Pearl Marie Monroe MISSOULA - Pearl Marie Monroe, 95, a resident of the Missoula Manor since 1989, died at Riverside Health Care Center on Friday, March 27.
Born on April 11, 1902, in Bucyrus, Ohio, she was the seventh of 11 children of John and Sophia Remp. Raised on a farm near Newton, Kan., she attended Newton High School, where she graduated in 1920. On Feb. 12, 1922, she married Carl Lester Monroe.
At different periods of her life, Pearl received recognition for culinary and domestic arts, for Pistol-D marksmanship; as Worth Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star; "High Ten" awards as a J.C. Penney employee; for volunteer work at the Southwestern Indian School in Glendale, Ariz.; for foster grandparenting at Sonoma State Hospital in California; as a member of the Veterans of World War I; and as a member of the Presbyterian and Evangelical United Brethren churches.
Pearl will be remembered most for her Christian faith, her practicality and the high self-expectations that nourished her family and won her many friends. She was a fine lady worthy of respect and admiration!
Survivors include daughter, Lois M. Crispin; son, Franklin L. Monroe and daughter-in-law, Jacquelyn Monroe; granddaughters, Janice Carter, Kristine Monroe, Jennifer Hartsell, Mary Monroe, Victoria Turra, Cynthia Bowles, Donetta Monroe, Lisa Shull and Karen McInerney; grandsons, James Crispin, Jeffrey Monroe, Timothy Monroe and Lester J. Monroe; 20 great-grandchildren; and sisters, Elsie Remp, Laura Remp, Martha Stewart and Emma Gaiser.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester in 1963; a son, Lester Jr. in 1980; sisters, Jenny and Addie; and brothers, Ben, John, Roy and Wesley.
Memorials are preferred to Missoula Manor, 909 W. Central Ave., Missoula, Mont. 59801; or to Riverside Health Care Center, 1301 E. Broadway, Missoula, Mont. 59802.
Memorial services will be held in Albany, Ore., on April 11, which would have been her 96th birthday.
Roger James Manny
AUBURN, Wash. - Roger James Manny, 84, died Monday, April 6, at Eastside Group Health Hospital in Redmond, Wash.
He was born April 19, 1913, in Spokane. He grew up in Spokane, graduating from Lewis and Clark High School. On June 30, 1932, he married H. Roberta Severns in Spokane.
He lived and worked at Seeley Lake for General Electric. He was a sales-product service manager for General Electric for 14 years, moving to Kent, Wash., in 1961. He was employed by Boeing; the Kent High School District Transportation Department; and Ruth Realty, retiring in 1974.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, cars, watching auto racing, playing with gadgets and shooting pool.
He was a 35-year member of the First Baptist Church in Kent; a life member of Verity Lodge 59, F&AM of Kent; Carnation Chapter 29, Royal Arch Masons of Kent; past patron of Valley City Chapter 72, OES of Kent; and Cyclamen Chapter 65, OES Auburn.
He is survived by his wife, Roberta Manny of the family home in Auburn; a son Richard Manny and his wife, Marilyn, of Corvallis; a son John Manny and wife, Debby, of Renton, Wash.; a daughter, Shirley Anne Perkins and husband, Charlie, of Renton; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. (PST) Saturday, April 11, at First Baptist Church of Kent, 11420 S.E. 248th St., in Kent. Inurnment will be at Greenwood Memorial Park in Renton, Wash.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Shrine Children's Hospital, P.O. Box 2472, Spokane, Wash. 99210, or to a favorite charity.
Dorothy 'Dottie' A. Wiscombe
SALMON, Idaho - Dorothy "Dottie" A. Wiscombe, 82, died of cancer Tuesday, April 7, at the Discovery Care Center in Salmon.
She is survived by her daughter Joyce and her husband, Al Frazier; and a son, Jerry Wiscombe, all of Salmon; and three grandchildren.
Funeral services are 11 a.m. Friday, April 10, at the Mount Hope Mausoleum. A grandson, the Rev. Barry Feaker, will officiate.
Arrangements are by Salmon River Funeral Chapel of Salmon.
Joan D. Slyter
KALISPELL - Joan D. Slyter, 66, died of a massive heart attack Monday, April 6, at her home.
She is survived by husband, Bud of the family home; a son, Mike and his wife, Marnie, of Tacoma, Wash.; four grandchildren; four sisters, Beatrice Jensen of Sandy, Utah; Celine "Sally" Hall of Kalispell; Rose Marie Gordon of Big Piney, Wyo.; Mary Ann Mos of Redding, Calif.; four brothers, Lionel Duval of Hermiston, Ore.; Clarence Duval of Chino Valley, Ariz.; David Duval of Kalispell; James Duval of Somers; and many other relatives.
Memorial services will be 1 p.m. Friday, April 10, at Buffalo Hill Funeral Home in Kalispell. The Rev. Paul Taylor will officiate.
Thais Zimmerman Garetson
BLYTHE, Calif. - Thais Zimmerman Garetson, 42, died Wednesday, April 1 at her home in Blythe.
She was born Aug. 5, 1955, in Missoula. She graduated from Hellgate High School in 1973 and Montana State University in Bozeman in 1977.
She is survived by her husband, G. Thomas Garetson of Blythe; daughter, Jenika Kai Garetson of Blythe; parents, Jack and Dorothy Zimmerman of Prescott, Ariz.; sisters, Linda Z. Coates of Miles City and Gail Z. Smith of Phoenix; nieces, Megan Charles and Casee Smith, both of Phoenix, and a nephew, Danny Smith of Phoenix.
A memorial services was held Monday, April 6, at Stream in the Desert Foursquare Church in California.