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Elaine M. Benshoof

February 10, 1930 — March 2, 2016

BENSHOOF, Elaine (Timboe) (Age 86) HURRAH! Today, 3-02-16, I am finally going home to see my heavenly Father & all my loved ones that are waiting for me. It's been an adventure here on Earth. Joy, sorrow, love, heartaches, many mistakes made, so much knowledge gained. Born in Pullman, Wa on 2-10-30. Grew up on a farm during the depression. Necessities were hard to come by. Luxuries you only dreamt of. I was taught by my mom, Gertrude & my dad Carl Timboe, to save everything. Make the most of what you had. I carried that tidbit with me my entire life, as did my brother, Clyde. I graduated from North Central HS (Spokane), pretty much at the top of my class. Quite surprising, as I don't know how I found the time to study..when there were boys around! I was lucky enough to have experienced many loves in my life. My last being my dear husband, Forrest Benshoof. I had 3 children, my daughter, Jan Knapp & my sons, Mike & David Nichols. They were all unique. I always loved them in good & bad times. I worked numerous jobs, including St Lukes Hospital, where I met my dear friend Meryln Roberts. We had many adventures together. I retired from Sacred Heart Medical Center, after putting in 24 years, working with kidney patients accounts. There I met another dear friend, Marge Spencer. After I was widowed from Forrest in 1993, Marge & I enjoyed many outings of restaurants, movies, bingo, casinos & our glass of wine. With my Forrest, we fished, traveled on Wa. Coast, cooked meals together, enjoyed Playfair & I tried to learn to golf. I adored my kitties, Patches, Cali & Dollie. Recently, I had started to forget things. As that progressed to worse, my health took a sharp turn downwards. Now, I have shed my ailing body & I have returned home. So, Mom, Dad, Forrest, Clyde, Mike, Marge, my granddaughter Dawn Hunt, my niece Carolyn Timboe..let the party begin. For those I left behind..Jan(Ron),David(Cheri),grandchildren Michelle(Rich),Brian,Edward,Misty(Bobby),Theresa(Zach),Amanda,Kirsten, great grandchildren, Kyle,Racheal(Pax),Noah,Adi,Tryston,Madi,Justin,Austin,Chris,Miles, Angeliki, nieces, nephews & friends..I miss & love you all so much & will be your guardian angel. To Hospice & all that were involved in my care, a heartfelt thank you. And a very special thank you to Rich Denney, for all your patience & time spent with me & to Theresa Ray, for all your hard work of managing my affairs. Visitation will be held on Wednesday and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the funeral home. A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, March 11, 2016 at 9:30 a.m. at RIPLINGER FUNERAL HOME, 4305 N. DIVISION, SPOKANE, WA. Interment will follow at Fairmount Memorial Park.
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