Archive - Obituary
August 15th, 2012
Margaret Pauline Merle, 90,Â died August 4, 2012 at a local assisted living home in Meridian, Idaho. Arrangements by Boise Funeral Home, Aclesa Chapel.
Wayne Marvin Grandle, a longtime resident of Colville, passed away on Aug. 2, 2012 in Spokane at the age of 96. Wayne was born on September 14, 1915 in Monmouth, KS the son of George Lewis and Aura (Morgan) Grandle.
Fred Lee Lotze passed away at his home on August 12, 2012 after a battle with cancer. He and his twin brother Ted were born on April 8, 1934 to Harry O. and Jesse (Welch) Lotze in Colville. He was the grandson of Stevens County pioneers and Onion Creek homesteaders Ernst and Marie (Najork) Lotze. He attended school at Onion Creek through grade eight and graduated from Northport High School with the class of 1953. In 1951 Fredâs father was fatally injured in a logging accident and his mother passed away shortly afterwards from a stroke.
David âDaveâ Francis Stensgar, a lifetime resident of Inchelium, passed away on August 10, 2012 while visiting the Two Rivers Casino near Fort Spokane. Dave was born on November 29, 1931 in Inchelium, the son of Fredrick and Mary (Meusy) Stensgar.
Wayne Grandle, age 96, a resident of Colville, passed away on August 2 in Colville. Wayne is survived by his daughter, JoAnn Zoodsma and her husband, Larry, Colville; son, Marvin Grandle and his wife, Vida, Molalla, OR; sister Maxine Grandle, Columbus, KS; four grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
The funeral service for Wayne Grandle will begin at 10 a.m., Friday, Aug. 10 at the Danekas Funeral Chapel & Crematory in Colville.
Please visit the on-line memorial and sign the guestbook at www.danekasfuneralchapel.com.
Danael D. M. Dorman of Colville passed away in his familyâs home, on July 10 at the age of 23.
He was born in Doylestown, PA and lived in Richlandtown, PA and later near Colville.
Charles Ray Curtis passed away at his home in Lehi, Utah on August 1, 2012 at the age of 84. He was born the son of Ray Lawrence and Ida Faye Curtis on Dec. 6, 1927 in Palouse. He graduated from Colville High School and later married Elizabeth May Gallaway.
He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and was a jack of all trades, working as an electrician, saw filer, mechanic and millwright with Arden Lumber. He worked for 12 years as a millwright at Northwest Alloys, Inc. He taught hydraulics at Spokane Community College.
Bonita âBonnieâ Jane Chamberlain, a longtime resident of Colville, passed away on Aug. 2, 2012 in Colville at the age of 90. Bonnie was born on May 14, 1922, in Colville, the daughter of Ellis Harold Conner and Alvena Freida (Wilken) Conner.
Bonnie was raised in Colville, where she attended school and graduated in 1940 as a twelve-year senior from Colville High School.
Following high school, she began work at the Bell Telephone Company. A year later, she took a sales clerk position at BarÂŹmanâs Department Store, where she worked for the next four years.
Alma Lea Barrans passed away on August 4, 2012 at the age of 79. She was born the daughter of George Albert and Edna (Clarke) Parker on Jan. 14, 1933 in Chewelah. Alma Lea attended and graduated from high school in Chewelah, Class of 1950. She met Delmar Barrans in 1944, and the two were married on June 14, 1951 in Chewelah.
Marion Grace Clark, longtime resident of the Kettle Falls area, passed away on July 17, 2012 in her home at the age of 80. Marion was born on July 4, 1932 in Republic, the daughter of Ralph Thomas and Bessie (Edwards) Mellor.
She attended school in Republic and graduated as a 12-year senior in 1950. Marion later moved to Wenatchee and worked in the packing houses during the harvest season. While there, she began a family. They relocated to the Kettle Falls area in the mid-1960âs.