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Phoebe R. Smith

Phoebe R. Smith, 89, passed away on Nov. 19, 2016 at her home in Cheney. Phoebe was born in Lincoln, Neb. on Sept. 2, 1927 to Everett and Lena (Schee) Pringle. She lived in Denver, Colo. where her... Full story


Judith Ann (McGill) Edwards

Judith Ann (McGill) Edwards, Cheney, went to be with our Heavenly Father on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016. Judi is preceded in death by her father Kenneth McGill, stepfathers Erven Feickert and Norman... Full story


Yvonne Ann (Hepworth) Chatburn

Yvonne, 98, cherished wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, passed away at home in Cheney on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016 with loving family in attendance. Yvonne was born on May 29, 1918 to... Full story


Jorge L. "Sandy" Santiago

Jorge L. “Sandy” Santiago, 70, passed away Nov. 3, 2016 at his home in Cheney. Jorge was a retired master sergeant in the U.S. Air Force and worked for the State of Washington Military Department. He is survived by his children, Tina Santiago,...


Hoam D. Burket

Hoam D. Burket Hoam D. Burket, "Grandma Jai," was born May 31, 1948 in Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand; passed away Oct. 14, 2016 in Spokane at 68. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 29 ye... Full story


Beverly Jean Bibbee

Beverly Jean Bibbee, 74, went home to our Lord on Oct. 25, 2016. She was born to Paul and Dorothy Hausler on Oct. 12, 1942 in Hamilton, Texas. She met the love of her life, Loyd Bibbee, on Catalina Island. Calif., and they soon married. Jean and... Full story


Richard William "Dick" Lee

Dick passed away peacefully in his sleep in Spokane, Wash. on Oct. 23, 2016 at 70 years old. Dick was born in Spokane on Dec. 2, 1945 to Francis and Margaret Lee. After proudly serving in the Navy during the Vietnam War, he went to work in the... Full story


Patricia (Johnson) Young, Brandvold

Paddy was born in 1927 in Reardan Wash., she was the second daughter born to Ralph and Polly Johnson. Paddy grew up on Brownes Mountain where her father farmed. She enjoyed a very happy childhood,...


Carole Ray Bear

Carole Ray Bear (Johnston) born March 26, 1942, died peacefully in her sleep on Oct. 18, 2016. Carole bravely and strongly fought a courageous battle with severe dementia. Carole was born in the...


Darrell T. Larson

Darrell T. Larson, known as "Grandpa," is survived by his wife of 25 years, Pamela Nakashimo, stepchildren Jeremiah Groves, Polly Nakashimo, Kimberly Cramer-Nakashimo; grandchildren William Newman,... Full story


Donald W. McMillan

Donald W. McMillan, 92, passed away at his home near Cheney on Oct. 21, 2016 with his wife of 69 years by his side. Don was born to Ernest and Myrtle McMillan near Cheney on Aug. 26, 1924 and lived... Full story


Stephen Barrett Stout

Stephen Barrett Stout, also known as "Blueberry" or "Kindler" passed away July 27, 2016, at his home in Ashland, Ore. after a brief illness. He was born Oct. 9, 1943 in Iowa City, Iowa to Mildred... Full story


Jo Carol Whiteley

Jo Carol Whiteley, 80, went to be with our Savior on Sept. 29, 2016 in Spokane, Wash. after a long battle with a progressive illness. She was born on June 29, 1936, in Alderson, W.V. to Herbert and... Full story


Annis June Stevenson

Annis June Stevenson was born Jan. 5, 1936 in Kingston, Jamaica. She lived and worked in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada where she met and later married James Stevenson. They were married 53 years until... Full story


Kathleen Winters

Kathleen was born in Baker City, Ore. Jan. 28, 1929, to Erma and Ray White. She was raised in the Oregon towns of Bridgeport, Sumpter and Baker. As an only child, Kathleen had many memories and...


Ethyl Helen VandeBerg

Ethyl Helen (Walker) VandeBerg, 102, was born March 26, 1914, to Bert and Louise Walker in Owen, Wisc. She joined a 3-year-old sister, Violet, at the farm. She passed away at home Sept. 7, 2016....


John Edward Holloway

John Edward Holloway, 87, passed away Sept. 4, 2016 at Cheney Care Center. He was born on Feb. 16, 1929 in Eagleville, Mo. to John and Vera (Stuck) Holloway. John was the youngest of seven children... Full story


Donald Wayne Smith

Donald Wayne Smith was born Sept. 5, 1929 to Jessie May and William Grover Smith of Joliet, Ill. He grew up the youngest of several brothers and sisters. Don considered his stepfather, Henry... Full story


Mildred M. (Milli) Thompson

Mildred M. (Milli) Thompson, 86, passed away Aug. 31, 2016 in Sun City West, Ariz. She was born Dec. 24, 1929 in Watonga, Okla. to Ira and Rosie Wright. She attended schools both in Watonga, Ohio and... Full story


Elaine Barbara (Heinrichs) Zemler

Elaine Barbara (Heinrichs) Zemler Passed on to heaven on Sept. 3, 2016, in Medical Lake, Wash., at age 81. Born in Carroll, Iowa, July 18, 1935 to Peter and Rose Heinrichs, Elaine was the second of... Full story


Renate Helga Herrmann

Renate Helga Herrmann went home to be with the Lord on Sept. 2, 2016 at Spokane Hospice House. She had been suffering from leukemia. She was born on May 25, 1933 in Johannesburg, Germany. She married... Full story


H. Gordon Crabtree

Gordon went home to heaven and into the arms of Jesus on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016 in Spokane, Wash. Born Aug. 21, 1927 in Spokane to Emma and Harley Crabtree, the oldest of two children, he was raised... Full story


Carol J. Eastlund

Carol J. Eastlund Carol J. Eastlund, age 86 passed away June 6, 2016 in Spokane, Wash. She was a survivor of gall bladder cancer, but lost a long, devastating battle with dementia. Carol was born in D... Full story


Norma Jean Pierce

Norma Jean Pierce passed away on Aug. 3, 2016 in Spokane at the age of 88. Norma was born March 1, 1928 in Spokane to Otto and Edith Wegner. She grew up on a farm near Reardan and graduated from Reard... Full story


Lyle James Morehouse

Lyle James Morehouse, 79, of Langley, Wash, died Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016, as a result of congestive heart failure complications. He was born on May 9, 1937, in Cut Bank, Mont., the son of Les and Carol... Full story


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