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June 13th, 2012

Margaret Thomas

June 13, 2012

Margaret J. Thomas, a 59-year resident of Colville, passed away on June 11, 2012 in Spokane. Margaret was born on March 27, 1919 in Yakima, the daughter of Frank Floyd and Hilda Gertrude (Hansen) Briskey.
She was raised in Yakima where she attended school and graduated in 1936. Margaret then worked in the family orchards and packing houses. It was in 1946, that she met and married James Lowell Thomas in Yakima. On Aug. 1, 1948, their son, Gary, was born.

Marion Ethel Holland

June 13, 2012

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.

James Crawford

June 13, 2012

James “Jim” R. Crawford, 68, a resident of Springdale, passed away at his home June 8, 2012. He was born in Salt Lake City, UT to James and Wanda (Leggroan) Crawford.
Jim is survived by his daughter, Anna Crawford of Spokane; sons, Rashad Crawford of Spokane, and Christopher Crawford of Des Moines, IA; five grandchildren and one great-grand-daughter.
He was preceded in death by his father; one brother, Terry Crawford.
A memorial service for James will be held at his home, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., Friday, June 15.

Gene Lewin

June 13, 2012

Gene Lewin was born to Clarence (Curly) and Hazel Lewin on Dec. 23, 1928 in Cambridge, IA, and went to his reward on June 10, 2012 in Colville. The family moved to Idaho in 1929 where Curly worked for the railroad.
Gene married Colleen Brown in 1950. He went to work for the Union Pacific and settled in Donnelly, Idaho, where they raised their three children.
In 1965, Gene was called to the ministry and went to work for the American Sunday School Union until ill health forced him to retire. He and Colleen moved to Inchelium in 1974.

David Kingsbury

June 13, 2012

David Chris Kingsbury, a longtime resident of Kettle Falls, passed away on June 7, 2012 in Spokane. David was born on June 10, 1960 in Los Angeles, CA.
He was raised by his father, Larry Horton, and mother, Virginia, in California. He resided in several California communities growing up. Their family traveled often to fulfill obligations of work.

Allen Alexander Antoine

June 13, 2012

Allen Alexander Antoine, a resident of Electric City passed away on May 27, 2012 in Spokane at the age of 62. Allen was born on Sept. 2, 1949, in Vernon, B.C., the son of Alex and Irene Frances (Gabriel) Antoine.
He was raised in Danville and attended school in Curlew. Allen graduated in 1969 from Curlew High School and then continued his education at Big Bend Community College in Moses Lake.

June 5th

Duane Gates

June 5, 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 Wil¬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 Dis¬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 Duane’s request, there will be no service.

Stephen Kramer

June 5, 2012

Stephen F. Kramer’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 lym¬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 Holland

June 5, 2012

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 Holdaway

June 5, 2012

Louise Mary Holdaway, a resident of Colville, passed peace¬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.

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