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June 5th, 2012

Stephen Kramer

June 5, 2012

Stephen F. Kramer’s exuberant and passionate life inspired many to reach their goals, challenge conventional thinking, and expand their career horizons. Steve battled valiantly and with great humor and patience to overcome a recurrence of lym¬phoma in recent months before passing peacefully out of pain at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane on May 14, 2012 with his wife and daughter nearby.

Marion Holland

June 5, 2012

Marion Ethel Holland, age 98, passed away peacefully in her sleep on May 31, 2012 at Pinewood Terrace, her home for the past few years.

Louise Holdaway

June 5, 2012

Louise Mary Holdaway, a resident of Colville, passed peace¬fully from her life on June 2, 2012 at Providence Mount Carmel Hospital in Colville. Louise was born on August 11, 1923 in Colville, the daughter of Richard and Katie (Paulson) Day.

22nd running of Tiger Triathlon next month

June 5, 2012

Race entries due by mid-June

It’s doubtful that John Olson, the originator and mastermind behind the Tiger Triathlon that will make its 22nd run next month, envisioned what the race would become in the next millennium.
Okay, on second thought, maybe Olson did envision a local sporting event that would become something of an enduring icon to the athletes that enjoy competition in increments of three—a bracing swim in a mountain lake, a bike ride mostly downhill to Colville, topped off by a morning run around a high school and golf course.

Clark’s All-Sports expands to buy John’s Marine Service

June 5, 2012

Expansion underway

Clark’s All-Sports owner and founder Ray Clark figured that it made perfect sense to expand on a business that has been selling boats across the country for several years now.
When John’s Marine Service owner John Monette decided that it was time to retire, or semi-retire, he decided to sell his well-established business across Highway 20 from the Colville Municipal Airport (192 DeGrief Road) to Clark earlier this year.
Clark’s Marine & Motor Sports is in the process of expanding its showroom and service offerings.

‘It’s time to retire’

June 5, 2012

John Monette sells John’s Marine Service

John Monette admits that running a boat business all these years is something of a departure for an old farm kid.
Monette, on the cusp of his 76th birthday, recently sold his long-running John’s Marine Service to Ray Clark and Clark’s All-Sports earlier this year.
It was a good move for both Colville businessmen. Clark, who has renamed the business Clark’s Marine & Motor Sports, plans to expand on the company’s marine division and Monette says it’s time to retire.

Our Artists: A cavalcade of work

June 5, 2012

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May 31st

Frances Robinson

May 31, 2012

Frances Leona Robinson passed away in Colville on May 15, 2012. She was born on April 14, 1924, the daugh¬ter of Walter and Leona (Connarroe) Ryan in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Frances grew up in Colorado Springs, where she attended and graduated from school. After gradu¬ating from high school, she moved to Chino, California, where she worked in a factory during World War II. After the war, Frances went to work for General Electric in Ontario, Califor¬nia and was with the com¬pany for 37 years as an inspector.

Georgia Strope

May 31, 2012

Georgia Verna Strope, age 94, went home to be with The Lord on May 22, 2012. She was born on Sept.27, 1917, the daughter of Elmer and Jennie (Legett) Stubblefield in Prosser.
She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grand¬mother. In her spare time, Georgia enjoyed fishing and making crafts. Georgia will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Georgia is survived by her sons,, Ron Strope and wife Ellen, Kettle Falls; Richard Strope and wife Benita, Poulsbo; and nu¬merous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Lily Aubert

May 31, 2012

Lily Florence Aubert, a resident of Colville, passed away on May 18, 2012 in Colville at the age of 94. Florence was born on May 27, 1917 in Warden, Idaho, the daughter of Ray and Florence (Ridout) Yount.
Her growing years were spent in Kellogg, Idaho, where she attended school and graduated from high school. On June 4, 1939, Florence married Lloyd V. Aubert in Kellogg. They began their life together in Warden and then moved to San Diego, CA during Lloyd’s service in the U.S. military.

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