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Frances "Beth" Zimmer

March 7, 1926 — April 6, 2024

Frances Elizabeth (Beth) Zimmer passed away peacefully in Spokane on April 6, 2024. She was born at home in Whitefish, Montana to Mr. Henry W. and Mrs. Frances Irwin. She attended Whitefish schools and upon graduation she went to St. Luke's School of Nursing in Spokane, WA. where she made many long life friends. She was a very proud member of the Cadet Nurse Corp during World War 2. There she met the love of her life in 1946 "Ronnie" Zimmer at a Natatorium Park dance and by 1947 they married and moved to Five Mile prairie to their farm and raised 3 children. In 1955, they sold the farm and moved to Valley, Washington. There they had a larger farm raising wheat, oats, barley, alfalfa, and Hereford cattle. As a busy farmer's wife, she fed numerous hay crews and cowboys. For work, she was a clinic nurse at Wellpinit Health for 20 years.
She always had very fond memories of her Spokane Tribe family. As well as some on-call work as a scrub nurse at St. Joesphs in Chewelah, WA. She retired and moved to Spokane the summer of 1984. She was a past deacon and a devoted member of Lidgerwood Presbyterian and a St. Luke's Alumni. Beth is survived by daughter, Jean Borchers of Deer Park, son Bill Zimmer of Spokane, daughter Maureen Wood of Newport WA. She leaves behind 4 grandchildren; Steve Borchers of Spokane, Julie Zambas of Deer Park. Lisa Kalua of Spokane, and Abby Penn of Spokane. Also, 7 great-grandchildren; Allison and Ryen Borchers of Spokane. McKenzie, Gracie and Olivia Kalua; Hadley and Jordon Penn and 1 great-great-grandson, Silas Borchers and numerous nephews and nieces. Special thanks to all the loving care she received the last few years at Grace Family Home with Catherine, Daniel, and Jeff. Her funeral service will be 11am on April 20th at Lidgerwood Presbyterian Church N 4449 Nevada, Spokane, WA. A burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery.
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Saturday, April 20, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Pacific time)

Lidgerwood Presbyterian Church

4449 N Nevada St, Spokane, WA 99207

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Monday, April 22, 2024

2:30 - 3:00 pm (Pacific time)

Greenwood Memorial Terrace Cemetery

211 North Government Way, Spokane, WA 99224

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