Lloyd "Bud" Cloe

November 13, 1924January 21, 2013

Mom and Dad, you gave it all you had and more. You lived a long and fun-filled life with lots of family and life-long friends who will greatly miss you. Mom passed away January 19, 2013, at her home with her husband and three daughters by her side. Dad followed her two days later on January 21, 2013. Mom was born July 22, 1926, in Saco, Montana to Justus Edwin and Jessie Whitesitt Arnott. She was the youngest of six children. Dad was born November 13, 1924, in Malta, Montana to Lloyd Wilson and Olive Mae Giger Cloe. He had one older sister. They are survived by three daughters, Donna Rosen, Marian Carson, Lynn Herrington; four grandchildren, Jamie, Jodi, Amber, and Brian; five great-grandchildren and one in the oven; and several nieces and nephews. Dad served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He was called to go on the Honor Flight to Washington, DC but was unable to go because of his illness. Mom and Dad began their 67 years of marriage on May 3, 1945, and raised their family in Spokane. Mom was a tried and true domestic engineer who worked hard and loved her family. She was a great cook and seamstress and loved to have fun. She enjoyed crafting, bowling with the Fire Belles, camping, snowmobiling, boating, summers at Diamond Lake, her flowers, and gardening. Dad was a jack-of-all-trades who could fix anything from a toaster to rebuilding an engine to building a house. There wasn’t anything he couldn’t do if he wanted to. He was a firefighter for the City of Spokane for 25 years and always worked a second job so we could spend summers at Diamond Lake ad enjoy many family activities. After Dad retired from the Fire Department, they became snowbirds in California and Arizona for 29 years where they made many new friends from all over the country and Canada. Mom, you survived more health problems than any one person should have to endure. All because you were scared you would miss something. And Dad, you surprised us all by being the greatest caregiver for Mom that we could have ever imagined. Here’s to you, Mom! You’re one tough old bird! And Dad, you are our hero! We love you and we will miss you, but we will always remember what you taught us. Funeral services for Bud and Darlene will be held Friday, January 25, 2013, at 1 PM in the Alwin Chapel of Hazen & Jaeger Funeral Home, 1306 N. Monroe St., Spokane. Interment will follow at Greenwood Memorial Terrace, Spokane.


  • Funeral Service Friday, January 25, 2013

Lloyd "Bud" Cloe

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Vanessa (Larsin) Johnson

January 29, 2013

Uncle Bud and Aunt Darlene are some of my favorite people from my childhood. I admired Darlene and my grandma and their sisterly bond, as well as Bud and Dar's long and devoted marriage to one another. When we are young and marry the one who we are meant to be with, we can only dream of living so long together, loving each other fully and dying at the same time...well done Bud and Darlene, well done... My prayers be with the girls and their families.

January 27, 2013

The Washington State Veterans Cemetery extend our deepest sympathies to the family of Lloyd W. Cloe and Darlene Cloe. To honor Mr. Cloe's service (WWII) to our country and our patriotic hero.

January 26, 2013

Dear Donna, Marianne and Lynn:
Today is Saturday and just heard about your parents passing. So sorry to hear of their passing, my prayers go out to you and your families. I enjoyed having your parents as my neighbor and they will be missed. Again my condolences to you all. Sincerely, Celine Rowicki

Mindy Corcoran (Durham)

January 25, 2013

Donna, Marian, & Lynn,
Your mom was such an inspiration to me...what all she endured with her health, but always such a cheerful attitude!..and you should be so proud of the wonderful care giver your dad was! Our mom has taken this hard...even though she knows it is for the best for both of them...she is flooded with memories that has had her in tears all week! There's was a great love story...and now they are free from their worn out bodies to be together forever. Take care of yourselves and carry on their love for family and friends...

Carol Miller

January 25, 2013

All my love and many memories to two wonderful people and their daughters and family!!!!!! I will always be here for you girls and your families!!!

January 24, 2013

Donna, Marian & Lynn,

Thinking of you in the loss of your Mom and Dad.
They were always such a witty, fun-spirited couple...that's a gift they passed along to each of you 3 girls! Time spent with your family was alway full of laughter.

Our sincere sympathy,

The Harmon family
Crystle, Dan, Maureen, Sheila and Lynn

The Kokindas

January 23, 2013

God Bless the Cloe family at this time. What a beautiful love story.

Kaye Lincoln

January 23, 2013

Over the past five years I've come to know you and work with you I am thankful for the relationship we developed. The laughs we shared and the life lesson I learned from watching both of you. You are remarkable people and I will always remember your dedication to one another.
You will be sorely missed but I will smile each time I think of you. Your stuggle was large and you deserve to rest now. My world is better having known you. Rest now in His Peace.

Michael Andresen

January 23, 2013

I don't know these folks but, that is a truly amazing marriage. It's like a love story. It sounds like these two must have some amazing kids cuz, sound like an amazing couple. I just wanted to say they sound like great people & their families are lucky folks. God Bless.

January 23, 2013

Thoughts and Prayers are with You all. We wish We could be there at the memorial,glad that we were a small part of their life and have so many good memories of them and You girls. Love To each of You, Gary & Noreen Brown