Roy Stotts

Roy Stotts, 85, Tonasket, died Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2007 at North Valley Hospital.

He was born April 14, 1922 in Curlew to Zilpah and Ben Stotts. He was a graduate of Curlew High School. He later moved to Tonasket where he began work with the State Highway Department. On Feb. 10, 1945 he married Ellen Burbery in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. He was lead man for several years with the State Highway Department, retiring in 1972. Roy then worked for Atchison Logging enjoying being a grader operator. Very community-minded he also served on the Tonasket City Council for 47 years. Additionally, he was a volunteer for the Tonasket Fire Department also serving as an EMT. Roy also enjoyed being outdoors, especially hunting, fishing and gardening. He was a charter member of the Tonasket Eagles.

He was preceded in death by a son, Bill, two brothers, Pete and Raymond and a sister, Rose.

Survivors include his wife, Ellen, Tonasket; two daughters, Barbara Mann, Moscow, Russia and Beverly Montanye, Tonasket; a sister, Pansy Freet, Republic; and four grandchildren, Marques, Rache, Keith and Jordan.

Services were held 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 8, 2007 at Tonasket Cemetery. A luncheon was held following the service for family and friends at the Tonasket Eagles.

Memorials can be made to the Tonasket Eagles, Tonasket Fire Department or the American Heart Association.

Bergh Funeral Service of Oroville/ Tonasket was entrusted with arrangements.