September 17th, 2012
Randy Mead died unexpectedly on August 5, 2012 from a massive coronary event at his home in Slocan, BC. He was born Nov. 5, 1954.
Randy was most widely known as an extraordinary flutist, multi-instrumentalist and recording artist, as well as a film and film-score producer.Â Randy was also an inventor of musical instruments that employed ancient tuning systems and a pioneer of world fusion music, augmenting his classical training.
Laura Beatrice (Leonard) Schwab passed away in Colville on Sept. 9, 2012 at the age of 90. She was born the daughter of Glenn E. and Maude E. (Fish) Leonard, in BaÂyard, Nebraska on Feb. 28, 1922.
Clyde E. Duffield (Duff), 81, a resident of Buckeye, Arizona, died Sept. 6, 2012. Duff was born in Denver, Colorado, on June 25, 1931, the son of Ansel and Glenna Duffield. He learned at an early age to be independent and responsible. His father died when Duff was 5 1/2-years old, leaving him to be the man of the family.
Duff graduated in 1949 from Keenesburg High School (Keenesburg, CO). He served in the US Navy as a Second Class Petty Officer, parachute rigger.
Philip G. Hildebrand, 83, of Rathdrum, Idaho passed away August 31, 2012 in Coeur dâ€™Alene. Philip was born May 18, 1929 in Rhinelander, WI to Joseph and Cora (Champion) Hildebrand. He grew up in Wisconsin and graduated from RhiÂnelander High School in 1947. He attended the University of Wisconsin and Michigan School of Mining and Technology, where he graduated with a degree in Forestry in 1953.
He married Dawn Dernbach of Rhinelader, WI on August 26, 1950 and they had two children. They were divorced in 1974.
Ronna Jean Carter went to Heaven on Sept. 1, 2012 at the age of 67. Ronna was born on Sept. 4, 1944 in Colville, the daughter of Eldon and Olga Lydia (Dehning) Carter.
She graduated as a twelve-year senior of Colville High School in 1962. On June 21, 1963, Ronna married Fred Pierce. They had two sons, Kirk and Sean. The family lived in Colville and later built a home on 20 acres in Arden. There, Ronna had horses that she loved to spend time riding and taught the boys to ride. They enjoyed riding with her until they found that they liked motorcycles better.
Mark Alan Webb, 49, was taken from us Sept. 3, 2012 near Roy, in a truck rollover accident.
Mark was born to Richard and Fay Webb June 24, 1963 and was raised in the Vancouver area, where he also met and married his wife, Beryl in 1996. After a few trips to the Colville Valley to visit Berylâ€™s family in Chewelah, they decided to move here. He settled with his wife and family on a little mini-ranch at Arden.
Raymond Charles Mattison finished a long and useful life on August 7, 2012. He passed peacefully in the home he built, while surrounded by his family.
Ray was born on Sept. 8, 1932 in Gerome to Melvin and Freda Mattison. He graduated from Columbia High School (Hunters) in 1951, then joined the U.S. Navy in 1952. He was stationed in Hawaii and was honorably discharged in 1956.
In 1959 he settled down in Alderwood Manor, used his master carpenter skills to build his own home, and started a family.
Funeral services for Gerald â€śJerryâ€ť Stevens, age 71, of Thatcher, was conducted Sept. 8 at the Church Street LDS Chapel, with Bishop David Udall officiating. Interment followed in the Thatcher Cemetery.
â€śThe Flyinâ€™ Hawaiianâ€ť, Mr. John Bremner â€śJ.B.â€ť Morrison, passed away on August 28, 2012 in Seattle at the age of 61. John was born on Feb. 24, 1951 in Honolulu, Hawaii, the son of John Aina and Priscilla Keakealani (Mahoe) Morrison.
He was raised in the Valley of Nuuanu and attended the Kamehameha School, from which J.B. was a proud alumni. At the age of 13, J.B. moved to Long Beach, CA where he resided with his father and completed his high school education in 1969.
Helen Marie Behrens, a longtime resident of the Kelly Hill area near Barstow, passed away in Spokane at the age of 85. Helen was born on April 25, 1927 in Marcus, the daughter of Elbert Glen and Julia Margaret (Anderson) Delp.