Some 860 students from across the Washington State University system celebrated December 7 as new graduates during Fall Commencement. Among them was Crystal Lederhos Smith, Bonners Ferry, who earned her doctorate in prevention science, adding a PhD to her name.
Katharina Banman, 96, Creston, passed away January 13, 2020. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, January 20, and service at 1 p.m., both at G.F. Oliver Funeral Chapel, 225 15th Avenue North, Creston.
Ryan Lee Merrifield, 30, Bonners Ferry, passed away on January 3, 2020, in Kahuku, Hawaii. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 25, in the Becker Auditorium at Bonners Ferry High School, 6485 Tamarack Lane, Bonners Ferry. A full obituary is pending.
Charlie Catron, 75, Troy, and formerly of Richmond, Indiana, and St. Charles, Virginia, passed away on Friday, January 10, 2020. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, January 17, at the Schnackenberg Nelson Funeral Home, 422 West Second Street, Libby, with burial in the Washington …