Archive - Obituary
April 17th, 2013
Warren H. Franz, age 91, an 87-year resident of the Kettle Falls and Colville area, passed away on April 6, 2013 in Colville. Warren was born on Sept. 5, 1921 in Pasco, the son of Frank and Eliza Ruth (Sell) Franz.
Kendall â€śKenâ€ť Jenkins, a 16-year resident of Colville, passed away on March 29, 2013 in Colville at the age of 80. He was born on October 15, 1932 in San Jose, CA the son of Charles Douglas and Clara Eugenia (Grensted) Jenkins.
As a young boy, Ken moved with his family to Sacramento, CA. There he attended school and graduated from Grant Union High School in 1950. He then moved to San Luis Obispo, CA where he entered the Agricultural Engineering program at California Polytechnic State University. Ken supported his education by working at local ranches.
Yvonne LaVigne was born June 25, 1925 and passed away March 29, 2013. She was born at the family home in Chewelah to Cyrille and Vera (Spedden) LaVigne. Yvonne graduated from Jenkins High School in 1943. Yvonne was employed by Aldredges Grocery and SeaFirst Bank (30 years). She belonged to P.E.O. Sisterhood, Good Intent, and The Congregational Church (Chewelah UCC) as a life member. Yvonne participated in The Chewelah Peak Ski Club, the bowling team, Campfire Girls and enjoyed sharing with her investment club members.
Donald Roderick Carson, Sr., a longtime resident of Inchelium, passed away on March 18, 2013 in Inchelium at the age of 82. Don was born on May 21, 1930 in Hunters, the son of Christopher and Gloris (Pichette) Carson.
He attended school in Inchelium and at the Chemawa Indian School in Salem, OR. Don completed his high school education in Inchelium and then entered the U.S. Army. He served in the U.S. Army as a communications specialist and was honorably discharged in 1955. Don returned to Inchelium and began his family.
Dixie Jo Strobbe, a 16 year resident of Kettle Falls, passed away on March 23, 2013 at her home. Dixie was born on June 21, 1927 in Bicknell, Indiana the daughter of Floyd Adam and Dorothy Pearl (Taylor) Wineinger.
Barbara J. Gray passed away on March 13, 2013. She was 64. She was born June 22, 1948.
Barbara passed away unexpectedly, but peacefully, at home.
She was born in Seattle to Earl and Viola Gray. Her dad was a longshoremen supervisor in Seattle at the shipyard. Her mom was a homemaker.
Her sisterâ€™s were Linda Cool, Loreen Gray and she had one brother, Steve Gray. All five preceded her in death.
Barbara has lived in Evans with Bill Prickett, her companion and friend, for the last five years. She lived next to her daughter, Alisa, son-in-law, Jack, and granddaughter Paxton Sphuler.
Gwendolyn Sue Olson, devoted wife, mother and grandmother, passed away on Sunday, March 10, 2013, at Providence Mount Carmel Hospital in Colville.
She was born on July 15, 1952, the daughter of Wesley and Lilla Halbert in Roswell, New Mexico. The family soon moved to Minot, North Dakota, where she was raised and graduated high school.
John R. Foster, 78, passed away from Parkinsonâ€™s disease in Federal Way on March 4, 2013. He graduated from Colville High School in 1952 and attended Whitworth College.
John loved history, camping, CB radio, working hard to provide for his family and was especially fond of the Oregon Coast.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Wallace Foster and Nellie (Holliday) Foster, and his wife, Helen (Anslow) Foster.
George H. Jones, passed away on Feb. 22, 2013. He was 87. He was born Feb. 6, 1926.
He fell asleep peacefully in his own bed at home. That is the way he wanted it.
He was born in Phoenix, Arizona. His father, Henry A. Jones, was a blacksmith. His mother, Nina M. Egan, was a nurse. His sister was Celeste Haitt. All three preceded him in death.
George and Doris lived in Phoenix until they moved to Kettle Falls, where their daughter, Joannie McCrite, grandson, Ben, and roommate, Charmaine Cranmore, were caregivers.