Colbert, Lonny Marvin (age 69)
(October 1 1951 – December 12 2020)
Lonny passed away on Saturday, December 12th at home after a more than 20 year battle with Parkinson’s Disease and FTD Dementia. He was born to Wanita (Bolser) and Marvin Colbert on October 1st, 1951 in Tonasket WA. He grew up in the small ranching community of Chesaw, WA, nestled in the Okanogan Highlands. He attended Oroville High School and graduated in 1970. He later earned an Associate of Arts Degree from Spokane Falls Community College. He worked primarily as a warehouse manager in the electrical field until he was forced to retire due to his disability in 1996.
Since he was a teenager he had a great passion for motorcycles and muscle cars, both working on them and driving them. He also had a great passion for science and science fiction, particularly Star Trek ; he passed both these passions on to his two sons Matthew and Nicholas. He also loved baseball and particularly the Mariners, and would frequently attend games at Safeco Field with his family until his disability made it too difficult. He also had a great fondness for the sea and all things nautical, and cherished family vacations to the Washington and Oregon coasts. He fancied that in another time he might have been a sea captain or explorer.
He is survived by his wife of nearly 46 years, Judy; their two sons, Matthew (Amber) Colbert and Nicholas Colbert; his brother and best friend Chris (Peggy) Colbert; his sister Marna (Clark) Friend; two nieces, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and grand-nephews. A memorial service will likely follow in the Spring or Summer of 2021. Donations may be made to Hospice of Spokane, who took excellent care of Lonny and the family over the final months of his life.
Memorial services will be held at a later date. Please check back here for updated service information.
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