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  • Cheryl Anne McCoskey

    Cheryl Anne McCoskey

    Whitman County Gazette|May 23, 2024

    Cheryl Anne McCoskey of Garfield, Washington passed away on May 13, 2024. She was born in 1955, and is survived by her sisters Sue, Janice, and Cindy; her children Jacob and Jessie; and her grandchildren Miya, Trentin, Maddox and Cullen. Cheryl's husband Jeff, passed away in 2022. Cheryl, affectionately called Sherrie by many, grew up in Chicago, Ill. She then moved to Moscow, Idaho, finally settling in Garfield, Wash. Cheryl was a nurse for over 30 years. She worked in both nursing homes and...

  • Nina L. (Littleton) Gregory

    Whitman County Gazette|May 23, 2024

    NINA L. (LITTLETON) GREGORY A graveside memorial service will be held June 5, 2024, 1:00 pm at the Oakesdale Cemetery followed by a Celebration of Life reception at the McCoy Valley Museum, downtown Oakesdale....

  • Shirley Jean Schultheis

    Shirley Jean Schultheis

    Whitman County Gazette|May 23, 2024

    Shirley Jean (Grieser) Schultheis, 95, died peacefully at Bishop Place Senior Living in Pullman, on Thursday, May 16, 2024. Born July 10, 1928 in Genesee, Idaho, to Martin and Julalia (Esser) Grieser, she was the second of five children. She came from humble beginnings on the farm, helping alongside her family to bring in the harvest and make ends meet. In 1948, Shirley and her sister, Joyce, were in the inaugural class of women students at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Wash., where she...

  • Ella Louise Elkins Ellis "Wheezie"

    Whitman County Gazette|May 16, 2024

    Ella Louise Elkins Ellis "Wheezie", 89, passed away on May 10, 2024, at Pullman Regional Hospital. She was born August 11, 1934, to George and Esther (Eurich) Black in Spokane, Wash. She grew up in Oakesdale graduating with the class of 1952. She married Frank N. Elkins in 1952 and together they welcomed four children; Dana, Marian, Terry, and Kelly. She enjoyed being a stay-at-home mother and homemaker. After the kids were older, Louise went back to school earning her education degree from... Full story

  • Katie Schmick

    Katie Schmick

    Whitman County Gazette|May 16, 2024

    Katie Schmick passed away peacefully in Colfax, Washington on May 7, 2024. She lived a full life to the age of ninety-six. She was born in Corvallis, Oregon, on January 28, 1928. She grew up in Spokane and attended WSU. There she met her husband to be, Lloyd Schmick. They settled in on the farm outside of Colfax where they raised four children: Kirk (Debbie) of Spokane, Jim (Lyndi) of Seattle, Mary of Colfax, and Gary (Ann) of Elk. City girl Katie became a farm wife and mother every child... Full story

  • Paul Andrew Schluneger

    Paul Andrew Schluneger

    May 16, 2024

    Paul Andrew Schluneger, lifelong area resident, passed away May 8, 2024 at his Colfax home from cancer. He was 74. Paul was born December 10, 1949 to John and Veronica "Joey" Schluneger in Colfax. He was one of seven children raised in the Onecho area. He attended Colfax High School, graduating in 1968. He attended one year at Yakima Valley College, before returning home to marry his high school sweetheart, Anna Therrien in 1969. Paul was a self-employed semi-driver, hauling grain and... Full story

  • William Keith Zaring

    Service Notice: William Keith Zaring

    Whitman County Gazette|May 16, 2024

    Friends and family are invited to a graveside service for William Keith Zaring, to be held at the LaCrosse Cemetery at 10 a.m. on June 1, 2024. Keith was born September 30, 1929 in Baker City, OR to Paul Rider and Effie Jane (Smithpeter) Zaring. He was raised in Lacrosse where he attended school and graduated with the class of 1947. He met Leila Allen Perkins, who was also serving in the Air Force. They wed on August 26, 1952, in Washington, DC. Following the Korean War, they moved to the...

  • Carol Ann Kjack

    Carol Ann Kjack

    May 9, 2024

    Kjack, Carol Ann (age 88) passed away on February 3, 2024, in Spokane, Wash. Carol was born on November 6, 1935, to Frank and Margaret Tupling in Chewelah, Wash., where she joined her sisters Elizabeth, Stella, Ethel, and June, and brother, William (Bill). In the fall of 1944, the family moved to Rosalia, Wash. Carol graduated from Rosalia High School in 1953, after which she attended Kinman Business University. Upon graduating from Kinman, she worked at Centennial Mills on Trent Avenue in... Full story

  • Harold E. Knopes

    Burial Notice: Harold E. Knopes

    May 9, 2024

    Harry's family and friends will gather at the Colfax Cemetery at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 18, to lay their beloved brother, colleague and friend to rest. We will celebrate Harry's life and all he meant to this community and to our nation. Harry served in the Air Force. He was a decorated Corrections Officer. Harry was known far and wide as the consummate harvester of wood. A reception will follow at the Best Western.... Full story

  • Grant Edward Burke

    Grant Edward Burke

    May 9, 2024

    Grant Edward Burke lost his battle with addiction on May 1st, 2024, in Lacrosse, Wash. He was born on February 9th, 1990, in Spokane, Wash., to Damon and Karen Burke. Grant was so much more than the addiction that took his life, from a young boy he displayed just how big his heart was and how gentle of a soul he had. He Grew up in Hooper, Wash., along with his older brother Marshall and younger sister Taylor. There they shared many memories of running along the creek and through the surrounding... Full story

  • Todd Jensen

    Todd Jensen

    Whitman County Gazette|May 9, 2024

    Todd Jensen has been described as the kind of man who could hunt a bear with a stick. He was big, he was brave, and he gave those around him a sense of safety and security. Todd was born May 30, 1984, to Tim & Rita Jensen of South Pine Creek, Tonasket, Wash., on a fifth-generation sheep ranch. At the age of 10, his family transitioned to breeding and raising horses, which Todd would tell you suited him much better; others remain skeptical. In elementary school, Todd's "backpack" consisted of a w... Full story

  • David Craig Powell

    David Craig Powell

    Whitman County Gazette|May 9, 2024

    David Craig Powell, born in Colfax, Washington, February 25, 1948, to Harold and Katie Powell, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family after a valiant fight against brain cancer on April 29, 2024. Raised in Colfax, he spent a fair amount of time in his father's shop, Powell Plumbing & Heating. He graduated from Colfax High School in 1966 and went on to study Civil Engineering at Washington State University. During his time at WSU, he was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. Af... Full story

  • Steve Bravard

    Death Notice: Steve Bravard

    May 2, 2024

    Steve Bravard of Colfax, Wash., passed away at his home on April 23, 2024, surrounded by his family. He was born on July 1, 1950, to Raymond and Juanita (Coursey) Bravard in Benkelman, Nebraska. He was known and loved by many in the community. Corbeill Funeral Home in Colfax is caring for the family....

  • Jerold Leroy Askins

    Jerold Leroy Askins

    May 2, 2024

    I am heartbroken to announce the death of our dad, Jerold Leroy Askins (aka. Jerry). He passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family at the age of 83 the evening of March 26, 2024 in Palouse, Washington. He was the first born to Weldon and Anise (Brantner) Askins in 1940, in the warm month of July on the family farm which is still based at the edge of Kamiak Butte, Palouse, Wash. The family grew in 1941 with a brother James (aka. Jim). The brothers grew up helping their parents on the...

  • Beverly Lou Hyde

    May 2, 2024

    Born to John and Esther Wigen on July 24,1928, Bev left this world for eternity on April 19, 2024, at the age of 95. She is survived by her husband, Gary Hyde; her daughters, Judi Gravdal, Kathryn Gravdal, Naomi Gravdal, Janet Gravdal and Lori Gravdal Morris; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brothers, Phil and Les and her sister Jan, along with many nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her parents and her older brother, Richard. Bev will be rememb...

  • Marjean "Jean" McCown

    May 2, 2024

    With sadness and great appreciation for a life well-lived, we announce the passing of Marjean (Jean) McCown, who died on February 5, 2024, in Yakima, Washington. Jean was born August 15, 1934 in Moscow, Idaho, to Omer and Marjean Watson. Omer and Marjean raised eight children including Jean, sisters Nancy, Dorothy, Suzanne, Carolyn, Paula and brothers Omar and Riley. At an early age, Jeans' family moved to Garfield, Washington, where she spent the majority of her life. She married the love of...

  • Cathy C. Goude

    Cathy C. Goude

    May 2, 2024

    Cathy C. Goude passed away on Saturday, March 23, 2024, at the age of 58 at Kootenai Health with her family by her side. Cathy was born in Jamestown, ND on April 20, 1965, to Father Don Schaible and Mother Bj Worden. Shortly after Cathy's birth her family moved to Washington in 1966. Cathy was the oldest of two sisters. Cathy loved her younger sister Audra Glowen, and often referred to her as "My first child". Cathy lived in or around Ritzville, WA for most of her childhood and all her high...

  • Florence (Cloaninger) Sherfey

    Florence (Cloaninger) Sherfey

    Whitman County Gazette|Apr 18, 2024

    Florence (Cloaninger) Sherfey, born in Colfax, Washington, June 20, 1932, to Arthur and Florence Cloaninger, passed on April 13, 2024, at the age of 91, in Kennewick, Washington. Raised on a Whitman County wheat farm, along with her five older siblings, she delighted in being a farm girl, and always considered the beautiful Palouse her home. Consistent with her wheat farm upbringing, Florence loved and cared for all animals, except chickens, throughout her life. Although hard working, frugal...

  • Barbara Jean Martin

    Barbara Jean Martin

    Whitman County Gazette|Apr 18, 2024

    Barbara Jean Martin August 3, 1935, to April 8, 2024, passed away in her sleep at home with her husband Jerry by her side. She was born in Colfax, Wash., to parents Henry Long and Jean (Russell) Long. Barbara graduated from Colfax High School and Eastern Washington University with a BA in education. Barbara and Jerry were married in 1953, together they raised six children and enjoyed 70 years of marriage. Once all of Barbara's children were in school, she attended college full time at Eastern...

  • Lester Gale Estes

    Lester Gale Estes

    Whitman County Gazette|Apr 11, 2024

    Lester Gale Estes, beloved son, father, brother, friend, and partner, passed away on March 8, 2024, at the age of 74. Born on September 4, 1949, in Moscow, Idaho, Lester most recently resided in Colfax, Wash. Lester had a zest for life and enjoyed spending time with his family. He had a special bond with his son, Patrick, and cherished every moment they spent together. Lester also had a deep love for riding his bike on the open road, finding solace and joy in the freedom it brought him. In his... Full story

  • Jamie Ann Wilson

    Jamie Ann Wilson

    Apr 11, 2024

    Jamie Ann Wilson, 25, from Tekoa, Wash., passed away Mar. 26, 2024 in Pullman, Wash. She was born July 8, 1998, in Salem Ore., to Troy Michael Wilson, and Alicia Tammarra (Tate) Wilson. Jamie died by domestic violence. Her life, although brief in years, was impactful and vibrant in the way she fulfilled each of those days. She was the youngest of four girls and was later joined by their younger brother. The family traveled around the United States and eventually settled in Tekoa, Washington.... Full story

  • Juanita J. Brophy

    Juanita J. Brophy

    Whitman County Gazette|Apr 11, 2024

    Juanita J. Brophy, 97, longtime Pullman, Wash., resident passed away April 3, 2024, in Spokane, Wash, at her daughter's home. Juanita was born March 26, 1927, in St. John, Wash., to Eddie & Emma (Jenkins) Jones. She grew up in the St. John/Lancaster area where she attended school in both communities. Juanita graduated from St. John High School and went to work for the Colfax School District for a time. On July 3, 1947, Juanita married William (Bill) Brophy and they made their home in St. John... Full story

  • John Heitstuman

    John Heitstuman

    Whitman County Gazette|Apr 11, 2024

    John Heitstuman, 68, of St. John, Wash., passed away at his home on March 11, 2024. He was born March 13, 1955, to Gene and Betty Heitstuman, on the family's farm in Uniontown, Wash. John attended St. Boniface Catholic Grade school from 1961-1969. He then attended Colton High School, graduating in 1973. He was an active FFA member and enjoyed wood shop. After graduating, he began ranching for his Uncle, Harold Heitstuman. Based on his numerous stories, some of the best days of his life were... Full story

  • William George Harder Jr.

    William George Harder Jr.

    Whitman County Gazette|Apr 11, 2024

    William (Billy/Bill Jr.) George Harder, Jr. died April 1 at the age of 62, in Kahlotus, Wash. Billy was the first child born to Bill Harder, Sr. and Vivian (Hamilton) Harder, on Dec. 16, 1961. He was joined by his brothers Kurt and Eric in 1964 and 1969. The boys were raised on their family's Kahlotus, Wash., wheat and cattle ranch, partaking in chores and taking on responsibilities from an early age. Billy proved his toughness in his youth getting bucked off a horse then pitch from a four-wheel... Full story

  • Eugene Edward Feenan

    Eugene Edward Feenan

    Whitman COunty Gazette|Apr 4, 2024

    Gene passed away on March 15, 2024, just days short of his 84th birthday. He was born on March 19, 1940, to Gene and Josephine Herron Feenan. Gene was second oldest of five siblings that grew up on the family farm, midway between St. John and Colfax. He attended school in St. John and graduated high school there in 1958. From a very early age Gene participated in the farm operation while also being very involved at school, playing all major sports and enjoying many FFA activities. After high sch... Full story

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