Louis Conyard (04/04/1921 - 04/02/2011)

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(Age 89)

Louis A. Conyard, Spokane Insurance Executive, loving husband, father and friend, passed away on April 2, 2011. Born in Stevens County on April 4, 1921, he came to Spokane with his family in 1929. He was a resident of the Spokane area until moving to Renton in 2009 to be closer to his children. Lou attended Gonzaga Prep, University of Washington, and Gonzaga University School of Law. He served in the United States Army's 11th Special Service Corps and participated in most of the campaigns of the Southwest Pacific during WWII. He was a self-employed claims adjuster for many years and then formed Premium Trust Company and was the owner/manager until he sold to a national firm. Mr. Conyard served as Exalted Ruler of Spokane Lodge #228 in 1964 and 1965 when Spokane had the largest Elks Lodge in the United States with 7500 members. He was a past president of Blue Goose International, an honorary organization for the Fire and Casualty Insurance Industry. He was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Cathedral, Knights of Columbus, and was a member of numerous social and service clubs. He served 15 years as a volunteer for the Cancer Society in the support group "Cansurmount". Lou was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Lacy Conyard, who passed away September 5, 2009. He is survived by four children, Betty Lou (Gene) Partridge of Kent, Frances (Craig) Swenson of Sammamish, Kathy (Roy) Umlauf of Mercer Island, and Louis A. (Betsy) Conyard III of Bellevue; eleven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, all living in the Puget Sound area. Lou is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, April 16, 2011 at 11:00am at St. Aloysius Catholic Church, 330 E. Boone Ave., Spokane, WA. Reception immediately following at the Herak Room, McCarthey Athletic Center, Gonzaga University, 801 N. Cincinnati. In lieu of flowers, Lou requested that memorial donations be made to the Hydrocephalus Research Guild of Seattle Children's: HRG, P.O. Box 141, Woodinville, WA 98072 or www.hydroresearch.org. Please sign Lou's online guestbook at www.hennessey funeralhomes.com. Arrangements entrusted to


Published in Spokesman-Review from Apr. 10 to Apr. 11, 2011
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