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Obituary: Michaelsen, Fayetta M.

Age 85

MICHAELSEN, Fayetta M. (Age 85) Fayetta Michaelsen went home to be with her Lord and Savior, May 31, 2014. She was born May 27, 1929 to Hardy and Russie Moulton in Pullman, WA. She graduated from Pullman High School in 1947, attended Washington State College for two years where she met and married the love of her life, Howard K. Michaelsen in 1950. They were married 61 years before he passed away in 2011. Faye worked as a bank teller in Pullman while Howard served in Korea for 18 months. Moving to Spokane in 1954 after the birth of their first child Barbara, they added three more children David, Steven and Angelia. She was an active member of the Lilac Association, Welcome Wagon and Sojourners. She and Howard were avid dancers, enjoyed summers at Priest Lake with the family, playing pinochle and bridge, and traveling the world together. In her later years she volunteered reading with children at Lidgerwood grade school and visiting the elderly at Holy Family nursing home. She is survived by four children, Barbara (Lynn) Strauss, David (Sue) Michaelsen, Steven Michaelsen, Angelia (D’whight) Skaarup, ten grandchildren and seven great-grand children. A celebration of her life will be held at Northview Bible Church, 13521 N. Mill Rd., Spokane, Thursday, June 19th at 2:30pm.


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