Our loving mother Dorothy May Postlewait, 86, passed away on Sunday April 21, 2018 at the Good Samaritan Society-Moscow Village, Moscow, ID.
She was born on Feb. 13, 1932 at Potlatch, ID to Oscar and Isabel (Allen) Severson. She attended the Rock Creek Country School and then moved to Spokane, WA and worked at Sacred Heart Hospital. There she met and fell in love with Richard “Dick” Postlewait and the couple were married on June 18, 1954 at Spokane, WA. The couple traveled the world, as Richard was in the United States Air Force.
Dorothy and Richard enjoyed square dancing and taken trips to the coast walking on the beach and having campfires, spending time with their daughters, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed having the kids over to stay and play at her home. She enjoyed sewing, knitting, crocheting, embroidery and reading a good book. She always found time and a spot to put in a garden and canned fruits and vegetables. She was an amazing cook, cooking dinners, pies and bread for the family gatherings.
After Richard retired from the Air Force they moved to Potlatch, ID in 1975. Dorothy drove school bus for the Potlatch school district for 27 years. She retired in 2003. The couple moved to Viola in 1980. Mr. Postlewait passed away on Jan. 11, 2006.
Dorothy was a quiet shy lady that had the inner strength to endure the things to come in her life. She was always there for her daughters, grandchildren and great- grandchildren. She was loved by all of us and will be missed by us every day.
Survivors include three daughters, Vicki Lee Owens (Dallas Sr.) Clarkston, WA, Terrie Ann Postlewait, Moscow, ID, Linda Mae Pullin (Jeff) Moscow, ID, four grandchildren, Maria Lynn Ulery (Ray), Dallas Carl Owens Jr., Lee Tott Owens (Beth), Mathieu Ryan Pullin (Rebeka), Six great-grandchildren, Branddon Ray Ulery, Shaun Michael Ulery, Kyle Elijah Hollace, Treytin Adam Will, Kalson Michael Buckner, Kyra Lee Owens. Also surviving one nephew Jerry and two nieces, Judy and Barbara. She was preceded in death by her husband Richard, her parents Oscar and Isabel, Brother Leroy Severson and sister Lillian Estes.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 5, 2018, 2:00 P.M. at Kramer Funeral Home, Palouse, WA with Pastor Kathy Kramer officiating.
Memorials suggested to Kindred Hospice, 1610 NE Eastgate Blvd Ste 610, Pullman, WA 99163
Kramer Funeral Home of Palouse, WA is handling the arrangements. You are invited to leave online condolences and order flowers for the family at www.kramercares.com
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