Archive - Obituary
January 16th, 2014
Ray was born Jan. 14, 1927 in Battleground to Marion and Clara Liebman. He passed away Jan. 2, 2014 in Walla Walla at the age of 86.
Ray was a proud veteran of WWII, serving in the Navy both in the Pacific and Atlantic conflicts as a shipâ€™s electrician.
After the war, he moved to the Northport area and met his wife Joanne. They married in 1947. He worked many years in the zinc and lead mines, logged and farmed near the home he built at Black Canyon.
Milton Harvey Powers (Milt), a 24-year resident of Colville and Kettle Falls, passed away on Jan. 1, 2014 in Spokane at the age of 88. Milt was born on August 24, 1925 in Burbank, CA, the son of William Fred and Margaret Sarah (Rilling) Powers.
Helen M. Fredrickson, a lifetime resident of the NorthÂport and Colville area, passed away peacefully Jan. 11, 2014 in Colville at the age of 89. She was born at the family home on Deep Creek on June 4, 1924 to Charles and Mary (Nurro) Maki, immigrants from Finland.
Helgard â€śHelgaâ€ť D. Perry, a 17-year resident of Colville, passed away on Dec. 30, 2013 in Chewelah at the age of 84. Helga was born on May 25, 1929 in Bad-Elster, Germany, the youngest of three children to Kurt and Gertrud (Ziemann) Netzel.
Ernest (Ernie) Elmer Anderson, age 91, passed away in Barstow on Jan. 2, 2014. He was born the son of Emil and Marie (Larsen) Anderson on March 20, 1922 in Colville.
Ernie spent most of his childhood near Boyds and along the Kettle River. While going to school, he worked with his father on their ranch, where they raised cattle and grew hay. He graduated from Marcus High School in 1941.
Carla Anne (Marlow) Keeley lost her courageous fight with breast cancer on Dec. 29, 2013 at the age of 49. Carla truly enjoyed life. She loved to cook for family and friends, spent a lot of time in the summer gardening and spent her time in the winter quilting. Carla also enjoyed spending as much time possible with her family and grandchildren. She was a kind and generous soul, and was considered as one of the most loving and giving people by all who knew her. Carla will be greatly missed by all and will forever be in our hearts.
â€śTell my friends Iâ€™m not a wimp!â€ť whispered a dying Alan D. Wilma into the phone to one of his friends. Then Al turned in his hospital bed and managed a smile at his wife, Saundra, and their daughter, Genevieve.
Even as Al lay dying at Holy Family Hospital in Spokane, he did not lose his courage or his wry sense of humor. Alan was a most unusual man. He was intuitive, immensely intelligent and imaginative. All who truly knew him enjoyed his wit and ironic sense of humor.
Marguerite Coral Elgie passed away in Colville on Dec. 17, 2013. She was born on August 17, 1919 in Daisy, the daughter of Albert and Beryl (Horton) Frase.
Marguerite was delivered by her grandfather, Dr. Joseph Horton. When Marguerite was three-months-old, her family was living in a duplex, Albertâ€™s brother, Ernest and his family lived in the other unit.
Marilyn Sanders Gilchrist, 73, of Colville, passed away in her home on Dec. 29, 2013, surrounded by her husband, David Gilchrist, and their six children.
Â Marilyn was born in Queens, New York. Marilyn grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah, where she and David met soon after she earned a bachelor's degree in education from the University of Utah. Married in the Salt Lake LDS Temple, Marilyn taught school while David finished college.