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Ruth M. (Lawson) Dowell-Cromer

Oct. 23, 1926 June 25, 2022

Ruth M. (Lawson) Dowell – Cromer, 95, a resident of Spokane Valley, Wash. passed away on June 25, 2022 at Orchard Crest Memory Care in Spokane Valley, Wash.

Ruth was born on October 23, 1926 at the family farm near Tensed, Idaho to Guinther and Maude (Bovey) Lawson. She attended her schooling at Tekoa, Wash. and later attended Spokane Falls Community College where she received her Associates of Arts degree in 1982.

She married Granville Dowell in 1944 and he died in 1999. She married James Cromer in 2001 and Mr. Cromer died in 2016.

Ruth worked at the Crescent store in downtown Spokane as a sa...


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