August 22nd, 2012
Wilburn Pierce Conklin, Jr. (Wil) went to be with our Lord on August 18, 2012 at the age of 77. He was born the son of Wilburn (Bill) and Jessie (Ingham) Conklin on June 17, 1935 in Ozona, Texas. Wil was educated in Ozona, Texas and graduated from high school in 1953. After high school, he attended the University of Texas for a short while before enlisting in the United States Marine Corps serving his country for five years. In that time, he married and had three sons; Lynden Brett, Patrick Owen, and Michael Page.
Rick was born Feb. 26, 1949 and passed away Aug. 9, 2012 surrounded by his loving family and holding his wifeâ€™s hand. He died from complications of a bone morrow transplant and a long battle against chronic lymphocytic lymphoma (LLC).
Rick is survived by his wife Kitty, daughter Katye, son John, father Frank and sister Shelley.
Rick was preceded in death by his mother Betty, brother, Frank and son, Rex.
Abner Alfred Bott placed his hands in the hands of his Savior Jesus and entered his heavenly home on July 24, 2012. He was a longtime resident of Pocatello, Idaho and passed away in Chewelah at the age of 98. Abner was born on the family farm near Donnybrook, North Dakota the son of Valentine and Emma (Schwede) Bott.
A memorial service and scattering of ashes will be held August 25, 2012 at 3 p.m. to celebrate the lives of Kenneth and Monica Eberhard, of Colville on the stone bridge that Ken built on their property at 514 Gold Creek Loop.
Ken was a teacher in the Colville School District, and after retiring, worked a few years for the Department of Natural Resources. Monica worked in retail for a few years on Colvilleâ€™s main street. They loved to dance, and were avid members of both the Miss-n-Links and the Square Wheelers Square Dance Clubs.
The Stevens County Friends of NRA will hold their annual banquet on Saturday, Sept. 8 at the Colville Community College Center. Tickets are on sale and are priced at $35.
Buy tickets before August 24 and be automatically entered for a chance to win a Ruger LCP .380 auto. Individuals purchasing sponsor packages are also entered into a sponsor-only raffle.
The entry opportunities for the two youth shooting conÂtests have been extended to inÂsure the maximum number of kids have an opportunity to participate. In addition to pre-entering with the fair office, participants can also register the day of the event at the range.
Both the rimfire rifle and the shotgun event will be held at the Fort Colville Gun Club (303 Highway 20 East) on Saturday, August 18. Sign up for the riÂfle contest will begin at 8 a.m., with shooting starting at 9 a.m. The shotgun contest will begin at 1 p.m.
Margaret Pauline Merle, 90,Â died August 4, 2012 at a local assisted living home in Meridian, Idaho. Arrangements by Boise Funeral Home, Aclesa Chapel.
Wayne Marvin Grandle, a longtime resident of Colville, passed away on Aug. 2, 2012 in Spokane at the age of 96. Wayne was born on September 14, 1915 in Monmouth, KS the son of George Lewis and Aura (Morgan) Grandle.
Fred Lee Lotze passed away at his home on August 12, 2012 after a battle with cancer. He and his twin brother Ted were born on April 8, 1934 to Harry O. and Jesse (Welch) Lotze in Colville. He was the grandson of Stevens County pioneers and Onion Creek homesteaders Ernst and Marie (Najork) Lotze. He attended school at Onion Creek through grade eight and graduated from Northport High School with the class of 1953. In 1951 Fredâ€™s father was fatally injured in a logging accident and his mother passed away shortly afterwards from a stroke.