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January 3rd, 2014

Marilyn Gilchrist

January 3, 2014

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.
 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.

Mary Trudell

January 3, 2014

Mary Margaret Trudell, 59 years, 10 months, 24 days, passed away unexpectedly at her home in Inchelium on Nov. 25, 2013. Mary was born Jan. 1, 1954 (the first New Year’s Baby of 1954) in Colville to Johnny and Violet Trudell.
She attended primary schools where her mother taught at Curlew, Onion Creek, Bruce Creek and 12 Mile.
Mary was rodeo queen in 1971 at Inchelium’s 11th annual Wild Horse Rodeo and she graduated from Inchelium High School in 1972. Later that year, Mary enlisted in the U.S. Army and spent over 21 years serving our country before retiring.

Paula Scheinuk

January 3, 2014

Paula Lorraine Scheinuk passed away at her home in Bremerton on Dec. 16, 2013. Polly was born in 1921 in Boise, Idaho. Her parents, Gustav and Stella Kroeger, were early settlers in south Boise. Polly attended college in San Diego, where she met her husband, Ralph Scheinuk, a Marine stationed there. After their marriage, they lived in Ralph’s hometown of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where they raised their three daughters, Judith Ann, Cheryl Mae (O’Donnell) and Bonnie Gail (Bushaw). Later, they lived for many years in Colville, where Ralph taught at the high school.

Jim Monasmith

January 3, 2014

Dr. James M. ("Dr. Jim") Monasmith was released from his earthly bonds on Dec. 12, 2013 after a lengthy struggle with Alzheimer disease. Born June 11, 1939 to Lloyd and Dorothy Monasmith in Yakima, Dr. Jim spent his formative years in Kennewick. He was an accomplished three-sport athlete at Kennewick High, earning all-state recognition as a football quarterback. His prowess on the field caught the attention of a local farmer's daughter, Carol Simmelink, a cheerleader one year his junior. They married after Carol graduated from high school in 1958, beginning a union that endured 55 years.

Jim Brown

January 3, 2014

James “Jim” Clifford Brown, a longtime resident of Kettle Falls, passed away on Dec. 7, 2013, at the age of 65 in the log home he built and loved. Jim was born on July 15, 1948 in Spokane, the son of Clifford and Bonnie (McCoul) Brown.
Jim spent his early years growing up in Spokane and then moved to Kettle Falls in his sophomore year in high school. He loved sports and was very active in all. Football was his favorite.

Donald Andrews

January 3, 2014

Donald Eugene Andrews, a 26-year resident of Colville, passed away on Dec. 12, 2013 in Chewelah at the age of 78. Don was born on Sept. 20, 1935 in Bartlesville, OK, the son of Stanley Euberta and Isabelle (Tinker) Andrews.
He began grade school in Bartlesville and then moved with his family at the age of 9 to Bremerton. While in Bremerton, Don graduated from Bremerton High School in 1953. He entered the U.S. Army where he became an accomplished marksman and enjoyed competing in numerous shooting competitions.

Dora Cook

January 3, 2014

Dora J. Cook, a longtime resident of Colville, passed peacefully into eternity on Nov. 29, 2013 in Spokane. Dora was born to Qurinus C. and Gertrude (Moss) Huyser on May 28, 1919 in Big Timber, MT.
She grew up on her parent’s ranch with her brother, Quincy, and sisters, Olive and Ruth. Dora attended the Wormser School in Sweetgrass, CO, graduating from the eighth grade in 1932. She left Montana in May 1942, traveling to Vallejo, CA where she worked as a welder in the shipyards at Mare Island during World War II.

Esther Basset

January 3, 2014

Esther Clara Bassett, a ten-year resident of Colville, passed away peacefully Dec. 12, 2013 at the age of 97. She was born in New Salem, North Dakota, to Maxmillian and Amelia (Mueller) Klingenstein.

Esther Basset

January 3, 2014

Esther Clara Bassett, a ten-year resident of Colville, passed away peacefully Dec. 12, 2013 at the age of 97. She was born in New Salem, North Dakota, to Maxmillian and Amelia (Mueller) Klingenstein.

Bob Dallas

January 3, 2014

Robert “Bob” Myron Dallas passed away Dec. 11, 2013 at Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Bob was born on April 16, 1919 in Moscow, Idaho to M.B. and Amzel (Bailor) Dallas.
Bob graduated from Colville High School in 1937 and studied business at Washington State College until returning to Colville to run Dallas Garage after his father passed away. He became a Dodge dealer in 1960 and retired in 1974.
He and Neva spent 30 years motor-homing and wintering in Mesa, AZ. He loved to fish and golf and was a member of the Masonic Lodge for 70 years.

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