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{Clark} Leischner, Clara L.  
September 10, 1920 - April 22, 2016 Clara Leischner was born in Coeur d'Alene to Carl & Eva {Swaim} Clark. On October 26, 1946, she married Walter L. Leischner. Preceded in death by her parents; siblings Jack, Don, Ted, Mabel, & Bernice; nephew Vern Clark, & grandson, James W. McDonald. Survived by daughter Pattie (Mark) McDonald, son Jim Leischner; Granddaughter Shannon McDonald; Nieces Carlena {Dwain} Larsen, Gloria {David} Williams; Jean {Clark} Collins, and Vicki {Ray} Powell; and Nephews Jerry (Julie) Clark, Kenneth Clark; Bud {Marlesse} Baines, Jay Baines, Eddie (Sheri) Clark; Dennis Clark; Steve {Jeanne} Peterson, Duane {Jewel} Peterson, and Dale {Pam} Peterson; and Great Niece Sarah {Lance} Henry. Clara will be laid to rest beside her late husband Walt in Coeur d'Alene Memorial Gardens.
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Published in Spokesman-Review on Apr. 30, 2016
COLENSO, Wilfred John "Willie" - Spokane  
COLENSO, Wilfred John "Willie" "Willie" passed away peacefully at the age of 96 in Spokane, Washington, on April 16, 2016, surrounded by his loving family. He was born September 1, 1919, in Butte, Montana and was one of 11 children. He attended local schools and graduated from Butte High School in 1940. Upon graduation, he was employed with Boeing in Seattle until he enlisted with the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1942 and proudly served his country until 1946. Willie and Irene Quinn were married on May 22, 1946. They were married for 64 years until Irene's passing in 2010. Willie was employed by a storage and appliance company in Butte, Montana, from 1947 to 1949 and worked as a miner at various mines, including the Kelley, Mountain Con and Steward Mines, retiring in 1979. Willie was proud of being a life long member of the Race Track Volunteer Fire Dept. in Butte, Montana. He enjoyed all sports and was a loyal fan of the New York Mets and the San Francisco 49ers. He also devoted many hours to coaching youth baseball and football teams. Family was Willie's number one priority and pride, spending quality time attending sporting events of his own children and then of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He also found great enjoyment in attending the Spokane Indians games. Willie was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Irene; daughter, Lois Jean Colenso; ten siblings and several nephews and nieces. Families who will carry on without Papa Willie and who will miss him beyond words are sons and daughters-in-law, Bill and Linda Colenso, Great Falls, MT; Don and Judy Colenso, Spokane, WA; daughter and son-in-law, Marilyn and Jack Willoughby, Butte, MT; Grandchildren are Toni and Bob Hunt (Zach, D.J. and Marcus) Butte, MT; Staci and Nate Manos (Isabelle and Chloe) Spokane, WA; John and Kledia Colenso (Connor and Caitrin) Missoula, MT; Kate and Jon Hasenbank (Adam and Sophie) Allendale, MI; Pete and Sara Colenso (Kali and Kelsey) Great Falls, MT; Jason and Tara Willoughby (Kailub) Butte, MT; Janel and Ben Palmer (Emma and Nicholas) Minot, ND. He also is survived by brother-in-law and sister-in-law, James and Dorothy Quinn, Helena, MT; and several nephews and nieces. Memorial donations may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children - Spokane, 911 W. 5th Ave., Spokane, WA 99204. Services are being held in Butte, Montana, on April 30, 2016.
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Published in Spokesman-Review on Apr. 30, 2016
Etter, Melvin K. (Billy Bob)  
December 11, 1931 - April 21, 2016 Melvin Etter (Billy Bob) of Spokane, Wa. left us to join his wife Mary Etter (Molly Bob) on Thursday April 21, 2016 at the age of 84. Mel was born to parents Carl and Thelda Etter on December 11, 1931 in Phoenix, Az. He grew up as an only child. In 1950, he joined the Navy and spent two years serving our country while earning the Korean War service medal and United Nations service medal with an honorable discharge in 1952. In 1953 he married Miladeen Maxwell and went on to have three daughters: Sherri, Rene and Melanie. In 1961 Mel remarried Mary Scherrer and they had one daughter: Brandi. Mel was part of the produce industry from the time he was 16 until closing Billy Bob's Produce in 2006. He worked in Arizona for local grocery stores in the Phoenix area then had a few years working for the Arizona road department. In 1962 he moved to California for a job with Alpha Beta where he worked until the early 1980's when he moved to Spokane. While in Spokane he worked at URM, Super 1 Foods and then opened Billy Bob's Produce with Mary and they ran that business in several venues around Spokane for over 10 years until Mary passed away in 2007. Mel is survived by his daughters: Sherri Bachetti, Rene Williams, Melanie Neely and Brandi Gore; his grandchildren: Andy Bachetti, Greg Bachetti, Jeff Watson, Mindi Kushi, Shane Watson, Alyssa Neely, Trevor Neely and Jayson Gore; and also his great grandchildren Blake, Delaina, Karley, Riley and Emilee with one more to arrive in July that he has already met on the other side. Mel is also survived by his son Steve Garner of San Antonio, Texas. There will be no services at Mel's request. He is to be cremated then mixed with Mary's ashes and scattered in Page, Arizona. The family is grateful for the condolences but respectfully declines flowers and donations.
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Published in Spokesman-Review on Apr. 30, 2016
Fyre, Janet K. - Spokane  
May 22, 1945 - April 18, 2016 Janet was one of five children born to Oliver and Doris Aune. In 1962 Janet married Gary Fyre of Mayville, ND. They settled in Spokane and raised 3 children: Kathy (Hudson), Curtis, and Michael. Jan was a proud homemaker and lovingly known as "Martha Stewart" to her family and friends. Her many talents of crafting, sewing, cooking, and gardening turned her house into a home that was admired by many. After raising three children, she moved to Seven Bays to enjoy her beautiful lake home and her role as grandma to Kaitlyn, Kyle (Kathy), Melody, Lucas (Curtis), Tanner, Carter (Michael). A private memorial is planned for later this summer at her home on Lake Roosevelt.
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Published in Spokesman-Review from Apr. 27 to May 3, 2016
Hays, Betty - Spokane  
November 12, 1927 - April 4, 2016 Betty Hays of Elk, WA went to be with the Lord on April 4, 2016. Betty was born on November 12, 1927 in Elk, WA to Frank and Betty Podlas. She married Harry C. Hays on November 20, 1944. They had two boys, Roy E. Hays and Terry L. Hays. Betty enjoyed many activities, such as her flowers and vegetable gardens, dancing, reading and bowling. She was also a member of the Red Hats and a founding member of the Elk Homemakers Club. The family wants to acknowledge a special thanks to Phyllis and Gary Sage for always being there for Betty. Some of the extras they provided were taking her to appointments, emergency and hospital calls, shopping, and anything that Betty needed. Also, thanks to Alan Hastings for the wonderful memories you made with Betty, including all the meaningful phone calls when you couldn't be together. Betty was preceded in death by her parents; husband Harry; brother Frank Jr. and his wife Joyce; and her son Terry. She is survived by her son Roy (Margie); daughter-in-law Madonna Cherry; four grandchildren Mike Hays, Shannon Jiskra (Kelly), Joylene Neumiller (Russ), and Dustin Hays (Pamela); four great-grandchildren Austin Jiskra, Trevor Jiskra, Makenna Neumiller and Katelyn Neumiller; a nephew Rick Podlas (Melody); great-niece Angelina Burgard (Mark); and great-great nieces Isabelle Burgard and Esther Burgard. Betty's memorial service will be Friday, May 6, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at the Country Church of the Open Bible, 40015 N. Collins Road, Elk, WA. A reception will follow the service. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory can be made to Hospice of Spokane.
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Published in Spokesman-Review from Apr. 24 to Apr. 30, 2016
HURST, Robert Bence - Spokane  
HURST, Robert Bence (Age 89) Peacefully passed away in his sleep April 24, 2016 at Sullivan Park Assisted Living. He was born in Chewelah, WA on July 21, 1926. He was preceded in death last year by his wife of 57 years, Virginia Louise (Faw) Hurst; his parents, Friend Cook Hurst and Clemencia (Stirn) Hurst; son Larry Hurst; brothers, Benjamin Hurst, Fred Hurst, George Hurst, John Hurst; and a sister Helen (Hurst) Cammock. He is survived by his children, Ken Hurst (Barb) from Astoria, OR, Teresa Anderson (Cliff) from Sula, MT, Kent Hurst (Cindy) from Clam Gulch, AK, Mike Hurst (Jill) from Newman Lake, WA, Randy Hurst (Melisa) from Spokane, WA. He was loved very much by his 10 grandchildren who thought he was pretty special: Brent Anderson (Jenn), Jennifer Cobia, Darren Anderson (Daniela), Isaak Hurst (Collyn), Maryna Hurst, Kelsey Duer (Carl), Kyle Hurst (Jenn), Tarin O'Day (Nick), Hailey Hurst and David Hurst. His 12 great-grandchildren thought the world of him and loved to come visit him. Robert (Bob) grew up in Chewelah and loved to play school sports and hunt with his best friend, Frank Zeihan. When he was a senior in high school he was drafted into World War II before graduation. The school did issue diplomas to all those who were drafted. Bob chose to serve his country in the Navy. He ended up being assigned to the U.S.S. Proteus A.S. 19, a submarine tender, where he was a radioman for the number two and number four 20mm twin gun turrets. Bob stood at attention on the Proteus as it was anchored off the Missouri when the unconditional surrender of the Japanese was signed September 2, 1945. After being discharged July 2, 1946 he returned to Chewelah and ended up owning his own service station. He later turned to driving truck for various companies and also was a car pilot where he made many life-long friends. His CB handle was "Thunderbird". He met and fell in love with Virginia and they married July 26, 1958 and they lived on 39th Ave. in Spokane for 57 years. For many years they loved to travel by motorcycle across the United States and Canada, usually camping along the way. Later they turned to traveling in a motor home with Virginia's brother and sisters and documenting their adventures with many photographs. Bob was also a "rock hound" and took many family vacations rock hunting and would make jewelry with his treasures. His yard displayed many of his finds. Even though he will be missed very much by his family and friends, he is happy to once again be with his loving wife whom he missed so much this last year. Graveside services will be at Chewelah Pioneer Cemetery in the Hurst Family Plot in Chewelah, WA at 12 p.m., Saturday, April 30, 2016.
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Published in Spokesman-Review from Apr. 27 to Apr. 30, 2016
Melvin, William B. - Spokane  
January 4, 1933 - April 21, 2016 William B. Melvin of Spokane, born in 1933 went to be with the Lord on April 21st, 2016 after a long battle with Myelodysplastic Syndrome. He is survived by, Frankie, his wife of 55 years, daughters Tracy Leach (Rob), Terri Spiess (John), 5 grandchildren Renae, Bethany, Alex, Abigail and Megan, sister Judy Hebner (Ray), brothers Michael Melvin (Anne), Peter Melvin (Lynn), and many nieces and nephews. Bill was a lifetime devoted member of the Catholic Church, schooled at Seattle Prep, served in the Army ACS (Alaska Communication System) during the Korean Conflict, belonged to Knights of Columbus, dispatched for Greyhound for many years, owned Hall's Stamp Shop, exercised with friends in water aerobics, socialized with his buddies whose wives were in Frankie's red hat society, was a fan of the Zags, Seahawks and Mariners, thoroughly enjoyed ocean vacations at Lincoln City and traveled the world via 13 cruises with Frankie in retirement. Special appreciation goes to the VA for their excellent medical services. Rosary on 5/6/16 at 7pm, Memorial Mass on 5/7/16 at 11am both at Our Lady of Fatima, 1517 E. 33rd Ave,. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Catholic Relief Services 228 W. Lexington St., Baltimore, MD 21201.
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Published in Spokesman-Review from Apr. 24 to Apr. 30, 2016
Mitchell, Hildegard - Spokane  
August 16, 1932 - April 18, 2016 Hildegard (Haag) Mitchell passed on April 18, 2016 after a short battle with cancer. Hilde was born on August 16, 1932 in Linz, Austria. She came to the United States at the age of 18, became a US citizen in 1960, and has called Liberty Lake, WA home for the past 45 years. She could be tough as nails, surviving childhood in war-torn Austria, single motherhood, and a brain tumor. She loved her years working at the Couer d'Alene Resort, caring for friends' pets, and fastidiously working in her yard. She lived her life with great vigor and tenacity, and her energy was matched by few. She was a dear and loyal friend to many, and a strong and caring mom. She is survived by her children, Erna, Glenn, Ashley (Marti Hickey), and Amber (Rob Gamber), and by her two granddaughters, Zoe Mitchell and Molly Gamber. She touched the lives of nearly everyone at Liberty Lake, and they will not be the same without her. Her immaculate lawn, Austrian accent and enormous personality will be missed by many. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to WA Talking Book & Braille Library, or Hospice House of Spokane in her name.
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Published in Spokesman-Review from Apr. 27 to May 3, 2016
MONTGOMERY, Joyce Allena  
MONTGOMERY, Joyce Allena Spokane March 16th, 2016 We all lost a beautiful soul. Joyce Montgomery passed away at age of 62 from sudden heart complications. She was a Wife, Mother, Grand- mother,Great-Grandma, Aunt and friend to many. Born Joyce Allena Hayes September 14th, 1953 to Robert and Donna Hayes in Spokane WA. Joyce was the oldest of five children, sisters Nancy Tedrow, and Kathy Hauff, brothers Pat Hayes and Mike Hayes (deceased). Joyce graduated from Rogers High School. She married Jerry Brooks and had two sons Scott and Terry. Joyce remarried JR Montgomery March 17th, 1993 and was happily married 23 years. Joyce worked in jewelry retail and recently in the health care field. She loved spending time with family and friends and weekends up at Waitts lake. Joyce also loved her extended motorcycle family and life on the road to numerous locations. She loved life and brightened up the lives of anyone who came across her path. Joyce is survived by husband JR (Leroy) Montgomery, sons Scott and Terry Brooks; stepsons Chris Montgomery and Matt Montgomery; daughters-in-law Heather Brooks, Anna Martin, Laura Montgomery; grandchildren, Allison Crick, Kelsie Brooks, Tristan Brooks, Elizabeth Brooks, Caden Brooks, Lucas Montgomery, Victoria Montgomery, Roxie Montgomery, Hudson Montgomery; great-grandchild Jaxon Crick. Joyce will be remembered in hearts and minds by many. A celebration of life will be held for Joyce on Saturday, May 7th, 2016 from 1-3pm at the South Hill Senior Center, 3151 E. 2th Ave, Spokane, WA 99223.
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Published in Spokesman-Review on Apr. 30, 2016
Shea, Maurice F. - Spokane  
April 22, 1925 - April 20, 2016 Maurice F. Shea of Newport, WA peacefully passed away two days before his 91st birthday on April 20, 2016, at the Spokane Veteran's Home. He is preceded in death by his wife Lempi; his daughter Renee, and his brother Don. He is survived by his sons Dennis of Whidbey Island, Mike of Newport, WA, Gary of Spokane and his daughter Mary of Benton City, WA as well as ten grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Maurice served with the Army Air Corps during World War II. He raised his young family in Hillyard, being active in St. Patrick's Parish and school and then worked seasonally for many years as a construction superintendent, building schools in remote villages in northern Alaska. He loved life in Alaska and the people there. He was a generous father, at one time gifting acreage or providing homes to many of his children. During the past 30 years, Maurie lived near Diamond Lake in Newport, WA where he attended St. Catherine's Catholic Church in Priest River, ID and was a faithful patron of Audrey's Restaurant in Newport. He was a caregiver of hungry wild critters and had a special fondness for his dogs, especially his golden retriever, Naomi "Nummy." A service will be conducted at the Veteran's Cemetery in Medical Lake, date TBD. His favorite charities were St. Jude's and Priest River Animal Rescue.
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Published in Spokesman-Review from Apr. 27 to May 3, 2016
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