Dolores Anna Finchum

December 2, 1940 – October 26, 2018, Leavenworth, Washington

 

On Friday, Oct.  26, 2018, Dolores Anna Finchum peacefully passed away at age 77.

De was born on December 2, 1940 in Los Angeles, CA to Boyd and Edith King.  As a young girl, the family moved where her father’s work as a game warden took them.  They eventually settled in Cashmere, WA where she graduated in the class of 1959.  

In July of 1960, she married Randel Finchum and they made their home in Leavenworth, WA.  Together they raised three children, Edie, Luke and Tracy.

De worked many years at Cascade Medical Center in Leavenworth and loved both her work and the people.  

As empty nesters, they began a new adventure when they bought and ran Peshastin Market along with De’s Deli.  In 1996, they sold the store and made their home in E. Wenatchee where she then worked at the E. Wenatchee Clinic.  

After retiring, they purchased a home in Entiat, WA. and enjoyed making new friends at the Senior Center and working summers as camp hosts at the Entiat City Park.  

In 2014, after 53 years of marriage, mom lost her husband and best friend, Randel and her life was forever changed.  In the last years of mom’s life, she spent extended periods of time staying with her sister, Susan and made her final home in Renton, WA with her youngest daughter Tracy and family.  Mom spent the end of her days where she most wanted to be, in their loving care with family beside her.

Mom loved to crochet, knit, paint and bake and everyone in the family, children, grandchildren and greatgrandchildren have been given treasured gifts, handmade by mom.  

De was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Randel, and her brother, Robert King.  She is survived by her 3 children, Edie (Warren) Hills of Peshastin, Luke (Jessie) Finchum of Spokane, Tracy (Kevin) Irving of Renton, her sister, Susan (Dan) Smart, sister-in-law, Geri Inabnit, 10 grandchildren, 7 greatgrandchildren and many, nieces and nephews all who loved her dearly.

At moms request, a private family memorial will be held at a later date, to celebrate her life.

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