Floyd Pope, 72

Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Floyd Lee Pope, 72, of Springdale, Wash., formerly of Grand View, died Nov. 7, 2004, at his Springdale home.

Funeral services were held 1:00 Monday, Nov. 15, at the Springdale Community Church in Springdale, Wash. Graveside services and vault interment followed at the Springdale Cemetery. Danekas Funeral Chapel and Crematory was in charge of the arrangements.

Floyd was born on Jan. 21, 1932, in Weiser, the son of Lee Roy and Marguerite Eva Adams (Pope).

He was a 1950 graduate of Grand View High School in Grand View,. He then entered the U.S. Air force and served as a Private First Class.

He later graduated from Kinman Business University in Spokane, Wash. He received two degrees, the first of which was Master of Accounts in 1959, followed by Business Administration in 1960. Floyd then worked as the accountant for Sceva Construction in Spokane for many years.

In 1977 he purchased his first grocery store in Greenacres, Wash. which he owned and operated until 1995 when he purchased a store in Springdale, Wash. He operated the Springdale Grocery and Hardware for the past 20 years.

Floyd was a long-time member of the Springdale City Council. He recently was elected as the Springdale Mayor and took office in January of 2003, stepping down in July of 2004 due to his health concerns. He was instrumental in the fulfillment of a number of town projects.

"In addition to family and community, he held a great love of the outdoors, be it hunting or fishing in the mountains of the Northwest, or simply taking his dog Suzy, for an evening drive to look for deer," his family said.

Floyd is survived by: his two sons, Gary Pope and his wife, Karen, of Otis Orchards, Wash., and Arron Pope of Richland, Wash.; daughter Amber Ruby and her husband, Bryan, of Mead, Wash.; two brothers, Ben Pope and his wife, Cathy, of Spokane, Wash., and Del Pope and his wife, Martha, of Spokane, Wash.; one sister, Jean Lasnick of Fruitland, Idaho, and two granddaughters.

The visitation for Mr. Floyd Pope will be held from 9 a.m- to 5 p,m., Thursday and Friday, Nov. 11 and 12, and Saturday, Nov. 13, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Danekas Funeral Chapel in Colville.

Memorial contributions can be given to the N. E. Washington Hospice, P.O. Box 808, Chewelah, Wash., 99109.