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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.

























LEE ARDEN BECKLEY Mueller's Tri-Cities Funeral Home Lee Arden Beckley, better known as "Beck" to many, passed away on March 21, 2017 at the age of 87. Arden is predeceased by his parents, Walter and Mildred Beckley, siblings Merle, Cecil and Hazel, and his first wife, Midge. He is survived by his wife Jean, his six children, Cindy, Greg, Jeff, Kelly, Penny and Jill, Jean's two children Debbie and Gary, and 16 grandchildren who thought he was a pretty great grandpa. The most recent great grandchild born is his namesake - little Beckley June! Arden was born in Twin Falls Idaho, and moved to Parma, Idaho as a young boy. After graduation from Parma High, he began his career in the dirt! Whether it was selling fertilizer to farmers, or setting up irrigation systems in Saudi Arabia, he was a master of how to get crops to grow. He loved to talk about farming. He finally retired at the age of 82. He also enjoyed following his six kids around and watching them either in their sports, or rodeo. He liked to travel and he and Jean went on some wonderful adventures together. He never knew a stranger and could tell a story better than anyone else! He was ornery and fun and loved by all. The family wishes to thank Dr. Cain, Chaplaincy Hospice Care, Home Instead Senior Care and Desert Wind Gardens for their support. The memorial service will be held Friday, March 24, 2017, 11:00 a.m., at Mueller's Tri-Cities Funeral Home, 1401 S. Union Street, Kennewick, with Pastor Phil Paulsen officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Chaplaincy Hospice Care. Arden will be buried next to his first wife, Midge, at Waterville Cemetery in Waterville, Washington. The family invites you to sign their online tribute wall at www.muellersfuneral homes.com. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/tricityherald/obituary.
Lee Arden Beckley
Norman Gene Pouley, 81, died peacefully on Sunday, March 26, at his home in Odessa with his loving family at his side. He leaves behind four children: Rick (Billie Jo), Sherri (Marty) Sackmann, Tracy (Brian) Sangster, and Terri (Casey) Nielsen, 12 grandchildren: Dennis, Tiffany, Colby, Nicole, Keith, Alyssa, Blayne, Kristen, Bryce, Brady, Wyatt, Ashlyn, Corbyn, Keonna, Nigel and one on the way. He is preceded in death by his oldest son Gregg.

Born and raised in Lind, the son of Conrad and Mollie Pouley, he was the second to the youngest with his youngest sister Esther Capparelli surviving. He was preceded in death by four older siblings, Ronald, Vicki, Clifford and Betty. In his early years he attended and graduated from Lind High school in 1953. Shortly after graduating he entered the Marine Corps serving his country as a soldier.

He found his way back to Adams County and became an Adams County deputy sheriff. After serving the law, he served drinks for a few years in his own bar and followed that venture with a prolonged career as an industrial security guard and finished his work life with a rural mail route around Odessa.

Gene had a passion for playing, watching, and discussing sports; in particular basketball. He loved to watch his children and grandchildren in their sporting endeavors. He loved nothing more than a cup of coffee and a chat with friends and acquaintances. His grandchildren were the highlight of his life. He spent many hours watching and praising their accomplishments. He will be missed greatly by his loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 1, at Good Hope Lutheran Church in Lind at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Lind Cemetery.

Condolences may be left at www.danekasfh.com.
Ritzville Journal
Norman Gene Pouley