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Stephen Luther

Stephen L. Luther, 68, died Sept. 3, 2019, at his home in Colfax. No public services will be held as per his wishes. Bruning Funeral Home is caring for the family....

 

Monte Meierotto

Monte E. Meierotto, 63, died Sept. 1, 2019, at his home in Colfax. Born Dec. 29, 1955, to Fred and Ruby Darling Meierotto, Monte grew up in Washington state and attended college, worked for the Boeing Co. and drove trucks during the harvest season....

 

Larry Thonney

Larry Robert Thonney, son of Walter Thonney and Esther Colard, was born on his grandfather's 1877 homestead between Pullman and Moscow on June 10, 1926, and died on September 4, 2019, in Pullman,...

 

Michael Rydbom

Many knew Michael (Mike) Rydbom to be a man of integrity and faith. Mike wanted his life to reflect God's great love to others. He desired to do what God asked of him, like a son would to for a...

 

Jeanne Froman

Jeanne Maurer-Koller-Froman was born Hilda Jean Maurer in Almota, Wash., to Dewey Jasper Maurer and Lois Isabel Davidson. She was the second child of five: Velma, Jean, Don, Betty and John Richard....

 

James Moore

James Moore, 67, a resident of the Beaverton community, died Sunday afternoon, August 11, 2019, at his home in Beaverton. Private creamation rites were held at the Hoyt Crematory in Forest Grove. James Moore was born October 25, 1951, in Colfax,...

 

Karol Chazell

Karol Kay Chazell, longtime Oakesdale resident, passed away suddenly on August 21, 2019, at her Oakesdale home. She was 77. A graveside service will be Friday, August 30th, at 1:00 pm in the...

 
Ernest Scholz Jr.

Ernest Scholz Jr.

Ernest H. Scholz, Jr., lifelong area resident and farmer, passed away Thursday, August 22, 2019, at the Whitman Hospital in Colfax. He was 89. Ernest was born on August 11, 1930, to Katharine...

 

Florence Stuen

Florence Alice “Flo” Stuen, 97, passed away on August 12, 2019. She was born on December 21, 1921, in Colfax, Washington, to Herbert and Gisela Mohr. Flo grew up on a wheat farm, attended Washington State University, but left to join the WAVES,...

 
Margaret McGreevy

Margaret McGreevy

On Wednesday, August 14, 2019, in Pullman, Washington the sowers of seeds began their harvest in the rich fields along McGreevy Road. Outside, large machines shaved huge swaths of pale yellow wheat...

 

Ronald Taylor

Ronald Vincent “Ron” Taylor, 79, of Colfax, died August 11, 2019, at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane, Washington. Ron was born Feb. 19, 1940, to Harry & Mary Taylor in Fort Sill, Oklahoma. He spent his early childhood in Montana, Oklahoma...

 

Dennis Richmond

Dennis Richmond, 80, former proprietor of D & L Auto Supply, the NAPA store in Colfax, died last Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019, in Grants Pass, Ore. He is survived by his wife, Linda, and a brother, Douglas Richmond....

 
Leslie Gumm Nelson

Leslie Gumm Nelson

Leslie Gumm Nelson, 92, died Aug. 1, 2019, at her home in Prosser. A private service will be conducted at a later date. She was the daughter of Ford and Florence Gumm of Tekoa. Surviving are a...

 
James Ballou

James Ballou

James Patrick Ballou, 57, died Aug. 8, 2019, at Deaconess Hospital from an unanticipated event following heart surgery. A celebration of life will be Aug. 24 at the city park in Rosalia at noon. Born...

 
Dick Druffel

Richard Druffel

Richard (Dick) James Druffel, 83, died peacefully at his home Sunday, August 11, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. He was born March 27th, 1936, and raised in Colton, son of Leo and Genevieve...

 
Wayne Crathorne

Wayne Crathorne

A funeral service for Wayne Hale Crathorne, 84, was Wednesday, Aug. 7, at Holy Trinity Church in Palouse. Burial followed at the Greenwood Cemetery. Mr. Crathorne died July 20, 2019, in Santa...

 

Timothy W. Birr

Timothy William Birr, 61, longtime Colfax resident, died July 29, 2019, at his Colfax residence. He was 61. A celebration of life will be held at a later date in Colfax. Born in Toledo, Ohio, June 11, 1958, to John Joseph Birr and Virginia May...

 
Lillian Parkins

Lillian K. Parkins

The funeral service for Lillian Kathleen (Kathy) Parkins, 68, will be Friday, Aug. 9, at 11 a.m. at the The Crossing Church, 715 Travois Way, Moscow, Idaho, with the Rev . Kathy Kramer officiating. A...

 
Anni Millard

Anni Millard

Anni (Wetzel) Millard, longtime resident of Colfax, Washington, passed away Sunday, August 4, 2019, at the Whitman Hospital in Colfax. She was 87. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August...

 
Donna Brownell

Donna Brownell

Donna Mae (Wise) Brownell passed away peacefully in Dayton, Washington, at the Booker Rest Home on Friday, August 3, 2019. Donna was born in LaCrosse, Washington, on March 13, 1933, to parents Thomas...

 
Amy Jo Bass

Amy Jo Bass

Amy Jo Bass, former St. John resident, passed away suddenly in a car accident on August 3, 2019. She was 38. A memorial gathering for family and friends will be on Sunday, August 11, at 1:00 p.m., at...

 
Matisen Huntley

Matisen Huntley

Our beloved ray of light, Matisen Rae Huntley, left this world unexpectedly, at 18, on August 3, 2019. Matie's smile could light up even the darkest corners of the room and her infectious belly laugh...

 
Melvin C. Taggart

Melvin C. Taggart

A graveside memorial service for Melvin C. Taggart, 87, longtime resident of Potlatch, will be held on Saturday, Aug. 3, at 10 a.m. at the Potlatch Cemetery with the Rev. Kathy Kramer officiating....

 
Janice Schweiger

Janice Schweiger

Janice K. Schweiger, 80, was accepted into the loving arms of Jesus on July 14, 2019, with her family by her side. Jan was born on August 23, 1938, in Colfax, Wash., to John and Ruth Helm, and was...

 

Monica Hunter

Monica R. Hunter, 68, passed away Friday, July 19, 2019, at the Cheney Care Center in Cheney. A memorial gathering for Hunter will be held on Saturday, July 27, 2019, at 4 p.m. at the Feeding Station in Tekoa....

 

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