Carol "Bee" Strite

July 20, 1936December 7, 2018

STRITE CAROL (Bee) – Age 82.

Bee Strite passed away peacefully on December 7, 2018 with her family by her side. Bee was born in a small town in Idaho to James and Velma (Beebe) Howell. The family moved to Santa, Idaho and then to St. Maries, Idaho where she graduated from St. Maries high school in 1954. This is where she met Bill Strite whom she married on August 2, 1954. The happy couple moved to Powell, WY where Bill had been working. They then moved to Ralston, WY located between Cody and Powell, WY. While in Wyoming, they had four sons; Bill, Steve, Lorne and Mike. With a job change for Bill they moved to Davenport, WA in the fall of 1968, which has been their permanent home. Bee worked for a short time at the District Court Office for Jack Buck and then for the Auditor’s office as a recorder for several years. She then went to work for the Old National Bank (now US Bank) where she later managed the Harrington and Reardan Branches and then retired on Dec. 1, 1994. Bee has always enjoyed working with people and so after retirement she also worked as a temporary employee at a law office. All who knew Bee loved her zest for life and her quick wit. Bee is survived by her husband, Bill of 64 years, four sons; Bill (Becky) Strite, Steve (Tammy) Strite, Lorne Strite, Mike (Tania) Strite along with ten grandchildren; Nick, Matt, Kristine (Cody) Kerry (Jake), Lance (Jessica), Shawndale (Josh), Cassandra (Adam), Andria (Matt), Brandon (Megan), and Jeff (Keair). She also was blessed by several great grandchildren; Cruise, Mya, Luke, Keilana, Andrew, Kira, Penny, Cael, Blakely, Ryker, Jaxson, Addison, Paisley, Callan, Michael, Connor, Maddilyn and Peyton, and also her sister, Sharon Morris and several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, Jim and Marie Howell, her brothers, Jim Howell and infant Tommy, her sisters; Delva Wolf and Donna Swenson and her daughter-in-law, Theresa Strite. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held on, Friday January 4, 2019 at 10:00 AM at the Zion Lutheran Church, Davenport, WA with Pastor Stacey Friedlein, officiating. Memorials may be made to any Cancer organization. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Strite family. STRATE FUNERAL HOME, Davenport, WA is caring for the family.


  • Celebration of Life Friday, January 4, 2019

Carol "Bee" Strite

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