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Page 8 Free Press Thursday, April 23, 2015 OBITUARIES Gene Lyle Siegert Gene Lyle Siegert, our loving hus- band, dad, grandpa, great grandpa and friend passed away April i3, 2015 in Spokane, Wash. Gene was born, Gaelon Francis Oberby in Enderlin, N. D. on Jan. 19, 1936 and ad- opted by Albert and Luella Siegert in 1941. In 1955, Gene enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, proudly serving for 23 years. In 1959, Gene married the love of his life, Ovidette "Vi" Couillard. In just a few short years Gene and Vi were blessed with two children, son Daniel (1959) and daughter Debra (1960). The Air Force moved the family around to bases in New York, Michigan, Puerto Rico, Washington state and South Dakota. Following his retirement in 1978, the family returned to the Cheney area and Gene began 26 years of service at Gonzaga University in the maintenance department where, if it couldn't be fixed by Gene, then dearly there was not a tool yet made to accomplish that task. He leaves behind his wife of 56 years, his sister Joanne, children Daniel (Roxanne) Siegert of Davenport, Wash. and Debra (Michael) O'Neill of Riverside, Calif. He will forever remain a hero in the hearts of his grand- daughters; Dannielle "Tiff" (Jeremiah) Choate, Tabitha Siegert 0amie Collins), Karri (Brian) Quill, Shelby (Kurt) Hascall and Grin O'Neill, great-grandchildren Makayla, Nathan, Daniel, Elias, Kailey, and Sofie. Gene will also be missed by his best friend George Erdely, as well as numerous sisters and brothers-in-law, cousins, nieces, nephews and his dog Dutch. Gene was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral services were held April 21 with interment at the Washington State Veteran's Cemetery. yisit on- line guestbook at cheneyfuneral.com. Stanley Fay Robinson Stanley Fay Rob- inson, age 90, passed away on Thursday, March 26, 2015, at his home at Madison House in Kirkland, Wash. Robinson and his family had been' long time residents of Cheney. He was a professor of math- ematics at Eastern Washington Uni- versity from 1966 - 1987 and Professor Emeritus through 1996. He was instru- mental in promot- ing the creation of the Computer Sci- ence Department in 1984 and served as its first chairperson during which time he supervised that department's accreditation process. Stanley was born in Green Bay, Wise., to Fay Hubbard Robinson and Henrietta Dien- berg Robinson. He graduated from West High School. He has remained an enthusiastic Green Bay Packers fan all his life. He joined the U.S. Navy during World War II and was trained on a Navy scholarship as a meteorologist, attending Robinsonin 1950, They enjoyed the University of Wisconsin and 44 years together before her UCLA. passing in 1994. He served as a meteorologist He was also preceded in in the Pacific Theater during the death by two sisters, Vivian war, and was later stationed in Marron and Shirley Robinson. Adak, Alaska, during the Ko- Robinson is survived by three rean War. daughters, Gaythia Robinson Robinson earned a Ph.D. in Weis, Lynette Robinson and mathematics from the Univer- Rochelle Robinson Santiago; sity of Southern California. He four grandchildren, Allison, Lor- married his wife, Kathlyn Heist raine, Estella and Stanley. Richard Lane Turbin Richard Lane Turbin passed away surrounded by family, March 19, 2015, after a short illness. He and his twin broth- er Dave were born Dec. 27, 1942 to Ray and Mary Turbin in Merrill, Wise. The family moved from Merrill, Wise. to Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, in 1950 where he then attended school in the Coeur d'Alene School versity from 1973 untilhis inCheney. But his greatest Ellen Barbre, brother Bill District. retirement in 1996. During love was for his kids, Allan, Turbin, his daughter Coast He joined the Army his life he lived in various Coastal and Corrine as well Alaska and grandchildren National Guard in June of locations in North Idaho, as his grandkids. Jessica, Cassie, Dylan, Am- 1961 serving to September Spokane, untilpermanenfly Richard was preceded ber, Nathaniel, Vemon,Me- of 1972. He thenjoined the settling in Cheney. in death by his parents Ray lissa, Billy, Brandon, Levi Washington Air National He enjoyed using his and Mary Turbin, brothers and Crystal well as many Guard in September 1974 CB radio, his handle be- Darrel Evans and Dave nieces and nephews. and retired from the service ing" Curly." 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