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Obituary: Kimmet, Mary P. (Dunnigan)

Age 89

KIMMET, Mary P. (Dunnigan) (Age 89) Mary was born on August 14th, 1924 in Great Falls, MT. Mary passed away peacefully from complications of Alzheimer’s Disease on December 23rd, 2013 in Spokane. Mary is survived by her seven children: John Kimmet, Pat Dufner, Grace (Steve) Kimmet-Simmons, Judy (Ron) Quaintance, Ann (Scott) Swenhaugen, Joe (Susanne Griffith) Kimmet, Theresa (Kevin) King, all of Spokane. Mary had 15 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her loving husband of almost 60 years, Joe Kimmet, and sister Dee Dee (Dunnigan) Kimmet. Mary was a resident of the Spokane area for 63 years and a member of St. Charles Catholic Church. Mary was raised in Great Falls, MT and graduated from the nursing program at Columbus Hospital. Mary worked there until 1949, when she and Joe moved to Spokane. Mary worked for Sacred Heart Hospital as an IV Therapist for almost 40 years. During that time, she and her husband Joe owned and operated the East End Nursing Home and the Tudor Arms Convalescent Center. Mary enjoyed sewing, crocheting, and crafts of all kinds. Mary dearly loved all of her family and treasured all of her time with them. A viewing will be held at Hennessey-Smith Funeral Home, 2203 N. Division, on Friday, December 27th from 12 pm to 5 pm. A Rosary will be held at St. Charles Catholic Church, 4515 N. Alberta, at 7 pm. The Funeral Mass will be at St. Charles at 11 am on December 28th. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Catholic Charities. The family would like to send a special thank you to Dr. Leonard Vanderbosch and the staff at Avalon Care Center for their loving care of Mary in her final years. Please visit Mary’s online memorial page at to leave a message of condolence.