United States Navy during World War II. He married Betty (Askey) Staehly in 1948 and they re¬sided in Kettle Falls for 61 years before moving to Spokane Valley in 2010.

May 29th

Margaret “Peggy” Jean Kondrath

May 29, 2014

Margaret “Peggy” Jean (Crooks) Kondrath, a long-time resident of Colville, passed away on May 14, 2014 in Colville. Peggy was born on October 7, 1927 in Peoria, Illinois, the daughter of Edward and Minnie (Johnson) Osborne.

Michael Hofmeister

May 29, 2014

Michael “Mike” Lawrence Hofmeister, a lifetime resident of Evans, passed away on May 5, 2014 in Colville at the age of 86. Mike was born on May 1, 1928 on the family farm in Evans, the son of Lawrence and Barbara (Epp) Hofmeister.
He was raised on the farm and attended grade school in Bossburg. He completed his education at the old Marcus High School and graduated in 1946. Mike then worked in the local quarry for U.S. Gypsum Company.

Katheryn “Kitty” Ree Bundick

May 29, 2014

Katheryn “Kitty” Ree Bundick, a seven-year resident of Colville, passed away on May 17, 2014 in Colville at the age of 69. Kitty was born on Nov. 13, 1944 in Lorado, West Virginia in Logan County, the youngest of 17 children to Boyd and Ocie Bell (Blankenship) Mullins.

Ethel Batholomew

May 29, 2014

Ethel Lucille Bartholomew passed away on April 29, 2014 at the age off 99. Ethel was born on Sept. 30, 1914 in the town of Brutus, New York – the first child of How¬ard Zellar and Amelia (Dutton) Zellar.
Ethel grew up in Weedsport, New York, and was joined by a sister and five brothers, before her father’s sudden death from meningitis. The youngest, a baby boy, also died from the dis¬ease. As the oldest, Ethel left school and worked in a dress factory to help support the family. When her mother remar¬ried, Ethel returned to school and graduated with the Weed¬sport class of 1933.

May 12th

Una Mathews

May 12, 2014

Una Wendell Mathews passed away on April 25, 2014 in Colville. She was born on July 1, 1920 in Detroit, MI, the daughter of Robert and Norah (Lacey) Grant.

Kenneth Kilgore

May 12, 2014

Kenneth Leon Kilgore, passed away, surrounded by his family, at the age of 78 on April 27, 2014. He was born in Lamont on June 8, 1935, on a wheat ranch. At the age of six- months his parents, Leon J. Kilgore and Florence Kilgore, purchased the homesteaded ranch in Colville.

Jay Pratt

May 12, 2014

Jay Edward Pratt was born July 12, 1979 and passed away May 1, 2014 at the age of 34.
Jay lived in the Kettle Falls area his whole life. He completed his education in Kettle Falls. He played all school sports, but most of all, he loved baseball. Jay later grew to love hunting and fishing and embraced that as his passion.
He loved to take his sons horn hunting. Jay would take the horns and hide them so the boys could find them again.
Jay worked at Hearth and Home and at Vaagen Brothers Lumber.

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