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NEIGHBOR NEWS CHENEY FREE PRESS Th ursday, May 7, 2015 OBITUARIES e. ts Reynaldo Alvarado Sr. Longtime resident of Medical Lake, Wash., Rey- naldo Alvarado Sr. passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Sun- day May 3 after a long coura- geous battle with cancer. Born to Regino and Juan- ita Alvarado in Mathis Texas on Oct. 30,1932, he was one of 10 siblings. Rey served his country proudly during the Korean War. He met the love of his life Carmen in Mathis and soon after they married. They started a family and moved to Moses Lake in 1964 where they called home until 2009. He retired with the Washington State Department of Transporta- tion. There they raised four wonderful boys. He enjoyed watching them grow up and loved following them play baseball and umpiring. He was so proud of his sons and Cherished the great memories they made. He also loved spending time with his grandchildren. He especially enjoyed fishing and family barbecues along with spending time sharing family stories. He loved watching the Mariners and the Seahawks and we always shared great conversa- tions about them. He is survived by his three sons Rey- naldo Jr., Henry (Andrea) and Michael (Danielle), his brothers Jesus and G'flberto, grandchildren Mario (Stacey), Veronica, Laura, Brianna and Nicholas as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Regino and Juanita Alvarado, his wife Carmen and seven siblings. A rosary was held on Wednesday, May 6, at Cheney Funeral Chapel. A funeral service will be held May 7 at 11 a.m. at St. Rose of Lima Church, Cheney. Online guestbook at td iS S [y te r Marjorie Jean Anderson Marjorie Jean Anderson of Gig Har- bor Wash., passed away April 12, 2015. She was 86. Beloved daughter of the late Sophus and Hazel An- derson of Klalispell Mont. Devoted wife of 57 years to the late Robert (Bob) B. Anderson. Loving mother of Robert (Bruce) B. Ander- son (Ellise) of Washougal Wash. and Kathryn Snid- er (Keith) of Gig Harbor Wash. Sister of Barbara Shern (Rich- ard) of Coeur d" Alene, Idaho. Loving Grandmother of Richard Snider (Jai- me), Jacob Snider (Yolanda), Larissa Anderson and Christopher Anderson, as well as two great-grandchildren, Allison and Michael Snider, and three nephews and their families. She was a graduate of the University of Montana and Eastern Wash- ington State College. Marjorie is considered the birth motl~er of women's athletics at Gon- zaga University. She retired from Gonzaga in 1986 after holding the position of physi- cal education chairperson. A graveside memorial service will be held on May 16, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. at Forest Cemetery on Government Way, Coeur d'Alene. A reception will follow at the Coeur d'Alene Resort Convention Cen- ter, 115 S. Second St. in Coeur dfAlene. Family, friends, former co-workers and students are kindly invited to attend. Gladys M. Henry Gladys M. Henry, age 94, of Medi=al Lake, Wash., passed away April 25, 2015 at the Cheriey Care Center in Cheney, Wash. Gladys was born March 12, 1921 in Reardan, Wash., to Walter and Mary (Ander- son) Nunn and gradu- ated from Reardan High School in 1940. She married Vern Pi- etz shortly after gradu- ation and they started a dairy on Four Mound Prairie and continued to farm until Vern had to retire for health reasons. He passed away in 1972. She later married Rob- ert "Rosie" Henry and they enjoyed traveling with their motorhome and fishing. Rosie passed away in 2006. Gladys enjoyed play- ing bingo, baking her famous banana bread and cookies, shopping and knitting. She is survived by her step children; Larry (Liz) Henry, Lon (Kathy) Henry and Judy Henry; eight grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her friend and caregiver, Brenda and Casey Greer. Memorial contribu- tions may be made to the American Heart Associa- tion, 140 S. Arthur St., No. 610, Spokane, WA 99202 in her memory. A very special thank you to the Cheney Care Center. Pri- vate family interment will be in Reardan Cemetery. "Loving memories last forever, she touched the lives of many." Crema- tion entrusted to Cheney Funeral Chapel. Visit the online guestbook at [ ff ta- lly [y- [ty as in lly )W .~et Ln- nd David Allen Osmonson David Allen Osmonson came into this world Feb. 22, 1957 in Moscow, Idaho and lost his battle to cancer on April 13, 2015. He was always kind, generous, a gifted art- ist, gourmet cook and gentleman. A great teacher to all in his life, a true heart, a t~ue grit survivor of life, and he had un- common courage in the face of adversity. A true Norwegian, to live, love, laugh and be happy. He loved family gatherings, camping, fishing, swimming, ski- ing, all sports especially football, his brothers Stephen and Randy and their friends, and his faithful and loyal com- panion Heidi the cat. David is survived by his father, Ron Osmonson of Post Falls, Idaho; mother, Carolyn Beasley of Spokane, Wash. and his beloved brother, Randy Osmonson and family. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins by the dozens. A memorial service will be held at Cheney Funeral Chapel on Saturday, May 9 at 1 p.m. A reception will follow and all are welcome. Cheney Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Visit the online guestbook at cheneyfu- Delray Standerfer Del was born in Spo- kane to Cody and Marie Standerfer Nov. 23, 1933, and passed away at home February 21, 2015 of pros- tate cancer. He spent his first 16 years in Spokane then moved to Four Lakes and gradu- ated from Cheney High School in 1953. He is survived by his wife Marlene who he mar- ried July 31, 1954; three children, Bonita and hus- band Bill Hawker, Vir- gil and wife Becky and Rita and husband Tom Henson; one brother Wil- lie and wife Sheila. He has six grandchil- dren and 12 great-grand- children and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Del and Marlene lived in Four Lakes until they re- tired in 1995. They moved to the Duckabush River on the Olympic Peninsula. Del worked for the Lin- coln Mercury dealership in Spokane for several years, then worked for the Cheney School District in Transportation and Main- tenance for 22 years. Del spent lots of time hunting, fishing and trap- shooting. He was a life member of Amber Gun Club, Sprague Gun Club andSpokane Gun Club and was past president of the Spokane Gun Club. He was a life member of the American Trapshooting Association (ATA) and Washington State Delegate for eight years. Del was inducted into the Wash- ington State Trapshooting Hall of Fame in 2000. After retirement, he spent several winters in Arizona shooting, went to Alaska in 1998 and shot the Alaska state Shoot. He shot registered shoots in Washington, Idaho; Oregon, Montana, Ari- zona, Utah, New Mexico, Texas, Colorado, Nevada, Wyoming, Ohio, Vancou- ver B.C. and Calgary. He was also past Chief of the Hiyu Indians and member of the Pacific Indians and Makaha Indians. In his spare time he loved work- ing on wood projects. A celebration of life will be held sometime this summer. 613 S. Washington Ste. 105 Spokane, WA 99204 5 Blocks off 1-90 (Division St. Exit) FREE Parking 8:30-5:30 Mon-Fri Handicap Access Good Service Cars Trucks Trailers Boats. Cycles, RVs 455-8320-.*. HORSEBACK RIDING LESSONS Improve Physical Fitness & Confidence ENROLLING NOW! Summer classes start in June. School Horses Available ARIA Certified Instructor Call Now to Enroll For more information: RELATIONAL RIDING ACADEMY 3714 W. Anderson Rd., Cheney, WA 509-290-4301 We Have Summer Camps tool I on :ty nd m .=6 ;ot ict ter ~re of no 10 Years Ago May 5, 2005 The third attempt to land a hotel across from Margaret Edith Wagnon Margaret Edith Wa- gnon was born Dec. 1, 1922 and passed away April 28, 2015. She was preceded in death by her loving husband Winfred Wa- gnon and two chil- dren, Dee Dee Wagnon and Bob Wagnon. She is survived by her sister Sylvia Campbell .and brother in-law. Orbin Campbell, two children Michael Wagnon and Sue Hill, one sister in-law, two daughters in-law, many loving grandchil- ... ii,.'C~hi'~J;;;$Cil;ic;Den?ai'~:;m" i i i i i i io.......,o,..,,.,, dren, great-grandchil- dren, great-great-grand- children and nieces and nephews. She is very much loved and will be missed by many but will never be forgotten. LOOKING BACK the Cheney Plaza Shop- ping Center on Betz Road - this time a Holiday Inn Express -- is contingent on whether the obstacle of a city-owned road can be cleared. 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