Gertrude "Lorraine" PAZER (1924 - 2018)

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Our dear mom and grandmother passed away peacefully July 25, 2018 surrounded by her family.
Mom was born August 30, 1924 in Detroit, Michigan to James Puffer and Gertrude
Adams. After her mother's untimely death, she and her sister stayed with their maternal grandparents, Winslow and Amelia Adams until she was 7 years old. The sisters then moved to Spokane to live with her dad and step-mother Helen. Growing up during the Great Depression and losing her mother at the age 3, she developed a strong spirit, mastered self-reliance and learned to delight in simple things. She graduated from Holy Names Academy. She wasn't afraid of hard work, spending many years in the restaurant, electrical and lumber industries. She married Natt Nicholson in 1944, had five children and later divorced. In 1955, she married John Pazer and had thre children. They raised their family in the Spokane Valley where she lived for over 50 years. She loved people, activities and pinochle card games. Her greatest joy was playing games with her grandchildren who were her crowning glory.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband John, her daughter Judy Johns and grandson Kurt Leithead. She is survived by children Jeannie (Al) Evans, Sally Nicholson, James (Teresa) Nicholson, Thomas (Carol) Nicholson, Jeff (Joni) Nicholson, Kenny Pazer and Rudy (Anita) Pazer. Also by sisters Helen Watson and Edna Thompson, along with 17 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.
Memorial Services will be Friday, September 7, 2018 at 11:00am at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 503 N. Walnut Rd, Spokane Valley.


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Published in Spokesman-Review from Sept. 2 to Sept. 5, 2018
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