Archive - Obituary
May 8th, 2013
William Allan â€śBillâ€ť Lotze, a lifetime resident of the Colville area, passed away on May 1, 2013 in Colville. Bill was born on October 11, 1931 in Colville, the son of Harry and Jesse (Welch) Lotze.
Bill graduated from Colville High School in 1949. After graduation he began his career in logging. Over the years Bill began purchasing equipment and eventually operated his own business. On October 4, 1979 he married Marie Crabtree in Colville. He continued in the timber industry until his retirement in November 1994.
Arthur Paul Ott, longtime resident of Stevens County, passed away at home near Chewelah on April 30, 2013. He was 96. Arthur was born on October 28, 1916 in Ritzville to Albert and Elsie (Wellsandt) Ott,
Kelly Lynn Palumbo, a lifetime resident of the Colville area, passed away very peacefully in Chewelah at the age of 53. She was born on March 24, 1960 in Colville, the daughter of, Howard and Eileen (Brown) Kaiser.
Kelly was raised and attended school in Kettle Falls and graduated from Kettle Falls High School in 1978. After graduation, she attended Eastern Washington University where she obtained her Bachelorâ€™s Degree in Education with a Reading Major and a Math Minor.
Kathryn Helen Lauth passed away on April 18, 2013 in Colville. She was born the daughter of Arthur and Edith (Maxwell) Fiske on April 6, 1922 on Whidbey Island.
Kathryn grew up and attended school on Whidbey Island. Her parents relocated to Whidbey Island from Iowa. After graduating from Langley High School, Kathryn went to work for Boeing in the Seattle area. She then went to work for the Navy at the Marine Hospital in Bremerton.
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.