Archive - Obituary
September 16th, 2014
Just nine days shy of his 77th birthday, Vernon Paul âSonnyâ Holter changed his address to heaven on Sept. 3, 2014. Unable to recover after a fall resulting in a head injury, Vern passed away in Spokane. Vern was born on Sept. 12, 1937, to Iola (Geer) and Albert âDutchâ Holter in Aberdeen, WA.
Dude (Arthur) Thiele passed away at his home in Curlew WA. Sept. 3, 2014. He was born in Spokane on March 25, 1927 to Arthur and Helen Thiele, second born of five children. Like so many other young men in his day, Dude graduated from 8th grade, worked various jobs in and around his community and then entered into military service starting September 1945 with the Navy and later completing his duty with the Army in 1948.
He married the love of his life, Leola Buckner, in 1950. Who, in Dudeâs own words, was âa looksome and likeable girlâŠa keeper for sure.â
Janice Nadeen Wolfe (Baker) passed away peacefully at home on August 27, 2014 surrounded by her loving family.
Janice was born Nov. 16, 1938 in Calvin, Virginia. She spent most of her childhood in Big Stone Gap, Virginia, graduating high school in 1956. She immediately went into the Air Force, where she met her future husband, Shannon Dean (Smokey) Wolfe. They were both stationed in Shreveport, Louisiana and eventually married there Dec. 3, 1960.
Robert Lewis McBride, 76, passed away peacefully on August 26 in Chewelah. He was known by many as âBobby,â âBuster,â or âBarometer Bob.â
Robert was born the son of Elda Cleveland and Carrie Pauline (Hobbs) McBride on July 29, 1938 in McMinnville, TN. He was raised and attended school in McMinnville. After graduating from high school, he enlisted in the United States Air Force and proudly served his country for 20 years.
Frank âWoodyâ Norwood, 88, of Granger, set out to sea on his last big voyage as his family stood on the shore sharing their love and thanks for his dedication to being an amazing husband, father, teacher and counselor over the years. We have lost a member of The Great Generation and Granger has lost one of its last World War II Veterans.
Carl D. West of Addy passed away at his home on August 13 at the age of 75. Carl was born in Roslyn on August 8, 1939, the son of Carl and Mary (Minerich) West.
Carl attended Cle Elum High School and in 1956 joined the United States Air Force. Carl served until his discharge in 1960. Upon returning home, he started working for the Fish & Wildlife Department as a machinist. Carl worked for the department for several years before starting a career in the Aerospace Industry. Throughout his career he worked in various positions, but his specialty was machining.
Paul Wesley Yeomans, a longtime resident of Kettle Falls, passed away peacefully at his home on August 6, 2014 at the age of 77. He was born on May 14, 1937 to Adalbert and Elizabeth (McDonald) Yeomans in Grand Rapids Michigan.
Paul started his education in Grand Rapids. When Paul was ten-years-old, he started working with his siblings to help supÂŹport his family. He had nine brothers and sisters. Paul was alÂŹways a hard worker and never complained. At the age of 19, Paul married his first wife.
Phyllis M. Cunningham, a longtime resident of Marcus and Colville, passed away peacefully during sleep on August 17, 2014 at her Gold Creek Loop home with family, after a battle of almost two years with cancer. She was under the gentle and excellent care of Hospice of Spokane at her home during this time.
Ronald âRonâ F. Chute passed away from a heart attack on August 15, 2014, one month shy of his 68th birthday. Ron was born on Sept. 19, 1946 in Omaha, Nebraska, the son of Wayne and Irene (Frank) Chute.
Ron was a talented and creative soul who was able to quickly master just about any craft that interested him. He had a passion for the cowboy life, and enjoyed riding and packing trips with friends. Ron also had a passion for leatherwork, and was one of the most talented wood and leather workers in the Northwest.
Sonia Sue Thornburg, a longtime resident of Kettle Falls, passed away on August 5, 2014 at the age of 62. She was born on August 4, 1952 in Colville to Melvin and Clara (Cooper) Thornburg.