Archive - Obituary
April 24th, 2013
James â€śPonchoâ€ť Lee Day, a longtime resident of Chewelah, passed away on April 12, 2013 in Chewelah. Poncho was born in Chewelah on July 14, 1935 to James William and Sarah Elma (Lemon) Day.
Poncho was raised and attended school in the Chewelah area. He was very actively involved in the athletic program during his school years and graduated from Jenkins High School in 1954. At the age of 13 he got a job during the sumÂ¬mer working for Carl Walden as an extra hand on the farm.
Dorothy Irvin Leaden went peacefully with her grand-daughter at her side on April 17. Dorothy, or Dode, as she was affectionately known to many, was born on Sept. 23, 1917 in Rossland, BC, Canada to Sam and Minnie Irvin.
The fifth of eight children, she grew up in the Irvin Hotel, which her mother and father ran. In her early years, if she wasnâ€™t drawing, she was playing hockey or skiing with her friends and siblings.
Howard I. Tiffany, 96, a longtime resident of Colville, died Saturday April 6 at Cashmere Convalescent Center in Cashmere.
A longtime resident of Addy, Kenneth Cordell Scalf, 95, passed away in Chewelah on March 29, 2013. He was born to John Henry and Mabel (Thornson) Scalf on October 1, 1917 in Des Moines, Iowa, one of six children.
Sophia Marie Mullins, a miracle shared with her family for only a year-and-one-month, slipped quietly away on April 6, 2013 in Spokane. Sophia was born on Feb. 23, 2012 in Spokane, the daughter of Bobby A. and Erica E. (Payne) Mullins.
Sophia had an inspiring will to fight each day in hope of experiencing tomorrow. She knew not of her diagnosis of Trisomy 18 Unbalance, what she knew was the love she received from her family. Her first smile was a gift shared between her three-year-old sister, Emma, and herself.
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.