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Obituary: Rawley, L. Lavonne (Witter)

Age 95

ROWLEY, L. LaVonne (Witter) LaVonne was born March 21, 1920 in Lamont, WA., to Jack and Clemy Hamill.

She passed away March 30, 2015.

LaVonne was raised in the Valley, attending Opportunity Grade School, Central Valley High School and graduated from North Central High.

She married George Witter in October 1938 and they had three children: Larry, Robin and Marshall.

George, Larry and Robin preceded her in death.

LaVonne is survived by Marshall and wife Carolyn, grandchildren Kevin and Cari and five great-grandchildren.

LaVonne and George were involved in Masonic Lodge and Eastern Star; in the early ‘50s LaVonne was also involved in the Spokane Garden Club and Lilac Festival.

In the mid ‘50s she became involved with horses, including the Sheriff’s Posse and Jr. Sheriff’s Posse, working with her children’s activities.

LaVonne and George moved to Coeur d’Alene in the mid ‘60s, starting up Saddle-ites Women’s Riding Group, performing in rodeos, including the Cheyenne Round Up.

After George’s death, LaVonne married Roy Rowley.

She and Roy kept up their interest in horse activites.

They later became members of the Eagles and developed an active interest in darts.

LaVonne continued to play darts well into her 80s.

A wake style memorial service will be held June 20th from 3-6pm at the Valley Eagles Lodge.

Please bring your stories to share.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Eagles Lodge, 16801 E. Sprague, Spokane Valley 99037 or to your favorite charity.

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