July 5th, 2012
Last Wednesday, Colville resident Krystal Anderson, 32, flexed her toes in her flip-flops and did a slow, casual spin, showing off her khaki shorts.
â€śI can finally wear these without worrying about being cold or wet, so in my mind, this is the first day of summer,â€ť said Anderson. Anderson echoed a sentiment shared by many in the Colville valley and surrounding comÂ¬munities, what with record breaking amounts of rain for the area dominating the month of June.
Chasity Jean Bennington passed away in Colville at the age of 42. She was born on May 1, 1970, the daughter of Ramey and Kathryn (Dobbins) Bennington in La Mirada, CA.
Chasity grew up in Tuolumne, CA and graduated in 1987 from Laserna High School in California. After high school, ChaÂ¬sity attended and graduated from a Trade School in Los Angles, CA, receiving a degree in Computer Science.
In her spare time, Chasity enjoyed art, cooking, crocheting, and spending time with her family.
Marilyn Louise Price passed away June 24, 2012 at the age of 75. She was born on Nov. 19, 1936, in Colville to Ralph and Elsie (Frostad) Kifer.
Marilyn was raised in the Kettle Falls area and attended school in Marcus, graduating from Marcus High School in 1952 as valedictorian. She married Jerry Price a few months before she graduated. In 1963 she and Jerry moved to Seattle, where they lived until 1992.
Shirley Allene Stelzer, a longtime resident of Kettle Falls, passed away on June 28, 2012 in Colville at the age of 83. Shirley was born in Deer Park, the daughter of Luther Briggs and Hattie Goldie (Post) Merrill.
She is survived by her daughter, Rebecca Crouch, Kettle Falls; son, Jason Stelzer, Kettle Falls; and by grandchildren Robert Reed, Spokane; Hatti Balcom, Kettle Falls; Angie Crouch, Kettle Falls; Misty Nichols Norman, Valley; Jason Stevens, Spokane; Clover Garman, Spokane; Lukus Nichols, California, along with several great-grandchildren.
Anita Marion Thelma Wildes passed away at her home in Colville on June 15, 2012 at the age of 89 after a lengthy illness. She was born to Rasmus and Nettie (Fosen) Malde in her parentâ€™s home in Poulsbo on Oct. 19, 1922 and attended school in Poulsbo. She graduated from North Kitsap High School. She was very proud of her Norwegian heritage.
She married Harry Julian Wildes Jr. on August 15, 1941 at Poulsbo Lutheran Church, spending 52 years of marriage raising their children in Poulsbo and Bremerton. She retired on Lindsay Beach in Quilcene.
Jack Jacobi Coe, Sr. died June 3, 2012, with his children by his side. He was 88.
Jack lived in Camarillo. He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Marilyn Robinson Coe, and by a son Cary Carson Coe.
He is survived by his children, Jack Jr., Holly, and Jonathan, â€śby his brother Robertâ€ť; by seven grandchildren and by three great-grandchildren. He was a devoted husband, a dedicated father, a superlative uncle and a proud grandfather. His faith in God was evident throughout his life.
A lot of fuss is made of Dr. William Foegeâ€™s height. After all, the man is six-foot-seven-inches tall, so itâ€™s safe to say he gets noticed in a crowded room.
But for a gentleman of such stature, both physically and professionally, he takes it with a grain of salt. Thatâ€™s a laudable and venerated quality in a man who was recently awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his work in helping to eradicate smallpox in the late 1970s.
Four games on Friday
Colville picked up an important Junior American Legion Baseball (AA) sweep over visiting Northwest Christian last Friday at Hofstetter Park before the thunderstorms and monsoons hit.
Colville (6-0) had to come from behind to win both games.
In the opener, starter Austin Hegney pitched the first five innings and was sharp. Hegney surrendered three unearned runs in the NWC first inning, but he and Colville were solid after that in a 9-3 win.
Hegney went five innings and struck out seven to pick up the win. He issued one walk and scattered two hits.
A free workshop on "Living Well With Chronic Conditions" will begin Tuesday, July 10 at Parkview Senior Living located at 240 S. Silke Road in Colville. These workshops are given by Rural Resources.
Each class will take participants through a series of different subjects such as nutrition, depression, difficult emotions, fatigue, medications, etc. There are six classes total and each class will begin at 1:30 p.m. and go until about 4 p.m. every Tuesday afternoon from July 10 to August 14.
For more information or to register for this free workshop, call 509-684-3932 or 1-877-219-5542.
Floyd Leonard (Lenny) McDaniels passed away on May 28 at the age of 53. He was a graduate of Kettle Falls High School (class of 1977). Floyd lived in New York and Texas before making Seattle his home. He spent several years working for the Sheraton Hotel in Seattle. He worked there until his death. Lenny was preceded in death by his father, Robert, and by his mother, Viola, and by two brothers, David and George. Lenny is survived by five sisters, Barbra, Janet, Leona, Ton and Mari, as well as by one brother, Carl.