In memory of
Margaret Lee Gilmore
In memory of
Margaret Lee Gilmore
Margaret Lee Gilmore, age 79, a longtime resident of Kettle Falls, Washington, passed away on Feb. 22, 2021, at her home while surrounded by family.  Margaret was born on Nov. 10, 1941, in Glendale, California, the daughter of Roy Charles and Sarah Anne (Cofer) Edwards.  She was raised in North Hollywood, California, where she completed her education and began a family.  Margaret's family continued to grow as their family often moved. They resided in communities in California, Texas, Arizona and Ohio before moving to Colville, Washington.  There she was introduced to a ranch hand named Verne L. Gilmore. They began an extended courtship as life carried Margaret and her family back to California and then to Spokane, Washington. On June 16, 1973, Margaret and Verne exchanged vows. Margaret worked in the home and her family grew.  She and Verne moved their family out of town where they eventually purchased a ranch on Flat Creek. Margaret cooked large meals to feed her family of seven (7) plus the many additional dinner guests and house guests that she warmly shared her home with.  She worked outside the home as a waitress for Freddy's in Kettle Falls, Murphy's Steak House in Colville, the Cattle Company in Colville, and she was a cashier at the Colville Safeway store. She also provided in-home health care. Margaret cared for many of the elderly and those in need, which included many of her own family members during their end-of-life care.. Margaret was a caregiver by nature and took in children, wayward souls, family and anyone that could use a warm meal and place to rest their head.  As her children moved from the farm, she took in a variety of animals for which she provided care. Her children summed her up in these words, "Mom worked awful hard and cared for lots of people." She was an extremely supportive mom and attended her children's school activities, and sporting events from baseball, softball, basketball, volleyball, etc.  Her home was the center of holiday gatherings and, when they took a rare moment to rest, the family enjoyed attending rodeos and family gatherings.  Her meals were served and enjoyed around the dinner table and her love was known with every bite.  She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Verne Lee Gilmore; sisters, Sue Harris and Gayle King; and granddaughter, Alison Young.   She is survived by her children, Karol L. King, Kelly L. King, Mike Gilmore (Karen), Sarah Young (Teal), and Esther Keenan (Kelly); grandchildren, Beau King, Kyle Butler, Nick King, Brittney Oster (Jeremy), Levi Young, Marissa Rosedale (Austin), Ryder Gilmore, Katlyn King, Harley Keenan, Brooklynn Keenan and Lilly Young;  great-grandchildren,  Michael Oster, Madison Gilmore, Brody King, Mason Oster and Hunter Oster; and numerous nieces and nephews.     A family memorial service is planned for a later date. Memorial contributions may be given to the charity of your choice.   Please visit the online memorial and sign the guestbook at www.danekasfuneralchapel.com.   Danekas Funeral Chapel and Crematory is entrusted with the arrangements.     
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In memory of
Margaret Lee Gilmore
Margaret Lee Gilmore, age 79, a longtime resident of Kettle Falls, Washington, passed away on Feb. 22, 2021, at her home while surrounded by family.  Margaret was born on Nov. 10, 1941, in Glendale, California, the daughter of Roy Charles and Sarah Anne (Cofer) Edwards.  She was raised in North Hollywood, California, where she completed her education and began a family.  Margaret's family continued to grow as their family often moved. They resided in communities in California, Texas, Arizona and Ohio before moving to Colville, Washington.  There she was introduced to a ranch hand named Verne L. Gilmore. They began an extended courtship as life carried Margaret and her family back to California and then to Spokane, Washington. On June 16, 1973, Margaret and Verne exchanged vows. Margaret worked in the home and her family grew.  She and Verne moved their family out of town where they eventually purchased a ranch on Flat Creek. Margaret cooked large meals to feed her family of seven (7) plus the many additional dinner guests and house guests that she warmly shared her home with.  She worked outside the home as a waitress for Freddy's in Kettle Falls, Murphy's Steak House in Colville, the Cattle Company in Colville, and she was a cashier at the Colville Safeway store. She also provided in-home health care. Margaret cared for many of the elderly and those in need, which included many of her own family members during their end-of-life care.. Margaret was a caregiver by nature and took in children, wayward souls, family and anyone that could use a warm meal and place to rest their head.  As her children moved from the farm, she took in a variety of animals for which she provided care. Her children summed her up in these words, "Mom worked awful hard and cared for lots of people." She was an extremely supportive mom and attended her children's school activities, and sporting events from baseball, softball, basketball, volleyball, etc.  Her home was the center of holiday gatherings and, when they took a rare moment to rest, the family enjoyed attending rodeos and family gatherings.  Her meals were served and enjoyed around the dinner table and her love was known with every bite.  She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Verne Lee Gilmore; sisters, Sue Harris and Gayle King; and granddaughter, Alison Young.   She is survived by her children, Karol L. King, Kelly L. King, Mike Gilmore (Karen), Sarah Young (Teal), and Esther Keenan (Kelly); grandchildren, Beau King, Kyle Butler, Nick King, Brittney Oster (Jeremy), Levi Young, Marissa Rosedale (Austin), Ryder Gilmore, Katlyn King, Harley Keenan, Brooklynn Keenan and Lilly Young;  great-grandchildren,  Michael Oster, Madison Gilmore, Brody King, Mason Oster and Hunter Oster; and numerous nieces and nephews.     A family memorial service is planned for a later date. Memorial contributions may be given to the charity of your choice.   Please visit the online memorial and sign the guestbook at www.danekasfuneralchapel.com.   Danekas Funeral Chapel and Crematory is entrusted with the arrangements.     
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