Archive - Obituary
April 17th, 2012
Emily Gladys Knapp passed away on the evening of Good Friday, April 6, 2012 in Olympia, WA at age 96, due to complications that arose waiting for treatment of a compression fracture. She was a 66 year resident of Colville, Washington and loved her town.
Elsie Agnes Hazel Jamieson Grant, born in Colville Oct. 10, 1920, passed away April 5, 2012, at the age of 91 in Richland, where a memorial gathering was held. She was the only daughter of Scottish immigrant parents, Gavin Waddell Jamieson (1877-1952) and Mary Aitken Potter Jamieson (1875-1961), who came to Rice in 1909, via South Africa, and was the sister of the late Donald Jamieson (1908-1989) of Colville.
Alvin James Girdner, a resident of Colville, passed away on April 12, 2012 in Colville at the age of 82. Alvin was born on January 28, 1930 in Bernice, OK, the son of Alex Louis and Susie Evelyn (Evans) Girdner.
Almeda Rose Davis was born August 24, 1952 to Donald Deck and Rose Ann (Martin) Deck of Tacoma. As a newborn she lived in Yelm, WA. with grandpa Jim and Nanny. At the age of two, she was adopted by Leland Gardner. As a young adult, she married Tom Waters and was blessed with a son, Kahle. Almeda later married Manford James (Jim) Davis on August 24, 1985 on the Davisâ€™ family property in Montesano, WA. Over time they were also blessed with two boys: Paden and Colton.
John Robert Pickett was born June 24, 1941 and passed away April 10, 2012. John was born and raised in Pocatello, Idaho. His family moved to Portland for his junior high and high school years. After graduation John served in the United States Coast Guard. Throughout his life, John had several jobs including logging, working at Safeway, selling tractors, and as a security guard.
HALDON L. â€śSLIMâ€ť HOLFORD, 85, Morton, WA, died Tuesday, April 3, at Morton General Hospital, Morton, WA. A Graveside Service will be held 2 p.m. Friday, April 13, at Meyers Falls Cemetery, Kettle Falls, WA. Services are under the direction of Brown Mortuary, Morton.
William Walter Artman passed away in Colville on March 29, 2012. Bill, born Sept. 4, 1943 in Colville, was the oldest son of Merlin Walter and Rose Marie (Laird) Artman.
Bill spent his growing-up years in Colville, graduating from Colville High School in 1961. Some time later, he graduated with a business degree from Eastern Washington University. Bill served in the Air National Guard for six months active and six years in the reserves, fulfilling his military commitment.
Marilyn A. Lakey, 80, was born on Oct. 7, 1931 in Fruitland and passed away on March 24, 2012 in Spokane.
Marilyn graduated from Hunters (Columbia) High School. She married Casey Lakey on Feb. 18, 1950 in Davenport. They lived and farmed in the Colville Valley for 18 years.
Emily Gladys Knapp passed away on the evening of Good Friday, April 6, 2012 in Olympia at age 96. She was a longtime (67 years) resident of Colville and loved her town (â€śDo you know what is the most wonderful town in the world?â€ť).
Toni Gayle Vanderhoof left us to be with Jesus on March 19, 2012. She had put her life in Godâ€™s hands and let Him carry her in her final days of her battle with COPD. Toni was surÂ¬rounded by family and close friends as she left earth on her journey to heaven.
Toni was born on Dec. 19, 1950 in South Bend, Indiana to Stanley and Dorothy (Martin) Scearce. Her mother moved to Washington in 1969, bringing Toni with her. Toni moved to Utah in the 80â€™s.