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Mildred Mae Talbott: 1919 — 2013 | Passages

April 9, 2013 · Updated 10:56 AM

Mildred Talbott / Contributed photo

Mildred (Millie) Mae Talbott went to be with her Lord and Savior March 30, 2013.

Mom was born Nov. 16, 1919, in Wenatchee, Wash. to Chas and Lillie Mitchell. After high school graduation she went to work as a store clerk and met and married Willard (Bill) Talbott in 1939. They spent many wonderful years raising three sons and working together in their sporting goods stores in Wenatchee and Moses Lake.

Later, Mom served as an office manager in Seattle before she and dad moved to Friday Harbor, Wash., where they worked for San Juan Properties. After retirement they spent their winters in Casa Grande, Ariz.

After 63 years of marriage, dad passed away in 2002 and Mom moved to Chewelah, Wash., where she and her dog BeeGee were frequently seen walking around town visiting with people.

Mom loved to cook, shop, sew, craft, garden and be with friends and family. She loved the outdoors and especially enjoyed fishing. An important aspect of her life was Chewelah’s United Church of Christ and it’s Good Intent, as well as her local sewing group and her many other friends.

Millie is survived by her three sons and their wives, Brian and Anita Talbott (Chewelah, Wash.), Mike and Linda Talbott (Bellevue, Wash.), and Larry and Maradee Talbott (Lake Havasu City, Ariz.). Additionally, she will be missed by numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, two nephews and a niece as well as her many friends.

A celebration of Millie’s life will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2013, at 2:30 p.m. at the United Church of Christ in Chewelah, Wash. At Millie’s request she was cremated. Her ashes will be taken to Friday Harbor, Wash. where she will be placed beside her husband.

Memorial contributions may be given to Hospice of Spokane Tri-County, the American Cancer Society or the church of your choice. Danekas Funeral Chapel & Crematory, 155 West First Avenue, Colville, WA 99114, has been entrusted with the arrangements.

— Family of Mildred Talbott


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