July 10th, 2012
Walter Emmett Smith passed away May 31, 2012 with his family by his side on the ranch in Cambridge, Idaho. He was born Feb. 26, 1934 in Roundup, MT.
He was the fourth of six children born to Frank and Bernice Johnson Smith. With only a grade school in the Flat Willow country of Montana, when Emmettâ€™s older brother reached high school, the family decided to move to a small, irrigated produce and berry farm in the Spokane valley.
Warren Frank â€śBudâ€ť Flanik, 83, a resident of Addy, passed away on July 2, 2012 at his Addy home. Bud was born on Nov. 2, 1928 in Colville, the son of George Frank and Winnifred (Mack) Flanik.
Bud's family homesteaded on Onion Creek before moving to Swiss Valley. He spent several years in Swiss Valley and then moved with his family to the ranch in Marble Valley in 1936. Bud attended grade school at the Summit Valley School and then finished his education in Chewelah, graduating in 1945 from Jenkins High School.
Richard â€śDickâ€ť Donald Delp, age 79, a longtime resident of the Kettle Falls area, passed away on July 6, 2012 at his home. Dick was born on Dec. 18, 1932 in Marcus, the seventh of 15 children to Elbert Glen and Julia Margaret (Anderson) Delp.
Lewis Alden Boerste passed away at his home in Colville on June 20, 2012 at the age of 78. He was born on June 22, 1933, the son of Frank and Wilma (Buswell) Boerste in Ryderwood.
Lewis grew up in Cougar and attended high school in Woodland. Lewis joined the United States Air Force at age 17 in 1951, and served our country in the Korean War. He retired from the Air Force after 10 years of service.
Judith Kay Lindemann, age 66, went to be with her Father in Heaven on July 2, 2012. She was born the daughter of Robert Charles and Mary Kay (Cook) Allen on Sept. 10, 1945 in Beloit, Wisconsin. Judith married Terry Lindemann on Sept. 16, 1967 at the Court Street Methodist Church in Rockford, Illinois.
In 1982, Terry and Judith moved to the Colville area where they raised their three children, Kristin, Matthew, and Lucas. Judith was very involved in the Colville Free Methodist Church. She was passionate about volunteering her time with the church and the Royal Family Kidâ€™s Camp.
Gladys P. Walston, age 93, passed away on June 30, 2012 in Colville. She was born the daughter of Wallace and Grace (HutÂ¬ton) Elder on Feb. 17, 1919 in Lava Hot Springs, Idaho and went to high school in Tacoma. WA
Gladys married Frank Walston on July 2, 1950 in Colville. They had one daughter, Carol Leithead.
She preceded Gladys in death in 2011.
In her spare time, Gladys enjoyed playing music, dancÂ¬ing, quilting, volunteer work, and most of all, spending time with her family. She was always willing to lend a hand to anyone in need.
Garrison Roy Russell passed away with his wife by his side on June 17, 2012 in Spokane at the age of 58.
Garrison was born on July 9, 1953 in Denver, CO, the son of Thomas Ferris and Nola (Wiedmann) Russell.
He was raised in Van Nuys, CA where he attended school. On his sixteenth birthday, Garrison received his pilotâ€™s license, driverâ€™s license and motorcycle endorsement. He continued flyÂ¬ing while in high school and graduated from Van Nuys High School in 1971.
Freda P. Weaver, a 48-year resident of Colville, passed away on July 1, 2012 in Colville at the age of 92. Freda was born on Nov. 11, 1919 in Leadpoint near Northport. Freda was the ssevÂ¬enth of ten children born to Andrew and Emma Pfeiffer.
She grew up at Cedar Creek and attended school in NorthÂ¬port. Freda graduated as Valedictorian of Northport High School in 1936. She graduated as a secretary and studied acÂ¬counting from Kinman Business University. Freda then began work for the Washington State Department of Welfare.
Agnes Evelene â€śGrannyâ€ť Thompson, 85, passed away at her home, June 30, 2012 in Hunters. She was born June 6, 1927 in Rosalia to John and Minnie (Kuehl) Oâ€™Halloran.
Dennis Dean Ferguson, a resident of Kettle Falls, passed away on July 4, 2012 in Colville at the age of 63. Dennis was born on Feb. 9, 1949 in Colville, the son of Frank Esco and MilÂ¬dred Louise (Hanlin) Ferguson.
He was raised in Colville, where he attended school and graduated as a 12-year senior from Colville High School in 1967. Dennis then attended Wenatchee Valley College for one year before transferring to Eastern Washington University.