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John Young

John Allen Young

Al, who was often referred to as the unofficial Mayor of Fish Trap Lake, has gone fishing with the Big Guy. Al worked the farmlands of Oakesdale, Wash., for two decades and was elected and served as M... Full story

 

Jeff Lukens

Jeff J. Lukens, 66, of Garfield, Wash., passed away June 27, 2020, at his Garfield home. Jeff was born November 20, 1953, in Van Nuys, Calif., to John & Dessie Mae (Freeze) Lukens. He grew up in Van Nuys, where he attended school and graduated high...

 
Louis Laws

Louis Laws

Louis L. Laws, of Malden, Washington, died June 19, 2020, in a car accident not far from his home. He was 90. Family and friends are invited to help celebrate his life at the following memorials:... Full story

 
Helen Hughes

Helen Jane Hughes

Helen Jane Hughes, longtime Endicott resident, passed away June 28, 2020, in Pullman, Washington. She was 84. A private family graveside service will be Tuesday, July 7th, at 1:00 p.m. in the... Full story

 
Dan Brannan

Daniel Brannan

Danial Ray "Dan" Brannan, 70, of Pullman, Wash., passed away June 21, 2020, at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane, Wash. Dan was born July 18, 1949, in Colfax, Wash., to Dale Brannan &... Full story

 
Marilyn Blevins

Marilyn Blevins

Our loving wife and mother, Marilyn Pierce Blevins, was welcomed home by her Savior June 29, 2020. Marilyn was born March 31, 1950, to Eugene and Dorothy Driftmeyer. While attending college at...

 

Cynthia Stromberger

Cynthia Jean Stromberger, 93, went home to her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on June 13, 2020, in Spokane Valley, Wash. Jean was born on January 16, 1927, to Oscar and Amy Melville Kuhlman. She grew...

 

Eunice Brown

Eunice Colyar Brown, former long-time resident of Colfax, died June 12, 2020, in Yuma, Ariz. She and first husband Ralph Colyar traveled back and forth between Colfax and Yuma as some of the first... Full story

 

Mel Robinson

Mel L. Robinson was born December 22, 1940, in Garfield Wash., to Ben and Agnes Robinson. He grew up in Garfield, Wash., and graduated from high school in 1959. Mel started construction work on... Full story

 
Donald J. Maier

Donald Maier

Donald J. Maier, longtime area resident, passed away Wednesday, June 10, 2020, at his home in LaCrosse. He was 87. No services are planned at this time. Don was born July 22, 1932, in Zeeland, North D...

 
Margaret Elaine Hilty

Margaret Elaine Hilty

Margaret Elaine Hilty passed away Sunday, June 14, 2020, at the Cheney Care Center where she had resided for the last two years. She was 86. A family graveside service will be held later this summer...

 
Steven Ulrich

Steven Ulrich

Steven Ulrich, Lamont resident, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on Saturday, June 6, 2020 while out for a morning run near his Lamont home. He was 58. A Memorial Service for family and very... Full story

 
Tracy Shaffer

Tracy Shaffer

Tracy Kent Shaffer (age 63) of Valleyford (Spokane) Wash., unexpectedly passed away of pneumonia Sunday, May 17, 2020, at Sacred Heart Medical Center. He entered into this world on December 21, 1956,... Full story

 
Floyd Morasch

Floyd Morasch

Floyd Alfred Morasch passed away from this life on May 20, 2020, at 97 years old. He was born January 21, 1923, on the family farm in Endicott, Wash., the seventh of 12 children born to Adam V. and... Full story

 
Daniel Helt

Daniel Helt

Daniel Ernest Helt passed away peacefully on May 20, 2020, after a courageous battle with brain cancer. He was born in Colfax, Washington on February 13, 1944, to Ernest and Helen Mae (Weitz) Helt.... Full story

 

William Curtis

William “Bill” E. Curtis, 84, rancher, passed on to greener pastures and faster horses on Saturday, May 16th. He was born in Colfax, Washington on December 26, 1935, and was the third son of E.... Full story

 
Joe Reynolds

Joe Reynolds

Joe Reynolds, retired county assessor, passed away Tuesday, May 12, 2020, at the Whitman Hospital in Colfax after losing his fight to pancreatic cancer. He was 70. Born August 31, 1949, Joe was the... Full story

 
Bert Hansen

Bert Hansen

Bert Hansen, at the young age of 38, passed away during the early morning of May 7. At the time of death he was on disability, however it never stopped him from helping anyone he could and was always... Full story

 
Martha Upshaw

Martha Upshaw

Martha Ann Upshaw, known to her friends and family as "Fritzie", passed away Sunday May 3, 2020, at Whitman Hospital and Medical Center in Colfax, Wash. She was 85. Fritzie was born in December of... Full story

 
Linda Campbell

Linda "Lindy" Campbell

In her sleep, Lindy peacefully passed over into eternity in heaven after a long struggle with Alzheimer's/Dementia. Lindy was born in Spokane, Wash., and was raised in Colville, Wash., where she...

 

Kenneth Hames

Kenneth Robert Hames, 91, our beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather passed away on April 27th, 2020, at the VA community living center in Spokane, of natural causes. Ken was... Full story

 

Loretta Babb

Loretta Jane Babb came into this world on October 4, 1943, to Eddie and Inez Wall. Her early life was spent on the family homestead eight miles from Mansfield, Wash. During the 1950's the family... Full story

 

Daniel Abbott

Daniel Ellis Abbott passed away unexpectedly on Monday April 13, 2020, from a massive heart attack. He was 52. Daniel was born June 17, 1967, in Spokane, Wash. As native of the Northwest, Dan was happy to be able to move back from Fort Wayne, Ind.,... Full story

 

Phyllis Miland

Phyllis Rae (Fish) Miland, 88, passed away peacefully April 14, 2020, in Colfax, Wash. Phyllis was born at home on the farm in Oakesdale, Wash., February 21, 1932, to Frank & Alice Fish. She grew up...

 

Jeanne Joost

Jeanne Louise (Kneale) Joost, 68, passed away on April 11, 2020, in her home in LaCrosse surrounded by her family. Jeanne was born on July 25, 1951, in Colfax, Washington, to James and Lila Kneale.... Full story

 

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