OBITUARY

Mary "Kathy" Kathleen Granger

July 6, 1934April 10, 2018
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Mary Kathleen (Selmer) Granger passed away peacefully in Spokane,Wa on April 10, 2018. She was born on July 6th 1934 in Skagway, Alaskan Territory, the only child of Helen K(Murray) and Victor R Selmer. Kathy grew up with four boy cousins who were just like her brothers- Carl, Bud, Dick and Thom Murray . Her family moved to Anchorage, then to Seattle Washington. When she was 19 she went on a blind date with Jim Granger and they were married in the Catholic Church two years later on Feb. 5, 1955. They were married for 59 years until his death in 2014. When he retired in Spokane Wa in 1993, he and mom were "snowbirds" for 10 years. They lived in Yuma AZ from October to March. They had the time of their life, meeting new people, shopping in Mexico, casino hopping on the way there and back and spending time with their best friends, Al and Betty Dickey. Kathy was a homemaker. She was a wonderful mother and kept very busy. She was the block mom, The PTA member and on the council with every child. She was a " baseball mom" to Gary and Wayne and a volleyball mom to Greg. She was a chaperone for Susie and Karen's high school dances, and all the neighborhood loved her after school chocolate chip cookies. She had 5 children and the first and last were 18 years apart. She was a true mother all her life. And a faithful loving wife for 60 years. She never met a stranger, and loved to chat. She has her shrimp salad on a menu in a Spokane restaurant and her banana bread is the best. She adored and was proud of her grandchildren and got to meet the newest great grandchild before she died. She always had time for each of us, even if it did take her 3 times getting our name right when she called us! She is survived by her 5 children Karen Dempsey, Burbank WA, Gary(Laura) Granger, Modesto CA., Susan(Don) Phillips, Seattle WA, Wayne Granger, Spokane Wa., and Greg Granger, Ritzville Wa. Also grandchildren Richard (fiance Jillian) Dempsey, Randy(Maggie) Dempsey, Neal Schuck. Steven(Lisa)Granger, Sean Granger, Rachel Granger. Nicole(fiance Paul) Phillips, Nina Phillips. Great grandchildren Emily Marie Dempsey, Jordan Dempsey, Arianna Dempsey, Jack Granger and Carson Granger. There will be a private inurnment Wednesday, April 18th at Washington State Veterans Cemetery in Medical Lake, WA. A Memorial Mass will be held Friday, April 20th at 10:00am at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Spokane Valley, WA with a brunch at Comfort Inn(off Pines Road exit in Spokane Valley) banquet room to follow.

Services

  • Memorial Service Friday, April 20, 2018
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Mary "Kathy" Kathleen Granger

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