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July 10th, 2012

Ada Yankus

July 10, 2012

Ada May Yankus, passed away on July 1, 2012 at Buena Vista Retirement Center in Colville at the age of 79.
She enjoyed crocheting, knitting and making blankets, doilies and baby outfits. Ada also loved canning and baking. She won numerous ribbons at the Northeast Washington Fair. She grew beautiful flowers and loved her roses. She loved hummingbirds and enjoyed watching them.
Ada was a longtime member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and lived in Colville for 48 years. She will be missed by many.

July 5th

Chasity Bennington

July 5, 2012

Chasity Jean Bennington passed away in Colville at the age of 42. She was born on May 1, 1970, the daughter of Ramey and Kathryn (Dobbins) Bennington in La Mirada, CA.
Chasity grew up in Tuolumne, CA and graduated in 1987 from Laserna High School in California. After high school, Cha¬sity attended and graduated from a Trade School in Los Angles, CA, receiving a degree in Computer Science.
In her spare time, Chasity enjoyed art, cooking, crocheting, and spending time with her family.

Marilyn Price

July 5, 2012

Marilyn Louise Price passed away June 24, 2012 at the age of 75. She was born on Nov. 19, 1936, in Colville to Ralph and Elsie (Frostad) Kifer.
Marilyn was raised in the Kettle Falls area and attended school in Marcus, graduating from Marcus High School in 1952 as valedictorian. She married Jerry Price a few months before she graduated. In 1963 she and Jerry moved to Seattle, where they lived until 1992.

Shirley Stelzer

July 5, 2012

Shirley Allene Stelzer, a longtime resident of Kettle Falls, passed away on June 28, 2012 in Colville at the age of 83. Shirley was born in Deer Park, the daughter of Luther Briggs and Hattie Goldie (Post) Merrill.
She is survived by her daughter, Rebecca Crouch, Kettle Falls; son, Jason Stelzer, Kettle Falls; and by grandchildren Robert Reed, Spokane; Hatti Balcom, Kettle Falls; Angie Crouch, Kettle Falls; Misty Nichols Norman, Valley; Jason Stevens, Spokane; Clover Garman, Spokane; Lukus Nichols, California, along with several great-grandchildren.

Anita Wildes

July 5, 2012

Anita Marion Thelma Wildes passed away at her home in Colville on June 15, 2012 at the age of 89 after a lengthy illness. She was born to Rasmus and Nettie (Fosen) Malde in her parent’s home in Poulsbo on Oct. 19, 1922 and attended school in Poulsbo. She graduated from North Kitsap High School. She was very proud of her Norwegian heritage.
She married Harry Julian Wildes Jr. on August 15, 1941 at Poulsbo Lutheran Church, spending 52 years of marriage raising their children in Poulsbo and Bremerton. She retired on Lindsay Beach in Quilcene.

Jack Coe

July 5, 2012

Jack Jacobi Coe, Sr. died June 3, 2012, with his children by his side. He was 88.
Jack lived in Camarillo. He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Marilyn Robinson Coe, and by a son Cary Carson Coe.
He is survived by his children, Jack Jr., Holly, and Jonathan, “by his brother Robert”; by seven grandchildren and by three great-grandchildren. He was a devoted husband, a dedicated father, a superlative uncle and a proud grandfather. His faith in God was evident throughout his life.

June 25th

Floyd Leonard (Lenny) McDaniels

June 25, 2012

Floyd Leonard (Lenny) McDaniels passed away on May 28 at the age of 53. He was a graduate of Kettle Falls High School (class of 1977). Floyd lived in New York and Texas before making Seattle his home. He spent several years working for the Sheraton Hotel in Seattle. He worked there until his death. Lenny was preceded in death by his father, Robert, and by his mother, Viola, and by two brothers, David and George. Lenny is survived by five sisters, Barbra, Janet, Leona, Ton and Mari, as well as by one brother, Carl.

Donald Doran

June 25, 2012

Donald William Doran has left this earth at the age of 54 in his home near Addy. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Lyman Baptist church hall on Sunday, June 24 at 2 p.m. Please join us as we share stories and good times we enjoyed with Don during his life. Don was a 1976 graduate of Burlington-Edison High School where he excelled on the basketball team. He continued to play basketball and was an avid gardener. After high school, he was married to Diane Radcliffe and had two beautiful children. They raised their family in Mt Vernon.

June 20th

William Pinette

June 20, 2012

William “Bill” Stanley Pinette passed away in Colville on June 10, 2012 at the age of 91. He was born on June 21, 1920, the son of Stanley and Maude (Anderson) Pinette in Puyallup.
Bill grew up in Tacoma, where he attended and gradu¬ated from Lincoln High School. When he was younger, he was very active in the school orchestra, playing the violin and viola, even playing with the Seattle Symphony. After high school, Bill worked in the Civilian Construction Corps and Forest Service, building trails in the Mt. Rainier area.

Betty Minnich

June 20, 2012

Betty Hannah Minnich was born April 14, 1919 and passed into eternal life May 27, 2012. Betty Hannah Arnquist was born April 14, 1919 on Lopez Island to Mavis and Willet Arnquist. She grew up in New York City and Hudson, WI, where she graduated from Hudson High School in 1937.

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