MOLLY CONE Molly Cone was born Marie Ann McFarland in Spokane, Washington, December 28, 1931. She lived in Sandpoint, Idaho with her parents Rose and Robert McFarland and her younger brother Mike. She attended one year of high school at Holy Names in Spokane then graduated from Sandpoint High School. She met her future husband Roger the summer following high school graduation at the Sandpoint Public beach where she was a lifeguard. After attending University of Idaho for a semester, she married Roger and moved to Richland Washington where they raised their four children. Molly was active in the Christ the King Parish, a member of the parish Alter Society and loved dancing in the annual "Follies" church fundraiser. She and was an avid bridge player and belonged to several "ladies" groups and a couples group that remained life long friends.. She and Roger moved to Kennewick in 1975. After her husband Roger passed away, she met and married Robert Peterson in 1992. She was delighted to join his family of four grown children and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. Molly was the original Martha Stewart. An accomplished seamstress and tailor, she could and did make just about everything. In addition to beautiful clothes for her children she made hats, coats, and her husband's suits and ties. She reupholstered every piece of furniture in her house, sheet rocked and painted the house and roofed the garage. She was a fabulous cook and made the best lemon meringue pie on the planet. Molly was an enthusiastic participant in all things fun. She water skied, snow skied, golfed, rode horses with her women's "Saddlebags" group and camped with her daughter's Girl Scout troop. She worked as hard as she played. She taught swimming lessons as a young mother. She taught sewing at Columbia Basin Community College Adult Education for twenty five years. After her children moved out of the house she opened a sewing machine store and later expanded her business to include fabric. The McFarland family is a tight knit clan and she treasured holidays and summer vacations with them at the family cabin at Cocolalla Lake. She was preceded in death by her husband Roger Cone, and her second husband Robert Peterson. She is survived by her son Roger Cone (Marcie), and daughters Debbie Broughton (Bill), Cristy Penny (David) and Margaret Blankenship (Rick), grandchildren Nick Cone, Cristopher Cone, Jacqueline Broughton, Michael Broughton, Darcy Broughton and Colleen Penny, stepdaughter Anne Carroll (Jerry), and stepsons Jim Peterson (Tressa), John Peterson (Lorna) and Doug Peterson (Cheryl). Services will be held at St. Josephs Catholic Church in Kennewick, WA October 19th at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Benton Franklin Humane Society.
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