Archive - Obituary
June 5th, 2012
Duane Preston Gates, age 69, passed away on May 29, 2012 in Colville. He was born on Oct. 26, 1942, the son of Lloyd WilÂ¬liam and Rhoda Ann (Holcomb) Gates in Ann Arbor, Michigan. After high School, Duane enlisted in the United States Army and served for four years before receiving an Honorable DisÂ¬charge.
Duane was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He lived in Northern California and Phoenix, Arizona before relocating to Colville, where he met his wife, Barbara, on a blind date in 1986.
Per Duaneâ€™s request, there will be no service.
Stephen F. Kramerâ€™s exuberant and passionate life inspired many to reach their goals, challenge conventional thinking, and expand their career horizons. Steve battled valiantly and with great humor and patience to overcome a recurrence of lymÂ¬phoma in recent months before passing peacefully out of pain at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane on May 14, 2012 with his wife and daughter nearby.
Marion Ethel Holland, age 98, passed away peacefully in her sleep on May 31, 2012 at Pinewood Terrace, her home for the past few years.
Louise Mary Holdaway, a resident of Colville, passed peaceÂ¬fully from her life on June 2, 2012 at Providence Mount Carmel Hospital in Colville. Louise was born on August 11, 1923 in Colville, the daughter of Richard and Katie (Paulson) Day.
Frances Leona Robinson passed away in Colville on May 15, 2012. She was born on April 14, 1924, the daughÂ¬ter of Walter and Leona (Connarroe) Ryan in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Frances grew up in Colorado Springs, where she attended and graduated from school. After graduÂ¬ating from high school, she moved to Chino, California, where she worked in a factory during World War II. After the war, Frances went to work for General Electric in Ontario, CaliforÂ¬nia and was with the comÂ¬pany for 37 years as an inspector.
Georgia Verna Strope, age 94, went home to be with The Lord on May 22, 2012. She was born on Sept.27, 1917, the daughter of Elmer and Jennie (Legett) Stubblefield in Prosser.
She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandÂ¬mother. In her spare time, Georgia enjoyed fishing and making crafts. Georgia will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Georgia is survived by her sons,, Ron Strope and wife Ellen, Kettle Falls; Richard Strope and wife Benita, Poulsbo; and nuÂ¬merous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Lily Florence Aubert, a resident of Colville, passed away on May 18, 2012 in Colville at the age of 94. Florence was born on May 27, 1917 in Warden, Idaho, the daughter of Ray and Florence (Ridout) Yount.
Her growing years were spent in Kellogg, Idaho, where she attended school and graduated from high school. On June 4, 1939, Florence married Lloyd V. Aubert in Kellogg. They began their life together in Warden and then moved to San Diego, CA during Lloydâ€™s service in the U.S. military.
Scott Barnett Rogers passed away at his home in Gig Harbor on May 21, 2012.
Scott was born Sept. 11, 1963 to Richard (Dick) and Beverly Rogers, who divorced shortly after. As a child, Scott spent much time with his dadâ€™s family and his beloved grandma, Aunt Kay and Uncle Joe. He attended school in Port Orchard, Gig Harbor and finally, Colville.
Scott was always a prankster and loved to make people laugh. He loved to tell stories and pull pranks on his siblings and cousins, something he never outgrew.
Holding his wife, Bessâ€™, hand with many family members by his side, Tuney Chapman passed on May 14, 2012, in Spokane, Washington. Born at home on Dec. 9, 1932 in Colville, Washington, Tuney is survived by his sisters Irene, Sylvia, Sarah, Anna, Louise and brother William. Tuney grew up loving the land. He enjoyed outdoor activities, including hunting, fishing and camping. He graduated from Colville High in 1950 and served in the Navy during the Korean War.
On May 14, 2012, while resting under his favorite tree, Maury began his journey to Heaven. He was assisted in his journey by his trusted friend, Dr. Venable.
Loved ones were at his side to kiss him and say goodbye for now.
There were tears shed and amusing stories told.
All in all, it was a good thing. He no longer has to put on a brave face. He now can smile and run free. He can eat everything he desires!