Alice Krug (02/18/1914 - 06/18/2010)

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KRUG, Alice Elizabeth "Betty" (Age 96) Of Othello, formerly of Connell, died Friday, June 18 at The Coventry House with her friends and family by her side. Betty was born on January 18, 1914 in Mineral, WA, to Dr. Furman andBarbara (Hill) Shadd. In the early 1920's She moved with her family toOthello where her father set up his medical practice. Betty's parentsinsisted that she learn play the piano. She became an accomplishedmusician, playing the saxophone, and accordion as well as the piano. At Dr. Shadd's death Betty and her mother moved to Spokane were Bettycompleted her high school, at Lewis and Clark High School, and also went to Beauty School. The romance that had begun in Othello with Raymond Krug blossomed in Spokane. They were married on April 16th 1931. Then they returned to the Othello. They farmed a section located on the corner of what is now Hwy 26 and Booker Rd., which they lovingly called the "Dude Ranch". They then moved to the family homestead near Connell. During this time Betty was a wife and mother and continued with her music,mainly by playing Organ and Piano at Gideon Lutheran Church in Connell. She played music for the church for over 65 years. In 1986 Raymond passed away. On February 18, 1990 Betty married a long time family friend, Wilbur Krug. Wilbur passed away in 2009. Betty had many talents, she enjoyed sewing, knitting , crocheting, andtatting. Betty had three main passions in her life, family was always first, faith and church a close second and all were sewed together with her love ofmusic. She belonged to the Gideon Lutheran Church of Connell and later the Pilgrim Lutheran Church of Othello. As a member of the Gideon She worked on the worship and music committee for many years. Betty was preceded in death by her parents, both of her husbands, abrother John and a grandson Randy Krug. She is survived by her son Robert (Jean) Krug of Othello, and daughters Marilyn "Boots" R. Warsinske ofSpokane, Janee Theleman of Buckley, WA, and Carol (Richard) Alldredge ofAuburn, WA, 12 grand children, 10 great grandchildren and nine Great Great Grandchildren. Betty is also survived by three step daughters Marcia Krug, of Kennewick WA, Anita Pederson, of Chehalis WA. Phyllis Hailey, of Everett WA. A time for final visitation has been set aside at Stevens Funeral Chapel in Othello on Wednesday, June 23, beginning at 3:00 PM and continuing until 7:00 PM, A celebration of her life will be held at Gideon Lutheran Church on Thursday June 24, 2010 at 11:00 AM. Interment will preceded the service. To leave a note for the family and sign the guest book please visit Memorials are suggested to either the Gideon Lutheran Church, or Pilgrim Lutheran Church Memorial Funds in Betty's name.

Published in Spokesman-Review from June 22 to June 23, 2010