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Sophia Jane Spencer
Sophia Jane Spencer

March 13, 1927 - March 3, 2017
Resided in Auburn, WA
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Sophia Jane Spencer, 89 of Auburn, died March 3, 2017 in Tacoma, WA. She was born March 13, 1927 in Toppenish to Richard George Spencer, Jr. & Ida Henry. Sophia retired from Heart Start as a cook for over 30 years and she cooked for community events. She loved to dance and she entered many contests. Sophia enjoyed gardening, gathering huckleberries, canning, cooking, making yarn baskets, beadwork, BINGO & popcorn, smoking fish, clam digging, plants, flowers & tea. She loved the Shaker Church, Pow-Wows, Washat, gathering Indian Medicine and teaching community members. Sophia loved everybody and she was the eldest Muckleshoot. She is survived by her sons, Rodney Courville, Wally Courville, & Virgil Spencer; daughters, Rita Martin, Wanita Courville, Beverly Courville, & Roberta "Tootsie" Danzuka; brothers, David Spencer, Robert Spencer, Charles Spencer, & Neil LaClair; sisters, Mildred & Vivian Spencer. She is also survived by 17 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, & 1 great grandson, many nieces, nephews & many other relatives. Sophia is preceded in death by, her sons, Leon Courville & Freddie Courville, sisters, Ruth Spencer, brother, Nancy Spencer, sisters, Thelma "Peaches" Papakee, Mary Spencer, & Harriet Spencer, brother, Steve Spencer, sister, Rosalie Cross, brothers, Steve Spencer & Richard George "Butch" Spencer, Jr.

Service details:
Visitation at Weeks' Funeral Home 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. on Monday, March 6, 2017

Prayer service:
Monday, March 6, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at the Muckleshoot Pentecostal Church in Auburn, WA

Funeral Service:
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the Muckleshoot Pentecostal Church followed by the burial at the Courville Cemetery

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Visitation
Weeks' Funeral Home
451 Cemetery Rd
Buckley, WA US 98321
Monday, March 6, 2017
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Service
Muckleshoot Pentecostal Church
39731 Auburn Enumclaw Rd SE
Auburn, WA US 98731
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
10:00 AM
Cemetery
Courville Cemetery
Auburn
Auburn, WA US 98092
Tuesday, March 7, 2017

 

 

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