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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...

 

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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

 

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....

 

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