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October 17th, 2012

Mildred Frazier

October 17, 2012

Mildred Clara Frazier, a resident of Colville, passed away on Oct. 1, 2012 at Pinewood Terrace Nursing Home in Colville. Mildred was born on May 27, 1925 in Hunters, the daughter of Ben B. Frazier (son of Walla Walla area pioneer, Cantrel R. Frazier) and Martha A. Stimpson (daughter of Abner B. Stimpson).
Mildred “Millie” was the youngest of nine children. On Jan. 1, 1950, Mildred’s mother, Martha, passed away and the Keller Ferry, “The Martha S,” was named in her memory.

Jack Fletcher

October 17, 2012

John “Jack” Fletcher, a long-time resident of the Cedonia/Hunters area passed away, Sept. 30, 2012 at a Veteran’s Hospi¬tal in Los Angeles, California at the age of 90. Jack was born Oct. 5, 1921 in Mt. Hope. He was the fifth child of six children born to Roy and Muriel (Cornwall) Fletcher.

Anne Vodnick

October 17, 2012

Anne M Vodnick, 94, passed away Oct. 4, 2012 in Colville.
She was born on July 22, 1918 in Eveleth, MN, the daughter of John and Katrina (Scrabec) Kotnick.
Anne was raised and attended school in the Eveleth area and continued to live there until she moved to Seattle in 1944. In June 1945, she married Joseph Vodnick and together they were blessed with 35 years of marriage. Anne moved to Colville in 2006.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe; brothers, John Kotnick, Stanley Kotnick Antone Kotnick, Frank Kotnick, Joseph Kotnick and sister, Katherine Smith.

September 26th

Dwight (Pat) Patterson

September 26, 2012

Pat is now in God’s memory as he fell asleep in death on Sept. 6, 2012 in Colville.
Pat was born to S.K. and Bonnie Patterson on July 19, 1946 in Roswell, New Mexico. He met his wife Nancy in Del Norte, Colorado. They raised three sons in the Colville area.
Pat loved the outdoors. He was a logger most of his life. Pat loved hunting, fishing, camping, crabbing and cutting firewood.

Margelene L. Snyder

September 26, 2012

Margelene L. Snyder went home to be with the Lord Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012, in her home in Asotin. She died of natural causes at the age of 89.
She was the first born to Art and Ellen Earl, March 19, 1923, at the old Lewiston Hospital on Main Street. She attended schools at Tammany, and finished at Lewiston schools through 12th grade.

Donald Bailey

September 26, 2012

Donald Edward Bailey passed away Sept. 12 2012 in Bend, Oregon, from complications of emphysema and a lung infection.  He was born Oct. 7, 1931,  the second of four children born to Edward M. and Amelia Ruth (Sites) Bailey. 

Phyllis Schmidt

September 26, 2012

Phyllis Diane Schmidt, a lifelong resident of Colville, passed away on Sept. 19, 2012 in Colville at the age of 70. Phyllis was born on March 30, 1942, the daughter of Albert Branch and Clara Belle (Thompson) Williamson.

Phyllis Irene Ramble

September 26, 2012

Phyllis Irene Ramble, longtime resident of Colville, passed away Sept. 19, 2012 at age 86. Phyllis was born March 19, 1926 in Kettle Falls to Clarence and Bessie (Alldredge) Cranston. Phyllis spent her youth on the family ranch on Sherman Creek, attending high school in Marcus and graduating in 1943.

Lydia Cranston

September 26, 2012

Lydia Permelia Cranston passed away Sept.19, 2012 in Davenport at the age of 100. Lydia was born August 20, 1912 in her grandmother Bockemuehls house in Miles to Joseph Kuno and Marguerite (Harris) Mutterer.
Lydia lived with her family at Fort Spokane and attended grade school at Miles. At age 10, she and her family moved to Old Daisy when her father took over the mail route and later ran the Daisy Station and Post Office. Lydia finished grade school at old Daisy and graduated high school from Kettle Falls High in 1930.

John Acorn

September 26, 2012

Local businessman and one of the Colville community’s most loyal supporters, John Patrick Acorn, passed away peacefully in his sleep at home on Sept. 23, 2012. John was born on Jan. 11, 1943 in Colville to Helen and Archie Acorn. He graduated from Colville High School in 1961. John had a happy childhood, spending summers at the family cabin on the Little Pend Oreille Lakes. He and his brothers never missed the first day of fishing. John loved swimming and riding his horse. He also loved playing football in high school.

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