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Alice Stover

Born October 29, 1924, on the family farm near Endicott, the eighth of twelve children born to Adam V. and Mary Elizabeth Gerlitz Morach, Alice passed from this life on the 15th of March, 2020, at...

 
Marjorie McCully

Marjorie McCully

Marjorie (Marge) Louise McCully passed away suddenly at her home in Steptoe, Wash., at the age of 83 on Saturday, March 21, 2020. She was born May 25, 1936, in Pomeroy, Wash., to John Hannas and...

 
Betty Bruce

Betty Bruce

With a passion for farming and the rural life-style, Betty spent her adult life working with her late husband, Donald Bruce, on their family farm near Tekoa, Washington. When not at work, she...

 

Death Notice: Durand A. Cox

Longtime Whitman County farmer, Durand Cox, passed away Monday, March 23, 2020, at his home in Pullman. He was 81. Durand was born in Colfax to Dallas and Lena Cox. He and his wife Roberta farmed in the LaCrosse/Hay area for many years until moving...

 
Helen Widman

Helen Widman

From horses to space shuttles, babies to great-grandchildren, typewriters to iPads, significant changes in transportation, communications, and modern conveniences have embodied and enhanced Helen...

 

Kay Upshaw

Kay Margaret Upshaw went on to be with the Lord on March 13, 2020. She was in the presence of her loving family. Born April 22, 1936, in Endicott, Wash., in her grandfather, Dr. Dan Henry's house....

 
Gordon Lederer

Gordon Lederer

Passed away in Spokane, Wash., on March 8, 2020. Gordon was born on the family ranch in Latah, Wash., March 21, 1925. He was the son of Noah (Joe) Lederer and Alice Mooney Lederer. Gordon attended...

 
Gerald Gilchrist

Gerald "Jerry" Gilchrist

Gerald Wayne Gilchrist (Jerry) passed away peacefully from natural causes on March 21, 2020. He was born on December 16, 1934 in Colfax, Wash., and was the fourth child to bless the home of Dora and...

 

Patricia Knudson

From horses to space shuttles, babies to great-grandchildren, typewriters to iPads, significant changes in transportation, communications, and modern conveniences have embodied and enhanced Helen...

 

Helen Widman

From horses to space shuttles, babies to great-grandchildren, typewriters to iPads, significant changes in transportation, communications, and modern conveniences have embodied and enhanced Helen...

 

Dean B. Dechenne

Dean B. Dechenne, long time resident of St. John, Washington, passed away on March 7, 2020, at the age of 98, with family members by his side. Dean was born and raised near Ewan and Lamont and...

 
Leona J. Ailor

Leona J. Ailor

Leona J. Ailor, 89, a resident of Deary, Idaho, died on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, at her rural Deary home. Leona was born on Feb. 4, 1931, in Potlatch, Idaho, to Ferris (Shorty) and Eva (Young)...

 

Beverly Hope Glass

Beverly Hope Glass, 77, Palouse, died on Jan. 17, 2020, at her home. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 14 at 1 p.m. at the Palouse Federated Church with Rev. Corey Laughary officiating. A reception will follow after the service....

 
Richard McCully

Dick McCully

Richard (Dick) Eugene McCully passed away on March 3, 2020, at the age of 86. He was born January 8, 1934, to Elmer (Curly) McCully and Lena (Smith) McCully in Colfax. He spent his early life on the...

 

Shirley Tulin

Shirley Ellen (Bergland) Tulin, long time Colfax resident, passed away March 3, 2020, at the Whitman Health & Rehab Center in Colfax. She was 86. A Memorial Service to celebrate her life will be...

 
Diane Rodeen

Diane Rodeen

Diane Marie (Lewis) Rodeen, 78, passed away Monday, February 10, 2020, in Colfax, Wash. Diane was born in Genessee, Idaho, on May 7, 1941. She graduated from Colfax High School in 1959. Diane and her...

 
Janice Cook

Janice Cook

Janice Lee Cook, 75, of St. John, Wash., passed away peacefully at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle Washington on February 23, 2020, surrounded by her family, due to complications related to a bra...

 

Archie Neal

Archie E. Neal, 85, a longtime resident of Garfield, Wash., passed away on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, at Memory Villas in Bishop Place in Pullman. Archie was born on Sept. 14, 1934, in Potlatch, Idaho, to David and Zada (Nunley) Neal. The family moved to...

 

Connie Robertson

Constance (Connie) Joan Robertson was born in St. John, Wash., in the home of her loving parents, Thomas S. and Hazel G. (Waterman) Williams in the summer 1932. She grew up there, helping in the Cold...

 
Franklin Rockwell

Franklin Rockwell, Jr.

Franklin Dayton Rockwell, Jr., resident of Walnut Creek, Calif., passed away February 5, 2020, at home. Frank was born on January 30, 1945, in Spokane, Wash., and lived on a wheat and cattle ranch...

 

Larry Schneider

Larry Schneider born June 3, 1948, died Feb. 12th, 2020, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Spokane, Washington. After graduation from St. John High School in 1967, he served two tours in the Air Force in Vietnam and Guam, earning his sergeant’s stripes,...

 

Worn Out Wind Blades Plugging up Landfills

While wind farms generate “greenhouse gas free” electricity, there is increasing concern over the rapidly growing number of worn out blades ending up in landfills. Those blades, housed on giant towers reaching over 200-feet in the sky, are...

 

Diane Rodeen

Diane Rodeen, long-time Colfax resident, died Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, in Colfax. A funeral mass will be at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church Saturday at noon with a reception following. A full obituary will be in next week’s editio...

 

Ronald R. Bidle

Ronald R. Bidle, 78, Jan. 14, 2020, passed away at the Avalon Care Center in Pullman. No services will be held. Born Oct. 5, 1941, at Pullman to Ralph and Lula Colvin Bidle, he attended the Palouse schools. He joined the United States Marine Corps...

 
Rick Van Tine

Rick Van Tine

On Thursday, February 6, 2020, Rickey (Rick) Lee Van Tine, loving husband and father of two, passed away unexpectedly at Holy Family Hospital in Spokane, Washington, from sepsis due to a staph...

 

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