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Obituary: Cavanagh, Elizabeth “Betty”

Age 87

CAVANAGH, Elizabeth “Betty” Mom entered into heaven on Saturday, December 21st and now joins her beloved husband Charlie and daughter Colleen. Betty was born in Randolph, MA on July 26, 1926 to Carroll and Alice Bump. She met and married Charlie at the age of 16. They raised their son, Charles Russell Cavanagh IV, and lived on the east coast for 13 years before moving to Spokane in 1951 where dad served as Chief of Surgery at Fairchild Air Force Base during the Korean War and met Dr. Ed Schnug. After a brief period of time back east after his service, dad and mom moved back to Spokane in 1956 where dad joined Ed to form a medical practice that still exists today. Mom was a volunteer with the St. Ann’s Children Society but her greatest joy was the raising of seven children - Charles Russell Cavanagh IV (Karen McDermott), Elizabeth Pellanda (Manning), Kathleen Cavanagh (Van Schilling), Robert Cavanagh (Sharon), Joseph Cavanagh (Gloria), Colleen Cavanagh (d) and Susan Mattox (Rob). She also enjoyed eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Mom loved her weekly hair appointments and Saturday night dancing with close friends John and Arlene Hale. Mom was also was an avid shopper. Mass of Christian Burial will be at St. Augustine Catholic Church Monday, December 30th at 10:00am with burial immediately following at St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Sisters of Holy Names, the Sister Peter Claver Foundation or SpokAnimal. To view Betty’s online memorial, please visit Arrangements entrusted to