Archive - Obituary
June 22nd, 2011
Elaine H. Verhaag, a 56-year resident of Kettle Falls, passed away on June 13, 2011 in her home at the age of 87. Elaine was born on June 24, 1923 in Spokane, the daughter of Harry William and Inez Maud (Crossett) Tucker.
She was raised and attended school in Spokane, where she graduated from West Valley High School in 1941. Following high school, she worked for Armour Foods, where she met Lawrence â€śDutchâ€ť Verhaag.
Thomas â€śBudâ€ť G. Clough, Jr., a resident of Colville, passed away on June 1, 2011 in Colville at the age of 73. Bud was born on April 19, 1938 in Aberdeen, the son of Thomas George and Edith (Johnson) Clough.
Bud moved often with his family as they followed work opportunities. He attended grade school in Oregon and high school in Republic, where he met his high school sweetheart, Carol Marie Hatcher.
While attending school, Bud also worked at the San Poil Lumber Yard, loading boxcars after school.
Persha â€śCookieâ€ť Faye Hill, a lifetime resident of Northeast Washington, passed away on June 11, 2011 in Colville. Cookie was born on Jan. 21, 1953 in Colville, the daughter of Robert and Geneva (Montgomery) Coleman.
Jack L. Anderson, a lifelong resident of the Colville area, passed away on June 8, 2011 in Spokane at the age of 82. Jack was born on July 15, 1928 near Barstow, the son of Paul Michael and Evelyn Lloydeen (Terry) Anderson.
Eleanor V. (Cox) Bestrom, a life-long resident of the area, passed away on June 6, 2011, in Colville at the age of 83. She was born on Jan. 1, 1928, in the Bruce Creek area of Evans, the daughter of Chester and Anna (Peterson) Cox.
Donald Thomas Lamica, a resident of Chewelah, passed away on May 31, 2011 in Chewelah at the age of 49. He was born on Nov. 5, 1961 in San Jose, CA, the son of Theodore Charles and Nancy Kaceda (Garner) Lamica.
Don loved to spend his time on the local lakes and streams fishing. He was an excellent craftsman when working with wood, and was a fantastic cabinet maker. Don loved spending time with his family, especially when it came to barbecues.
Don was preceded in death by his mother, Nancy, in 1997 and his father, Ted, in 2010.
Laura Jean Rose Enquist was a vivacious, 14-year-old young lady who is now resting with Jesus after her canoe overturned in the Kettle River on Wednesday, May 25. She enjoyed canoeing the Kettle River with her family and friends all her life.
Kimberly â€śKimâ€ť Hope Rosen, a 26-year resident of Colville, passed away on May 30, 2011 in Colville at the age of 51. She was born on March 26, 1960 in Arlington to Ralph William and Mona Lou (Thomas) Burke.
Robert R. Scharf, a 16-year resident of Colville, passed away on June 2, 2011 at the age of 68.
He was born Jan. 20, 1943 in Hannibal, MO, the son of Bill and Marie Scharf.
Before moving to Colville, Robert worked at the Mare Island Naval Shipyard in California for 20 years. In his spare time, he enjoyed computer programming, metal fabrication, and most of all, working in his machine shop.
Letha Hair (age 76) passed away May 23, 2011 in Colville. She was born Sept. 29, 1934 to Howard and Mabel Matthews in Colville and graduated from high school there in 1954. The seventh of eight children, she was the last to be born at the family home where they farmed at Douglas Falls.
After high school, she moved to Spokane, where she attended business school. She later working at Lakeland Village. Letha moved to Great Falls, MT in 1970, where she worked 30 years for Missouri River Manor. In 2009 she returned home to Colville where she resided until her passing.