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December 5th

Donald Mahaffey

December 5, 2013

Donald C. Mahaffey a 17-year resident of Kettle Falls, graduated to be with his Lord and Savior peacefully in Spokane on Oct. 20, 2013, five days before his 71st birthday. He was born Oct. 25, 1942 in Aberdeen to James and Kay (Compton) Ma¬haffey.

November 21st

William McKinney

November 21, 2013

William “Bill” P. McKinney, age 68, a 13-year resident of Curlew, passed away on Nov. 11, 2013 at his daughter’s home in Colville after a courageous battle with cancer. Bill was born on Nov. 9, 1945 in El Dorado, KS, the son of Lawrence George and Rose Guida (McKinney) Anderson.
Bill began his education in El Dorado, and then moved with his family to Dallas, TX, where he attended Thomas Jefferson High School. He received his diploma from Thomas Jefferson High School in 1965 and then attended Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, CA.

Bill DeWitt

November 21, 2013

William “Bill” Ray DeWitt, a longtime resident of Stevens County, passed away on Nov. 9, 2013 in Colville at the age of 75. He is also known as Dad, Papa and Pops to many people whose lives he touched.
Bill was born to William and Ruth (Benton) DeWitt in Buckeye, AZ on Sept. 22, 1938.

November 14th

Bill Benson

November 14, 2013

Fred William “Bill” Benson of Kettle Falls passed away in his sleep on Oct. 28 in Spokane. Bill was born in Sheridan, Wyoming on Jan. 18, 1926. He graduated from Ogden High School, went into the Air Force for two years, and then graduated from Weber College with a two-year degree in Arts and Science. After proposing on their second date on August 16, 1950, Bill married Shirley Lee Taylor in Ogden, Utah—just 11 days after they met each other.

Renata Kubiak

November 14, 2013

 Renata Kubiak passed away peacefully Nov. 5, 2013 at her sister's home in Cheektowaga, NY, at the age of 62 after a battle with Lung Cancer.  She graduated from Mount Mercy Academy (Class of 1969) in Buffalo, NY.  

Jeffrey Sphuler

November 14, 2013

Jeffrey Robert Sphuler, 54, died at his home where he resided with his daughter, Lizabeth Sphuler, and grand-daughter, Jasmine Sphuler, in Walla Walla Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013.
Jeff was born May 6, 1959 at Mt. Carmel Hospital in Colville. He went to grade school in Marcus and graduated from Kettle Falls High School. As a young boy, he enjoyed photography. In 1977, he was wed to Joyce Matlock and together they had four children.

Jim Christian

November 14, 2013

James “Jim” D. Christian, a resident of Colville, passed away on Nov. 5, 2013 in Medical Lake at the age of 44. Jim was born on Feb. 15, 1969 in Seattle, the son of Glenn Michael and Diane Marie (Terry) Christian.
Jim spent his early years in Renton, where he at¬tended school through the eighth grade. When Jim was 13, his family moved to Colville, where he finished his education and gradu¬ated from Colville High School in 1987.

Adis Steele

November 14, 2013

Adis Ronald Steele, age 53, passed away peacefully at his home on Nov. 9, 2013, with his sisters Lynnette and Deanna at his side, following a courageous battle with cancer. His kind and gentle spirit entered this world on June 20, 1960 in Tonasket. He was born the second son to Robert R. and Alice F. Steele. He was a fun-loving little boy who loved the outdoors. He liked to fish, ride bicycles, and he spent many of his child¬hood years with his sister Lynnette as his protector, and his tag-along sister, Deanna, as his companion.

November 12th

Darrell Daniel

November 12, 2013

Bob Storms

November 12, 2013

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