Archive - Obituary
September 11th, 2013
Elaine Merrill passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Sept. 3 at age 96.Â Â A native of Idaho, she and her late husband, Winfred,Â moved to Eltopia in 1956 where they operated Merrillâ€™s Market, and later built a market and cafĂ© at Merrillâ€™s Corner on Glade/Eltopia West Roads.Â
They also lived for many years in the Colville area, where they owned South Twin Lakes Resort.Â Elaine had a love of music and played the piano in many dance bands.Â She was a devout member of the LDS Church.Â
Sarah Culton, EdD, wife, mother, teacher, counselor, and author, passed away Sept. 2, 2013 in Colville. She was born Nov. 12, 1927 in Burwell, NE.
She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Verlen Ross Culton; her son, James V. Culton and his wife, Dayona, and children, Skyler and Tayler; daughter, Sue C. Kahle and her husband, Ronald, and children, Nicholas and Pearl; sister, Lula Schroder; and many nieces and nephews from both sides of her family.
Helen Rose (Hessler) Witham passed away peacefully on SepÂ¬tember 8, 2013 at Buena Vista Nursing Home in Colville, where she had lived for the past several years.
She was born Dec.16, 1918 in Jerome, Idaho to Arthur and Elizabeth (Shaw) Hessler. She lived in Jerome through her school years and attended Kinman Business College in SpoÂ¬kane. She met her husband, Irwin, while in Jerome and they married on March 20, 1941 in Jerome, Idaho. From this union three sons were born: James, Thomas and William Frederick.
Elaine Parkison passed away in Spokane on August 31, 2013 at the age of 92. She was born in Hatton on March 2, 1921, the daughter of Logan and Molly (Lackey) Rice.
Elaine attended school at Rogers Bar, where she completed the eighth grade. After finishing school, she spent most of the summers cooking meals for the wheat harvest crews.
David Scott Bell, 79, passed away in the arms of his wife of 35 years, Melanie, on August 29, 2013 at their home on the east bank of his beloved Columbia River in Evans. He was a husband, father, brother and grandfather lovingly called BopBop.
David was born July 27, 1934 in Rockford, Illinois.
On August 29, 2013, Dorothy I. â€śWalleyâ€ť passed away peacefully surrounded by family at Northern Colorado Medical Center, 24 days short of her 103rd birthday. She was born Sept 22, 1910 to Arthur and Bella Stollery in Chicago, IL.
Jacob Andrew Stachofsky age 37, passed away in the arms of his friend David, and was called home to be with his Savior JeÂ¬sus Christ in Chewelah on August 6, 2013. Jacob died as the result of injuries obtained in an automobile accident.
Harold Leland Weatherman, a longtime resident of the Colville area, passed away on July 27, 2013 in Colville. He was born on Jan. 16, 1929 at Inchelium, the son of Ralph and Mary (Kohler) Weatherman.
Harold married Ann Benson in 1948. He began working for the Draper Lumber Mill as a mechanic. From there, he transferred to Bronsonâ€™s Implement and finished his working career at the State Highway Department.
On August 22, after living a full life with family and friends in Stevens and Ferry County, Peggy Jean (McIrvin) Daniels entered into eternal rest with her Savior Jesus Christ.
Fran was born to Charles and Golda Mae (Town) Flugel in Colville Washington and has resided in Puyallup since October 2001. Until two weeks ago, Fran lived independently, driving, cooking and traveling with friends. Fran graduated from Colville High and married Leonard A. Kaufman on July 1, 1939, in Colville.