The Spokesman-Review from Spokane, Washington on January 24, 2016 · b5
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The Spokesman-Review from Spokane, Washington · b5

Spokane, Washington
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Sunday, January 24, 2016
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THE SPOKESMAN-REVIEW JANUARY24,2016 SUNDAY PAGE B5 DONEY, Willard “Merle” Willard “Merle” Doney went to be with the Lord December 29th, 2015. He was born March 1, 1949 at Fort Belknap in Harlem, Montana to Ernestine “Tiny” and Elmer Pete Doney. He was a proud Native American, enrolled in The Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana. He served in the U.S. Army. Next to the oldest of 14 children. Preceded in death by his mother, “Tiny”; sister, Deanna; brothers: Stuart and David. Survived by sisters: Patricia Dedman, Roberta Wandler, Marilyn France, Janice Johnson, and Edna Hatten. Brothers: James, Dale, Wade, Dean and Gaylord. He also survived by his wife, Yvonne of 37 years; children Todd, Tanya, Robert, Kristina, and Christopher, a grandson he raised. Blessed with 37 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, aunts uncles, nephews, nieces and cousins. HE IS GREATLY LOVED AND MISSED! We invite you to join us in a Celebration of his Life, January 30, 2016, 3:00 pm at the NW Bible Church of Mead, 3707 E. 3rd, Mead, WA. His final resting place will be in Chinook, Montana in the spring. DUNCAN, Barbara Jean (Age 77) Barbara Jean Benjamin Duncan, of Spokane, Washington was born on February 22, 1938 in Orofino, Idaho to Clifford and Della Benjamin. She left this world peacefully on Tuesday, December 29th, 2015 after a courageous battle with Parkinson’s. A wife, loving mother of five, and a homemaker who enjoyed her garden, especially her roses. Above all else she cherished her children and grandchildren. She devoted many years to the Spokane Public Schools as the office manager for Regal Elementary. She is survived by her husband of 34 years, Bruce Duncan, her five children Annette Price, Mary Davey, Rob Newmeyer, Kathryn Herbert and Amy Newmeyer, stepsons, Ron Duncan and Steven Duncan and 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Her sister Margaret Huss of Auburn, Washington also survives her. Barbara touched the lives of many people with her smile and kindness and maintained her trademark sense of humor all the way to the end. A remembrance service to honor Barbara will be held at 2:45 p.m., Friday, February 12, 2016 at the Riverside Memorial Park on the Lawn of Peace, 211 N. Government Way, Spokane, WA. A celebration of her life will follow at 3:30 at Nectar, 120 N. Stevens Street, Spokane, WA. Memorial donations can be made to the Parkinson’s Resource Center of Spokane, 613 S. Washington, Suite 104, Spokane 99204. DUOOS, Richard D. D.D.S. Richard “Dick” Duoos passed away peacefully at home on January 19, 2016 in Spokane, WA. He celebrated his 80th birthday on a warm Spokane summer day with four generations of family at his home. He leaves behind his loving wife, Janice (Overvold) Duoos of 29 years. He was born in Minneapolis, MN to Stener and Berniece Duoos on August 18, 1935 and moved to Spokane in 1939 where he attended Wilson and Roosevelt Grade Schools, graduating from Lewis & Clark High School in 1953. He went on to earn undergraduate and dental degrees at the University of Washington. After completing a residency in Children’s Dentistry in Honolulu, he established his Pediatric Dental Practice in Santa Cruz, CA where he continued to practice for 25 years. Dick retired to Port Ludlow on the Olympic Peninsula and later returned to Spokane in 2006. His memberships have included California Society of Dentistry for Children, California and American Dental Associations, American Society of Preventive Dentistry, Delta Sigma Phi and Delta Sigma Delta Fraternities, Santa Cruz Yacht Club and Port Ludlow Yacht Club. He enjoyed skiing, sailing, golf, fishing and travel. Dick is survived by his four daughters, Deanna Davis, Mary Kay (Curt) Craig, Andrea (Rob) Radomski, Leslie (Joe) Muzzio; former wife, Donna Reynolds; eight grandchildren and three great- grandchildren who gave him great joy in his later years. Also survived by two uncles and several cousins. He will be missed by his beloved dog, Oona. He is preceded in death by his parents; son Darrell and several aunts and uncles. A Celebration of Life will take place at a later date. The family wishes to thank Dr. Steven Johnson, Hospice of Spokane, and caregivers Lynda, Joy and Julie. Memorial donations may be made to JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation), 421 W. Riverside Avenue #304, Spokane WA 99201 or Hospice of Spokane, PO Box 2215, Spokane WA 99210. GEFFRE, LeRoy S. “Meathead” Passed away on January 1, 2016 at the age of 74. He was born on August 4th, 1941 in Britton, South Dakota to Joseph J. Geffre Jr. and Frances Durheim. He is survived by his children: Lyal Bolin, Colleen Mayovsky and Shawn Allen; Carmen Helms and Jason Helms; brothers: Jerry (Colleen) Geffre, Gary (Lori) Geffre; and his sister Carole (Ron) Stidham; six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; along with several nieces and nephews. He worked hard all his life and enjoyed living life to the fullest. Lee was a man that would give you the shirt off his back, even if he didn’t have one. We will love and miss you dad and will see you again. Per his request there will be no service but a celebration in his honor at The Lariat Inn, 11820 N. Market St, Mead, WA on February 6th, from 3-6pm for anyone over 21 who would like to come have a drink in honor of LeRoy. GROW,PatriciaL. November18,1934-January16,2016 Born11/18/1934inOmaha, Nebraska.PatmarriedHank, herhighschoolsweetheartin 1952andimmediately startedafamily.Theyall traveledtheworldaspartof anAirForcefamilyeventually retiringinSpokanein1972. UnfortunatelyPat'soneand onlytruelovepassedawayin 1987.AlthoughPathad devotedherlifetobeingthe mostamazingwifeand mother,thatrolehadsadly endedandshebegana journeyonherownwithhergrowndaughtersonthesidelinescheeringheron. Shehadstartedasmallwomanownedbusinessthatwasamoneymaker almostimmediately.JoiningandbeingpartoftheorganizationAmerican BusinessWomenalsogaveheralargesenseofpride.Patthenwenttowork forHUDandlaterwithPeopleToPeople.Shethrivedasanewmemberofthe workingcommunity,somethingthatwasnotapossibilityduringhermarried life.EventuallyAlzheimer'stookawayallofheramazingcreativity,butuntil nearingtheend,shecontinuedtobefunny,playful,andveryornery.Patis survivedbyhersister,JeanAppleford,daughtersConnie(andDoug)Causey, Sandy(andKen)Ralph,grandchildren,Teresa(andEric)Fry,DanielCausey, andMelisa(andDerek)Mael,andmanygreatgrandchildren.Amemorialwill beplannedatalaterdate. HAMLIN, Carl L. September 9, 1926 - January 18, 2016 Carl passed away peacefully in his home with family by his side at the age of 89; oldest of five born to Carl J. and Gertrude Hamlin in Spokane, WA. He attended Rogers High School while working in his family’s successful printing business, Pearl Press Printers. In 1948, he married the love of his life, Moreen L. Ross. Together they had six children: Carla (David) Gogert of Wasilla, AK; Laurana (Roy) Shaw of Spokane, WA; Moreen Hamlin of Wasilla, AK; Skyler (Michelle) Hamlin of Colville, WA; Maylon (Carlana) Hamlin of Newman Lake, WA; and Darin (Connie) Hamlin of Elk, WA. Among Carl’s many trades, his stories favored Longshoreman, printing and foundry work and was also a member of GMP Local No. 289. He was also employed at Boeing and Powers Candy. Family was his pride and joy. Telling stories of his life raising their family on the farm in Chattaroy lit up his world. His hobby later in life was woodworking such as Christmas decor, Adirondack furniture and Tic-Tac-Toe boards for his grandkids. Carl is survived by his siblings Carol Rodgers, Betty Dietzman, Jack and Mike Hamlin, all of Spokane, 20 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great- grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his wife Moreen of 51 years, his brother Donald L. Hamlin, infant son Carl Hamlin Jr. and infant great-granddaughter Tanisha Broadsword. A special thank you to Hospice of Spokane for their excellent guidance and support. A celebration of life will be announced at a later date. HART,BurtonB. October14,1939-January14,2016 Longtimeresidentand physicianofSpokane,WA,Dr. BurtonBruceHart,76, passedawayunexpectedly butpeacefullyinhissleep, ThursdayJanuary,14th. Bornandraisedin Youngwood,PA.,thesonof RoyandLillianHart,hespent hisyoungadultlifeinand aroundthePennsylvaniaarea priortomovingtoSpokane, WA.Hewasknowntomanyas "Butch"or"Doc"Hart. AfterhighschoolheservedhiscountryintheKoreanWar.Neartheendof hisserviceattheageof24,hewasrecruitedbytheUniversityofBuffaloto attendcollegeandplayfootball.WhileattheU.B.heplayedlinebackerunder coachBuddyRyanwhoreferredtohimas"ACoachesDream." AftergraduatingfromtheU.B.hethenwentontoattendOhioState Universitywherehereceivedhisdoctoratedegreeinhealthandeducation. AftergraduatingfromOhioState,hecontinuedhiscareerineducationasa ProfessoratPennStateUniversity.Whileteaching,hedecidedtopursuehis passionformedicine.HewentontograduatefromthePhiladelphiaCollegeof OsteopathicMedicine. ButchmarriedhischildhoodsweetheartJudithIrisLoughryandenjoyed43 yearstogetherandbecameparentsofthreechildren.AfterthepassingofIris in2010,ButchwasfortunatetofindloveasecondtimewithKathrynHurwitz. KathrynandButchtraveledtheworldandenjoyedmanyadventurestogether. Butchwasacompetitorandanamazingathletecontinuingintohislater yearsbyenjoyinghandball,golf,andtheannualThanksgiving"TurkeyBowl" footballgame. Hewaspassionateabouthisfamilyandfriends,themanypatientsinhis medicalpractice,andhelpingothers.Helivedlifetothefullestandleftan imprintofeveryonehemet. Heleavesbehindhistwosonsanddaughter,Dr.MarkHart,BurtonHartII, GrettaHartaswellashissevengrandchildren,Iris,Maris,Tess,Clayton, Lillian,ArloandJune. Dadweloveyou.Thankyouforallmemories. AcelebrationofhislifewillbeheldattheSpokane,WA.WandermereGolf courseBanquetroominApril.FordetailspleasecalloremailBruceHart.406- HUDSON, Jerry Wayne (Age 78) Jerry was born May 20, 1937 in Forest Grove, OR to Raymond and Frances Hudson. He passed away January 19, 2016 in Spokane. Jerry graduated from Scappoose High School in Oregon in 1955. He then went on to spend four years in the US Coast Guard Reserve. He married Billie C. Chappell in 1960. Together they had one son Jerry J. Hudson, and he acquired three stepchildren; Mike Chappell, Deborah Chappell and Tami Chaney. Jerry and Billie divorced in 1979. In 1980 Jerry married Frances M. Harala. With Frances he has two stepchildren Steve and Bruce Harala. Jerry spent 45 years in the lumber industry with various companies. He loved yard work and gardening. He was also an avid golfer. Jerry is survived by his wife Fran and children and stepchildren, along with his sisters Carole Barr and Dorothy Thomsen, and brother Richard. He is preceded in death by his parents and brothers Jim and Douglas. Jerry was a one of a kind man. He was always willing to help no matter what, he would help anyone at any time. JOHNSON, Ila June (Age 90) Passed away January 19, 2016 in Spokane, WA. She was born in Iola, KS, on June 23, 1925. Ila is survived by three daughters: Sarah (Gary) Hammer, Lee (Del) Poole, and Kristen Wold; eight grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions can be directed to Boys Town ( In Loving Memory COLE, Elsie (Age 94) October 6, 1921 ~ January 12, 2016 Devoted wife, mother and grandmother, Elsie, at the age of 94 passed peacefully into her Savior’s loving arms during the early morning of January 12, 2016. She was born in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho to Ida and Erick Larson. She married Robert Cole in Coeur d’Alene on July 3, 1941. Her last few days were spent with members of her family. Elsie was a homemaker who loved nothing more than spending time with and doing things for her husband, sons, and grand children. She cherished cooking, sewing, and preparing her home for her numerous family and friends. In later years she enjoyed crocheting gifts and word puzzles. Perhaps her greatest passion to the end was being a Portland Trailblazer Fan. She was preceded in death by her grandson Richard Cole, four sons, David, Donald, John, and William Cole, husband Robert, and great-granddaughter Rebeccah Maier. She is survived by son Michael, daughters-in-law, Pamela, Susan, Paula, and Jeri, as well as 11 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, family, and friends. Services for Elsie will be held 12:00 January 30, 2016 at Heritage Funeral Home, 508 N. Government Way, Spokane. This will be followed by a service at final resting place with husband and sons at Fairmount Memorial Park in Spokane. COTTER, Patrick Vincent Was born in McKinney, Texas on July 20th, 1949. He went home to be with the Lord on January 17th, 2016, surrounded by his loving wife, children, grandchildren and family. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Bridget; seven children, Tim, Tammy, Todd, Patrick James, Annie Kaesemeyer (Emerson), Andrew, and Elizabeth, all of Spokane. He is also survived by his loving brothers and sisters, but preceded in death by his sister Susan. He was the proud grandfather of seventeen grandchildren, whom he adored greatly. He was looking forward to the birth of his first great-grandchild later this year. Dad was a proud U.S. Army veteran, enlisting to serve our country in Vietnam. He proudly served this country that he loved from 1968-1970. He often remembered our Veterans and active duty military in his prayers. Dad loved his work for the United States Postal Service, where he was employed for over 30 years. He was a true provider to his family, often picking up overtime hours, to ensure his family was provided for. Our family’s motto is “Love Grows Best In Little Houses,” as he and mom chose to raise their family in a little house that they bought 40 years ago. The greatest love of his life was truly his wife and family. Viewing will be available Tuesday, January 26th beginning at 4 p.m. at Hennessey Funeral Home, 2203 N. Division Spokane, WA 99207. Rosary Vigil will be held at Hennessey at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, January 26th. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, January 27 at 2:30 in the afternoon at St. Anthony Catholic Church, 2320 N. Cedar in Spokane. Procession to burial with military honors at Holy Cross Cemetery will follow. A memorial celebration will also be held at St. Thomas More Parish, 515 W. St. Thomas More Way, on the 27th at 5 p.m. All are invited to attend. Flowers may be sent to Hennessey Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project or Veterans of Foreign Wars. Please visit Patrick’s online memorial to leave a message of condolence to the family in the online guestbook at LUTHER, Ellen Elizabeth “Betty” Ellen Elizabeth Luther, loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, current resident of Idaho Falls, Idaho, and previous resident of LaCrosse, WA, passed away January 17, 2016 at the age of 94. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 29th, in the chapel of Bruning Funeral Home in Colfax. Vault interment will follow at the LaCrosse Cemetery. Betty was born December 14, 1921 in Endicott, Washington to Marshall Clyde and Maena Mae Moore. The family lived in Moscow, Idaho, until she was school age, when the family moved to LaCrosse, Washington. Betty attended elementary school at Rock Springs, Washington, and graduated from LaCrosse high school in 1939. She met and married her husband Clyde Billings Luther on October 15, 1940 and they were together until Clyde’s death in 2003. They had celebrated 62 years of marriage. They moved to LaCrosse in 1945 where they lived for 58 years. Betty served as treasurer for the town of LaCrosse, Washington, also managing the family-owned insurance business. She enjoyed genealogy which led her to publish a book of the genealogy of her and Clyde’s families. She also enjoyed painting, music, crafts and crocheting, making hats for needy children in Idaho Falls. She loved to take her keyboard to nursing homes and play old familiar songs for the residents. Betty and her husband Clyde traveled extensively from the desert southwest to Alaska. Her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren were a particular joy and she enjoyed watching or participating in their activities whenever possible. She dearly loved, and was loved by her family. She is survived by her brother Keith Moore (Carmen) of Vancouver, Washington; daughter, Nancy Copp (Robert) of Idaho Falls, Idaho; son Randy Luther (Judy) of Spokane, Washington; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents Clyde and Maena Moore; husband Clyde Luther; brother George Moore and sister Laura Moore. Memorial contributions in Betty’s honor are suggested to a charity of choice. Bruning Funeral Home of Colfax has been entrusted with funeral arrangements. Online condolences may be left for the family at O B I T U A R I E S O B I T U A R I E S O B I T U A R I E S -B5Main

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