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February 21st, 2012

Lawrence Leaden

February 21, 2012

Lawrence Russell Leaden passed away unexpectedly at his home on Feb. 13. Larry, as he was known by all, was born May 16, 1948 in Rossland, B.C. Canada to Howard and Dorothy Leaden and was raised in Northport on the family farm.
Larry was an amazing and proud father and had a huge heart. He cared about people. There wasn’t anything he wouldn’t do for his daughter. As a friend, he could not be faulted. He did his best to help out anyone that asked for his help and was always honored when they asked him for it.

February 13th

Wallace Neil Kalina

February 13, 2012

Wallace Kalina

Wally, Waldo, Wunk were the nicknames Wallace Neil Kalina inspired in his lifetime, and those who called him by these affectionate names were likely having a pretty good time in his company.

Josslynn MIchelle Aaron

February 13, 2012

Josslynn Aaron

February 7th

William Hill

February 7, 2012

William Leonard Hill, “Dr. Bill” to his friends, passed away at his Deep Lake home on Jan. 24, 2012. Bill was born on Jan, 3, 1948 in Gridley, California, the son of Billy and Louise (Kirkham) Hill.
At the age two, his family purchased and moved to a new ranch just north of Deep Lake.
Bill attended grade school at Leadpoint and graduated from Northport High School in 1966. Soon after high school graduation, he spent several years living and working in We¬natchee.

Linda Lou Holford

February 7, 2012

Linda Lou Holford, a resident of Inchelium, passed away on Feb. 2, 2012 in Spokane at the age of 63. She was born on Feb. 20, 1948 in Nespelem, the daughter of James Steven and Anna Lorene (Peone) Michel.

Everett Sells

February 7, 2012

Everett was the son of John and Anna Marie Sells. He was born in Spokane on Jan. 7, 1932. He passed Jan. 31, 2012. He was a veteran who served in the Navy during the Korean War and was honorably discharged in December 1951.

Daniel Hopp

February 7, 2012

Daniel Hopp, age 91, a long-time resident of Colville, passed away on Feb. 2, 2012 in Colville. Dan was born in Odessa, the son of Conrad and Anna Margaret (Bostrom) Hopp.
Dan moved with his family to Lamona in 1925 where he at¬tended school through the sixth grade and worked on the fam¬ily farm. He then attended seventh and eighth grade in Odessa. Because of the needs on the farm, he was unable to continue his formal education.

February 6th

Becky Jo Smith

February 6, 2012

Becky Jo Smith, a 20-year resident of Kettle Falls, went home to be with her Lord on Jan. 17, 2012. Becky was born to Doris and Kermit Peterson in Seattle on July 2, 1959. She was their third child and only daughter.
Becky attended Seattle Community College and then at 19, met the love of her life, Doug Smith. On Dec. 11, 1982, they were married.
In 1981, they moved from Tacoma to Republic, where they lived until moving to Curlew in 1984. In 1989, they moved to the Kettle Falls area, where she happily resided until the time of her passing.

February 1st

William Hill

February 1, 2012

William Leonard Hill, “Dr. Bill” to his friends, passed away at his Deep Lake home on Jan. 24, 2012. Bill was born on Jan, 3, 1948 in Gridley, California, the son of Billy and Louise (Kirkham) Hill.
At the age two, his family purchased and moved to a new ranch just north of Deep Lake.
Bill attended grade school at Leadpoint and graduated from Northport High School in 1966. Soon after high school graduation, he spent several years living and working in Wenatchee.

January 31st

Bob Strick

January 31, 2012

James Robert Strick, best known as Bob Strick of Kettle Falls, died peacefully Jan. 19, 2012 in Spokane of complications from previously undiagnosed Pancreatic Cancer and Cirrhosis. He was 72 years-old. He was born in 1939 in Missoula, MT to Marie and James Strick, and raised in Spokane.

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