Milton J. Newkirk, 84, died March 29, 2003 in Spokane, Wash. He was born Jan. 5, 1919 in Lewellen, Neb.

After living in Moscow, Ida. from 1942 to 1973 where he had his own automobile repair business, Mr. Newkirk moved to Enterprise and lived here until 1989. After living in Milton-Freewater for a few years, he moved to Spokane, Wash. in 2000. Milton loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing, gardening, ranching, working with his hands doing crafts and woodworking. He enjoyed people and lived each day to the fullest.

Survivors include his wife, Virginia, at home in Spokane; his daughters, Lois Phillips of Lancaster, Calif. and Marcia Bajuk of Silverdale, Wash.; sisters Violet and Mildred, both of Spokane, Wash.; brothers Howard of Lewellen, Neb. and Glen of Meridian, Ida.; nine grandchildren and fifteen grandchildren.

Graveside services took place in Moscow, Ida. on April 2, 2003.

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