Archive - Obituary
I was born in a small farmhouse in Cedonia, Washington on July 25, 1922 to Andy and Elsie Hergesheimer. I joined brothers Fay, Gib and a sister Inez. My brothers were not happy the day I was born as they didnâ€™t get to go pick huckleberries with their cousins! My parents farmed and I grew up loving the outdoors and my family. I attended school in Hunters, Washington, graduating in 1940.
I grew up loving horses and riding as soon as I could sit in a saddle. We farmed with horses and I spent many days walking behind a â€śfoot burnerâ€ť plow and putting up hay. I attended the Cedonia Church.
Patricia Louise (Stoskopf) Williams died Nov. 7, 2012 in Colville at the age of 77. She was born Oct. 10, 1935 in Great Bend, Kansas.
She graduated from Great Bend High School in 1952 and married Robert Almon Williams. She was a housewife for 60 years. She lived in Deming, Washington before moving with her family to Colville, where she lived 17 years.
Patricia enjoyed sewing, painting, collecting, and taking care of dogs.
Ronald E. H. Ballo, 78, of Kettle Falls, passed away, Nov. 21, 2012 in Colville. Ron was born on August 17, 1934 in Spokane to Elmer and Madge (Ryan) Ballo.
Ron spent two years serving in the United States Army. After returning home, he received his Masters Degree at Gonzaga University and began a career as an art teacher in the Colville area. He retired with over 30 years of dedicated service.
Robert C. Vinson of West Los Angeles died Nov. 18, 2012 at Cedar Sanai Hospital of age-related causes at the age of 90. He was born in Colville on May 16, 1922, the second son of Dr. and Mrs. O. F. Vinson.
Robert showed a talent for music at a young age, playing the piano, serving as an accompanist for vocal groups, and as an instrumentalist in bands. He was an honor student, graduating from high school in 1939. He entered the University of Washington, where he studied music and drama and earned a Bachelor of Arts & Music degree in 1943.
John Eugene Tweedy, 84, passed away on Nov. 16, 2012 at his home in Kettle Falls. John was born on May 19, 1928 in Kooskia, Idaho to Eugene and Bertha (Godwin) Tweedy.
John worked as a diesel mechanic for 30 years, for several different companies in the Colville and Kettle Falls areas. He was also a campground host at the Evans Campground for nearly 20 years.
Betty Jean Gotham Young, or B.J. as she preferred to be called, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, passed away on Sept. 14, 2012. She was born to Roy and May Gotham on Sept. 28, 1939 in Colville. She attended Colville High School and graduated in 1957.
Dr. Mark L. Radezky went home to be with the Lord the morning of Oct. 30, 2012. He was 55.
He was born March 30, 1957, in Brewster to Hank and Shirlee Graves Radezky.
James Funk passed away Sept. 11, 2012 at his home in Spokane.
He was born Jan. 16, 1957 in Yakima to James and Barbara (Maling) Funk and was preceded in death by his father, Jim, and sister, Sharon.
He is survived by his mother, Barbara Funk, Tacoma; sisters Bobbi (Rod) Gamper, Federal Way; Jodi Funk, Seattle; aunts, uncles, Kathy McGregor, and several nieces and nephews.
Jim was raised in Tacoma and later at Deep Lake. He attended Colville High School and returned to Tacoma, where he graduated from Curtis High School. Shortly after graduation, he moved to and settled in Spokane.
Floyd Richard Harris, 74, died in his Colville home Monday, Nov. 5, 2012 following a tough battle of COPD. He was born in Colville on August 16, 1938 to Helen Margaret Carson and Leon Harold Harris. He has an older sister, Juanita Bronson, still living and a younger brother Donny Harris who died at age three.
Michael Stephen Randall passed away July 28, 2012 in a car accident in Yamhill County, Oregon at age 24. He was born Nov. 1, 1987 to Gregory and Suzanne Randall, the send of five children. He shared his birthday with his brother, Joshua E. Randall, who was born exactly three years later.
Michael grew up in Tacoma. He lived in Tacoma until his family moved to Colville in 2000.