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Shelley G. Organ

Oct. 28, 1941 – July 26, 2021


August 19, 2021

Shelley G. Organ obituary

Shelley G. Organ died peacefully surrounded by family on July 26, 2021. She was 79 years old.

She was born October 28, 1941, in Colfax to John H. Redmond and Dorothy V. Redmond (McClure).

She spent her entire life in Colfax, Washington, graduating from Colfax High School in 1959. She married Donald W. Organ in 1962. Together they had a blended family with five children. She spent most of her life as a homemaker and mother, with periods working at the Rose Theater, the Montgomery Ward (a catalog store in Colfax), and at Jennings Elementary as a playground and kitchen aid.

She also provided babysitting services for friends and family. She enjoyed sewing, reading, cooking, and swimming. Her favorite vacation destination was Cannon Beach Oregon.

She is survived by her five children: Donna (Gary) Burger of Burleson, Texas, Bonnie (Jeff) Laramee of Eugene, Oregon, Matthew (Julie) Organ of Ewan, Washington, Gayle (Chris) Larson of Saint Mary's, Idaho, and Charles (Kelli) Organ of Spokane, Wash. She is also survived by her sister Mary Anne Birr of Vancouver, Washington, 11 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren

She was preceded in death by her mother, father, husband Don , step father Emmett Jahnke, sister Judy, and brother William.

At her request there will be no service, but a family gathering to spread her ashes together with her husband's.

She requested that any memorials be made to the Colfax Fire Department or the Whitman County Library System


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