Donna Parks of Rice passed away on Jan. 25, 2012 at Rice. She was 64. She was born in Ballard on June 27, 1947, the daughter of Donald L. and Valencia Rose Peters.
Donna worked for several years in Seattle for the Seattle Credit Bureau. She moved to her home in Rice in 1995 and enjoyed living in her home in the woods. She was fun to be around and loved reading magazines. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
Donna is survived by her husband, Gerald Parks.
The graveside will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 2 at the Rice I.O.O.F. Cemetery at Rice.
Donna Lee Doyle of Colville passed peacefully into eternal life on January 26, 2012. She was born July 13, 1941 in Butte, MT, the daughter of Dalton â€śBriggsâ€ť Lafayette and Frances Cecilia (Sologub) Webb.
Donna was raised in Spokane with her older brother, William. She attended primary school at St. Francis of Assisi Parish and continued her education at Holy Names Academy and Sacred Heart School of Nursing.
Itâ€™s time once again for youthful area thespians to hone their theatrics and have a good time doing it.
Auditions will be held for the Missoula Children's Theatre original adaptation of King Arthurâ€™s Quest on Monday, Jan. 30, from 3:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. at the Colville High School (CHS) auditorium.
Approximately 50 students, grades K-12, will be cast to appear in the show. No advanced preparation is necessary and all interested students are encouraged to audition.
The Colville Dance Club is offering Country Two-Step lessons every Tuesday in February. Scott Hunt and Laurie Mayer from Alaska will be teaching.
Lessons start promptly at 6:30 p.m. for beginners and 7:40 p.m. for advanced. Donations are $6 for adults and $4 for students.
The Valentineâ€™s Dance will be Saturday, Feb. 11. Line dance lessons with Fred from 6 to 7 p.m., then the famous DJ Duo Fred and Rhonda Berger will be playing favorite songs to dance West Coast, East Coast, Cha Cha, Tango, Waltz, Rumba, Foxtrot, Country Two Step, line dancing, Night Club Two Step, Salsa and more.
Ted H Baum was born 9-7-1953 and passed away 1-2-2012.
"God grant me the serenity to except the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference." Bill W.
Orville McKee was born on Oct. 30, 1916 in Colville to CharÂ¬les and Emma McKee. He passed away on Jan. 14, 2012 in SeÂ¬attle.
Orville was raised on a farm in Colville, at the foot of Old Dominion Mountain. He graduated from Colville High School in 1937 and came to Seattle in 1941 to work for The Boeing ComÂ¬pany, retiring in 1984. He was a member of the Aero Mechanics District Lodge 751 Retirement club.
Berneice Elaine Magee passed away on Jan. 18, 2012 at the age of 83. She was born in Ritzville on Dec. 7, 1928, the daughter of Henry and Marie (Metzner) Buscher.
Berneice grew up in Ritzville and moved to the Hunters area in 1938. She married Guy Magee in 1949 and resided in Colville until her passing.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Guy Magee; sisÂ¬ters Lois Lakey and Shirley Dietzman, and daughters, Coral Hansen and Patty Feldhausen.
Berneice is survived by her brother, Stan Buscher and his wife Shirley, Colville.
In loving memory of Perry Green, a resident of Colville who was born Nov. 3, 1951 and passed away Jan. 16, 2012.
He is survived by his loving family and friends.
He was a gracious man and accepted people without judgment. Perry will always be remembered and missed dearly.
May your soul rest in peace!
Longtime federal forester and firefighter Dick Leferink died Friday, Jan. 6 in Spokane hospital after a nearly three-year struggle with cancer. He was 59. He was born March 7, 1952, at Fairchild Air Force Base.
Dick spent his professional career managing forests for the White Mountain Apache Tribe in eastern Arizona and the Colville Confederated Tribes of northeastern Washington. Dick was with the Colvilles from October 1981 until his retirement in 2007, managing the 360,000 acres on the Inchelium District.
A new venture, the Upper Columbia Volunteer Center, is finally ready to take off with the help of the Volunteer Centers of Washington. A grant of $10,000 of Volunteer Generation Funds was awarded to the Upper Columbia Volunteer Center to help with start-up costs, equipment and outreach.