February 18th, 2015
Dean Lee Martin, born August 14, 1958 in Bremerton, cashed in his chips at his home in Fruitland on January 22, 2015.
Dean grew up in Seabeck, raising hell on an above average level, and eventually working in the family construction business operating backhoes and bulldozers. He bought the family business and operated it for many years until moving to Dutch Harbor, Alaska.
Dennis Lee Jenson, a 46-year resident of Stevens County, passed away on Feb. 4, 2015 at the age of 72. Dennis was born on March 19, 1942 in Twin Falls, Idaho, the son of John and LaDeane Jenson. He was raised in Pocatello, Idaho, where his love of exploration began. His parents were avid camping, hikÂ¬ing, hunting and fishing enthusiasts, which ignited his love for the great outdoors. In his free time, he could always be found hiking in the foothills of Pocatello looking for â€ślost treasuresâ€ť he knew were out there somewhere.
Colville Highâ€™s Alex Linn shares a moment with his sisters after the 113-pounder qualified for the state championship Mat Classic in the Tacoma Dome later this week. Linn dropped a tough 5-4 decision in the 113-pound championship match at the regional tournament in Leavenworth last Saturday (Cascade High School). See more photos in this edition of S-E Sports.
The Department of Ecology plans to conduct a clean-up project (Interim Action) at the former site of Colville Post & Poles, Inc.
The site, which covers nearly 23 acres northwest of Colville, and along Hwy. 395, was used as a wood treating facility many years ago.
According to DOE Site Manager, Jeremy Schmidt, the work is necessary in part because back in 1989, an above ground storage tank containing pentachlorophenol (PCP) ruptured and released 10,000 gallons of chemicals into the ground.
Charleen Frances Tharaldson, age 80, of Colville, went home to be with her Lord on Feb. 1, 2015 in Colville. She was born on Nov. 5, 1934 in Jordan, MT, the daughter of Charles Franklin and Maxine (Hubbard) Hawkins.
Mr. Wayne Delbert Schwenke, age 64 of Chatsworth, GA passed away on Feb. 2, 2015 at Hamilton Medical Center surrounded by his loving family.
Wayne was preceded in death by his mother, Martha Chapman Schwenke; his father, Herbert Schwenke; a sister, Dorothy Krause; a brother, Francis Schwenke.
He is survived by his sons, Darren Schwenke of Kettle Falls; Nathan Schwenke and wife Rammie, Evans; Darrell Schwenke, Canon City, CO, and daughter, Jayne Watson and husband Jason, of Chatsworth; step-daughter, Carey Sempf, Chatsworth; and his life-long love, Jeannine Drake, Chatsworth.
Gene Evelyn Walch died peacefully at her home at the Forest Hill Manor, Pacific Grove, CA, on Feb. 2, 2015 at the age of 95. Born Gene Evelyn Graham in Colville, she was the daughter of her beloved parents, Clara and Grover Graham, and sister to one brother, Grover Graham Jr.
Lloyd Ferdinand Humphrey Sr. passed away on Feb. 4, 2015 in Kettle Falls. He was born the son of Lysle Ferdinand and Violet Ruth (Kyllo) Humphrey on Jan. 8, 1935 in Colville.
Lloyd grew up and attended school in Kettle Falls. In 1950, Lloyd enlisted in the United States Army and proudly served his country in the Korean War. Following his honorable disÂcharge in 1955, Lloyd returned to Spokane and continued to serve his country by enlisting in the National Guard, serving for 20 years.
Laurie Colette Sessman passed away on January 30, 2015 in Colville, WA. She was born the daughter of Floyd M. Matthews and Betty J. Sadler on November 4, 1949 in Los Angeles, CA. Laurie was raised and attended school in southern California, graduating from Glendora High School in 1967. Following high school, Laurie attended and graduated from the University Of Southern California School Of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and served her community as a chemical dependency counselor in the Los Angeles area.
Marjorie Isabel â€śMargeâ€ť Young (Snow) passed away Jan. 18th, 2015 at the age of 92. Marge was born April 6, 1922 in Raidersburg, MT, to Raymond and Lila Snow. Marge was the oldest of four sisters, Muriel (Sis), Betty and Donna.
From a young age, Marge took dance lessons and learned to toe tap. She and her sister, Sis, were asked to dance at many social events and churches. Marge collected angels from all across the world. Perhaps her love for them started when she played the part of one at a church Christmas pageant in Butte, MT., where she was flown across the stage on wires.