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Elizabeth Coan

December 15, 1932 ~ January 31, 2024 (age 91) 91 Years Old

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Elizabeth (Betty) Coan 

Betty was born in St. Cloud, Minnesota on December 15, 1932. She was one of six siblings born to Wilfred and Adeline Lauer. At a young age, she moved with her family from St Cloud to Spokane, WA where she resided until her passing.  She attended Our Lady of Lourdes for grade school and graduated from Marycliff High School. She worked for the local phone company PNB (Pacific Northwest bell), US West  and Century Link as an operator from 1950 and retiring in 1993. She was in the ladies auxiliary where she volunteered at the local VFW Post51 and help raise money from selling poppies.  She very much enjoyed singing on stage and dancing.  She was a devoted Catholic and attended Our Lady of Lourdes Cathedral since they moved to Spokane in 1941.  She was also in the folk group and enjoyed singing on Sundays at church. 

Betty was preceded in death by her son Richard and her parents Wilfred and Adeline Lauer as well as her sister (and best friend) Arlene Bascetta and brother Bill Lauer and sister Donna Hair.  She is survived by her son, Jeff  and by her  brothers Robert (Gail) Lauer and Harry (Lynn) Lauer and several grandchildren and great grandchildren. She is the longest living Lauer in the family. 

 

 

 

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Services

Viewing
Thursday
February 8, 2024

5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Hennessey Funeral Home - Division
2203 North Division St
Spokane, WA 99207

Rosary
Thursday
February 8, 2024

6:00 PM
Hennessey Funeral Home - Division
2203 North Division St
Spokane, WA 99207

Funeral Mass
Friday
February 9, 2024

9:30 AM
Cathedral Of Our Lady of Lourdes
1115 W. Riverside
Spokane, WA

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