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Day is done,
gone the sun,
From the hills,
from the lake,
From the skies.
All is well,
safely rest,
God is nigh.
Go to sleep,
peaceful sleep,
May the soldier
or sailor,
God keep.
On the land
or the deep,
Safe in sleep.
Love, good night,
Must thou go,
When the day,
And the night
Need thee so?
All is well.
Speedeth all
To their rest.
Fades the light;
And afar
Goeth day,
And the stars
Shineth bright,
Fare thee well;
Day has gone,
Night is on.
Fades the light;
And afar
Goeth day,
And the stars
Shineth bright,
Fare thee well;
Day has gone,
Night is on.

























Ralph LaRoy “Roy” Gallion
Thu, Aug 24, 2017
Roy Gallion, age 85, died Aug. 16 at the North Central Care Center in Spokane.

Roy was born Aug. 20, 1931, in Malta, Montana, to parents William and Lucille (Baker) Gallion. He had three sisters and one brother.

Roy’s father, William, was a heavy equipment operator following his work. In 1941, the Gallion family left Montana for employment in Oregon, California, back to Oregon and then to Washington.

Roy graduated from Lind High School and after working with his father on the farm, served in the US Navy for four years on a U. S. Navy destroyer, the USS George K. McKenzie DD836, during the Korean War.

Roy married and was the father to two sons and two daughters. Following in his father’s footsteps, he worked at various jobs, mostly as a heavy equipment operator in construction.

Roy is survived by his sons, Neil (Dena) and Wilbur (Pamela), daughters, Laurel (Alan) Eschenbacher and Diane (Steve) Gill, six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and three more on the way. He is also survived by three sisters, Sharon Englehart, Lind, Darlene Abney, Pendleton, Oregon, and Karen Tinkham, Spokane, plus numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and little brother, Wilbur Hugh.
There will be no service.
— Ritzville Journal

John D. Shimek
Thu, Aug 24, 2017
John D. (Jack) Shimek, born in Pasco on April 28, 1928, died in Spokane on Aug. 15. One of four children born to John E. and Eunice Howton Shimek of Kahlotus, Jack spent most of his life on the family farm in Lind.

Graduating from high school in 1947, he attended trade school in Spokane where he met and married Clara Falco Shimek in 1948. They spent 34 years on the family farm, raising wheat, cattle, and four children.

While in Lind, Jack was actively involved in many local organizations where his leadership skills were put to good use.

After he and Clara retired to Spokane in 1982, Jack continued to serve others through Habitat for Humanity, the Spokane Food Bank, and Audubon United Methodist Church.

Jack possessed a gift for making everyone he encountered feel welcome and special. Devoted to his family, he also understood the importance of giving back to his community.

Jack was predeceased by his wife of almost 69 years, Clara, in February 2017.

He is survived by his children: John (Marsha) of Honolulu, Hawaii; Jill (Jim) Duvall of Elizabeth, Colorado; Randy of Lind; Robert (Kristey) of Salem, Oregon; one sister, 11 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Oct. 7, at 11 a.m. at the Lind Cemetery, followed by a reception at the Lind Senior Center.
— Ritzville Journal