Archive - Obituary
Dan V. Montgomery passed away Nov. 19 in Lewiston, Idaho, at the age of 89. He was born to Guy and Lena Fager Montgomery on March 6, 1923 in Colville.
He graduated from Colville High School in 1941 and attended one year at Washington State University before entering the U.S. Army.
Mark Wiant, 63, passed away the morning of Dec. 6, 2012 in Mead after a yearlong battle with cancer.
Born in Detroit, Michigan on August 14, 1949 to Marion and Maryanna Wiant, he was the first of three children.
Mark served in the US Navy from 1969 - 1971. Soon after being discharged he met the love of his life, Cookie Wright. They met just before Halloween, 1971, and were married Dec. 10, 1971. Two children soon joined the couple: a son, Chris, and daughter Melissa.
Francis Schwenke was born in Kalispell, MT. on January 25, 1947 to Herbert Leonard Schwenke and Martha Jane Chapman. He passed away Dec. 4, 2012.
He and his wife Carol of 28 years spent their retirement years traveling. Before Francis retired he spent most of his life as a logger.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Dorothy Krause, sons John Lotze and James Lotze, and daughter Beverly Schwenke.
Robert Emmett McNamee, 91, entered into eternal rest, November 28, 2012 at Mt. Carmel Hospital with family at his bedside. Emmett was born on March 22, 1921 in Colville to John Joseph & Edna Leona (Shepherdson) McNamee.
Raymond Oliver Sletten, a seven-year resident of Chattaroy passed away on Nov. 27, 2012 in Spokane. The midwife, Mrs. Shane, delivered Ray on the family ranch on November 29, 1925 in Zahl, ND, the son of Ole and Mabel (Rude) Sletten.
Marjorie Louise Reed, 78, passed away, November 28, 2012 in Colville. Marjorie was born on October 1, 1934 in Lisbon, Iowa to Clarence and Elizabeth (Townson) Stritt.
Marjorie is survived by her children, Carolyn Luebke-Herr and husband, Robert, of Colville; Sandy Johnson, Donald Cheney, Diane Corn, and Cindy Belding.
There will be a wake at a later date.
For date and/or memorial contributions, contact Carol at 509-738-6978.
Danekas Funeral Chapel & Crematory is entrusted with the arrangements.
Glen E. Morris, 84, passed away Friday, Nov. 30, 2012. He was born Jan. 16, 1928 in Usk to Fred and Nellie (Masters) Morris.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Richard, Jean and Robert, and sister Blanche. He is survived by his wife, Bette Jeanne, and four children: Catherine Brady (Bob), Shelly Garg (Raj), John Morris (Debra) and Margaret Morris; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, and brother Wayne and sister Wendy.
Evelyn Barker, born âJuanita Evelyn Benskinâ, a resident of Spokane, passed away on Nov. 24, 2012 in Spokane. She was born on Aug. 31, 1931 in Port Gamble the daughter of Delbert Charles and Juanita Bernice (Siegel) Benskin.
Linda Jean Coe was born on Sept. 16, 1946, in Bell, CA., to Erik and Clara Ferm. She passed away Nov. 17, 2012.
Linda was raised by her aunt and uncle, Gunde and Albert Rude in Wallace, Idaho. Linda had two sisters, Judy (Mitch) Almeida and Carol Mueller, and a stepbrother, Loren Rude.
On July 18, 1970, Linda married Gary Coe. They would continue as soul mates and best friends over the next 42 years. In 1977, they moved to Loon Lake where they still reside. The family includes two sons, Brad (Kari Kaufman) and Brian (Lisa Miller) and seven grandchildren.
Barbara J. (Burgess) Price Berger, 75, entered into rest on Nov. 29, 2012. She was born on June 13, 1937 to parents Paul D. and Muriel (Jessup) Burgess in Boise, Idaho.
Barbara grew up and attended school in the Colville area. She enjoyed playing bridge, and golfing, but most of all she enjoyed spending time at their cabin on Loon Lake.
Barbara is survived by her loving husband of 36 years, Kenneth; son, James (Teri) Price; daughter, Julie Price; stepchildren, Kathleen Jones and Ken Berger Jr.; five grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.