Obituaries

February 23, 1996 - Updated: July 16, 11:59 a.m.

Julie Emehiser Coeur d’Alene

Memorial service for Julie C. Emehiser, 72, will be today at 3 p.m. at English Funeral Chapel in Coeur d’Alene. Mrs. Emehiser, who was born in North Bend, Wash., died Tuesday.

She moved to Coeur d’Alene in 1930 from Spokane and worked for J.C. Penney Co. and Montgomery Ward for many years.

Mrs. Emehiser enjoyed dancing and was a member of the Eagles Auxiliary.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Dale, in 1991.

Survivors include two sons, Robert and Joseph Emehiser, both of Carson City, Nev.; two brothers, Victor and Bill Valente, both of Coeur d’Alene; and five grandchildren.

Duane Cederberg Sagle, Idaho

Memorial service for Duane Donald Cederberg, 64, will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at St. Agnes Episcopal Church in Sandpoint. Coffelt Funeral Service in Sandpoint is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Cederberg, who was born in Hawley, Minn., died Saturday.

He served with the Army on the Chinese border during the Korean War and was also a member of the Washington National Guard, retiring as a colonel.

Mr. Cederberg graduated from college in Mandan, N.D., receiving a degree in chemical engineering. He moved to Seattle and worked for the Boeing Co.

He later had his own office machine repair business prior to becoming an office machine repair/electronics instructor at the Renton Vocational College in Renton, Wash. He taught for 23 years before moving to Sagle in 1995.

Mr. Cederberg was a member of Trinity Anglican Church, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Masonic Lodge and was a 32nd Degree Mason.

Survivors include his wife, Marjorie; two sons, Richard of California and Daniel of Kirkland, Wash.; six daughters, Darlene Clark of Renton, Patricia Harris and Mary Riley, both of Kent, Wash., Susan Merchant of Redondo, Wash, Kristi Hand of Phoenix, Ariz., and Tina PoolerCederberg of Seattle; one brother, Douglas of Federal Way, Wash.; one sister, Joyce Smith of Fargo, N.D.; 17 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Helen Galperin Spokane

Memorial service for Helen K. Galperin, 67, is planned for 1 p.m. today at Ball and Dodd Funeral HomeNorth.

Born in Lockford, Saskatchewan, Mrs. Galperin died Monday.

In 1977 she moved to Spokane from Everett, where she had lived since 1958.

She was a music teacher at Northwest Christian School and retired in 1988.

She traveled to Romania with the local choir, Crown of Thorns, and recently taught English in China.

Her husband, Jascha Galperin, died in 1991.

She is survived by one son, Peter Galperin of New York City; and three sisters, Kay Rostek of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, and Marie Spence and Sally Cherwick, both of Vancouver, British Columbia.

Grace Dial Garfield, Wash.

Service for Grace U. Dial, 87, will be at 1 p.m. today at Kramer Funeral Home in Palouse, Wash. Burial will follow at Freeze Cemetery, north of Potlatch, Idaho.

Mrs. Dial died Tuesday at Pullman Memorial Hospital. She was born in Palouse and graduated from Palouse High School.

In 1927 she married Ross Dial in Moscow, Idaho. They settled in the Yellow Dog area, between Potlatch and Garfield, where they farmed.

Mrs. Dial worked for State National Bank of Garfield as a teller and retired in 1973.

She and her husband moved into Garfield in 1992.

She was a member of the former Palouse Christian Church, Mountain Home Grange in Potlatch, the 3 in 1 Club and Cedar Creek Ladies Aid in Garfield.

Survivors include her husband, Ross; one son, Gale Dial of Potlatch; three daughters, Willa Westacott and Janet Rohn, both of Potlatch, and Cleo Swanson of Clarkston, Wash.; one brother, Victor Burnett of Palouse; 16 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Garfield-Farmington Emergency Medical Services in care of State National Bank of Garfield, Box 68, Garfield, WA 99130.

Eunice Ries Spokane

Visitation for Eunice C. Ries, 83, is planned for 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. today at Thornhill Valley Funeral Home. Burial Mass will follow at 2 p.m. at St. Augustine Catholic Church. Burial will be at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.

Mrs. Ries, who was born in Portland, N.D., died Tuesday at her home in Holman Gardens.

She was a homemaker and had lived in Spokane since 1942.

She was a charter member of Zion Lutheran Church in the Valley. Her husband, Albert Ries, died in 1981.

She is survived by seven sons, John Ries of Tucson, Ariz., Robert, David, Duane, Keith and Kenneth Ries, all of Spokane, and Thomas Ries of Federal Way, Wash.; two daughters, Ruth Decker of Spokane and Janice Evert of Bellevue, Wash.; two sisters, Nona Johnson and Bea Nelson; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Holman Gardens 12912 E. 12th, Spokane, WA 99216.

Michael Lester Spokane

Memorial service for Michael Lester, 34, will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Westminster Congregational United Church of Christ.

Mr. Lester died of AIDS Feb. 15 at home.

He was born in Walnut Creek, Calif.

He received a bachelor’s degree from Pitzer College in Claremont, Calif., and moved to Spokane in 1983. In Spokane he worked for ISC, now Olivetti America Inc.

He played the French horn and was a member of the Spokane Falls Community Orchestra and was also a soloist with the group. He was a member of the pit orchestra at the Spokane Civic Theatre and was a member of the Spokane Horn Club.

He and his wife, Paige Markham-Lester, toured Russia for two weeks with the Schastye Folk Dance Ensemble.

He is survived by his wife of seven years; his parents, Mark and Mary Ann Lester of Cheney; one sister, Anne Lester Trevisan of Italy; one brother, Matthew Lester of Arlington, Va.; and his grandparents, Roy and Beulah Lester of Fullerton, Calif., and Marjorie Zappas of Jamestown, N.D.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Spokane AIDS Network.

Anna Zoret Kellogg

Vigil service for Anna Zoret, 86, will be held today at 7:30 p.m. at St. Rita’s Catholic Church in Kellogg. Memorial Mass will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. Rita’s. Shoshone Funeral Service of Kellogg is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Zoret, a lifetime Silver Valley resident, died Wednesday.

She was born in Wallace and graduated from Kellogg High School in 1927. She was a homemaker.

Mrs. Zoret was a member of the West Way Travel Club, St. Rita’s Catholic Church, Catholic Daughters and was past president of the N.A.B.A. Lodge No. 1.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, Adolph, in 1977.

Survivors include one son, Robert Zoret of California; one daughter, Lorraine Krank of Otis Orchards; one sister, Angie Franks of Kellogg; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to St. Rita’s Catholic Church, 27 Kellogg Ave., Kellogg, ID 83837.

Thomas ‘Mike’ Washburn Spokane

Memorial service for Thomas Michael “Mike” Washburn, 48, is set for 4 p.m. today at Riplinger Funeral Home.

Born in Spokane, Mr. Washburn died Tuesday.

He graduated from University High School and Spokane Community College and was a self-employed sign engraver. He had served in the Coast Guard.

Mr. Washburn was a member of the Treasure Hunters Club and Eagles Lodge No. 2.

He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Karen (Bergman) Washburn; two daughters, Cindy and Sheila Washburn, both of Spokane; his parents, Joe and Sue Washburn of Florence, Ariz.; one brother, Bill Washburn of Spokane; and four grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to D.A.R.E. Program, 901 N. Monroe, Suite 320, Spokane, WA 99201.

Misty Schwehr Spokane

Vigil service for Misty Dawn Schwehr, 16, is planned for 7 p.m. today at Hennessey-Smith Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be at noon Saturday at Assumption Catholic Church.

Misty died Monday when a broken power line fell on her. She was born in Billings, Mont.

She was a sophomore at Mead High School.

She is survived by her parents, David and Sandy Schwehr, one brother, Jason Schwehr, and one sister Amanda Schwehr, all of Spokane; her grandparents, Homer and Joyce Simon of Billings, Mont., and Gwen Schwehr of Grangeville, Idaho; and her great-grandmother, Jewel Oquain of Texas.

Emma Jarbeaux Spokane

Service for Emma (Zahn) Jarbeaux, 85, will be at 10 a.m. today at Hazen and Jaeger Funeral Home. Burial will be at Fairmount Memorial Park.

Mrs. Jarbeaux, who died Wednesday, was born in Lind, Wash.

She worked in food service and had lived in Spokane for 49 years.

Her husband, Harold, died in 1989.

She is survived by two daughters, Shirley Vickrey and Sharon Goodwin, both of Spokane; four sisters, Martha Acuff of Pullman, Eva Frieske of Lind, Bertha Schrader of Moses Lake and Frieda Rott of Seattle; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Spokane.

Keith Hall Chewelah, Wash.

Graveside service for Keith Gilson Hall, 84, was Tuesday at Chewelah City Cemetery.

Mr. Hall, an 80-year Chewelah resident, died Feb. 15. He was born in Miller, Mo.

He was a self-employed carpenter.

Mr. Hall is survived by two brothers, Frank Zeihen of Chewelah and Clarence Zeihen of Victor, Mont.; and three sisters, Dora Salsman of Chewelah, Betty Wallin of Colville, Wash., and Elizabeth Wilson of Spokane.

Kenneth Bush Pullman

Memorial service for Kenneth Arthur Bush, a retired Washington State University mathematics professor, was Monday at St. James Episcopal Church in Pullman. Burial will be held this spring in Cherry Valley, N.Y.

Mr. Bush died Sunday from complications following surgery at Pullman Memorial Hospital. He was born in Oneonta, N.Y.

He graduated from Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y., and completed his master’s degree at Columbia University. Mr. Bush studied for his doctorate at Harvard University before he was called to teach at the Naval Academy at Annapolis, Md., during World War II. He was commissioned by the Navy in 1942 and taught at Annapolis until 1946. He later received his doctorate from the University of North Carolina.

He married Julia Huddleston in 1942 in Annapolis.

Mr. Bush served on the faculty of the University of Illinois until 1954, when he went to the University of Idaho as head of the math department. In 1961 he joined the faculty of WSU, and he retired in 1981.

While at WSU he took sabbatical at the Sorbonne in Paris and the Australian National University.

After he retired he served as a scholar in residence at the University of Bologna in Italy.

He was a member of St. James Episcopal Church in Pullman.

Mr. Bush is survived by his wife; two sons, Cary Bush of Spokane and William Bush of Alamo, Calif.; one daughter, Sarah Collins of Pittsburgh; and three grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. James Episcopal Church.

Frances ‘Frankie’ Herman Spokane

Service for Frances M. Herman, 90, was Tuesday at Sunset Chapel at Fairmount Memorial Park. Burial followed the service.

Mrs. Herman, who died Feb. 15, was born in Taylorville, Ill.

She moved to Ephrata, Wash., in 1908 with her family and to Spokane in 1916.

She had worked as a sales clerk at The Palace Department Store, The Bon Marche and The Crescent until 1965.

Her husband, Mark “Bud” Herman, died in 1985.

Mrs. Herman is survived by two sisters, Betty McHenry of Liberty Lake and Dorothy Kuzirian of Portland.

, DataTimes


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