July 28th, 2014
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Vernon Justus Filler was born Feb. 25, 1946, in Harvey, ND to Herbert and Antonia (Welk) Filler. He passed away on July 13, 2014 after suffering a second stroke.
His childhood years were spent on the family farm, attending elementary school in Orrin, ND. After working at various jobs in North Dakota, he came to South Dakota and learned the bakery business from his brothers. He worked in Pierre, South Dakota before relocating to Washington state.
Patricia Jean Sphuler, a lon time resident of Evans, passed away on July 18, 2014 in Spokane. She was born on Sept. 17, 1931 in Spokane, the daughter of John and Betty (King) Kroll.
Patricia attended school in Colville and graduated from Colville High School in 1949. After graduation, she began working as a secretary for the telephone company in Colville.
Leona Eliza Wimmer was born May 18,1925 to Mark and Maggie Huguenin. She grew up in the Colville area and graduated from Colville High School.
She had four brothers who all preceded her in death.
She married Don Stratton in 1943. They had three children: Dianna, Cindie and Mark. She and Don divorced in 1983 and she moved to Spokane.
She married Bill Kraft in 1990. Bill passed away in 2003. She married Bob Wimmer in 2006. They moved to Arizona for a few months, then returned to Spokane. Bob passed away in 2013.
Judy Marie Stillwell Miller passed away July 10, two days
after her 78th birthday in Everett at a Rehab center where she had spent the past six months. She was born in Richland and graduated in Colville. She managed Barneyâs Restaurant & Lounge over the years and had lived in the area for the past
25 to 30 years.
Judy never had any children of her own, but you would never know; she worried and loved all of her relativeâs children as if
they were her own. She loved them all.
Adygene De Paulo, a 48-year resident of the Kettle Falls/Marcus area, passed away on July 14, 2014 at the age of 89. Adygene was born on July 6, 1925 in Spur, Texas, the daughter of Walter and Teresa (Kearney) Garrett. She was raised on the family cattle ranch along with five sisters and one brother. Proud to be the daughter of a cowboy, she was often found riding her beloved horse, âOld Red,â helping with the ranch chores and cattle.
The Northwest is the curÂrent epicenter for much of the nationâs summer firefighting efforts. Northwest fire officials were tracking more than 17 large fires in Oregon and Washington as of last SaturÂday.
Wildfires have torched close to 950,000 acres in WashingÂton and Oregon.
Fourteen large fires are burning in Oregon, where more than 555,000 acres are ablaze. Washington has seven large fires with acreage involved approaching 400,000 as of this writing.
VIDEO: Worst Wildfire in Washington History
Fun on the lake
Just like the song made famous by legendary folk singer Woody Guthrie, Roll On Columbia, the summer programs at Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area are on a roll.
The Saturday's at 11 a.m. programs at the Kettle Falls Information Center continue to offer an educational and fun way to explore a variety of fascinating topics.
On July 12, local historian Dwight Morgan donned his authentic Canadian Voyageur garb and shared tales about the rough and tumble lives of these hearty explorers who once lived at the nearby Hudson Bay trading post at Fort Colvile.
The Opie-Coxie benefit
scramble golf tournament
at Dominion Meadows
Golf Course will be held on
Saturday. The tournament
pays tribute to the late John
Ochs and Steve Cox.
This fun event, open to
golfers of all ability levels,
raises money for the nonprofit
All proceeds from one
of the most popular golf
tournaments on the Dominion
Meadows calendar each
season are used to support
youth in the area. Funds
are utilized to help young
people participate in sports
or educational programs
they might not otherwise
be able to afford.
The foundation motto: