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Obituary: Ryan, Dorothy “Dolly”

Age 47

RYAN, Dorothy “Dolly” (Age 47) Of Usk, WA was met by her ancestors on her final journey January 8, 2013.

Dolly was born in Spokane, WA, August 13, 1965.

She grew up in the Otis Orchard area of Spokane.

She was a member of the Kalispel Tribe of Indians and returned to the Kalispel Indian Reservation two years ago.

She enjoyed re-connecting to the tribe and enjoyed the beauty of the Pend Oreille River.

She enjoyed her job at Northern Quest Casino where she enjoyed meeting new people.

Everyone who met her were taken by her smile and good nature.

Dolly is survived by her daughters Brianna (Norman) Ryan, Kelsey (Adrian) Ryan and Shayla Meyers, her grandchildren Kaeleen, Joaquin, Cherish and Benacio her fiance’ Johnny Richmond, and her great aunt Marie Grant of Nespelem, WA.

She was preceded in death by her grandmother Betty Payne and her mother Cathy Payne.

Services will be as follows: Saturday, January 12, 2013, Wake starting at 4:00PM, at the Kalispel Community Center in Usk, WA.

A Rosary on Sunday, January 13, 2013 at 7:00PM and Funeral Services on Monday at 10:00AM.

Interment at the Kalispel Cemetery #2 in Usk.

SHERMAN-KNAPP FUNERAL HOME in Newport is in charge of arrangements.

Family and friends are invited to sign the online guest book at


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