Alma F. Kennedy (01/02/1924 - 01/31/2011)

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Heritage Funeral & Cremation
508 North Government Way
Spokane, WA

Alma F.
(Age 87)

Born January 2, 1924 to John M. and Joanna Hutchison Nickles in La Plata, NM. Passed away January 31, 2011 in Reardan, WA. She was raised in the La Plata area then moved to Gold Beach, OR where she graduated high school and married Herbert Haberlein. She later moved to Kettle Falls/Colville, WA where she married Delmar "Skipper" Hawkins in 1952. They moved to Spokane where Alma worked as a waitress at the Rocky Café on Sprague. In 1973 she returned to New Mexico to marry her childhood sweetheart, A.C. "Jiggers" Kennedy. They raised and trained thoroughbred race horses until Jigger's death in 2003. She continued to raise and race horses until her health forced her to retire in 2010 when she moved to Reardan, WA to be close to her family. She was preceded in death by Skipper Hawkins, Jiggers Kennedy, and one sister, Lois Clinton. She is survived by daughters Dorette Merriott, Shirley Fraley; step-daughter Alma Archibeque (Gabe); sister Margaret Ismay; grandchildren Cindy Hansen (Todd), Crystal Sellers (Clint), John Merriott (Toni), Justine Winn (Bobby), J.T Merriott (Monica); 10 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. A Graveside Service will be held 3:00 PM Saturday, February 5th at Meyers Falls Cemetery in Kettle Falls, WA, followed by a Memorial Service at 4:00 PM at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 295 E. Dominion Ave. Colville, WA.


Published in Spokesman-Review from Feb. 4 to Feb. 5, 2011
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