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Mary Frances (Uhlenkott) WEEKS (02/02/1944 - 06/13/2014)

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WEEKS, Mary Frances (Uhlenkott) February 02,1944- June 13, 2014 Mary Weeks died on June 13th, 2014 in Spokane, WA. Her last days were filled with many visits by family and friends. Mary was born February 2nd, 1944 as the fourth of five children in Lewiston, ID to Vincent and Claudine Uhlenkott. Mary graduated from Gonzaga University and then spent time as a Jesuit Volunteer in Zambia, Africa. Mary continued her long adventurous life in Spokane, WA by teaching for 30 years in Central Valley School District and volunteering many hours of her time, most recently to The Women's Hearth. Mary's dedication to others through her volunteer work was recognized earlier this year when Governor Jay Inslee presented her with the Outstanding Volunteer Award at the Governor's Mansion in Olympia, WA. Mary was a deeply spiritual person involved in a women's prayer group and having completed the Spiritual Direction Program at Gonzaga University. Mary wed her husband, Richard L. Weeks, on August 21st, 1976 at Sacred Heart Parish in Spokane, WA and was the proud mother of Richard T. (Carie) Weeks, William (Margaret) Weeks, Daniel (Valerie) Weeks and Mary Lee (Christopher) McJimsey. After retirement Mary kept herself busy by taking care of children in her home. After her grandchildren were born, Mary made it a point to spend as much time as possible with her grandchildren, even those down in California. Mary was preceded in death by her sister, Emagene Warren, and her parents, Vincent and Claudine Uhlenkott. She is survived by her husband and her children, as well as her grandchildren (Richard J. Weeks, Ellie Weeks and Lacey Weeks). Mary is also survived by her brothers Glen Uhlenkott, Lloyd Uhlenkott and Loren Uhlenkott. The Funeral Vigil will be Friday, June 20th, 2014 at 7:00 pm at St. Peter's Catholic Parish, 3520 E. 18th Ave, Spokane WA. The Mass in celebration of her life will be on Saturday, June 21st, 2014 at 10:00 am also at St. Peter's Catholic Parish. If you feel called, any donations can be made to the .

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Published in Spokesman-Review from June 18 to June 19, 2014
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