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Thursday, January 29, 2015 Free Press Page 7 CHURCHES Please see the Church Directory at the bottom of page 6 for service times and contact information Emmanuel Lutheran Church All are welcome to worship with us this Sunday Feb. 1. Come early for ChriStian education classes for grade school through adult. Mark your calendars for our Festival of Choco- late event on Tuesday, Feb. 17 from 6:30-8 p.m. This event will help raise funds for our Vacation Bible School program. Please plan to worship with us on Ash Wednesday Feb. 18, at 7 p.m. St. Paul's Episcopal Church A welcoming haven nourishing all God's people in body, mind and spirit. Holy communion is at 11 a.m. The Rev. Christine Soule will preach and preside. Attention college students: Each Monday at 5 p.m. you are invited to join us for dinner, study and devotions. Narcotics Anonymous meets Tues- day and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in the parish hall. Fellowship Breakfast is each Thursday at 7:30 a.m. in the parish hall. Come and bring a friend. For your contemplation: "Listen to your life. See it for the fathomless mystery that it is. In the boredom and in the pain of it, no less than in the excitement and gladness: touch and taste your way to the holy and hidden heart of it because in the last analysis all moments are key moments, and life itself is grace." Frederick Buechner United Methodist Church It's Souper Bowl Sunday at the United Methodist Church and many churches in the community and across the nation. On a day characterized by eating during the big game, churches will focus on families and individuals who don't have sufficient food on a daily basis. Worship with us at 10 a.m. and contribute mon- etarily to the soup pot. This year's donation will benefit Feed Cheney. Our worship service will be led by pastor Alissa Bertsch-Johnson who will continue a sermon series on Jonah. Holy communion will be celebrated. Preceding worship are Sunday school classes at 9 a.m. OBITUARIES Dr. Boyd Archer Hardesty Dr. Boyd Archer Hardesty, of Ro- salia, Wash., died Jan. 22, 2015 from injuries sustained in a fall. He was 82. Boyd was born May 15, 1932 in Cheney to par- ents Bonner and Mildred Hardesty. He was raised in Rosalia where he met and fell in love with his wife Willa Mae, graduating from Rosalia High School. In 1952, they married in Spokane. After high school Boyd went on to Washington State University where he earned his bachelors degree in 1953. In 1956 he graduated with a masters degree going on to Califor- nia Institute of Technology, graduating with his Ph.D. in biochemistry in 1961. He was a NSF Post Doctoral Fel- low at Yale University from 1961-1963. During this time, his old- est son Bruce Hardesty was born (1958), and in 1961, his second son Brian was born. In 1964, he moved his family to Texas, where his one and only daughter, Diana was born and he accepted a position at the University of Texas. He was a professor and research scientist for 35 years. As a research sci- entist, Dr. Hardesty traveled to many countries, including the Soviet Union, Poland Germany and South Africa. He and his laboratory published more than 100 peer-reviewed scientific papers. Boyd retired in 1999, holding pro- fessor emeritus status. In his spare time, he was a seasoned hunter and fisherman, taking him to places such as New Zealand, South Africa, Botswana and Namibia. He was a life member of the Safari Club International and the NRA. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, his children and their chil- dren, Derek, Patrick, Jennifer and Katherine. Burial will be at the Rosalia IOOF Evergreen Cemetery at 10 a.m. Thurs- day, Jan. 29, followed by a memo- rial service at 11 a.m. at the Rosalia United Methodist Church. Cheney Funeral Chapel in charge of arrange- ments. Visit the online guestbook at Mary Elaine (Griffiths) Pengelly Mary Elaine (Griffiths) Pen- gelly passed away, surrounded by family and friends, on Jan. 9, 2015 at age 86. Her passing was the result of complications from diabetes. Mary was born in Klamath Falls, Ore. on Oct. 27, 1928, to Charles and Aubra E. (Bradbury) Griffiths. She was raised and attended school in Klamath Falls, graduat- ing as the valedictorian from Klamath Union High School, Class of "46. Mary earned a bachelor's degree in biology at the University of Oregon, Class of '50 and later earned an ad- vance degree from Radcliff College (Harvard) and a master of educa- tion from the Uni- versity of Oregon. She returned to Klamath Falls and met her future husband, Russell J. Pengelly. They were married on Aug. 14,1954 and raised two children. In 1959 she moved to Bums, Ore., Where both Russell and Mary taught school. Mary started her teaching career as a fourth-grade teach- er. A few years later, she pioneered a new educational program in the field of special education. Mary was es- pecially fond of music; she was an accomplished mu- sician, playing both the flute and piccolo. She was also involved in many community activities including: A found- ing member of the Desert Trail Association, an active participant with the Harney County Historical Society, Malheur Refuge annual bird count, Chamber Music Society of Harney County and the Presbyterian Church. After retiring in 1987, Mary continued her many community activities as well as traveling and researching family history. After Rus- sell passed away in 1994, she moved back to Klamath Falls, and then to Cheney to be near her family. Mary was well read, made friends easily and had a great sense of humor! She is survived by her brother Frank R. (Dick) Griffiths, two children, David D. Pengelly and Aubra A. Pengelly-Pollack, and three grandchildren, Todd D. Pen- gelly, Aaron C. Pollack and Zara E. Pollack. In lieu of flow- ers, please send a donation to a charity of your choice. A memorial service, cele- brating Mary's life, is planned for Sunday, Feb. 8, at I p.m. at Cheney Assisted Living, 2229 N. Sixth St. Deborah (Synstad) Sproul Deborah (Synstad) Sproul died at Deaconess HospitalonJarL 22, 2015 in Spo- kane, Wash. at the age of 52. Debbie was born on April 9, 1962 in Se- attle to Sandra and Robert Synstad. continued from page 6 Feb. 2, Salnave Night at Zentropa, Zentropa Pizzeria, 6 - 7 p.m. Feb. 3, CHAS Health Center, Cheney Middle School, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Feb. 3, Snowdon PTO Meeting, Snowdon El- ementary School, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. continued from page 6 a single parent. I have a daughter, Bobble, in Cheney and another daughter, Genia, who lives in Knitzen, Texas. Her husband Stacey, flies for Southwest Air- lines. My son, Jason, finished college and then started coaching. He is now a defensive coordinator at Cheney High School. When he She graduated from Mount L~e Terrace High School in 1980. She mar- ried and di- vorced her high school sweetheart Dennis Sproul. They had two chil- dren, Sean and Valerie. After moving to Spokane she began working at Ro- sauers SuPermarkets and also provided home health care to individu- als with disabilities. Debbie was a warm, loving and caring indi- vidual. She knew how to make you laugh and loved life. She had a passion for helping peo- ple and wanted to help everyone she could. She also had h great love for animals, often taking care of stray cats in the neighborhood. Debbie is survived by her parents, Sandy and Robert Synstad; her brother, Keith (Karen) Synstad; her two chil- dren, Sean Sproul and Valerie (Scott) Amack; her aunts, Marlene Speidel, Pam Porter and Yvonne Porter; her uncle, Steve Schramer; ing Feb. 5, Betz PACE Awards Ceremony, Betz Elementary School, 12:30 -1 p.m. Feb. 5, Betz PTA Meeting, Betz Elementary School 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Medical Lake School District Feb. 2, Eighth-grade Parent Night: "Aids and Personal Safety Curric- ulum," Medical Lake Middle School, 6 p.m. Eastern Washington University Feb. 3, Contempo- rary Issues in Feminist Research "Queering the Chili Queens: Culinary. Citizenship through Food Consciousness in the New Borderlands," Monroe Hall Room 207, 12 - 1 p.m. Feb. 4, "Major Deci- sion: Undergraduate Ma- jors Fair," Pence Union Building Multipurpose Room, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Feb. 5, "Leadership in the Black Community," Showalter Hall Room 109, 9 a.m. was younger I coached him in track and soccer in youth sports." Cheney has shown Bob its friendship by a little "kidding" in former years. When he was younger he had long black hair and was called a "hippie", es- pecially by the farmers. He said "I appreciate Cheney for supporting me through the years. I've done lots of custom work in many plac- es in the Cheney area." Recently, Bob did some repairing on my car. When I was ready to go home I opened the, driver's door and dis- covered Bob had cleaned the whole interior of my car. I said, "Thank you, Bob." His reply was, "That's nothing. I do that all the time." There are certain acts of kindness that people do not forget and that's one of them. Thanks again, Bob. Luella Dew is a Cheney- area author. She can be reached at lotsaplots ! her grandmother, Emma Synstad; her niece and nephew, many cousins and her cat Molly. A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday Jan. 31 at 11 a.m. at the Cheney Funeral Chapel located at 1632 West First St. All are welcome~: to attend and celebrate Debbie's life. In lieu of flowers, please send do- nations to Spokanimal at 710 N. Napa, Spo- kane, WA 99202. Visit the online guestbook at "Irr ril Ir ' i The Doctors and staff of Cheney Veterinary Clinic would like to announce our annual February Pet Dental month! It's a great time to get your pet in to help improve their breath, health and even add years to their lifetime! We are now offedng 15% off all pet dentals starting February 1st through February 28th. Please call us at 509-235-6860 to schedule your appointment today. You can also visit us on our website at We would love to see you and your petl II I1r" Dr. Cazan & Dr. Menke AIRWAY HEIGHTS DENTAL CEN Military families welcome, inviting new patients, sedation provided, experienced providers and staff! P.O. Box 1570 13326 West Sunset Hwy. Airway Heights, WA 99001 509-244-3655 Fax: 509-244-9527 TOMLINSON Pete Baccarella 509-953.4598 USAF Retired I CAN HELP! We Prouide Family Peace of Mind! How may we serve you? We are available 24/7 for: Meal prep, light housekeeping Grocery Shopping, errands ". Personal Care Medication Reminders Companionship Transportation