Archive - Obituary
February 2nd, 2015
Mike A. Brito, 93, a resident of the Denison area of Deer Park, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015.
He is the dear husband of Maire Brito and the father of Jim Brito, Tony Brito, Pat Brito, Ronnie Brito, Adelaida â€śLila â€ś Toma, and Mary Marquez. He has 18 grandchildren and 43 great grandchildren, and numerous great-great-grandchildren. Mikeâ€™s goddaughters are Margaret Roberts of Utah and Geraldine Trujillo and Olivia Mondragon both of Colorado.
Shaun Michael Mercer, age 50, passed away on Jan. 18, 2015 after a long battle with cancer. Shaun was born the son of Robert Clyde and Nancy Lynn (McCrea) Mercer on March 31, 1964 in Spokane.
Shaun attended school in Spokane until the age of 12, when his family moved to Colville. He attended school in Colville and graduated from Colville High School. Shaun was very acÂtive in sports, especially football. After graduating from high school, Shaun played semi-pro football for a brief time.
Perry C. Lewis passed away on Dec. 17, 2014.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Glen and Helen Lewis; wife, Shirley, and sister, Nellie.
Perry is survived by his siblings, Alice, Carol, Cecil, Darrell and Lonny.
He was a fun and caring man loved by all who knew him. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
A memorial service will be held at the Curlew Civic Hall in Curlew with a potluck to follow on Feb. 7 at noon.
Dorothy Ann Pratt passed away on Jan. 11 in Spokane at age 86.
Dorothy was born on March 22, 1928 in Bandon, Oregon. At age 12, her family moved to Sherman Creek. By age 16, her working career had begun. She started working for McIntosh Hardware in Kettle Falls.
Harry Morrow, a World War II veteran, passed into the loving arms of Jesus on Jan. 6, 2015. He was born Oct. 29, 1921 in Portland Oregon, the youngest of two boys, to Paul and Elsie (Covey) Morrow. Harry was the faithful father of five children, grandfather to eight and great-grandfather to 22. Harry became a member of the Washington State Grange on Sept.1, 1957 (58 years ago), during which time he held several offices. He was also a 75-year member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical WorkÂ¬ers.
John Edwin Behrens, an 82-year resident of the Kelly Hill community near Barstow, passed away on Jan. 7, 2015 in Colville at the age of 91. John was born in Okanogan, the son of Herman and Bertha May (Baxter) Behrens.
His family moved to Montana where they resided until he was five-years-old. In 1929 they moved to Kelly Hill. John was raised and attended school there. He grew up working alongside his father on the family ranch.
Harold Arthur Mace, 87, of Colville, passed away on Jan. 6, 2015. Harold was born July 26, 1927 in Big Sandy Montana to Arthur and Mable Mace. Harold was one of five boys, including Harvey, Vern, Leonard, and Lewis.
Harold grew up in Big Sandy until the family moved to Troy, MT. in 1941. The family moved to Sandpoint, ID. in 1943 when Harold was a sophomore in high school. In 1945, Harold moved to the Curlew/Chesaw area, where he worked as a cowboy for his uncle, Dent Henderson. Harold competed in rodeos in Washington and Idaho during this time as a bronc rider.
Hazel Augusta Learn passed away on Jan. 8, 2015 in Colville. She was born to Don Michael and Effie Elizabeth (Henry) Learn on June 13, 1921 in Diamondville, PA.
John A. â€śJackâ€ť Lilienthal, 70, entered into rest on Dec. 24, 2014 following a long battle with cancer. He was born in Spokane to parents Robert and Josephine Lilienthal on March 18, 1944.
Jack graduated from Lewis and Clark High School in 1962 and went on to graduate from Eastern Washington University and Whitworth College in Spokane. He spent time as a teacher in the Colville area, went to work for Goodwill Industries of the Northwest as a Certified Rehab Counselor in June of 1990, retiring after 23 years in September 2013.
Lowell Allen Bedingfield passed away at Providence Mount Carmel Hospital on Dec. 27, 2014 after a life-long battle with Lerakodyatrophy. He was 58.
Lowell attended schools in Colville for 10 years and graduated from Upper Columbiai Academy in Spangle. He attended Spokane Community Collegeâ€™s Colville Center and worked for a time at Colville Floral & Nursery.