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SLIGAR, Darlene Marie - New Port Richey  
SLIGAR, Darlene Marie (Age 72) Of New Port Richey, Florida, passed on June 24, 2016. Survivors include sister, Marti; and daughters, Roxanne, Shauna, Lynnette and "Little"; www.michels-lundquist.com
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Published in Spokesman-Review on June 26, 2016
SMITH, Barbara Louise Willard - Spokane  
SMITH, Barbara Louise Willard Born July 21, 1937 in San Pedro, CA, began her eternity June 24, 2016 after a mercifully short battle with lung cancer. She is survived by her one true love Calvin, her children and their spouses, Deb and Jed Jahn, Laurie and Bill Hunt, Corrie and Bill Schirmer and Cal (Smitty) and Stacy Smith, 10 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, three nephews, brother Mel and sister Beverly. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mel and Lillian, as well as her precious great-grandson Taylor. A memorial is being held Saturday, July 2 at 1:00 in the Club House of the Cascade Manufactured Home Community - 2311 W. 16th Ave., Spokane, WA 99224 (off Hwy 195). In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that you make donations to Hospice of Spokane in Loving Memory of Barbara Smith - hospiceofspokane.org . Online condolences at hennesseyfuneralhomes.com .
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Published in Spokesman-Review on June 29, 2016
SNOW, Garnet "Claude" - Spokane  
SNOW, Garnet "Claude" 92 Years of Life On June 16th, 2016 Claude was reunited with the love of his life, Doris, who preceded him in death in 2009. Claude was born in Heppner, Oregon on February 3rd, 1924 to Kemper and Evelyn Snow. After graduating from Heppner High School in 1942, Claude moved to Spokane and enlisted in the Navy. On June 18th, 1943, he married Doris Oscarson and they shared a wonderful life together for 66 years. A decorated Navy veteran of WWII, Claude saw action in the south Pacific as a crew chief on a submarine hunting aircraft, part of Bombing Squadron 118 "The Old Crows". After discharge from the Navy, Claude and Doris settled in Newport, Washington where they began raising their family. He worked for the Diamond Match Company and also ran a successful photography business. In 1959 they moved to Spokane. He worked as a driver for Blue Bell Potato Chip Co. and Holsum Bakery, before starting his career with the Washington State Highway Department. He was an Assistant Superintendent when he retired in 1985. Claude and Doris traveled the U.S., recording their adventures with photographs and videos. They enjoyed being HAM radio operators, sitting on their deck watching the birds, and most of all, spending time with their family and friends. Claude was preceded in death by his beloved wife Doris, brothers Bill Snow and Richard Johnson and cherished in-laws and friends. He is survived by his six children, Karen King and Patricia Blair of Everett WA, Janet (Roger) Swan of Colbert WA, Claudia Barnett of Spokane, Curtis (Suzi) Snow of Waldport, OR and JoAn (LaRoy) Sanders of Cheney WA. He is also survived by his brother Larry Johnson, sister Nancy Bolin, 23 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren and a large, loving extended family and network of great friends. We say goodbye to an extraordinary man who never lost sight of what really matters in life: family, friends, hard work and honor. A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 25th at 1pm, at Ball & Dodd Funeral Home, 5100 W. Wellesley, Spokane. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 911 W. 5th Ave., Spokane, WA 99204.
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Published in Spokesman-Review from June 22 to June 24, 2016
SPRAY, Franklin Woodrow - Spokane  
SPRAY, Franklin W. "Frank" Franklin Woodrow Spray, 82, passed away June 21. He was preceded in death by his wife Yvonne, his son Paul, and son-in-law Casey Beechinor. Frank is survived by his son Dave and daughter-in-law Michelle; daughters: Sandy Beehinor and Sue Burton; his grandchildren, Brian, Melissa, Shaylee, Keatyn, Jack, Kyle, Nicole, Shawn and 9 great-grandchildren. He leaves behind his longtime companion Darlene Reilly, who kept her promise to love and care for him and never leave his side. Frank proudly served in the United States Marine Corps. Upon military discharge he joined "Plumbers & Steamfitters Union Local 44". He received a "50 Year Award" for his dedication and stood proudly to be part of the union and the lifelong friendships of his "brothers," who referred to him as "Honest Frank". Per Frank's request a Celebration of Life will be held at Deer Park Eagles on Saturday, June 25, 2016 from 3:00-6:00 pm. Thank you to the Hospice House of Spokane and big hugs to "Daisy." In lieu of flowers, donations greatly appreciated to the Hospice House of Spokane in Frank's honor.
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Published in Spokesman-Review from June 22 to June 23, 2016
TAMAKI, Yoshio - Spokane  
TAMAKI, Yoshio February 5, 1931 - November 22, 2015 Friends and family will gather at Greenwood Memorial Terrace to cele-brate the life of long time Spokane resident Yoshio Tamaki. Yosh died of compli-cations from a stroke he suffered in November. He was 84 years old. Meticulous, clever and pragmatic, Yosh was a loving husband and proud father of five daughters. He was an avid fisherman, gardener and golfer, known for handing out his homemade rice balls to others at the course In addition to his wife June, Yosh is survived by his children: Lisa Tamaki; Stacie Tamaki; Lori Bawden (Pete); Julie Bustillo (Miguel); Ronda Tamaki (Ryan) and grandchildren: Betsy, Lukas and Carolina. He is also survived by survived by his brother Larry Tamaki (Amy) and his sister Barbara Doi of Hawaii. A memorial service will be held June 24th at 2:30 at Greenwood cemetery.
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Published in Spokesman-Review on June 23, 2016
TAYLOR, Ruth A. - Spokane  
TAYLOR, Ruth A. (1943 - 2016) Ruth A. Taylor - age 72- passed away peacefully at her home and was beamed up to Heaven on June 16th. She was born in Post Falls, ID September 27, 1943 to Paul and Bessie Noel but lived the majority of her life in Spokane, WA. She enjoyed puzzles, Star Trek, movies, gambling, grandchildren and pets. She was extremely hardworking retiring after 38 years as a housekeeping supervisor at Deaconess Hospital. In her retirement, she supervised the landscaping of her yard that she enjoyed very much, had Friday movie nights with her movie crew, and also become an amateur food critique at all the local restaurants generally over tipping. She was very caring and cherished her time with her grandchildren. She will be missed by all that knew and loved her. Ruth was survived by one brother Jerry; two children Christine and Rob; and four grandchildren Heidi, Ashley, Marie and Scott.
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Published in Spokesman-Review on June 26, 2016
URNESS, Sonja Marie  
URNESS, Sonja Marie This beautiful, big hearted, unpredictable, brilliant, one of a kind, cookey lady played a huge part in so many lives. Sonja taught us unconditional love, trust, discipline, and that the world can be a better place if you make it! Sister, mama, artist, sweetheart, gardener, wryly funny friend. A lifelong Spokane girl, Sonja was born in 1959. A 1977 graduate of Shadle Park High School, Sonja was one smart cookie, providing accounting and bookkeeping services for a variety of organizations. She dedicated herself to the children who faced crisis and had no where to go. As a foster parent, she continues to be 'mama' to many long after they left her tender care. Sonja is preceded in death by baby Matthew and her parents. She is survived by five siblings and many nieces and nephews. Family and friends gathered to celebrate Sonja's life on June 5th. Please share your memories on Sonja's page and any remembrances with Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
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Published in Spokesman-Review on June 29, 2016
Vanderbosch, Mark L. - Spokane  
Vanderbosch, Mark Leon, (54). Our beloved Mark was called to heaven on June 12th, 2016 following a hemorrhagic stroke. Mark was born July 13, 1961 to Leonard and Judy Vanderbosch. He graduated from Mead High School in 1979 and was employed by Sturm Heating and Air Conditioning. When you find something you love, love the hell out of it. That is how we remember Mark. He was an amazing man with more spirit and life than most. His love for fishing, hunting and skiing was only surpassed by the love he had for his family. He would go out of his way to help anyone in need. He is survived by his parents, Siblings: Marci Vanderbosch, Monica Sander (Jeff), Mike Vanderbosch (Lisa), and Len Vanderbosch Jr (Cecilee); Nieces/Nephews: Brandy, Stephanie, Eric (Haley), Jessica (Donnie), Van Marie, Jake, Isaac, Tabitha, Isabella, Audrey, Harper and Brady. Mark has a large extended family and friends far and wide. A service will be held Friday, June 24, 2016 at 11:00 am The Service Station, 9315 N. Nevada Street, Spokane, WA 992018 In lieu of flowers please consider a donation in Mark's name to the: Mount Spokane Ski Patrol or Lisa Stiles-Gyllenhammer Club/Boys & Girls Clubs of Spokane
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Published in Spokesman-Review from June 19 to June 25, 2016
VOWELS, Lorretta - Spokane Valley  
VOWELS, Lorretta (Age 86) Funeral services for Lorretta Vowels, will be held on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at the Church of the Nazarene in Princeton, ID. Pastor Bob Lambert will officiate at the service and burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery in Palouse, WA. Mrs. Vowels passed away Thursday, June 23rd at Pine Ridge Care Center in Spokane Valley. Barbara Lorretta Poston was born on July 21, 1929 at Potlatch, ID to Zephaniah Jackson Poston and Tinsy Mae Eskridge Poston. She attended grade school and high school in Potlatch, graduating from Potlatch High School in 1947. Lorretta married Edward V. 'Eddie' Vowels on July 3, 1948 at Moscow, Idaho. The couple lived in Palouse for one year, and then settled in Princeton where they raised their four children. Eddie and Lorretta co-owned and operated Vowels Farms and Vowels Logging in Princeton for many years. Her husband Edward died in March of 2010. Lorretta has made her home at Pine Ridge Care Center in Spokane Valley for the past six years. Lorretta was a former member of the Potlatch PTA, the Princeton Ladies Community Club, the Potlatch Jr. Miss Committee, and the Moscow Hospital Auxiliary, the Draft Horse Pullers Assn., and the Cayuse Kids Saddle Club. She focused on being a wife, mother, and homemaker, but she loved to volunteer. Lorretta received a 'Love" Award from the Moscow Hospital auxiliary. Lorretta always put others before herself, and showered her family with unconditional love. Survivors include her two sons, Henry Vowels of Colbert, WA and Rodney (Mickey) Vowels of Princeton, ID; two daughters, Diane (Glen) Bremer of Beaverton, OR and Sallie (Kelly) Rowe of Spokane Valley, WA; ten grandchildren: Jacob Vowels, Corrinne (Alvin Slocombe) Vowels, Nathan (Mia) Vowels, David (Kelley) Vowels, Rachel (Mark) Sandall, Jenny Vowels, Jesse Vowels, Lindsie Rowe, Lauren Rowe, Zoie Bremer and nine great-grandchildren: Jaxon Vowels, Landon Vowels, Elena Vowels, Mila Vowels, Naia Vowels, Jace Vowels, Heidi Vowels. She was preceded in death by her siblings; Jackie Strom, Eunice Gietz, Jim Poston, Lorraine Cann, Larry Poston, Patty Hill, and Bruce Poston. Memorial gifts may be given to the Potlatch Ambulance Fund, PO Box 63, Potlatch, ID, 83855. Kramer Funeral Home of Palouse, WA is handling the arrangements.
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Published in Spokesman-Review on June 26, 2016
WEBSTER, Rita Jeannette (Aeschliman) - Spokane  
WEBSTER, Rita Jeannette (Aeschliman) (Age 86) Rita passed away in Spokane on April 13, 2016, after a final battle with leukemia. She was preceded in death by her husband of 34 years, Donald Gilmer Webster, and both of her parents, Rupert and Goldie Aeschliman. She was born on October 21, 1929, in Colfax and spent most of her life in Eastern Washington. Rita was a graduate of Colfax High School and Whitworth College. She shared work with her husband in their sign and art studio for many years and was a volunteer in the community. She enjoyed being with her granddaughter, mall walking and sailing with her younger son, Don. She is survived by her sons Don Webster and John Webster, John's wife Kimberly Roberts and her granddaughter Kaitlin Webster. She is also survived by her sisters, Ramona Kretz, Donna Morgan and husband John, and Dolora Koehn and husband Melvin, her brother Oliver Aeschliman and wife Emily, and many nephews, nieces and cousins. There will be an informal memorial gathering at the Manito Park picnic shelter (18th and Grand Blvd.) on June 26, 2016 at 5pm. All of Rita's family and friends are invited to come and share their remembrances.
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Published in Spokesman-Review from June 19 to June 22, 2016
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