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GOERINGER, Jean Elizabeth - Spokane  
GOERINGER, Jean Elizabeth (Age 99) Died peacefully on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at Riverview Care Center in Spokane, WA. She was born March 13, 1917, in Post Falls, ID to Mary and Kenneth Patterson. She was raised by her mother in Spokane, WA. Active in the Lutheran Church throughout her life, she was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran (now All Saints Lutheran Church) in Browne's Addition until her death. She married Waldemar "Walt" Goeringer on July 31, 1943, and together they served as house parents at Luther Child Center, Everett, WA and as managers of Holden Village, Chelan, WA before returning to Spokane. She worked as a an office assistant and bookkeeper for various Spokane businesses including F.O. Berg Tent and Awning Company before becoming the Emmanuel Lutheran office secretary serving over twenty years. Walt preceded her in death on June 25, 1972. She is survived by loving cousins, nephews, and many friends. Deep appreciation is extended to the entire staff of Riverview Care Center for the attentive and loving care Jean received during the last years of her life. A funeral service will be held at All Saints Lutheran Church, 314 S. Spruce Street, Spokane, WA 99201 at 10:30am on Thursday, June 30, 2016 with the Committal Service to follow at Spokane Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to All Saints Lutheran Church.
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Published in Spokesman-Review on June 29, 2016

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GREEN, Maxine Spencer "Peggy" - Bellingham  
GREEN, Maxine Spencer "Peggy" Maxine "Peggy" Spencer Green passed away at the age of 95 on Sunday morning, June 19th in Bellingham, WA. Maxine, a former resident of Walla Walla was born in Grangeville, Idaho on May 7, 1921. Maxine grew up on a farm near Prescott, WA together with her five brothers and sisters. She studied psychology and education at WSU where she met her husband Dale and graduated Phi Beta Kappa. They were married on June 30, 1946. She taught school in Battle Ground during WWII and at Roosevelt High School in Seattle, while Dale attended the University of Washington Law School. After graduation, they moved to Spokane and started a family. In 1960, they moved to Walla Walla where they lived for 10 years. Maxine was an active member of the Pioneer Methodist Church and was active in the community, serving as Precinct Committeewoman and teaching Sunday school. She also became the first female chair of Washington Camps Farthest Out. They moved to Spokane in 1970 when Dale was appointed to the Washington State Court of Appeals. They were active members of the Manito United Methodist Church where Maxine chaired the Vietnamese Resettlement Program for many years and led Bible study classes in her home for high school students. In her later years, she enjoyed being a grandmother. After Dale's death in 2007, Peggy moved to an independent living facility in Seattle. Her fellow residents quickly saw her intelligence and recognized her leadership abilities and asked her to become president of their Residents Council. She served in that capacity for two years. She will be remembered for her kindness, generosity of spirit, and gracious leadership style. Maxine is survived by her two children, Fred and Judith; her grandchildren, Madeleine and Camille; her great-grandson Jibriel; and numerous nieces and nephews. Her body will be laid to rest at the Blue Mountain Cemetery in Walla Walla on June 30th, at 10:00 a.m. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 at the Herring Groseclose Funeral Home, 315 W Alder, Walla Walla. A visitation will be held the evening before on June 29th. Gifts in rememberance of Maxine may be sent to the United Methodist Committee on Relief http://www.umcor.org and the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle http://www.zoo.org .
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Published in Spokesman-Review on June 26, 2016
GREENE, Dorothy Jeane - Spokane  
GREENE, Dorothy Jeane (Age 97) Greene, Dorothy Jeane Paine Gay, entered into rest June 13, 2016. Born November 11, 1918 to Louise and George Paine in Cashmere Washington, she was known as a "Peace Baby". She grew up in Cashmere and in 1937 attended WSC where she was a Kappa Alpha Theta. In 1941 she married John E. Gay, an LC and WSC graduate from Spokane. Major Gay was a pilot with the Army Air Corps (WWII) who lost his life when his B-29 reconnaissance flight ran out of fuel returning to Saipan. Jeane and John have two girls. Jeane married Robert Treat Greene in 1946. Robert had been a Captain with the 82nd Airborne during WWII. He entered the insurance business in Spokane and founded GreeneCo. Services, Inc. Bob and Jeane have four sons. As a wife and mother, Jeane was a member of Manito Presbyterian Church, Exchangettes, Kappa Alpha Theta Alumni President, South Side Camp Fire Board, Terrace Garden Club, WIGS and PEO Chapter E. She was a Camp Fire leader and a Cub Scout Den Mother. An avid reader and bridge player, she also loved taking art lessons from her friend Jane Baldwin, traveling, crossword puzzles and music. Jeane never missed her children's sporting events, recitals or school events. She volunteered at Eastern Washington Historical Society (MAC) and also found time to be secretary for GreeneCo Services. Jeane is survived by her children Marijean "Mimi" of San Francisco, Jonny Joyce Guenther (Gary), Bob Jr., Tom (Mary), Jon (Kristi), all of Spokane; Jamie (Lynn) of Seattle; her sister Alice J Purvis of Phoenix; 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, John E. Gay, Robert T Greene; sister Helen Corwin; brother Teddy Paine; and great-granddaughter Avery Stinson. A Celebration of Jeane's life will be held on November 12, 2016 at Manito Presbyterian Church, 401 E 30th, Spokane, WA. Memorial contributions may be sent to: Manito Presbyterian Church, Camp Fire INW Council Camp Sweyolakan, Boy Scouts of America INW Council or MAC Museum, all of Spokane. Online condolences may be left at www.hennesseyfuneralhomes.com.
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Published in Spokesman-Review on June 26, 2016
GREENWALDT, Lester M. - Moscow  
GREENWALDT, Lester M. (Age 84) Lester Marvin Greenwaldt was born October 12, 1931 in Germania Town- ship, Todd County, MN and passed away on June 18, 2016 in Moscow, Idaho. Les served our country from 1952 - 1954. He was honorably discharged, having received the Army Occupational Medal (Germany) and the National Defense Service Medal. Les was married to Lucille from 1964 to 2004, when he was widowed. During his life, he enjoyed spending his time on the lake, on the boat and fishing. Later in life, he spent a considerable amount of time with his only daughter Teresa Hall, her family and his dog Sandy. Les is survived by his grandchildren, Gina Dempsey and Lee Hall, and great-grandchildren, Taylor Chaparro, Barrett Chaparro, Aidan Chaparro and Oliver Hall. A graveside service will be held at Greenwood Memorial Terrace, 211 N. Government Way, on Friday, July 1st at 2:30 pm, with Military Honors. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Make-a-Wish foundation.
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Published in Spokesman-Review on June 26, 2016

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GORDON, Lisa - Anacortes  
GORDON, Lisa Lisa (Schumaker) Gordon passed peacefully at home in Anacortes, WA in her bed, holding her husband's hand on the 16th of June 2016, after fighting a valiant fight against Pancreatic Cancer. She was born in Hollister, CA to Marilyn and Leighton Schumaker on the 6th day of August, 1953. Lisa graduated from Central Valley High School in 1971 and Eastern Washington State College in 1975 with a double major in Education and Music. She is survived by her husband of 34 years, Timothy Gordon; her younger brother, Craig Schumaker; her sisters-in-law, Sandi Gordon, Sharon (Vince Palagonia), Leesa Sjolin; and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial Services will be held at Evans Funeral Chapel, 1105 32nd Street, Anacortes, WA at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday 22, 2016. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Hospice of the NW or Virginia Mason Cancer Center in memory of Lisa. Arrangements are in the care of Evans Funeral Chapel and Crematorium Inc., of Anacortes, WA and the San Juan Islands. To share memories of Lisa, please sign the online guest register at www.evanschapel.com
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Published in Spokesman-Review on June 22, 2016
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