Archive - Obituary
August 13th, 2013
Joan Egland passed away July 23, 2013 at the age of 77. She was born Sept. 28, 1935 to Albert (AP) and Elna Arlt in Ritzville, WA.
Joan graduated from Chewelah High School (Jenkins) in 1954. She then met and wed Wallace in 1955. Joan loved spending time with her grandchildren and having long converÂ¬sations with them as she was cooking, as they tried sneaking into the grandmaâ€™s candy drawer. She also enjoyed shopping, several different kinds of crafts, knitting, and diet Coke, her cats and dogs.
William Lawrence Barclay, age 85, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on July 30, 2013. Bill was a true blessing to Charles and Minnie Barclay, as he was their eighth and last child born on Veterans Day Nov. 11, 1927 Donnelly, MN.
Rosalie Agnes (Thorson Jenne) MacCary was born on Feb. 4, 1934 in Wenatchee, to Earl and Helen Marie (Jensen) Thorson. She passed away peacefully on July 17, 2013 in Spokane.
She touched the lives of many people in her work to provide services to the disabled, the blind and senior citizens, but her reach was so much more. She remembered everyone she met, and neighbors and acquaintances often became good friends.
L. Donohue (Don) Callan passed peacefully at his home in Selah on July 19, 2013.
Don was born in Northport in 1927 to Tom and Myrtle Callan. He grew up on the ranch on Kelly Hill and was a true cowboy. He loved his horses and dogs.
Don enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corp. in 1945 and served with honor in Hawaii, Okinawa and North China. Don loved this country and proudly flew his flag. He truly believed that we live in the greatest country in the world.
Don had many interests and loved adventure.
David B. Dixon ("THAT'S ALL FOLKS!") was born May 25, 1953 in Colville. He left us on July 15, 2013, at the beautiful Coeur d'Alene River in Kingston, Idaho.
David grew up in Colville and graduated from Colville High School in 1971. He was the "most skilled" finish carpenter around and worked for many general contractors around the area, as well as his own businesses. David was an outdoorsman to the max. He very much enjoyed camping, hiking and taking his snowmobile out--just being outdoors in general was a great pleasure to him.
Mervyn Ellsworth Hays passed away peacefully on July 21, 2013 surrounded by his loving family. Merv left this life and walked into the arms of his beloved wife Bette, who was waiting on the other side with a fishing rod in one hand and the keys to their motor home in the other! Merv was 84.
David â€śSonnyâ€ť Loyal Hallam, age 79, a lifetime resident of the Kettle Falls and Colville communities, passed away on July 23, 2013 at his home. Dave was born on June 16, 1934 in Old Kettle Falls, the son of Loyal O. and Ellen (Hockersmith) Hallam.
Christopher Keith Markham passed away on June 28, 2013 at the age of 29. Chris was born Sept. 13, 1983 in Burien. He was the first of two sons of Keith and Vivian Markam of Colville.
He moved to the Colville area 16 years ago. He went to Onion Creek School, excelling in many subjects, including math, English and Japanese. Chris and his brother Matt loved sports and both played baseball for Northport High School.
Donna jean (Schoppe) Palm passed away on Jan. 8, 2013 in Lacey. She was born December 1932 at home in Olympia. The family will hold a celebration of her life on July 20 at around 4 p.m. at one of their most memorable locations, Haags Cove. They will be camping there all weekend, so please come by and share your memories of this beloved lady with them.
Michael (Mike) Ray Hammond, 66, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 1, 2013 surrounded by loved ones at Providence Mount Carmel Hospital, Colville. Mike was born Jan 12, 1947 to Tommy and Ruth (Cline) Hammond. He graduated from Kettle Falls High School in 1964.