Archive - Obituary
September 1st, 2011
Kristin Ann Engen was born in San Francisco on July 28, 1949, the third daughter of Earl and Adeline Engen and youngest sister of Mary Lou and Janice. Earlâ€™s job necessitated a number of moves, so Kris lived in the west and east bay areas, in Yakima, and Seattle before the family settled in Yakima in 1955.
Kris attended Gilbert Elementary for first and second grade and then had the privilege of attending the brand new Robertson Elementary and Wilson Junior High schools the first years they were open, ultimately graduating from Eisenhower High in 1967.
Dolores (Dore) M. Goetter, 86, passed away surrounded by her loving family on August 20, 2011 at Providence Mount Carmel Hospital in Colville. She was born August 5, 1925 in Chicago to Lucille and Walter Chapski. She married Dr. Robert Mantz Goetter of Colville while he was attending the School of Medicine at Northwestern University in the Chicago area. Doctor Bob brought his wife and new family to Colville in 1953.
Cremation arrangements have been made with the Neptune Society. Dore will be interred next to her husband on Sept. 9 at 3 p.m. at The Calvary Cemetery in Colville.
Shirley Ilene (Deming) McIrvin was born Feb. 11, 1923 to Frank Aaron Deming and Amy Rose (Anderson) Deming of Bemidji, Minn. In 1932, she moved to Forest Grove, OR, where she graduated high school June, 1941.
On August 24, 1941, she married Robert Chapman McIrvin. Together they had four children: Terry born 1943, Peggy 1947, Jack 1949, and Don in 1951.
Neal A. Graeber, 69, passed away on August 15, 2011. He was born in Colville on June 8, 1942 to Albert and Shirley Graeber.
As a child, he lived in Laurier, attending eight years of school in Orient and four years of school in Kettle Falls. In 1960, Neal enrolled in a welding course at Spokane Community College and also pursued an engineering drafting degree, going to school at nights for four years before finishing.
Neal worked at Carlson Sheet Metal for 14 years, and also became the business representative for Local 212 (Local 66) until his retirement in 1999.
W.C. "Mike" Moore passed away on August 24, 2011 in Bellingham. He was born June 22, 1919 in Seattle, worked and raised his family in Colville and Deer Park.
Mike married Elaine "Joyce" Moore on August 25, 1953. He graduated from the University of Washington, and studied ecoÂ¬nomics for one year in Paris, France.
A Captain in the Army-Air Force during WW II, he was shot down twice, captured the second timeâ€”a POW and an avid pilot throughout his life. His bravery during the war earned him the prestigious Distinguished Flying Cross and Purple Heart.
Mark Friend, a four-year resident of Colville, passed away on August 6, 2011. He was born August 12, 1952 to John and Betty Friend in Barberton, Ohio.
Mark served his country for three years in the Army during the Vietnam War as a door gunner on helicopters. He was a great mechanic, enjoyed working on cars, hunting, and fishing. He also raced motorcycles for a short time. Mark had a passion for music and was part of a band.
Mark is survived by his daughter, Nikki Burbank, Buckley; brother, John Friend, Enumclaw; and by a special friend, Beth Gatewood of Colville.
Virginia Mae (Koerner) Seimer of Chewelah passed away July 29, 2011 from complications related to a fall in her home one year ago. She was born Feb. 15, 1922 to Jesse and Mary Koerner in Impact.
Virginia was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Robert and Lawrence, and by her husband Cleo of 58 years.
Roy B. McKinney, Jr of Kettle Falls went to heaven on August 5, 2011 in Spokane at the age of 79. He was born June 5, 1932 in Drumheller, Alberta Canada to Roy B. McKinney and Leola (Berry) McKinney. With his parents, he returned to the United States in 1939 and grew up in Palouse. After attending school, he enlisted in the US Navy. After being honorably discharged, he married Dorothy Carmen and had two sons, Daniel R and Darrell F. He drove truck for Henchcliff in Dayton. He then moved to Waitsburg where he was the Chief of Police for two years.
Frank Richard Oâ€™Hearn, a 31-year resident of Colville, passed away on July 29, 2011 in Colville at the age of 65. He was born on July 10, 1946 in Clifton Springs, New York the son of Perry F. and Isabell M. (Wyffels) Oâ€™Hearn.
Ershal Haynes passed away, August 8, 2011, at the age of 68. Ershal was born January 23, 1943 in Colville to James Ershal Haynes (1894-1987) and Gladys Francis Ester (Bell) Haynes (1910-2009).