Frank William Pavey was born Sept. 18, 1943 in Walla Walla, Washington. He enlisted in the army in 1962 and served thru 1964. He was a 32nd degree mason in Newport Beach, mesa #604 and a shriner and participated in many charitable activities, particularly with children. He lived in Orange County from 1970 though 1989 where he owned an auto repair shop in Costa Mesa. He moved to Hesperia in 1989 and managed Econo Lube n Tune until he opened Frank's Auto Repair on 7th street in Victorville in 1994. He was president of Westwinds Golf Club from 1998 thru 2008 when ill health force him to turn over the well-worn reins.

He is survived by his wife, Geri of Hesperia, Sons, Charles and Steven Bollinger both of Washington, Daughters, Mara (Rick) Adkisson of Adelanto and Farica (Paul) Morgan of Huntington Beach, Sister Mindy Bollinger of Washington. 7 Grandchildren and 3 Chihuahuas and his beloved boat "XTSEA".

Services to honor his memory will be held on Saturday, November 21, 2009 at Victor Valley Mortuary Chapel at 3:00pm. Victor Valley Mortuary is handling all arrangements.

Source: Daily Press, Hesperia Star & Desert Dispatch Nov 19, 2009




Clara M. Peavey, age 88, who died Monday, November 6, 2006, was born in Rice Lake, WI. She graduated from the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, MN, with a Bachelor of Science degree, and completed her internship in Dietetics at Ancker Hospital in St. Paul, MN.

Clara married Randall J. Peavey in 1943. He passed away in 2005. They moved to the west coast at the end of World War II, and she worked as a registered dietitian in Tacoma, Centralia, Chehalis, and Aberdeen, WA as well as Eureka, CA. Clara and Randall retired to Santa Rosa, CA in 1978 and moved to Vancouver four years ago.

Clara is survived by her seven children, Barbara Donnelly (Ray), Oak Harbor, WA, William (Sandra), Poway, CA, Virginia, Portland, OR, Thomas, Santa Rosa, CA, John (Maureen), Windsor, CA, Robert (Sue), McMinnville, OR and Brian (Jan) of Vancouver, WA; seven grandsons and two great-granddaughters.

She was a member of St. James Catholic Church where a Mass celebrating her life will be held at 12:10p.m. on Friday November 10, 2006.

Burial will be at Willamette National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. James Church, the Grotto or your favorite charity.

source: The Columbian / Vancouver WA / 11-8-2006



Edward Alan Peavey, 61, died at his Olympia, WA home early Saturday morning, June 12, 2010, surrounded by his loving family.

Edward was born July 15, 1948 in Westbrook, Maine to Ellsworth Alan and Florence L (Allen) Peavey.

Edward enlisted in the United States Navy and served for nine years. He was a Navy SEAL prior to his honorable discharge at the rank of Sergeant. Edward retired from Federal Civil Service after 30 years as a hospital maintenance mechanic at the VA American Lake facility in Tacoma.

He married Barbara Sharon Campbell on October 9, 1993 at the family home in Lacey.

Edward was proud of his 35 years of sobriety and was a faithful member of AA. He also was a member of United Methodist Church of Olympia and of the American Legion. A highlight of his life was working in construction at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. He also joyfully recalled a walk on the beach in Oregon on his anniversary. He was loved by many and touched the lives of all who met him. He will be remembered for accepting people as they were, for being a 'jack of all trades,' being capable of fixing really anything, and for having a major sweet tooth for chocolate.

He is survived by his wife of sixteen years, Barbara S.Peavey of Olympia; seven children, including Tonia of Olympia, Dexter of Shelton, Terrie of Spokane, Kerrydale of Omak, and Janthie, Lorraine, and Lisa, all of Olympia; seventeen grandchildren, and by his brother, Daniel Peavey of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

A funeral service will be held at 11a.m. on Saturday, June 19, 2010 at First United Methodist Church of Olympia at 1224 Legion Way SE, Olympia.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society , either online at www.cancer.org or by calling 18002272345. Woodlawn Funeral Home, Lacey, is in care of arrangements.

Source: The Olympian, Washington … June 17, 2010



Everett W. Peavey was born August 11, 1919 to Frank and Fern Peavey in Cathay, North Dakota.

He was raised up through the year's farming, and until his last days talked about how he loved the land. However, his first love was for his country. Everett served in the United States Army in World War II, stationed in the South Pacific. He was so proud to have had such an opportunity. During that time he married, and fathered a son, William Peavey.

In 1974 he married Regina Thomas who had children from a previous marriage as well, Mary and Victor. Together they spent 33 wonderful years. Throughout their lives they enjoyed camping, bowling, dancing, fishing, car racing, ect. He worked for Foss Maritime Company for many years, and then retired. Fishing was a particular favorite of his. He and his fishing buddy were always taking off somewhere, just to get a line in the water, and you can only imagine the fish stories that were told. He was a very loving husband, dad, grandfather, great grandfather and friend. In September 2006 they moved to Post Falls, Idaho and on December 6, 2006, he lost his wife to ovarian cancer.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Frank and Fern; four sisters and one son. He is survived by his step daughter, Mary Van Unen (husband, Larry); step son, Victor Lee Thomas; son, True Ev Peavey (wife, Glenda); grandchildren, Jennifer, Ginger, and Leslie; great-grandchildren, Anthony, Dayton and Rylee; brother-in-law, Lester Palaniuk.

In 2004 he was diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and fibrosis of the lungs. He struggled with this until Easter Sunday, April 12, 2009 when he passed away. God only knows how much he'll be missed. May he rest in peace.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m., on Tuesday, April 12, 2009, at Floral Hills Cemetery, 429 Filbert rd. Lynnwood, Washington. There will be a small get together of family and friends after the service. Sherman-Knapp Funeral Home and Crematory in Newport, Washington is in charge of arrangements. Family and friends are welcome to sign the online guestbook at www.sherman-knapp.com

Published in The Herald (Everett WA on 4/18/2009



After more than 70 years of serving the Lord on earth, Hallie “June” Peavey departed our life in exchange for everlasting life on Thursday morning, September 16, 2010

She passed away unexpectedly of heart complications at her Clarkston Heights home. “June” was the daughter of Hallie and Lula Schlaser Peavey, born October 19, 1939 in Nez Perce Idaho. She grew up in Asotin and Clarkston with her parents and siblings, Bonnie Jean Baum and V. Gary Peavey both of Lewiston.

She was married to G.E. Diebel for 18 years. They raised cattle, chickens, alfalfa and three daughters: Anita June (married to Paul Wood) of Lapwai, Janet Lei (married to the late Tim Allen) of Culdesac, and Linda Lorene (married to Dale Johnson and formerly to Craig Moore and the late Bobby Young) of Lewiston and Larkspur, Colorado. June later married Bill O. Patterson and the late Melvin Aragon. Bill was with her at her home in Clarkston when she passed away. Bill and June shared a life of fond memories, joy, and dedicated companionship.

She is remembered by her 10 grandchildren Justin (Camille) and Juneeka Wood, Tim (Bobbi Jo) and Joshua Allen (Jessica Snow), Christina (Diego) Gonzales, Sean (Marti Ann) and Kyle Young, Brittney and Steven Moore, and Cole Johnson; and her great grandchildren, Yelvie Gonzales, Zoe Allen, Alivia and Noah Wood and soon to arrive “Baby Girl Young” and “Baby Wood”.

June is well known by many as a hardworking woman and devote Christian who has lived her life bringing others to Christ, showing love and grace to all that she has met. She has touched the lives of many. She was also a right winged conservative and activist. She wrote a column and served as the Editor for the Valley Herald and later the Clarkston Herald in the 1960’s. She was politically active and could be a strong advocate or fierce opponent.

She survived “terminal” cancer in the 1960’s. During her illness she was persuaded by a cousin to write “the family history”. This began a quest that lasted more than 40 years of tracing, documenting, and communicating with other Peavey’s in the US and Abroad. She spoke before the YWCA in the 1970’s when she had traced the Peavey line into the Bible and back through Adam and Eve. With the help of her brother Gary and other willing volunteers, in recent years she helped countless Peavey’s connect to family lines through DNA markers.

She worked for Doran’s Nursing Home in Asotin, W.T. Grants and managed the JV Store and women’s fashions at Montgomery Ward stores in Lewiston. She lived at and managed Garden Creek Ranch and Copper Creek Ranches on the Snake River, and the Rivertree Inn in Clarkston. More recently she managed rental properties and was a Certified Nursing Assistant providing care to others at a variety of long term facilities including Tri-State Convalescent, Clarkston Care Center and Asotin County Aging and Long Term Care.

June had a wonderful sense of kindness, adventure, and humor. She hauled hay by moonlight in the trunk and on the hood of her car. Her favorite phrase long after it was not common to say such things was, “I’ve got Groovy Idea”. She adopted stray cats, housed homeless and needy families at greatly reduced and often forgiven rent. She played practical jokes and laughed when others would have cried.

Services will be graveside at Vineland Cemetery, Clarkston , WA at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, September 20th. Pastor Daniel Sabo will officiate. A reception and memorial service will follow at the Valley Christian Center Fireside Room on 3215 Echo Hills Dr. Lewiston.

You may leave comments for the family at www.merchantfuneralhome.com. Anita Wood is taking calls for the family 24215 Webb Rd, Lapwai, Idaho 83540. (208) 843-2135.

Source: The LewistonTtribune. com – WA…9/18/2010



Omar Neil Peavey was born, raised and educated in the Pacific Northwest. He served in the US Army (Battery B, 453rd AAA Battalion) for the duration of WWII at Normandy, Ardennes, Central Europe, & Rhineland. December 1945, discharged for honest and faithful service to the United States of America. Received an award from the French government for his role in the liberation of France.

In 1946, Omar brought that strength and commitment home to Washington to continue his life as a good friend, mentor, neighbor, and family man. Omar and his wife Alice settled in Kirkland in the time when wooded spaces separated the towns in the East Lake Washington area and there was only one floating bridge. They were good citizens and stewards of the land who dedicated themselves to the community. Concern for the welfare of others showed in support of humane causes for pets and people and planet, notably Hopelink, Humane Society and Washington Talking Book and Braille Library. Omar and Alice were regular radio readers for the blind. Generations of parents, faculty, and students know Omar Peavey for his leadership as both Teacher and Principal in Juanita and Kirkland schools. His work as an educator defined his many years, whether he was teaching a nephew to whittle or teaching children at school. He never tired of learning and could always be found reading about history, science, and whatever piqued his interest. Omar was a wry-humored, resilient, resourceful person, raconteur, outdoorsman, gardener, craftsman, coronet player, maker of flapjacks, and supporter of the arts. A gentleman of wide ranging interests, he made sociable conversation with his coffee group at George's Place a regular event. Omar Peavey lived nearly 95 years and died peacefully on May 12, 2011 loved and appreciated by those who knew him.

Source: The Seattle Times on May 22, 2011


Died: 30 Aug 1976

Private family services were held for Paul S. Peavey, 80, of Beacon Hill at Columbia Funeral Home on Sept 1. Rev Robert Mays officiated. Cremation followed.

Mr. Peavey was born in Massachusetts and came to Seattle in 1924 from Texas. He owned and operated an auto repair shop in the Denny regrade ares from 1933, later a service station at Broadway and E. Mercer Street and retired in 1965. He was a member of the Automotive Machinists Local 289.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mae B. Peavey; a son Kelley Peavey, Seattle; a daughter, Mrs. Esther Johnson Edmonds, a sister, Mrs. Esther Peavey, Darien Connecticut; and three brothers, Harry Peavey of Darien, John Peavey of McAllen Texas, and Howard Peavey of Houston Texas; four grandchildren and two great grandchildren.




Randoll J. Peavey died Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2005.

He was born June 24, 1913, the son of John and Gereldine Peavey. He graduated from the University of Minnesota in forestry and worked for Weyerhaeuser for 33 years. He received the Silver Star and the Oak Leaf Cluster and the Purple Heart while serving in the Army during World War II.

Surviving are his wife, Clara and seven siblings, sisters, Jane Guertin, Gerrie Hicks, Peg Codute, Midge Becicko and brothers, Don Peavey and Luke Peavey.

Burial was in Vancouver, Wash.

source - Park Falls Herald - (Nov/5/2005)



Regina W. Peavey died Dec 6, 2006 in Newport WA. She as born Oct 28, 1931 to Nick and Polly Palaniuk in Dickenson North Dakota. The family later moved to Elmira Idaho in 1939, where she met and married David H. Thomas. From that marriage she had two children. Later in life she married Everett W. Peavey of Seattle Washington to who she spent 33 wonderful years with.

Throughout her life she worked in and out of the home. Everett and Regina both worked many years for the Foss Launch and Tug until their retirement, but her home was her sanctuary. She loved her gardening and flowers, and her home reflected that.

Preceeding her in death were her parents, Nicn and Polly Palaniuk, seven brothers and two sisters. She was survived by her husband, Everett Peavey, daughter Mary Ellen Van Unen (husband Larry), son Victor Lee Thomas, two brothers , five sisters, five grandchildren: Jennifer, Ginger, Leslie, Roxann, and Brittney, great-grandchildren: Anthony, Dayton and Rylee.

In March she was diagnosed with overian cancer, and passed away after a long hard battle on Dec 6, 2006. May she rest in peace.

Services will be held at Floral Hills Cemetery, 429 Filbert Road, Lynwood Wash. On Dec 15, at 10:00 a.m. Sherman-Knapp Funeral Home and Crematory in Newport is in charge of the arrangements. Family and friends are welcome to sign the online guest book at Sherman-Knapp. Com.

Source: Sherman Knapp Funeral Home & Crematory




Ms. Kathleen Laurie Wyatt Peavy, age 36, passed away Wednesday, January 26, 2009 at Evergreen Hospital in Kirkland, Washington following a brief illness.

She was born November 22, 1972 in DeRidder, Louisiana to the late Grace Marie Wyatt and Robert Lean Wyatt. Her greatest joy was her family, especially her sons.

Surviving members include: fiancee, Ralph James; sons, Dustin Scott Allison; Robert Jablonski and Jacob Thomas; sisers, Janet Genova; Kandy Gordon; brothers and sisters-in-law, Travis and Emmy Wyatt; Allan and Dianne Wilson; nieces and nephews, Nick Cameron, Abby Thompson, Sara Horter and fiancee, Joseph Fulwider; Brandy Cameron and Caitlynn Gordon; great nieces, Jade and Priscella Fulwider; and a large number of other relatives.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 PM Saturday, February 28, 2009 at the home of Travis and Emmy Wyatt.

Banister Funeral Home of Dahlonega is in charge of arrangements