January 30th, 2014
Born on August 26, 1918 in Reno (near Woodland), Alvin W. Luhr was known his whole life as â€śTuffyâ€ť. He was raised by his mother (Lucy Berg) and step-father (Peter Berg) on a farm in the Clayton area,, along with two brothers and four sisters. He graduated from Deer Park High School in 1936, and attended Washington State College (now WSU) for three years before going into business partnership at a gas station in Deer Park.
Joyce Shillam went peacefully home to reside with her Heavenly Father on Jan. 13, 2014. Joyce was born June 27, 1943 in Spokane. She was a lifetime resident of Washington State, growing up in the Metaline Falls area and graduating from Metaline Falls High School in 1961.
She married the love of her life, Harry Lloyd Shillam, in 1962. They recently celebrated their 51st anniversary. The couple had made their home in the Colville Valley for the past 25 years.Â
Robert A. Weilep (Bob) passed away Saturday, Dec.21 2013. Bob was born on Dec. 1, 1934 to Robert L. and Margert (Ross) Weilep. He was a life-long resident of Stevens County.
Our brave Julie, loving wife, daughter and sister, passed away Jan. 12, 2014 at her home on the Columbia River at HanÂson Harbor, with her husband, Doug, and her parents at her side. Julie had battled chronic severe health problems for years.
Marion Grace Boggess, 92, of Lynnwood, passed away on Jan. 6, 2014, at home surrounded by family. She was born August 19, 1921 in Kettle Falls, the daughter of the late Albert and Mary Sites. She was the youngest of five sisters. She graduated from Kettle Falls High School in 1941.
On May 10, 1963, she married Ira (â€śIkeâ€ť) M. Boggess.
Marion was employed at Pacific Bell and worked at the Colville flour mill before moving to Edmonds in 1964. She assisted her husband Ike running the family business, A&B Plumbing in Lynnwood, until their retirement.
Paul â€śTomâ€ť Wiltse, a longtime resident of Stevens County, passed away unexpectedly on Dec. 28, 2013 at the age of 78. Tom was born on April 15, 1935 to Paul Albert and Helen Wiltse of Pierce County.
In 1953, tom married the love of his life, Claudia Battle. Together they had four children and lived in Orting. Tom was a lifelong member of the National Rifle Association. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, Rendezvous, rodeos, estate sales and auctions.
Margaret M. Marsh passed away on Jan. 7, 2014. Margaret was born May 28, 1923 to Andrew and Annie Klinik.
Margaret enjoyed watching all the cooking shows and learning new recipes. Her passions were gardening and creative cooking.
Margaret was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Arthur Kenneth Marsh, and by sons Dennis Marsh and Eric Marsh.
She is survived by son, Ken Marsh, and wife, Sheri.
Per Margaretâ€™s wishes, no funeral servicewill be held.
Phillip J. Lenderman, 69, son of Jim & Irene Lenderman of Colville, died Tuesday, December 31, 2013. He was a 49 year resident of Eureka, CA. He is survived by his wife, Nancy; four sons, Jim, Tim , Tom and Christopher; his two sisters, Pearl & Lillion.
His life was celebrated at his home, on January 4.
Allan Corrill Buck, age 64, passed away in Spokane on Jan. 14, 2014 after a courageous battle with canÂcer. He was born the son of Donald G. and Arlene H. Buck on April 9, 1949 in Seattle. Allan grew up and atÂtended school in Seattle, graduÂating from Cleveland High School in 1967.
An Anti-levy vandal, or vandals, made their thoughts on the upcoming Maintenance and Operations levy for the Colville School District known when they spray painted the front of the Panorama Alternative School building Wednesday morning. The building is adjacent to the Colville School District office, located at 225 S. Hofstetter, where Colville School District Superintendent Michael Cashion and several other district employees work. The graffiti was written in black spray paint that read, "Vote no on the levy Cashion is a liar."