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Ball & Dodd Funeral Home

5100 West Wellesley Ave, Spokane, WA

A MESSAGE FROM THE FAMILY

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OBITUARY

Helen Ann Weston

January 26, 1934June 18, 2020

Helen Ann Weston, a lifetime, Spokane area resident, and much-loved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, passed away from natural causes on June 18th. She was 86. Raised on a farm on Paradise Prairie, she graduated from Cheney High School and later moved to Spokane with her husband, Jac Duaine Inglis. Together they raised four daughters, Debra Inglis (Ken Baber), Christine Inglis (Steve Copple), Patty Murphy (Patrick) and Penny Lynberg (Rich), built a new home near Colbert, and started a successful scuba diving business. Although Duaine tragically died in an airplane accident, she carried-on and developed a keen business sense and supported her four daughters as the Secretary to the Nursing Director at Holy Family Hospital and later as the Secretary to admissions director at Whitworth College and Spokane Community College. She proudly guided her daughters life-long bonds with one another while passing along her love of nature and incredible work ethic. Helen loved plants, dogs and animals, and was an avid gardener. While living later-on in north Spokane, her yard was the envy of the neighborhood and she was locally famous for her roses. In 1997 she was honored and included in Spokane’s Associated Garden Clubs’ annual showcase of gardens, and her beautiful yard provided the settings for Debbie Mumm’s 2003 quilt book, ‘Quilts from a Gardener’s Journal.’ She was an avid member of the Whitworth water aerobics family and made many lifelong friends from the group. Also a world traveler, with either her sister Rosemarie Zaring, daughters or friends, she meticulously documented travel adventures with charming photographs and stories that were enjoyed by her grandchildren—Benjamin Black (Jolene), Sara Wright (Jason), Lindsay Smith (Cameron), Megan Snyder (Chris), Whitney Tampion (Jordan), Kate Baber (Jay Blackburn) and Andrew Baber; and, great-grandchildren—Avery, Lane, Wesley, Harper, Lukas, Hadley, Logan and Finn. The family asks that remembrances be sent to Mid City Concerns/Meals on Wheels: 1222 W 2nd Ave. Spokane WA 99201. A visitation will be held Sunday, June 28, 3:00-7:00 p.m at Ball and Dodd Chapel. A celebration of Helen’s life will be held at Fairmount Memorial Park at a graveside service: June 29, 2020 -10:30 a.m. 5200 W Wellesley Ave. Spokane, WA 99205

Services

  • Visitation

    Sunday, June 28, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Monday, June 29, 2020

Memories

Helen Ann Weston

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Colleen Ladish- Letsinger

June 25, 2020

I’m so grateful to have met you when I went to Colbert elementary with your beautiful girls. You were a light for all to see. The sleep overs at your beautiful home in Colbert are forever etched in my memories. I know you will be missed by your family so much.
Godspeed
Colleen

Kathy Jones

June 25, 2020

That kind, gentle, loving joy always radiating. So thankful to have known you and your family. The heavens are rejoicing to have you there! You will be missed!

Melodi Johnson

June 25, 2020

Helen’s flower gardens in both the homes I knew her, were the envy of everyone! What a green thumb.
My favorite memories of Helen were years past when we would ice skate on the pond at the Colbert home, and slumber parties there as well. She was always so caring and mothering of us all. Thank you Helen, for raising such wonderful, kind daughters.

Rick Hornor

June 24, 2020

The very first "picture" that comes to mind is Patty's mom smiling - always smiling.

Linda Clifton

June 24, 2020

Helen was a lovely woman. She was always happy and her smile showed it. Her kindness was contagious and recognized by many. Her yard was definitely the talk the town! She loved her kids and theirs. She will always be remembered in my heart.

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