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Gayle Frances Knutson | In Memoriam

Gayle Frances Knutson

Spokane Valley, WA

(previously of Wenatchee, WA)

Gayle Frances Knutson handed absent July 14, 2021, at the age of 86. The final of 3 kids, she was born on February 23, 1935, in Ann Arbor, MI, to Claire and Genevieve Cunningham. Soon following she was born, the household moved to Lansing, MI, then to Wenatchee, WA, for the duration of Entire world War II. She attended Catholic elementary college, which proved a powerful influence on her lifetime, then attended Wenatchee Higher School, graduating at the leading of her course, in 1952. She attended Higher education of St. Catherine in St. Paul, MN, for 1 year, ahead of meeting Lyle Knutson by way of mutual friends. The two were being married on July 24, 1954. Remaining an fantastic typist, she identified secretarial do the job with Global Harvester. A pair many years later, they moved to Spokane, WA, and Gayle still left the workforce when they began a family members. They lifted their 5 youngsters in a household Lyle crafted, with the aid of Gayle’s father, northeast of Spokane on Peone Prairie. Gayle returned to the workforce, in 1975, as a secretary at Mead Superior Faculty, then moved to Mead Junior Significant School, in 1981.

Following she retired from the Mead College District in 1998, she expended appreciable time touring with Lyle. They savored cruises to Alaska, via the Panama Canal, and on the Danube River in Hungary. Gayle’s hobbies incorporated looking at, playing card online games these as bridge and pinochle, word online games, and crossword puzzles. Gayle also liked to crochet, discovering the craft as a minimal female from her mom. She accomplished above 50 tasks, ranging from afghans to tablecloths, which she gave to relatives, close friends, and charities. She also relished countless hours viewing her children and grandchildren in sports activities, drama, and tunes things to do.

She was preceded in death by her dad and mom, Claire and Genevieve Cunningham sisters: Betty Ginther and Marylyle Osborn spouse, Lyle daughter, Julia Florin and wonderful-granddaughter, Kylee Knutson. She is survived by daughters: Joanna Knutson and Beth Roe (Dan) sons: Barry Knutson (Tracy) and Ken Knutson (Jana) 15 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and a lot of nieces and nephews.

A Vigil Services will be held at Hennessey Valley Funeral Home, 1315 N. Pines Rd., Spokane Valley, WA, on Sunday, July 25, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held at St Mary Catholic Church, 304 S. Adams Rd., Spokane Valley, WA, on Monday, July 26, 2021, at 11:00 a.m., adopted by burial at Washington Condition Veterans Cemetery, 21702 W. Espanola Rd., Health care Lake, WA, at 1:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that Gayle be honored with donations in her title to Horizon Hospice, 608 E. Holland Ave., Spokane, WA, 99218, or the Alzheimer’s Affiliation at https://act.alz.org/.