Aileen was a lifetime resident of the Spokane Valley and Coeur D’Alene.
Aileen was born in Billings Montana to Charles and Elizabeth in 1926, where she spent the early years of her life enjoying the local mountains and streams with her sister Roberta.
The family moved to the Spokane Valley in the early 1930’s.
At the age of 12, while picking strawberries for a local family’s farm, Aileen pointed out to a friend, a young man named Duane.
She stated “I’m going to marry that man some day.”
True to her word, Aileen and Duane were married 5 years later in 1943.
Aileen spent her life happily devoted to caring for her husband, son Michael (born 1947), and daughter Beth (born 1950).
Aileen had a joy for life that showed through in many ways.
In her home, Aileen spent her spare time with reading and creative activities such as singing, making clothes and arts & crafts.
Outside of the home Aileen was most happy in swimming and camping with her family, and her service to Jehovah.
Aileen was a tenacious woman, always finding a way to accomplish whatever it was she set out to do, and all the while with a smile on her face.
Aileen touched many lives in many ways, whether it be her quick humor, warm smile, or compassion for those around her.
Aileen is survived by her granddaughter Renee of Hoover, AL., and predeceased by her husband Duane (2001), son Michael (1996), and daughter Beth (1959).
Aileen’s Services will be held on Saturday October 4, 2014 at 3:00pm, and will take place at the Coeur D’Alene Kingdom Hall located at 3825 N. Fruitland Lane.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the local Children’s Hospital, Animal Shelter, or Kingdom Hall.
“He will wipe every tear from their eyes.
There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away” - Rev.
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