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February 10th, 2015

Wayne Schwenke

February 10, 2015

Mr. Wayne Delbert Schwenke, age 64 of Chatsworth, GA passed away on Feb. 2, 2015 at Hamilton Medical Center surrounded by his loving family.
Wayne was preceded in death by his mother, Martha Chapman Schwenke; his father, Herbert Schwenke; a sister, Dorothy Krause; a brother, Francis Schwenke.
He is survived by his sons, Darren Schwenke of Kettle Falls; Nathan Schwenke and wife Rammie, Evans; Darrell Schwenke, Canon City, CO, and daughter, Jayne Watson and husband Jason, of Chatsworth; step-daughter, Carey Sempf, Chatsworth; and his life-long love, Jeannine Drake, Chatsworth.

Gene Walch

February 10, 2015

Gene Evelyn Walch died peacefully at her home at the Forest Hill Manor, Pacific Grove, CA, on Feb. 2, 2015 at the age of 95. Born Gene Evelyn Graham in Colville, she was the daughter of her beloved parents, Clara and Grover Graham, and sister to one brother, Grover Graham Jr.

Lloyd Humphrey Sr.

February 10, 2015

Lloyd Ferdinand Humphrey Sr. passed away on Feb. 4, 2015 in Kettle Falls. He was born the son of Lysle Ferdinand and Violet Ruth (Kyllo) Humphrey on Jan. 8, 1935 in Colville.
Lloyd grew up and attended school in Kettle Falls. In 1950, Lloyd enlisted in the United States Army and proudly served his country in the Korean War. Following his honorable dis­charge in 1955, Lloyd returned to Spokane and continued to serve his country by enlisting in the National Guard, serving for 20 years.

Laurie Colette Sessman

February 10, 2015

Laurie Colette Sessman passed away on January 30, 2015 in Colville, WA. She was born the daughter of Floyd M. Matthews and Betty J. Sadler on November 4, 1949 in Los Angeles, CA. Laurie was raised and attended school in southern California, graduating from Glendora High School in 1967. Following high school, Laurie attended and graduated from the University Of Southern California School Of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and served her community as a chemical dependency counselor in the Los Angeles area.

Marge Young

February 10, 2015

Marjorie Isabel “Marge” Young (Snow) passed away Jan. 18th, 2015 at the age of 92. Marge was born April 6, 1922 in Raidersburg, MT, to Raymond and Lila Snow. Marge was the oldest of four sisters, Muriel (Sis), Betty and Donna.
From a young age, Marge took dance lessons and learned to toe tap. She and her sister, Sis, were asked to dance at many social events and churches. Marge collected angels from all across the world. Perhaps her love for them started when she played the part of one at a church Christmas pageant in Butte, MT., where she was flown across the stage on wires.

Frank Adams

February 10, 2015

Francis “Frank” Paul Adams, 97, was born March 7, 1917 in Quail Farm, Illinois to Oley and Rosa Adams. He passed away Jan. 25, 2015 at Wildbriar Ranch in Gifford.
He married Gladys Faye (age 92) on Oct. 28, 1983 in Wenatchee. Frank and Faye lived in the Hunters/Gifford area for over 30 years. He was a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association.

Elaine Mason

February 10, 2015

Elaine Ann Mason, a longtime resident of Northport, passed away in Providence Sacred Heart Hospital in Spokane on Jan. 21, 2015, at the age of 68. She was born on August 1, 1946 to Wesley and Norma (Ferris) Anderson in Renton.

Mance Leewright

February 10, 2015

Cecil “Mance” Manfred Leewright, passed away on Jan. 16, 2015 in Colville. He was born in Holdenville, Oklahoma, on Sept. 12, 1930.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Naomi; parents, Porter and Mamie Leewright; sibilings, Paul Leewright, Ed Leewright, Purvis Leewright, and Carol Hickman, and great-grand-daughter Samantha Denison.

February 6th

A group of highly dedicated individuals: Colville Fire Department

February 6, 2015

Sergeant Brad Manke of the Stevens County Sheriff’s Office has been voted in as the new Colville Fire Department/Stevens County Fire District 3 Chief, effective Jan. 19. His position was confirmed by Colville City Council Jan. 27.
He succeeds former chief Joe Hirsch, who did not seek re-election.
Originally from Ritzville, Manke enjoys hunting, fishing, camping, boating, and visiting with family and friends in his free time. He is married and has a son, 22, and daughter, 15.

February 3rd

4th grader seeks donations for community service project

February 3, 2015

Kayleb Erdman (pictured) is collecting donations for the Colville Valley Animal Sanctuary as his fourth grade community service project. The community service project is part of the Colville School District’s Character Counts Program. Donations can be taken to the Statesman-Examiner, where a drop box (pictured) is located. Kayleb says pet-related supplies are great. Check the Colville Valley Animal Sanctuary website for a list of appropriate supplies for donation: colvillevalleyanimalsactuary.com. Or call Cathy at 675-6093.

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