Archive - Obituary
June 22nd, 2011
Eleanor V. (Cox) Bestrom, a life-long resident of the area, passed away on June 6, 2011, in Colville at the age of 83. She was born on Jan. 1, 1928, in the Bruce Creek area of Evans, the daughter of Chester and Anna (Peterson) Cox.
Donald Thomas Lamica, a resident of Chewelah, passed away on May 31, 2011 in Chewelah at the age of 49. He was born on Nov. 5, 1961 in San Jose, CA, the son of Theodore Charles and Nancy Kaceda (Garner) Lamica.
Don loved to spend his time on the local lakes and streams fishing. He was an excellent craftsman when working with wood, and was a fantastic cabinet maker. Don loved spending time with his family, especially when it came to barbecues.
Don was preceded in death by his mother, Nancy, in 1997 and his father, Ted, in 2010.
Laura Jean Rose Enquist was a vivacious, 14-year-old young lady who is now resting with Jesus after her canoe overturned in the Kettle River on Wednesday, May 25. She enjoyed canoeing the Kettle River with her family and friends all her life.
Kimberly â€śKimâ€ť Hope Rosen, a 26-year resident of Colville, passed away on May 30, 2011 in Colville at the age of 51. She was born on March 26, 1960 in Arlington to Ralph William and Mona Lou (Thomas) Burke.
Robert R. Scharf, a 16-year resident of Colville, passed away on June 2, 2011 at the age of 68.
He was born Jan. 20, 1943 in Hannibal, MO, the son of Bill and Marie Scharf.
Before moving to Colville, Robert worked at the Mare Island Naval Shipyard in California for 20 years. In his spare time, he enjoyed computer programming, metal fabrication, and most of all, working in his machine shop.
Letha Hair (age 76) passed away May 23, 2011 in Colville. She was born Sept. 29, 1934 to Howard and Mabel Matthews in Colville and graduated from high school there in 1954. The seventh of eight children, she was the last to be born at the family home where they farmed at Douglas Falls.
After high school, she moved to Spokane, where she attended business school. She later working at Lakeland Village. Letha moved to Great Falls, MT in 1970, where she worked 30 years for Missouri River Manor. In 2009 she returned home to Colville where she resided until her passing.
Warren W. Fackenthall, a resident of Hunters, passed away on May 31, 2011 in Hunters at the age of 71. He was born on July 26, 1939 in Spokane, the son of Sydney Wilson and Loretta Fackenthall.
Warren was raised in the Blue Creek area near Chewelah. Warren attended school in Chewelah and graduated from Jenkins High School in 1958. He had moved to Seattle, where he worked in the construction industry. While there, he met the love of his life, Joan Timmerman, and after a brief courtship, they were married on May 26, 1962 in Seattle.
Louise Marie Paine, a longtime resident of the Northport area, passed away on May 12, 2011 in Colville at the age of 81. Louise was born on June 11, 1929 in Colville, the daughter of John and Mary (Chopot) Beusan.
She attended school at the â€śOld Marcusâ€ť School House and then completed her education as a 1947 graduate of Northport High School. She then worked for Dr. Hardwick in Colville before moving to Western Washington. While in Western Washington, Louise worked as a civilian clerk at the Whidbey Naval Station. Louise eventually returned to Northport to care for her mother.
The family of Ashley Crawford would like all family and friends to share in a celebration of her life by inviting you to a â€śpotluckâ€ť get-together at Colville City Park on June 11 from noon to 6 p.m. in The Gilbert Shelter area of the park. Ashley had left to be with her lord on Jan. 19, 2011, and will be missed greatly by all who had contact with her. This will be a time to share and remember times and events in her life. Feel free to bring pictures, share a story and view the memory boards of her life.
Mabel Victoria Sampson Zaffke, 89, passed away on March 6, 2011 at the age of 89 in Chewelah.
Mabel was born Dec 17, 1922 in Kent to Charles Linn and Carolina Sampson. The parents had five children all now deÂ¬ceased. She grew up in Richmond, California and graduated from Richmond Union High School in 1940.
During WWII, she worked as a stockroom supervisor. After the war, Mabel moved to San Francisco where she met Daniel Zaffke. She and Daniel were married on June 3, 1948. They moved to Danielâ€™s farm in Colorado, and Kathrin was born to them in 1949.