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June 12th, 2014

Audrey Womack

June 12, 2014

On May 19, 2014 an amazing soul left us. Today, we look past the heartache and remember the wonderful person Audrey Womack was. She was a loyal friend, loving wife and mother. She had a strong belief in God and was a member of the Church of Christ "Temple Lot."
Audrey was born in 1926 in Three Sands Oklahoma, her parents were Bernice and Lawrence Cooper.
She moved from Oklahoma to Colorado as a young girl and later moved to the Spokane area with her brother, Bud Cooper, and her parents. She was 18 when she married Lyle Womack. He was the love of her life.

Bob Porter

June 12, 2014

Robert “Bob” Norman Porter made his tireless journey from this earth into the arms of his loving wife up to the house of the lord on June 6, 2014, at the age of 73. He was born on Nov.4 or 5 (depending on who you ask) 1940 in Moscow, Idaho to Fred and Barbara Porter. In 1944 Robert and his family moved to Colville, where he started school in the Colville School District. Robert was an athlete and played basketball and tennis for his school team. A size 15 shoe was unheard of at that time, but he sported them proudly. Bob graduated as a 12-year senior at Colville and headed off to college.

Helen Crabtree

June 12, 2014

Helen Anne Crabtree, an 11-year resident of Colville, passed away on June 5, 2014 at the age of 94. Helen was born on June 16, 1919 in Gilbert, AZ, the daughter of Harry S. and Madge (Rowell) Holden.

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.

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