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February 7th, 2014

F. Douglas Franz

February 7, 2014

Douglas Franz, a longtime resident of Colville, passed away on Jan. 26, 2014 in Spokane at the age of 67. Doug was born Jan. 22, 1947 in Colville, the son of Warren Harding and Ethel Irene (McCleary) Franz.
Doug was raised in Kettle Falls, where he attended school. In 1965, he graduated from Kettle Falls High School and then en¬listed in the U.S. Air Force. Doug served for three years, four months and two days and was honorably discharged on May 29, 1969.

Thelma Warwick

February 7, 2014

Thelma F. Warwick (Grillo) passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Jan. 20, 2014 from chronic health issues at the age of 73. She was born on Feb. 7, 1940, the eldest of three siblings, to Henry and Elaine Grillo in Tonasket.
Thelma leaves behind her husband of 52 years, Stan; her sons, Rusty Warwick, Spokane; Phil Warwick and his wife, Tina, Kettle Falls; her daughter, Kim Warwick, Spokane, and two grandchildren, Jessica and Justin Warwick.

Clyde Rose

February 7, 2014

Clyde Rose was born in the small farming community of Rice on March 20, 1923. He passed away in the home he built on Jan. 19, 2014, in Olympia.
Preceding him in death were all his siblings, his daughter, Mary, and loving wife, Elizabeth.
He is survived by his son, Thomas Rose; three grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Butch Jennings

February 7, 2014

William “Butch” Jennings of Pensacola, Florida, formerly of Colville, passed away on Nov.11, 2013. Butch was born on June 20,1939 in Colville.
After graduating from high school, Butch joined the U.S. Air Force, where he proudly served in the Vietnam War. Butch retired from the USAF in 1978.
In 2012, Butch returned to Pensacola to be closer to his children.
Butch was preceded in death by the love of his life, Berta Eastman.

January 30th

Thelma Warwick

January 30, 2014

Thelma F. Warwick (Grillo) passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Jan. 20, 2014 from chronic health issues at the age of 73. She was born on Feb. 7, 1940, the eldest of three siblings, to Henry and Elaine Grillo in Tonasket.
Thelma leaves behind her husband of 52 years, Stan; her sons, Rusty Warwick, Spokane; Phil Warwick and his wife, Tina, Kettle Falls; her daughter, Kim Warwick, Spokane, and two grandchildren, Jessica and Justin Warwick.

Clyde Rose

January 30, 2014

Clyde Rose was born in the small farming community of Rice on March 20, 1923. He passed away in the home he built on Jan. 19, 2014, in Olympia.
Preceding him in death were all his siblings, his daughter, Mary, and loving wife, Elizabeth.
He is survived by his son, Thomas Rose; three grandchil­dren and nine great-grandchildren.

Butch Jennings

January 30, 2014

William “Butch” Jennings of Pensacola, Florida, formerly of Colville, passed away on Nov.11, 2013. Butch was born on June 20,1939 in Colville.
After graduating from high school, Butch joined the U.S. Air Force, where he proudly served in the Vietnam War. Butch retired from the USAF in 1978.
In 2012, Butch returned to Pensacola to be closer to his children.
Butch was preceded in death by the love of his life, Berta Eastman.

Charles Siegrist

January 30, 2014

Charles “Biff” Siegrist of Tonasket passed away Dec. 21, 2013 at the age of 78.
Biff is survived by four children: Charles (Faith) Mace, Orient; Doug (Jamie) Mace, Spokane; Debbie (John) Dirks, Kettle Falls; Susan Siegrist, Kettle Falls; 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
At his request, no funeral service will be held.

Tuffy Luhr

January 30, 2014

Born on August 26, 1918 in Reno (near Woodland), Alvin W. Luhr was known his whole life as “Tuffy”. He was raised by his mother (Lucy Berg) and step-father (Peter Berg) on a farm in the Clayton area,, along with two brothers and four sisters. He graduated from Deer Park High School in 1936, and attended Washington State College (now WSU) for three years before going into business partnership at a gas station in Deer Park.

Joyce Shillam

January 30, 2014

Joyce Shillam went peacefully home to reside with her Heavenly Father on Jan. 13, 2014. Joyce was born June 27, 1943 in Spokane. She was a lifetime resident of Washington State, growing up in the Metaline Falls area and graduating from Metaline Falls High School in 1961.
She married the love of her life, Harry Lloyd Shillam, in 1962. They recently celebrated their 51st anniversary. The couple had made their home in the Colville Valley for the past 25 years. 

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