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Veva Jean (Kjack) Hames

May 21, 1928 – July 10, 2021

 
Veva Jean (Kjack) Hames

Veva Jean (Kjack) Hames

Veva Jean (Kjack) Hames was born May 21, 1928, in Pine City to Theodore and Irene Kjack. She passed away July 10, 2021, at Hospice House of Spokane. She was 93 years old.

Growing up, she spent many hours with her cousins riding horses, playing baseball, and spending time at her grandparents' farm in Pine City. Veva Jean attended her first year of school in Pine City, completing school in Rosalia. During her high school years, she was active in band and chorus as well as declamation contests and sports. She graduated from Rosalia in 1946. She attended Kinman Business University, receiving a degree in accounting, and worked for GMAC until her marriage to Kenneth Hames. The couple then moved back to Rosalia, Wash., where she worked for Old National Bank until she and Ken started farming. Veva Jean was a 60-year member of the Grange, a 10-year 4-H leader in Whitman County, and an avid gardener and seamstress.

Veva Jean (Kjack) Hames

Veva Jean (Kjack) Hames

She is survived by her children, Linda (Dave) Mount of La Junta, Colo., her son Lee (Sherry) Hames of Rosalia, grandchildren Matthew (Katie) Mount of Northglenn, Colo., Kara (Stephen) Hayden of Las Vegas, Nev., Josh (Jamie) Hames of Pomeroy, Wash., and Nick (Brooke) Hames of Rockford, Wash., and ten great-grandchildren. Veva Jean was preceded in death by her husband Kenneth Hames, her sister, Thelda Mae Kjack, brother Bobby Kjack and parents, Ted and Irene Kjack.

A Graveside service was held on Thursday, July 22, 2021, at 10 a.m. at the Rosalia IOOF Cemetery. Memorials may be sent to Veteran Memorial Park at First Interstate Bank in Rosalia, or a charity of your choice. Online guestbook at cheneyfuneral.com.

 

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