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Obituary: Bafus, Ella M.

Age 96

BAFUS, Ella M. July 16, 1917 - November 3, 2013 Ella M. Bafus was born July 16, 1917 in Okanagon, WA, and passed away November 3, 2013. She was preceded in death by her parents, George Elbert and Nellie White; husbands Russell Nelson, Clayton Fred Hirst, and William Bafus, Sr.; siblings Freeman, Howard, and Cookie White; and stepson Richard Hirst of Grand Coulee, WA. A fifty-year resident of the Spokane Valley, she is survived by a sister Dorothy Legault; brothers Donald and Burl White; sons Wayne Nelson of Tennessee, Michael Hirst of Spokane, and daughter Carole Carr of Hauser, ID; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. “To our Mom, who made our nest the best.” A Celebration of Ella’s life will be on Friday, November 8, 2013 at 1:00 PM at Hennessey Valley Funeral Home, 1315 N. Pines, Spokane Valley, WA. 99206. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Hospice of Spokane in Ella’s name. Please visit her on-line memorial page at to leave a message of condolence. Arrangements entrusted to: