Location: Spokane Washington

Butner, Julie – Obituary

Enterprise, Oregon Julie Butner, 57, former resident of Enterprise passed away at home surrounded by her family, on Sept. 12 in Spokane, Wash., after a brave five-year battle with cancer. Her shortened life left her with many great memories, most of which were shared with her husband, John Butner, of 39 years. She was born on Aug. 31, 1947 to Jack and Evelyne Wagner. Julie grew up in Enterprise, spending much of her time at her parents business, Wagner’s Men’s Store. Although she lived in Spokane for 31 years, she considered Enterprise her home and did what she could to

Lee, Leon – Obituary

Leon Lee died April 27, 2007, in Spokane, Wash. He was 48. Leon Lee was born on July 20, 1958 in Middleton, Mich. to Edward and Carol Geck. He was greatly loved by his family, extended family and countless friends. Mr. Lee was always willing to lend a hand where needed and will be greatly missed. He is survived by his wife Laura Lee; son Cody Lee; parents Edward and Carol Geck; brother Brian Geck; sisters Tami DeMattia and Tari Amy; and various nieces and nephews. Memorial services were held on Saturday May 5 at 11 a.m. at First Baptist

Crow, Phil – Obituary

Phil Crow, a 23-year resident of Olympia, Wash. died May 14, 2007. He was 62. Mr. Crow was born Sept. 14, 1944, in Milwaukee, Wis. to Henry and Mary Greenwood Loades, Sr. He graduated from Joseph High School in 1962 and attended Spokane Community College as well as General Motors University of Automotive Management. He was the Service Director for Chevrolet, General Motors, and Honda. Prior to residing in Olympia, Mr. Crow lived in Joseph, Spokane and Walla Walla, Wash. and Enterprise. In he married Diane Farris in Enterprise in 1981. His many hobbies included gardening, grapes and tomatoes, shrimping,

Denney, William L. – Obituary

William L. “Bill” Denney, 63, of Champaign, Ill., and formerly of Wallowa County, died Aug. 13 after a long battle with pancreal cancer. Bramley Funeral Home in Champaign is in charge of arrangements. A funeral was held Aug. 18 in Divernon, Ill., with burial in Pawnee, Ill., at Calvary Cemetery. A memorial service will begin at 11 a.m. Sept. 5 at Northside Baptist Church in Vancouver, Wash. A reception and visitation will follow. Bill was born Dec. 14, 1944, to Clifford R. and Mary (Betz) Denney in Spokane. He moved to Oregon in 1948 to the lower Imnaha area. He

McElhannon, Janet – Obituary

Janet McElhannon died in Spokane, Wash., on April 1, 2008. A Wallowa County resident since 2000, she was born Janet Raye Osier on April 28, 1943 in Valley City, ND. She married Dallas McElhannon in May 1978. She was a hard worker, enjoyed the simpler things in life, and most recently enjoyed serving the wonderful folks at the Alpine House in Joseph. Her consistent and devoted prayer life kept her close to her savior and served as an example to many who knew her. Janet was the loving wife of Dallas McElhannon, mother of Cynthia, Joie, and Ray. Sister to

Dulin, Dorothy Irene – Obituary

Lostine, Oregon Dorothy Irene Dulin died Feb. 20, 2008. She was born Jan. 13, 1918 in Spokane, Wash. to Olla Lee Gooch and John Fredrick Bachman. Dorothy grew up in Vancouver, Wash. and was the youngest of five siblings. She graduated high school and worked in a cannery before moving to southern California, where she spent the next 64 years of her life. There, she met John W Dulin, a young man from Springfield Mo. They were married in Las Vegas, Nev. on Nov. 16, 1941, and recently celebrated their 66th anniversary. Dorothy worked in a bag factory and later

Kent, Nettie E. – Obituary

College Place–Nettie E. Kent, 90, of 1200 SE 12th St., died Thursday [September 7] at the Blue Mountain Convalescent Center. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Mountain View Cemetery. Elder Ralph J. Wendt of the College Place Seventh-Day Adventist Church will officiate. Burial will be in the Mountain View Cemetery. Miss Kent, the daughter of Frank and Mattie Kent, was born Aug. 24, 1888 in Walla Walla. She attended local schools. She lived in Spokane for many years before returning to Walla Walla six years ago. Miss Kent is survived by her brother, Arthur Kent of

Donohue, Florence Mary – Obituary

Florence M. Donohue, 2101 First St., died Friday in Spokane, Wash. She was 74 years old. Mrs. Donohue was born November 25, 1885 in La Grande, the daughter of Donald and Joan (Childers) McLachlen. Her grandfather John McLachlen came to the Grande Ronde Valley as a young boy and was later U. S. Marshall and Sheriff of Union County. She was a member of Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church and at one time worked in the rectory as the priest’s housekeeper. She was also an Air Mail carrier for the Post Office. On May 19, 1912 she was

Hite, R. L. – Obituary

Two Injured In Wreck Die At Hot Lake Sunday Both Mrs. Marjorie Wykoff, of La Grande, and R.L. Hite of Spokane, Wash., seriously hurt in an auto accident Friday of last week, died as a result of their injuries at the Hot Lake sanatorium Sunday. The woman passed away Sunday morning about 1:55 o’clock and the man died early Sunday evening. Skull fractures were said to have caused the death of both. The fatal accident occurred late Friday afternoon, just west of the Hot Lake viaduct when Hite’s large car failed to make a turn, ran into the bank and

Monaghan, Barbara Jean Bowman Mrs. – Obituary

North Powder, Oregon Barbara Jean Bowman Monaghan, 77, of Aurora, Ill., a former North Powder resident, died April 9, 2004, at her home surrounded by her devoted children and grandchildren. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 2 p.m. June 26, 2004, at Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church in Hermiston. Committal will be at the Hermiston Cemetery. There will be a celebration of Barbara’s life immediately after the services. Her family and friends are invited to come and share in the commemoration of her life. Barbara was born to Roland “Bill” and Vera Clarke Bowman on June 28, 1926,