Archive - Obituary
November 9th, 2011
Marjorie G. (Marge) Mack, 90, passed away peacefully on Oct. 16, 2011 in Rockville, Maryland at Casey House Hospice. Born to Leonard Steele and Mary Mearline Ryan Steele on Nov. 22, 1920 in Oxbow, Saskatchewan, Marge moved with her family to Spokane when she was very young. She attended local schools and graduated from Rogers High School.
As a young woman, Marge worked at the legendary Davenport Hotel.
She married Paul Ellis Mack in Spokane on June 5, 1940 and they remained married until his death in 1978.
Hazel Graeber was born in Ephrata, the youngest of six children of Maurice D. and Clara Mae (Melberg) Catlow. She grew up in Spokane and graduated from Lewis and Clark High School in June, 1941. Hazel met her first husband, Edwin, through her brother, Lloyd, as the two men were buddies in the Marine Corp. during World War II.
After writing many letters back and forth while he was interned in a Japanese Prisoner of War camp, Edwin came to Spokane. He and Hazel were married on Feb. 17, 1946 and had two children, Steven Douglas and Kimberly Maureen. They divorced in 1970.
Robert â€śBobâ€ť Mike Gregory, a lifetime resident of Marcus and Evans, passed away on October 25, 2011 in Colville at the age of 92. He was born on June 1, 1919 in Marcus.
Bob was raised and attended school in Marcus. He graduated from Marcus High School in 1936. In 1937 he moved to his farm in Evans, where he resided until his passing. Bob worked in several area mines, including Metaline and Chewelah. He also worked in many sawmills and retired in 1982 as the head sawyer at Plum Creek in Arden.
Carolyn V. Eseke passed away on Oct. 3, 2011 after a long illness. She was preceded in death by her son, James. She is survived by her daughter, Lorraine Williams; grandchildren Michael Williams, Kimarra Howard (Joe), Richard Eseke, Eric Eseke, and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by sisters Kathren and Irene; a brother, Richard, and many nieces and nephews. She has gone to a better place. No funeral service will be held per her request.
Cora S. Gray, 89, lived a life far beyond a set of dates. An independent woman from a young age, she was the captain of the Hopkinton, NH girls high school basketball team. Her independent streak continued as she wore her first two-piece polka dot bikini in 1941 and caught the eye of her future husband, George H. Gray.
Ronald Dean Meadows entered into rest on Sept. 17, 2011 at his home, surrounded by his loving wife, Debbie. Ronald was the third son of Roy and Myrtle Meadows, born Dec. 5, 1952 in Chewelah. Ronald joined the Air Force right after graduating from Chewelah High School in 1971. He was honorably discharged in August 1977. He then went to work for K-L Manufacturing in Chewelah. He worked there for 18 years until the company closed its doors in 2002. He then went to work for Wal-Mart in Colville. He worked there until his death. On Nov.
Nicholas â€śNickâ€ť J. Godes, a 44-year resident of the Colville area, passed away on Oct. 18, 2011. Nick was born on June 11, 1931 in Richardton, ND, the son of Mike and Fillameno â€śMinnieâ€ť (Steiner) Godes.
He attended first grade through third grade in Hawmarth, ND and then moved to Richardton where he finished eighth grade. Nick then began working for local farmers, as well as turning a wrench at the John Deere dealership. On March 19, 1952, he entered the U.S. Army and served overseas in Japan, Okinawa and Korea. He was honorably discharged on March 1, 1954 at Camp Stoneman, CA.
Mary Ann Dolman, a 17-year resident of Kettle Falls, passed away on Oct. 17, 2011 in Colville at the age of 78. She was born on Sept. 7, 1933 in Downers Grove, Il, the daughter of Philip and Olga (Schaefer) May.
Mary Louise Cornelius, 89, of Kettle Falls, passed away on October 18, 2011 in Colville. Mary was born on March 20, 1922 in Conway, the daughter of John and Karen (Berquist) LoftÂ¬strom.
She enjoyed telling stories of her and her husbandâ€™s camping and fishing adventures in Alaska. Mary and her husband attended many of his Naval reunions, which she thoroughly enjoyed. She loved her family get-togethers. Mary always had a smile on her face, was dearly loved and will be missed by many.
Mary was preceded in death by her daughter, Joanne Nordby.
Donald â€śDonâ€ť Stratton, a past resident of Colville, passed away on Oct. 23, 2011 in Spokane at the age of 85. He was born on Nov. 4, 1925, the son of Glen and Ethel Stratton.