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Colleen J. Sawyer-Legge


1925 - 2017 Obituary Condolences

COLLEEN J. SAWYER-LEGGE
Colleen J. Sawyer-Legge passed away on October 17, 2017 in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. She was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota on August 6, 1925 to Earl L. Sawyer and Germaine A. Deleglise. She graduated from Washburn High School in Minneapolis in 1943 and attended the University of Minnesota. She moved with her family to Spokane, Washington in 1946. She met her husband Don while working at the Northwest Airlines Reservation Center in the Davenport Hotel. They were married on May 25, 1948 and shared 49 years together until Don's death in 1998. She lived a rather nomadic life with Don as his work with the Federal Government shuffled them across the country. His final assignment in Riverside, California in 1970 brought her to a permanent home, where she became active in St. Andrews Newman Center, bridge clubs, bunco groups and Meals on Wheels. She worked for the County of Riverside in the election department for 12+ years. She moved to Coeur d'Alene in 2008. She is survived by her children Kathy (Dave) Kuntz of Coeur d'Alene, Pam (Vince) Rosse of Riverside, and Kent (Julie) Legge of Woodlake, California; her brother, Robert (Carolyn) Sawyer of Ridgefield, WA; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. No services will be held at her request, however a Christian mass will be held in her name at 5:30pm on Friday, October 27, 2017 at St. Andrews Newman Center; 105 W. Big Springs Rd., Riverside, CA. English Funeral Chapel of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho has been entrusted with the arrangements. Please visit Colleen's online memorial at www.englishfuneralchapel.com
Published in Press-Enterprise on Oct. 22, 2017
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