Category: Obituaries

Walter E. Brazington Sr

Former Deer Park Resident, Walter E. Brazington Sr. passed away peacefully with family on September 5, 2023 in Creston, WA. He is preceded in death by his Son, Ira William Brazington. Walt is survived by brothers Jack Brazington and Herschel “Gene” Brazington, Gene’s wife, Sharon Brazington.

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Ralph Eugene Clarkson

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Ralph Eugene Clarkson, a cherished soul whose legacy of kindness will forever remain in the hearts of those who knew him. Ralph, affectionately known as ‘Papa,’ quietly passed away on August 13th, 2023, in the presence of his beloved wife Donna.

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BOSCHEE, Benjamin (Ben)

Ben Boschee passed away July 19, 2023 from heart failure at Holy Family in Spokane.  He was born in Wishek, North Dakota.  Raised on the family farm with his 10 brothers and 5 sisters.  Ben went into the service 1951-1953 and was awarded Korean Service Medal, Bronze Service Star. U.N. Service Medal, and many more.

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D’Arcy Paul Banister

D’Arcy Paul Banister (89) passed away June 28th at Deaconess Hospital. He is now at home with his Lord and Savior.
He leaves behind his wife of 66 years, Kathryn Patricia (Koppe) Banister, their two children Marcy Cook & Kyndel Banister, one surviving brother, Gene Banister, and 5 grandchildren.

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William H. Moore III

Bill Moore was born to William H. Moore II and Pauline (Dosch) Moore, their firstborn, on March 24, 1942. Bill breathed his last breath at home on Wild Rose Prairie on June 19, 2023, with his dear family surrounding him with love.

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Milton “Dale” Wray

Dale Wray of Deer Park, WA passed away at home on Friday January 20, 2023 with family by his side at the age of 76. He was born on June 3rd, 1946 in Lethbridge, Alberta to Wilbert “Webb” and Alice Wray and raised in Medicine Hat, Alberta. In 1971, he married Brenda Tarr.

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Thomas Morton Nellessen

Thomas Morton Nellessen our beloved Dad passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 6th at his Southern CA home he shared with his Daughter Vickie Lela, Son-n-law Moses Kingsbury, and Grandson Colton Powell. Thomas John his son and names sake, was also by his side, when he departed for the next life’s adventure. Thomas was born September 2nd, 1940, in Evanston, Illinois, to Morton Edward Nellessen and Margaret Elizabeth Peterson.  A beloved Son, Brother, Father, Uncle, Grandfather & Great Grandfather, He loved life and lived it to the fullest.  Thomas graduated from Grayslake High school, Class of 1959. Soon after, with

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Jack Lorn Hill, 93 & Kathleen D. Hill, 84

Jack Lorn Hill, 93 of Colbert passed on October 11, 2022. Jack was born in Union Gap, WA to Floyd E. and Edna N. Hill. He graduated from Columbia High School at Hunters, WA. in 1947 and Eastern Washington State College in 1957, following active duty in the US Air Force as a mechanic. He worked as an aircraft, tractor, truck and engine mechanic for his vocation. Jack married Kathleen Doggett in 1956 and the couple had 3 boys in their 65 years married together. He is survived by sons Karl and Scott, and preceded in death by wife Kathleen

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Janice Lou Purdy

On Thursday, August 18, 2022, Janice Lou Purdy, a beloved wife, mother, aunt, grandmother and friend, passed away peacefully at Hospice House South in Spokane Washington. She was 81 years young. Janice was born to Charley W. and Vera E. Bale on January 16, 1941, in Wapato Washington.

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