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George Lenon Whigham

George Lenon Whigham, 86, went home to be with his Savior on Feb. 7, 2017. Loved by all who knew him, he was quick to lend a helping hand and was known for his ingenuity. After growing up in the... Full story

 

Marvin Kenneth "Ken" Walker

Marvin Kenneth (Ken) Walker went home peacefully to be with the Lord on the evening of Jan. 22, 2017 with his fiancé Susie by his side. Marvin was born July 29, 1951 in Pensacola, Fla. to Kenneth Jewell and Bobbi Ruth Walker and was the oldest of... Full story

 

James T. Norwood

James T. Norwood, 86 of Cheney, passed away Jan. 28, 2017, with his daughter by his side. Jim was the youngest of 12 children (and seventh son) born to Robert M. and Bessie E. Norwood, in Topeka Kan.... Full story

 

Cindy Lou Danielson-Guerard

Cindy Lou Danielson-Guerard, 51, of Cheney, passed away Jan. 24, 2017, in Spokane peacefully in her home. Cindy was born June 12, 1965, at Spokane Deaconess Hospital to Sandra Musser and Larry... Full story

 

Evalynn Mae Gibbs

Evalynn Mae Gibbs got her wings on Sunday, Jan. 23, 2017. The life she expressed, in the two and a half years before her departure, was brimming with intentional expression of the soul that she was.... Full story

 

Donald Eugene Matoon, Jr.

Donald Eugene Matoon, Jr. was born Oct. 23, 1943 and passed away Jan. 25, 2017. Don was born in Kendrick, Idaho to Donald Eugene Mattoon, Sr. and Dorothy Helen Mattoon. He grew up in Lewiston and... Full story

 

Denny McDaniel

Denny passed away Jan. 22, 2017 at age 74. He was born Nov. 27, 1942 in Spokane to Arthur Orr and Winifred McDaniel. Denny is survived by his wife Kathy, four children and two stepchildren; Sonji... Full story

 

Betty Mae Labish

Betty Mae Labish, 94, born Feb. 2, 1922, to Walter and Henrietta Rupp, in Cheney, Wash., peacefully passed away surrounded by her family, on Jan. 24, 2017, at Deaconess Hospital in Spokane. Betty,... Full story

 

Justin Michael Anderson

Justin Michael Anderson, 34, passed away Jan. 19, 2017, in Spokane, where he was born on Dec. 16, 1982 to Russell and Georgianna Anderson. Justin was preceded in death by grandparents Paul Anderson...

 

Eugene Arthur Artz

Eugene Arthur Artz, 75, passed away Jan. 7, 2017 after a battle with cancer. Gene was born June 13, 1941 in Honolulu, Hawaii and was a civilian survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor. He grew up in Hawaii and later in Medical Lake, which he would...

 

Ralph Quentin Johnson

Ralph Quentin Johnson, 85, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Dec. 15, 2016. Ralph was born in Belle Fourche S.D. on July 30, 1931. He attended school in a one-room schoolhouse until his father... Full story

 

Elda Cluff Rippy

Elda Cluff Rippy, a former resident of Cheney, passed away on Dec. 20, 2016 at the age of 102 in St. George, Utah. Born in Tabasco, Mexico while her father was overseeing a fruit plantation, she... Full story

 

Johanna "Jo" Overton

Johanna Overton, 81, of Cheney, passed away Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016 in Spokane. Overton was born May 1, 1935 in Queens, N.Y. to August and Stephania Brendecke, young immigrants from Germany and...

 

Robert (Bob) Morrow

Robert T. Morrow, 85 of Spokane, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017 at Providence Holy Family Hospital. Born on July 17, 1931 in Grand Forks, N.D. to William and Ida (Thompson) Morrow, Bob was raise...

 

Obituaries

Virgil Eugene Bowen It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to and with supreme joy that we celebrate the life of Virgil Eugene Bowen, affectionately known as "Manny," who left us early Saturday... Full story

 

Harry "Sonny" Perry Calhoun

Harry "Sonny" Perry Calhoun, 85, of Medical Lake, passed away Friday, Dec. 9, 2016 in Spokane. Harry was born Dec. 22, 1930 in Millvale, Penn., to Harry Oliver Calhoun and Nellie Agnes (Rogers)... Full story

 

Bill Crippen

Bill Crippen, 76, of Cheney, joined his mother and father Lelah and Lloyd Crippen, his wife Jody Crippen and son Richard Allen Crippen in heaven on Dec. 9, 2016. He had a long battle with dementia.... Full story

 

Richard Randall

Richard Randall died April 8, 2016 in Cheney. Since his youth, Richard loved farming, fishing, forestry and boating. He built his own watercraft at age 10 to sail across Lake Coeur d’Alene. Summers were often spent at a family lake cabin fishing,... Full story

 

Ronald Nelson McKinley

Ronald Nelson McKinley, 81, of Cheney, passed away Dec. 1, 2016. Ronald was born to Frederick and Ida (Showalter) McKinley on Feb. 19, 1935, in Cheney. They lived and farmed on the Moss-Miller Ranch... Full story

 

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

 

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