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Thornhill Valley Chapel

1400 South Pines Road, Spokane Valley, WA

OBITUARY

Tonya Marlene Houger

September 17, 1943July 23, 2019
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On July 23, 2019, Tonya Marlene (Close) Houger passed away at her home. She was born on September 17, 1943 to Carl & Elda Close in Spokane, Washington. Tonya was a graduate of Central Valley High School and continued her friendships with many of her classmates in working on class reunions. She was an employee at Rosauers in the Spokane Valley for over 30 years and made many friends. Tonya was very creative, as shown not only by her scrapbooking, but also in the many needlepoint pieces she produced. She was never without her camera and memorialized every family function in picture. In addition, most family gatherings were held at her home; she looked forward to entertaining, cooking the meals and doing the traditional family baking. Christmas baking was a favorite, and there were many waiting to sample our Grandmother’s recipes.

Tonya was preceded in death by her father, Carl Close; brother, Tony Close; and husband, Martin Houger. She is survived and mourned by her son, Bradley King; grandchildren Amanda (Dan) Doyle, and Andrew King; mother Elda Close; sisters Carol Johnson, and Pam (Lon) Dale; plus many nieces and nephews. All will miss her terribly.

A Celebration of Tonya’s Life will be held Friday, August 9, 2019 at Thornhill Valley Chapel, 1400 S. Pines Rd., at 11:00 am with a reception following.

Inurnment will take place Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019 at Greenwood Cemetery.

“Her memory is a keepsake that we will hold in our hearts.”

Services

  • Celebration of Tonya's Life Friday, August 9, 2019
  • Reception Friday, August 9, 2019

Memories

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Jonnie Kae (Streit)Anderson

August 2, 2019

Always looked forward to seeing Tonya @ Rosauer's in the bakery department over the years while we lived in Spokane raising our family. She always had her great smile & personality no matter how busy she was with other customers. She was also a friend to all during our high school years. You'll be missed, Tonya, at our reunions. Jonnie Kae

Lisa Harding (Dauenhauer)

August 1, 2019

Tonya was so sweet and supportive of me after my parents passed. I’m so sorry to hear of her passing. I’m sure my parents will be there welcoming her with open arms and a smile!

DON NELSON

August 1, 2019

I remember Tonya's ever present smile and happy countenance. She was always a breath of fresh air. Rest in Peace Fine Lady. My condolences to all her family. Don

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