Theadore Daniel Cunningham

April 18, 1938April 6, 2018
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Theadore Daniel Cunningham “TED” was born April 18, 1938 in Spokane, WA to Charles E and Hanna L. (Barmore) Cunningham.

He attended grade school at Stevens and High School at North Central. At the age of 18yrs he joined the Army National Guard, serving for 8yrs. Married Vyonda L. Stickelmeyer Sept. 5th, 1964. They were lovingly married for 53 yrs. Ted and Vyonda bought a house in 1964, where they lived their whole married life. They purchased a new boat and camper in 1969 and went camping and boating with family and friends at Porcupine Bay on Lake Roosevelt for many years. After retirement Ted & Vyonda spent many winters in Yuma, AZ enjoying the warm weather. In his early years Ted loved to work on race cars with Jim Tipke and friends. Rarely did he miss a Nascar race. Dale Earnhardt Sr. was his favorite driver. He worked for Super Value Grocers as a union truck driver for 42yrs, earning many safe driving awards. Ted was a member of the Eagles Arie 2 for 45yrs. Ted was a jack of all trades, remodeling their house several times, building a shop, working on cars and helping family and friends with odd projects. He was always there to lend a helping hand. Ted is lovingly remembered and survived by his wife, Vyonda; their two children Brent Cunningham and his wife Laurie, Robin Jacobs; grandchildren Shawn Lindley and his wife Sharo, Jenni, Paul; great grandchildren Alexa, Shawn, Jaden, Kerrianna, Haylee Ray; brother Red, several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, brothers, Bill, Bob, Glenn, Mike, and Steve, his sisters Shirley, Jean, and his grandson Trevor Cunningham who he adored with all his heart. Ted passed away on April 6th at the age of 79. Wednesday April 18th would have been his 80th Birthday. He will truly be missed by his family. A special thanks to Granddaughter Jenni Hays for the exceptional care you gave your Grandpa. To Horizon Hospice, Jennifer Clear, Alisan Shepard, Ginny Parker and Jennifer Ramsey, words cannot express how thankful we are for these kind people who work for Horizon, a big thank you from us, what a loving and caring group, dad and our family could not have been in better hands during this difficult transition in our lives. Services will be held on Wednesday, April 18th at 3:00pm in the Sunset Chapel at Fairmount Memorial Park, 5200 W. Wellesley Ave, Spokane, WA 99205. Burial will be following the service at Fairmount.


  • Visitation Thursday, April 12, 2018
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, April 18, 2018

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Wid Wilmot

April 16, 2018

Ted and I drove trucks together for a long time. Many trips to Billings as a sleeper team. Ted had a fantastic sense of humor. My very best to Vonda and the family. Love Wid

Peggy Cunningham

April 14, 2018

I will always remember your loving smile. You were always so fun and you always made me laugh. I will miss the hugs and goodbye always ending with you saying I love you. I love you and I will miss you.

Janet MacFarlane

April 13, 2018

I will always remember Uncle Ted for his infectious laugh and how his eyes aways lit up when he was telling a joke or if someone told him a joke. We had quite a few get together at their house and it was always fun. RIP and give Mom a hug and kiss.