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Lela Joy (Ross) Monteith



Lela (Ross) Monteith, 88, peacefully left her earthly home for her heavenly home on Sunday, May 18, 2014.

Lela Joy Ross was born December 6, 1925, in Caldwell, Idaho. She graduated from Parma High School, Idaho in 1944. Lela took her nurses training in Nampa, Idaho, graduated from Northwest Nazarene College and earned her Registered Nursing Degree. Lela married her college sweetheart Wayne Mervin Monteith, on November 8, 1948. She worked at various nursing jobs in Central Washington. In 1988 she retired from Nespelem school after 22 years of nursing.

Lela became a follower of Christ at an early age, she had a servant's heart and to know Lela was to know Jesus. Lela was a member of the Grand Coulee Church of the Nazarene, volunteered at the local food bank, and enjoyed being with family and grandkids. She also had a love for gardening, baking, and crocheting.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Wayne Monteith; parents Lois and Floyd Ross, brother Dale "Curly" Ross, and sister June Ross.

She is survived by her brother Edgar Ross (Boise, Idaho), her children: Sharon (Dennis) Elverum (Spokane, Wash.); Lois/Lori Ross (Grand Coulee, Wash), Mervin (Mary Jo) Monteith (Grand Coulee), 10 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be on Monday, May 26th at Strate Funeral home in Grand Coulee from 4-7 p.m.

Memorial Service will be Tuesday, May 27, at 1 p.m., at Grand Coulee Church of the Nazarene, State Route Hwy 174, Grand Coulee. Graveside service will follow at Spring Canyon Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to Grand Coulee Church Of The Nazarene, 45925 Washington Hwy 174, Grand Coulee, Wash. 99133.

Please sign Lela's online register book at .


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