Morse N. "Speck" Garlinghouse (11/18/1913 - 04/06/2011)

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Hazen & Jaeger Funeral Home
1306 North Monroe Street
Spokane, WA

GARLINGHOUSE, Morse N. "Speck"
(Age 97)

Passed away April 6, 2011 in Spokane, WA. Speck was born on November 18, 1913 in Clarkston, WA. He was raised and schooled in Lewiston. In 1934 he married Dorothy Roessell in Lewiston and they made their home in Lewiston. Speck worked for Pacific Telephone Co, and they moved to Spokane in 1942. He retired in 1978 and moved to a small orchard in Greenbluff where he put in a three-hole golf course. In 1947 he built a log cabin on Priest Lake in which the family has made many memories over the years. He was an outdoors person and enjoyed golf, fishing, cross country skiing and canning his own fruit and garden produce each year. He and Dorothy enjoyed traveling for many years going to Europe, Canada and Italy. He was very close to his family and will be missed by them and his host of friends.
He is survived by daughter, Sondra Toy Martin of Scottsdale, AZ; son, Jon Jay Garlinghouse of Eugene, OR; four grandchildren, Jill, Nancy, Paul and Fiona; and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy, two brothers and three sisters.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday, April 9, 2011, at 2:00 pm, at the Greenbluff Community Church UMC 9908 E. Greenbluff Rd.
HAZEN & JAEGER FUNERAL HOME 1306 N. Monroe in charge of


Published in Spokesman-Review from Apr. 7 to Apr. 8, 2011
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