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Marge Dona Michaels Peoples Armitage
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Birth: Jan. 29, 1935
Kootenai County
Idaho, USA
Death: Jul. 17, 2011
Yakima County
Washington, USA

YAKIMA - Marge Peoples Armitage, 76, passed away on July 17, 2011 at Yakima Regional Hospital.

Marge was the second of four children born to Walter and Hazel Michaels in Rathdrum, Idaho on January 29, 1935. She grew up in Green Acres, WA and attended Central Valley High School in Spokane.

Marge married George Peoples on New Years Eve in 1952 and from this union came two daughters, Kathy Ferri and Teri Watkins. Marge and her family lived in the mountains of North Spokane where they built their home. The family enjoyed snowmobiling on their acreage and on New Years Eve to celebrate their anniversary they had snowmobiling parties. Marge in her younger years enjoyed camping, water skiing, bowling; she also enjoyed quilting, sewing and loved the Christmas season. They lived in many places including Moses Lake, Spokane and Plain, WA. George retired at age 50 and they became snow birds traveling to Arizona. George passed away in 1998.

In 2000 Marge moved to LaPine, OR for two years and then moved to Yakima to be closer to her children. She met our beloved Dean Armitage and they were married June 24, 2004. They traveled to Alaska, Reno and around Washington State. They loved playing Pinochle and many other card games.

Marge was preceded in death by her first husband, George, daughter Teri and sister, Lorraine.


Marjorie Dona Peoples Armitage, 76, of Yakima died Sunday at Yakima Regional Medical and Cardiac Center. Mrs. Armitage was born in Rathdrum, Idaho.

Survivors include her husband, Dean; a daughter, Kathy Ferri; her husband's children, Kim Thomas and Robert Armitage; a brother, Mike Michaels; a sister, Kay Jarmon; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Keith and Keith Ninth Avenue Chapel in Yakima. Inurnment will be at noon Saturday in Spokane Memorial Gardens, Spokane

Marge was survived by her husband, Dean; daughter, Kathy (John) Ferri; Dean's children, Kim Thomas and Robert Armitage; brother, Mike (Sandy) Michaels; sister, Kay (Ed) Jarmon and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A Memorial Service will be 1:00 pm Friday, July 22, 2011 at Keith & Keith Ninth Avenue Chapel. An Inurnment will be Saturday, July 23rd, at Noon at the Spokane Memorial Gardens in Spokane, WA. Arrangements are under the care of Keith & Keith Funeral Home.

Marge was known for her beautiful smile, her wittiness and humor and she loved to play a good practical joke. Marge will be missed by all her many friends.
Family links: 
  Walter F Michaels (1900 - 1975)
  Hazel Pearl McKee Michaels (1906 - 1996)
Spokane Memorial Gardens
Spokane County
Washington, USA
Created by: Ellen Allmendinger
Record added: Jul 20, 2011
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Marge Dona <i>Michaels Peoples</i> Armitage
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