February 19th, 2015
A good man has left this world. His departure leaves earthly beings a little poorer and heavenly ones a little richer.
Roy Engelhardt left us on Feb. 8, 2015 in Ephrata after 90 good years. He was born to Fred and Clara Engelhardt on Nov. 15, 1924 at home and listed on the cradle roll of the Cedonia Community Church, the youngest of 11 children. He was a farmer and rancher all the days of his life.
He was preceded in death by sisters, Nettie, Dora (105 at her passing); Agnes, and by brothers, Fred, Bill, Louie, Henry, Ivan, and Victor; and by his eldest son, Matthew.
Patrick James Ressa, 54, passed away on Feb. 8, at Banner Gateway Medical Center in Gilbert, Arizona after a hard fought battle with cancer. He was surrounded by his family and friends when he went on to his eternal home. He was born on April 1, 1960 in Spokane to James and Norma Ressa.
Wayne Doyle Tweedy passed away on February 6, 2015 in Inchelium. He was born the son of John and Charlene (McPherson) Tweedy on July 10, 1958 in Colville. Wayne was raised in Colville and attended school there.
William â€śBillâ€ť Roger Schauls, a 53-year resident of Colville, passed away on February 11, 2015 at his Colville home. Bill was born on October 4, 1929 in Faulkton, South Dakota, the son of Michael and Mary (Polchaw) Schauls.
At the age of three, Bill moved with his family from, Faulkton, South Dakota to Harrison, Idaho. There he attended the Indian Springs Country School through the fifth grade. Bill then transferred to the Harrison School where he graduated.
Virginia Ruth Hall, a long time resident of Arden, passed away in Chewelah on February 3, 2015 at the age of 98. Virginia was born in Kansas City, Missouri on February 25, 1916, the daughter of Robert and Cora (Parrish) Seney.
Margaret Diane (Brown) Laird, a long time resident of Colville passed away on February 6, 2015 in Spokane at the age of 67. She was born to Clessan and Fern Brown on February 20, 1947 in Shelby, Ohio.
The family moved to Oregon in 1948 where she attended a small school in Sams Valley, until the family moved to Washington State in 1957. Margaret then attended school in Inchelium until the family finally settled in Colville.
Marilyn O. Williams, age 77, of Colville, passed away at her home on Feb. 7, 2015. She was born on Christmas day, 1937 in Springdale, the daughter of George M. and Beulah M. (Belton) Blair.
Laurie Colette Sessman passed away on Jan. 30, 2015 in Colville. She was born the daughter of Floyd M. Matthews and Betty J. Sadler on Nov. 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. She also participated in many grassroots organizations for the better of her community.
Dean Lee Martin, born August 14, 1958 in Bremerton, cashed in his chips at his home in Fruitland on January 22, 2015.
Dean grew up in Seabeck, raising hell on an above average level, and eventually working in the family construction business operating backhoes and bulldozers. He bought the family business and operated it for many years until moving to Dutch Harbor, Alaska.