Odessa Vicinity Deaths

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                                                                     Submitted by Marge Womach  

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Amende:  Benjamin ‘Max’ Amende.  Max Amende passed away on March 11, 2010 at his home in Des Moines, WA, with his family at his side.  Max was born in Marlin and graduated from Odessa High School in 1943. He enlisted in the Army Air Corps following graduation and reported for duty at Lake Field, Phoenix, AZ.  He graduated as an Advanced Single Engine Pilot in 1945. In 1945, he took Mary Genevieve McKeen to be his bride. After the war ended they moved to Seattle, where Max attended the University of Washington receiving his Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Business degree in 1949. Max worked for Pan American Airlines before opening a plastics business in 1958.  He and Mary adopted a son Bruce and a daughter Nancy. Max was a son who believed in respect for parents and family, a husband who fully gave his heart; a father who loved with the hand of God; a grandfather who could not have been more proud; and a neighbor and friend who gave unsacrificially, as if you were the most important person in his life. Max was preceded in death by his brother Art, sisters Annie and Muriel and his son Bruce. He is survived by his wife, Mary, sister Jeanette and brother Jimmy, daughter Nancy, son-in-law John, grandchildren Alisha and husband Gerald, Jessica, Davis and Grace; as well as great grandchildren Kayla and Kayden. A celebration memorial of his life will be held May 22 at 5:30 p.m. at Normandy Park United Church of Christ, Normandy Park, WA. To have known this man was to have known a true friend.” (Odessa Record: 5-13-2010) "Benjamin M Amende. Birth: 28 Dec 1924. Died: 11 March 2010. Last Residence: 98198, Seattle, King Co, WA." (SS Death Index)

Caster:  “Ted Caster. Died: 29 Aug 1991, age 87, Seattle. Residence: Seattle. Certificate #204070”.  (WA Death Index; did not view)

Ellingson:  “Ellingson Services Set for Tomorrow. Funeral services will be held for Hans Ellingson, retired hotel operator, at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at Hazen & Jaeger’s. Burial will be at Greenwood. Mr Ellingson died at a hospital here yesterday. His home was at N4811 Post.  He had operated hotels in Spokane, Odessa and other Inland Empire communities. He was an active member of Samaritan lodge 52, IOOF. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs Margaret Green, Spokane, and Mrs Helen Davis, Oswego, OR; a brother, Sivert Ellingson, Ortonville, WA; and a sister, Mrs Helen Muri, Tacoma.” (Spokane Daily Chronicle, Thursday, Aug 24, 1950)

Etzkorn: Maxine L (Halgren) Etzkorn passed away Friday, July 30, 2010 after a brief illness. She was born Maxine L Halgren on Feb 13, 1926 at St Paul, MN, the daughter of Ernest and Hannah Halgren. As an infant, she lost her father to a sudden illness. Her mother and she then moved to and resided for a time in Spokane, until her mother married Lloyd S King of Odessa. Maxine attended grammar school and graduated from Odessa High School in 1944.  After graduation, Maxine moved to Spokane where she was employed by the Spokane and Eastern Bank. She married Howard L Crockett in 1945. They resided in Richmond, CA, where a daughter, Sharon, was born. Maxine returned to Spokane in 1949, and was employed at Central Pre-Mix Concrete as a bookkeeper for 13 years.  IN 1962, she met and married longtime Wenatchee resident, Karl R Etzkorn. They resided in Wenatchee until Karl passed away in 1966. Maxine is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Roger Jones of Sammamish, WA; one step-son, Kenneth Etzkorn of Seattle; brother, Wayne King; and brother and sister-in-law, Virgil and Rosemary King, all of Spokane; grandsons and spouses, Mark and Tram Jones of Sammamish and Scott and Karin Jones of Boise, Idaho, and great granddaughters, Haley and Isabel Jones of Sammamish, WA. A private family celebration will be held in Spokane. Local arrangements are by Jones & Jones-Betts Funeral Home, Wenatchee.” (Odessa Record: 8-12-2010)

Evans:  Willard Gary ‘Bill’ Evans died July 21, 2010. Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 27, at the Almira Community Church.  He was born to Will Evans and Florence Sanford Dec 7, 1934 in Almira, the fifth child in a family of five boys. He grew up in Almira, completing 12 years of school and graduating from Almira High in 1953.  During what should have been his first year in school, he came down with a severe case of rheumatic fever and, according to him, he had measles, mumps, whooping cough and everything else that year. In school, he was fortunate to have his Aunt Mynn as one of his teachers. It would be an understatement to say that Florence’s two youngest sons kept her busy (former Almira mayor, Lanny, being the other son).  The years were a blur for their mother: a broken arm for Billy, ammunition through the hand for Lanny (unloading shells to make cigarette loads), the escapade of the drunk chickens, a shotgun discharged through the closet (there went Florence’s wardrobe); numerous wrecks and enough other excitement to change the color of their mother’s hair. Bill attended Spokane Vocational School studying mechanics for the next two years. In 1955, he enlisted in the Army and was stationed in Germany for most of his tour of duty. He returned home and married the girl he had dated through high school and beyond, Doris Eckhart, on Aug 9, 1958.  Bill and Doris spent 10 years in Seattle, where their children were born, David in 1960, Wally in 1962 (who died eight months later of a birth defect), Fred in 1964 and Nancy in 1965. Bill attended college the first two years in Seattle, then worked for Boeing to support his family.  In 1967, the family returned to Almira and leased the Eckhart farm south of town. Farming didn’t come easy. Brother-in-law, Hank, told Bill to just watch the neighbors and do what they do, but Bill’s morning tour of the area led him to announce that every farmer was doing something different. Other adjustments were dust storms that made the house uninhabitable, and the quiet that made Bill think he might have to install an aircraft motor in the shop to get to sleep at night. The well was also inadequate for the size of garden and yard they had in mind. The children were accustomed to hearing ‘Don’t flush. The water’s on outside.’  But the house was remodeled, a new well was dug, and the children went to school in Almira and later Odessa. The farm also grew with the addition of more properties. Farm work kept the children busy, each learning to drive with a built-up peddle on the wheat truck. Fred now manages the farm, with David also working there.  In 2008, Bill and Doris celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with family at Ocean Shores. In later years, Bill became a gardener of zucchinis, corn and squash and a beautiful rose garden. His love of feeding the birds soon became the downfall of his garden. The quail and pheasants got the small plants and the deer finished off the roses. The day Bill died, he celebrated 14 years of sobriety in AA, which became a big part of his life. He died of a massive stroke while undergoing aggressive treatment for throat cancer.  Survivors are his wife, Doris; children, Nancy of Neenah, WI, David and Fred Evans of Wilson Creek, brother Lanny and wife Margie Evans of Almira, sister-in-law Loretta Broughton, grandchildren Danielle ‘Dani’, Joey (David’s children) and Nikolaus ‘Nik’ Evans (Fred’s son), numerous nieces and nephews and extended family. Preceding Bill in death were his parents; son Wally Evans and brothers, Eldon, Darrel and Ellis Evans.” (Odessa Record: 7-29-2010)

Evavold:  Jim Evavold. It is with great sadness that we mourn the loss of James Donald Evavold, who passed away Monday, April 19, 2010 at 6:44 p.m.  After a seven month battle with brain cancer, Jim died peacefully with his family by his side.  Jim Evavold was born Nov 14, 1949 in Spokane, son to his parents, Don H Evavold and Carol Rita Evavold. He spent the early days of his life in Odessa in the often-talked-about Lakeview Ranch with his four brothers and his sister Anne. In high school, Jim was recognized as a tremendous athlete. He was very active in track and field and basketball, but most remember him for his accolades in football, where he claimed the state scoring title. Jim won the 1966 championship with 158 points in nine games. He was the first junior to claim the title. He received a BA degree in nursing from EWU and worked in the field of nursing since 1973. He was a truly gifted nurse who could connect with patients unlike any other. In fact, there are hundreds of thank you notes and handwritten cards from patients that he’d collected over the years, thanking him personally for his kindness and great work. He was well known within the psychiatric nurse community, as he worked with a number of organizations including Western State Hospital, Harborview, Cabrini, Highline, and with his remaining years at Overlake Hospital in Bellevue. He is survived by his parents Don and Carol Evavold, his wife Candy and his four children, Jill, Jesse, Melissa and Jennalee, and his granddaughter Kaela. He is also survived by his siblings Max, Jon, Tom, Anne and Steve and their spouses, as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews.  Jim, who had a strong Christian faith, was a lover of fine coffee and embraced his sweet tooth every chance he could. He had a special connection with chocolate chip cookies, especially ones right out of the oven. To support his sweet tooth he was fanatical with his exercising regimen and loved to bike and golf. He loved classical music, especially movie scores, as well as classic cars. But not as much as he loved his family. He loved his wife and children. He will also be remembered as a man of many corny jokes which came from his extremely dry sense of humor. He was always cracking jokes and really loved a good pun. He loved them almost as much as the smell of fine leather and breathtaking landscape views.” (Odessa Record: 5-06-2010)

Hart:  Lavon Hart died April 29, 2010, in Odessa at the age of 79. She was born Dec 4, 1930 in Norden, NE, to Fred and Ruth (Todd) Morrison. She graduated from Springview High School, Springview, NE, in 1948.  She enjoyed reading and watching Home and Garden television. She loved animals and her chicken collectibles. She was a wonderful grandmother and great grandmother. She never had an unkind word to say about anyone. Lavon loved her family very much and enjoyed visiting with everyone.  She is survived by her daughter, Susan Colby, of Malden, WA; granddaughters, Kimberly Hardt and Jason of Odessa and Tracy Wen and Peter of Apache Junction, AZ; 5 great grandchildren: Stefanie McQuaig, Amanda Hardt and Logan Hardt, all of Odessa, Colby Hegsted and Kylee Wen, both of Apache Junction, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, one sister and son, Dwaine Hart. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held Friday, May 21, 2010 at 11 a.m. at Christ Lutheran Church in Odessa with Pastor Tim Hauge officiating. Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, is caring for the family.” (Odessa Record: 5-20-2010)

Hartford :  William Valentine Hartford, last surviving male member of the Hartfords who owned and operated Coffee Pot Lake, died Saturday, July 3, 2010.  Mr Hartford served in the 13th Airborne Division during WW II after moving form the Glider Corps to the Airborne. He returned from Europe to Coffee Pot Lake to help his dad, Jack Hartford, before following the burgeoning aircraft industry to San Diego, CA. He worked for ROHR industries for 33 years until his retirement in 1984. He is survived by his daughters Sheryl and Dawna Hartford, his wife of 70 years, Evelyn (Opal) Lucas Hartford, as well as four grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren.  He is being interred with full military honors at Glenn Abbey Memorial Park & Mortuary, Bonita, CA, Tuesday, July 13 at 1:30 p.m. The Hartford family was well known in the Odessa/Harrington/Spokane area.” (Odessa Record: 7-15-2010; photo)

Hazenberg:  Nedra Jerine Els Hazenberg died April 8, 2010. She is survived by her husband Mike, sons Mike Jr and Matt, and her grandchildren Aeja, Tyee, Tevin and Taden. She kept her family close to her heart. Her aunts and uncles and many cousins in Odessa were always in her thoughts, as were her many friends. She shared her abundant love and kindness with everyone she met as she did the many cakes and cookies that she loved to bake for others.  Services will be held Saturday, April 17, 2010 at 2 p.m. at Mike Jr’s  house on road ‘P’ NE in Moses Lake. A potluck and barbeque will follow.” (Odessa Record: 4-08-2010)

Johnson:  Christopher David Robert Johnson died Friday, Aug 6, 2010, at the scene of a horrific car accident. His home was in Butte, MT. He was in Odessa visiting family and friends and had just completed and graduated from the Job Corps program in Anaconda, Montana. He attended school here in Odessa before going into the Job Corps program. He loved playing guitar and listening to music. He loved to work on cars ever since he was a toddler. He loved BMX bikes and any sports that kept him having fun. He especially loved jumping off the cliffs at Billy Clapp Lake. He had many friends. He was an inspiration to all he met and touched many lives.  He is survived by his mother, Season Roy of Butte, MT; his stepfather Darren Roy of Longview, WA; his father Chris Johnson of Roseburg, OR; his grandparents Derold and Charlotte Jensen of Odessa, Bob Buck of California, Gentry and Scherice Johnson of Eugene, OR; great grandmothers Bertie Norred (and Robert O Back) of Grindley, CA; two sisters, Brittney Nichole Johnson of Butte and Sierra Lynn Roy of Longview; two brothers, Austin Johnson and Kyle Johnson of Roseburg, OR.” (Odessa Record: 8-19-2010)

Johnson:  Juanita Johnson. b. 8-12-1910; d. 3-19-2010. Our Aunt Juanita Johnson passed away March 19, 2010 at Odessa Memorial Hospital. Her families wish to thank all those here in Odessa who have expressed their condolences. Though we have only lived here in Odessa 3 years we have made some very nice friends. Thank you for your concern. Love. Puglisi/Rardin.” (Odessa Record: 4-01-2010)

Kile:  Elyse ‘Diane’ (Tilson) Kile died Saturday, April 10, 2010, at the age of 64 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Diane was born Dec 18, 1945, in Almira to Otilla ‘Tillie’ and Howard Tilson. She went to the Hartline School all 12 years and then on to Kinman Business School, graduating in 1965. She was raised on the family farm east of Hartline and was quite the little cowgirl, starting to ride horses at the age of three and riding her pinto mare, a ‘trick’ horse named Apache, in many area parades. ON Sept 11, 1965, she married Leonard Lee Kile at the United Methodist Church in Hartline, where she was a member. Diane loved the outdoors, camping, fishing and deer hunting. She really looked forward to and enjoyed her yearly elk hunting trips with her husband and son. She is survived by her husband, Leonard; her two children, Paul Kile (and Brandy Colson) of Cheney and Phyllis (and Ken) Sager of Deer Park and her three grandchildren, Kenny and Eric Sager and Colton Kile. She is also survived by one sister, Claudia (Tilson) Thomas of Lincoln and numerous nieces and nephews. Diane was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Donald and Stanley Tilson. Due to Diane’s wishes, there will be no service.” (Odessa Record: 4-15-2010; photo)

Kloberdanz:  “A Celebration of Life will be held for Christopher Kloberdanz (aka Skippy) on Friday, May 28, 2010, at 20420 SE 28th Street in Kent, Wash. from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.  A potluck will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. An opportunity to share memories of Chris will be given.” (Odessa Record: 5-20-2010)

Mende:  Delbert ‘Deb’ Russell Mende. Deb Mende, the son of Joseph and Isabell Mende, died in a tragic car accident on June 2, 2010, at the age of 86. He was born July 28, 1923, at the family home outside of Irby and lived most of his life in the Marline area. He was one of the middle children of a family of 11 children, which included two older half-sisters. He attended both the Irby and Marlin schools and graduated from Marlin High School in 1942. During his high school years, he was very active in sports and in the school plays. He won several championships in tennis.  After graduation, he worked for several local farmers and ranchers, and in area orchards. In 1948, he worked as a cement finisher at the Grand Coulee Dam.  In 1956, he moved back to the family ranch outside of Marlin, located on Crab Creek. There he raised livestock and also worked for the Milwaukee and the Burlington Northern Railroads. He retired form the railroad in 1988, when he was 62 years old. During his lifetime he loved to hunt, trap and fish. He enjoyed dancing, bowling and trapshooting and was a lifetime member of the Marlin Gun Club. He enjoyed watching and making small side bets on all sports. One of his favorite sports was bull riding.  In his retirement years he filled his time with gardening, woodworking, making latch hook rugs, playing the organ, playing horseshoes, helping family, friends and neighbors, and reading Lois L’amour. He was a member of Washington and National Horseshoe Pitchers’ Association, the Soap Lake Businessmen’s Club, and the Fraternal Order of Eagles. He is survived by two brothers, five sisters, five children, seven grandchildren, two great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. A celebration of Deb’s life will be held Monday, June 21, at 2 p.m. at the Marlin Gym. Arrangements are in care of Benson Family Funeral Service, Moses Lake.” (Odessa Record: 6-17-2010; two photos, one of 1949, one more recent)

Porter:  “Charles Elie Porter. Died: 8 Feb 1957, age 72, Odessa, Lincoln Co, WA. Father: Edward Porter. Mother: Clare Fish. Batch Id #532295.” (WA State Death Records)

Schmauder:  Caroline Schmauder, longtime Moses Lake resident, died Saturday, May 29, 2010, at the Monroe House at the age of 93. She was born June 28, 1916, in Jordan, MT, daughter of the late Johan and Katherina Bitz. At the age of three her parents moved to Eureka, SD. She was raised on the farm and worked in the Eureka Nursing Home. She came to Dryden, WA with her father and two brothers who worked in the apple harvest. She met Edward Schmauder and they were married on Jan 13, 1938 in Odessa. They farmed on the family farm. They had two children, Joyce Ann Schmauder and Donald Edward Schmauder. IN 1970, they retired and moved to Moses Lake. IN 2001, Caroline moved to the Monroe House Assisted Living Retirement Community. She was an active member of Immanuel Lutheran Church. Caroline enjoyed gardening, crafts, sewing quilts for Lutheran World Relief and spending time with family. Caroline is survived by her son Donald Schmauder; three sisters, Martha Schrenk of Seattle, Lydia Brink of Minneapolis, MN, and Fredia Heiser of Bismark, ND. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Edward, daughter Joyce, four brothers and four sisters.  Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 3, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Moses Lake with Pastor David Daugs officiating. Interment will follow at Pioneer Memorial Gardens. Arrangements are in care of Kayser’s Chapel & Crematory.” (Odessa Record: 6-03-2010; recent photo)

Schott:  “Dale Robert Schott, 51, died June 21, 2010, in Spokane after suffering congestive heart failure with pulmonary edema.  He was born in Odessa Nov 28, 1958, to Wilbert and Carol Schott. He graduated from Odessa High School in 1977 and moved to Phoenix, AZ, to go to automotive mechanic school and soon started his career as a car audio installer. He moved his way up the ladder and soon was managing the car audio store.  Dale moved back to Spokane to be closer to family in 1992. He worked in car audio sales for a few years until he opened his own business, Audio Installations. Dale was preceded in death by his father, Wilbert Schott, and his brother, Dean Schott. He is survived by his fiancé, Alena Knuth, and her daughter, Kristina Shnayder, his mother, Carol Schott, his brother Richard Schott and wife Lisa, his sister Anne Schmierer and husband Steve, nephews Austin and Garrison and niece Kerigan. Memorial services will be held Sunday, Aug 22, at 3 p.m. at Heritage Funeral Home, Government Way, in Spokane.” (Odessa Record: 8-19-2010)

Singer:  James Peter Singer.  Jim Singer died March 11, 2010. He was born June 13, 1951 in Grand Forks, BC to Peter and Marjorie (Morris) Singer of Danville, WA.  Jim attended and graduated school (class of 1970) in Curlew, WA. He married Linda Loster in 1974. Born of this union were Roland James and Dawn May.  Jim was a lifetime resident of Ferry County. His family was one of the founding pioneer families that settled around Danville that Jim forever called home. Jim was a cattle rancher and avid hunter and fisherman. He loved the outdoors and his cattle. Cattle ranching was not just a way of life for Jim, it was his life.  Jim is survived by his wife Linda, his son Roland and his wife Jenifer and their three children, Caleb, Bradly and Macey, of Odessa, and his daughter, Dawn and her husband Kris and their daughter Laren Nelson of Creston.  He is also survived by three sisters, Katherine Marr of Wenatchee, Sally Siegel and husband Steve of Odessa and Sherry Johnson and husband Tom of Wauconda and their two sons, David and family of Wauconda and Gary of Wauconda. Jim was preceded in death by his parents and brothers in law, Robert Schuman and Emerson Marr.  A celebration of Jim’s life will be held on Saturday, March 27, at 11 a.m. at the Malo Grange Hall, followed by a potluck lunch. Bergh Funeral Service of Republic was in charge of arrangements.” (Odessa Record: 3-25-2010)

Starkel: Jerald Lee Starkel passed away at his home July 11, 2010. He was 75 years old. He was born at the family farm Feb 28, 1935 to George and Lillian Starkel. He married Lois Pfeifer on Sept 1, 1956. They moved to a home in Marlin, WA, then to the family farm north of Marlin, then back to Marlin.  He worked at the U & I Sugar Factory, the family farm, Odessa Trading Company and Cooks Masonry. He retired in 1996.  Jerry loved to fish, hunt, trapshoot and play horseshoes. IN his early years he was quite a basketball player and then he enjoyed watching his children and grandchildren play. He played guitar, and when he wasn’t playing he was dancing with his wife many nights at the Cannawai Grange. He is preceded in death by his parents and twin sister, Joyce Oberg. He is survived by his wife, Lois, son Doug and Jean Starkel of Odessa and daughter Susan and Randy Spies of Entiat. Grandchildren Justin and Lindsy Starkel of Odessa, Sumer and Abraham Belew of Grand Forks, ND; Kurtis and Tanya Starkel of Spokane, Kyle Starkel and fiancée Sheena Luiten of Spokane, Nathan Spies and J J Spies, both of Entiat. Great grandchildren Jakob, Gage and Lily Starkel and Kaitlyn and Riley Belew.” (Odessa Record: 7-15-2010)

Thompson:  Clinton A (Bud) Thompson.  Bud Thompson passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 27, 2010 in Moses Lake, WA. He served in the US Army and was an active member of the Odessa community. He belonged to the Odessa Lions Club, Odessa Volunteer Fire Dept/EMT, Heritage Church and the Chamber of Commerce. He owned and operated Empire Electric for over 40 years. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, being with his horses and fixing everything from small appliances to automobiles. He was always teaching others where it be military maneuvers, fighting fires, putting worms on a hook or having patience. He loved his family and they loved him. He will truly be missed by all whose lives he touched.  He is survived by his wife of 61 years, JoAnna, Odessa; daughters Vickey Melcher (Wes), Odessa and Kristey Shimek (Rob), Salem, OR, and son Randey (Jeri) of Spokane. Grandchildren, Jayson Melcher (Stephanie), Jesyka Morrison (Brad), all of Moses Lake; Amanda and Angela Shimek; Chris and Nick Wilkenson, both of Spokane; great grandchildren, Kellan and Kenna Morrison, Moses Lake; brothers Ron and Travis (Sharon), Spokane and sister Roberta, Prosser, and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Friday, July 30, at Heritage Church in Odessa with Pastor Jon Hayashi officiating. A military graveside service was held Saturday, July 31 at Mt View Park Cemetery in Colville.” (Odessa Record: 8-05-2010)  

Turner:  Blaine K Turner, 90, Moses Lake resident, passed away Wednesday, June 23, 2010 after a year-long battle with cancer of the pancreas. A lifelong resident of Eastern Washington, he was born in Oroville, the only child of George and Anna Turner of Chesaw. Blaine graduated form Molson High School in 1939. He enlisted in the US Army during WW II and served form March 25, 1941 to June 11, 1945. He was stationed at Kodiak, Alaska for most of his enlistment and obtained the rank of PFC, Artillery Division. While serving in the Army he married Helen E Juday of Omak on Feb 18, 1942 in Orange, CA.  After his honorable discharge from the US Army, Blaine ranched and served as a US Rural Letter Carrier in the Chesaw area for 10 years. IN 1959, he transferred to Odessa, where he ranched and carried mail for another 20 years. Blaine retired from the Postal Service in 1983 and relocated to the Block 40 area of Moses Lake where he and the family raised cattle and horses.  In 1990, Blaine and Helen moved to their final retirement place in Cascade Valley and continued to tend small lots of cattle and horses on seven irrigated acres and 20 dryland acres in Chesaw. The family continues to own a home in Chesaw and spends as much time as possible in Chesaw during the summer months.  Blaine’s lifelong passion ahs been horse and cattle husbandry. He was an active member of the American Quarter Horse Association for 40+ years and a lifetime member of the Odessa chapter of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Blaine is survived by his wife, Helen Turner; two sons and daughters-in-law, Ken and Dusty Turner of Soap Lake and Dean and Arlie Turner of Moses Lake; his granddaughter, Char Turner of Othello; and great granddaughters, Kylie and Brianna. At his request there will be no services. Arrangements are in care of Kayser’s Chapel and Crematory, Moses Lake.” (Odessa Record: 7-01-2010; uniformed photo)

Wilson:  Elizabeth Alice Michelson Wilson died March 19, 2010, in the Odessa hospital, of liver failure. Elizabeth was born in Omak to James E and Ethel Michelsen on July 21, 1941. She married Henry Wilson Jan 22, 1960. They have two children, Edna (Cliff) Hawkes of McPherson, KS, and Matthew (Laurie) Wilson of Odessa. Her grandchildren were her pride and joy: Brandon and Josh Hawkes of McPherson, KS, and Kaci (Alex) King and Aaron and Stephanie Wilson, all of Odessa.  She is survived by Henry at the home, her children and grandchildren, and sisters Katie Moomaw of Omak, Ruthann Brantner of Tonasket, and Leta Michelsen of Henderson, NV. There will be a memorial service on Saturday, April 10, 2010 at the Riverside Grange Hall in Riverside with a meal following.” (Odessa Record: 4-08-2010; variations in spelling of Michelsen occurred in the original; photo)

Wraspir:  Kira Brianne Wraspir. Kira Wraspir died March 21, 2010, after a brief battle with a brain tumor.  She was born Feb 25, 1998. She is survived by her loving family, dad Brian, mom Debbie, brother Mitch and dog Scout. Her paternal grandparents are Apryl and Harley Wraspir of Odessa. Kira was a sixth-grader at Meadow Ridge Elementary in Spokane. She loved her friends, dance class, being a Girl Scout, collecting Webkinz, camping with family and friends and playing volleyball. A memorial service will be held at Northview Bible Church on Friday, March 26, at 11 a.m. The family is asking everyone to wear pink in honor of Kira. It was her favorite color.” (Odessa Record: 3-25-2010)


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 December  2010, by Marge Womach.

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