July 5, 1930 – May 20, 2019
Passed away May 20, 2019 Born July 5, 1930 on a farm outside Odessa, Washington to Daniel and Minnie Giese. Attended Odessa schools graduating in 1948, attended Kinman Business College, and then worked at Odessa State Bank until her marriage to Lorus Lamar Quast on December 21, 1950. Lorus graduated from WSU in June 1952, and entered the army offering the opportunity to travel the world until retirement in Spokane in 1974. Preceded in death by her husband of 31 years, 2 infant sons Bruce David and Daniel Walter, her parents, brothers Danny, Bud and Manford Giese and sister Ruth Walter. Marilu is survived by two children – Suzette (Rod) Coleman and Jim (Judy) Quast. Four grandchildren- Amy Billieu, Daniel Jennings, Krystal Rothbauer, and Jessica Benfield. Ten great grandchildren – Jayd and Ava Jennings; Jacob, Kayla, and Isabel Billieu; Baylee and Maddison Benfield; Tenley, Teagin and Kipton Rothbauer. Graveside services will be held Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 11:00 am at the Odessa Cemetery Chapel in Odessa, WA. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.stratefuneralhome.com for the Quast family. STRATE FUNERAL HOME, Davenport, WA is caring for the family.
- Inurnment Saturday, June 1, 2019
Janice (Giese) Graham
June 9, 2019
I’m so sorry that I was unable to attend the memorial, but I didn’t know about it until 2 days before, and it was at the same time that I had committed to work the lunch at Reardan Mule Days. Marilu was a very special cousin, and I wish I could have known her family better, and seen you there. I’m sure you have many wonderful memories to share.
God bless you.
Jan (Giese) Graham
June 2, 2019
I am so sorry for the loss of such a wonderful mother, grandmother, and greatgram. Marilou was a special cousin whom I greatly admired. I wish I could have known her family better, and to have met all at the memorial, but I was previously committed to helping serve the Reardan Mule Days luncheon.
May God hold you in the palm of His hand, and your memories give you much comfort.
May 29, 2019
Gram, I have so many memories.... baking Christmas goodies or playing dress up, having formal dinner parties and visiting museum on rainy days. Going for hikes to waterfalls and all over the Kalispell Trail. To riding our bike through Indian Trail to the Yokes. All the memories of summers spent at the cabin. Learning how to needle point, only to learn how to remove stitching... because I often sew them to your pants. How you were there for me when I was in the hospital on bed rest with Baylee. Or our long talks on the phone, where I learned so much about you. Most of all I remember the kindness and patience you showed my daughters. And how you always found time to blow bubbles with your grand and great grandchildren. Love you forever, and I know, anyone or anything that was loved.... is never lost
May 24, 2019
I have so many great memories with you, whether it was at the cabin or at your house I always had the best time with you. It didn't matter what we did but i always enjoyed every day I was able to spend with you, sitting with you on the porch at the cabin and playing old maid until I got tired of it because it was my favorite game, watching Missy swing around her toy monkey, getting up in the morning and having the cinnamon rolls that you always made, staying at your house and making blankets, letting me sleep in bed with you because I didn't want to share with my brother or my mom. I hope that one day I make the best great grandma like were for us. I love you Great Gram and will forever miss you.