Maria Wraspir (01/03/1948 - 10/10/2010)

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WRASPIR, Maria "Mary" Anna (Age 62) Mary Wraspir was loved so much by family and friends. She was born in San Francisco, CA to Earlton and Blazena (Vanickova) Griffin on January 3, 1948, and passed away October 10, 2010 in Newport, WA. Mary was always generous, and loved to do things for others even after she became ill. She was a beautiful singer, and continued to sing until a few months before she passed. As former owners of the Blanchard Inn inBlanchard, Idaho, Mary and Duke put their talents to work in the kitchenproviding wonderful meals for guests who came from miles around. People instantly liked Mary when they met her as she had a way of making you laugh and feel good. She especially loved spending time with children, making them feel special too. There will never be another Mary; She's a one of a kind and will be greatly missed by us all. Mary leaves behind her husband Stanley "Duke" Wraspir and her fivechildren that she treasured; Guy (and Christal) Lash of Spokane, WA., Lorna (and Bob) Ludtke of Moses Lake, WA., Doug Wraspir of Moses Lake, WA., Darren Wraspir of Clinton, OK., and Dick Wraspir of Issaquah, WA. Othersurvivors are; Sister Toni (and Tom) Wear of Deer Park, WA., and her aunt Dorothy Beam-Merritt of Long Beach, CA. Mary was the proud grandma and aunt of ten grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Sherman-Knapp Funeral Home in Newport, WA. is in charge ofarrangements. Family and friends are invited to sign the online guest book at


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Sherman-Knapp Funeral Home and Crematory - Newport
423 W. 2nd Street PO Box 809
Newport, WA 99156
(509) 447-3118
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Published in Spokesman-Review from Oct. 13 to Oct. 14, 2010