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Viola Freda Golden 85 Years of Life


Viola Freda Golden passed away Monday, August 1, 2016, in Colville, Washington. She was born April 30, 1931, in Glendive, Montana, to Henry and Ida (Morast) Raab. Viola was a hardworking, Christian woman and loving mother. She lived for many years in Coulee Dam where she worked at the Green Hut Café, the school kitchens, as well as for the National Park Service at Spring Canyon and in the headquarters building.

Viola is survived by her children: April (Ken) Outland, San D Sparks (Diane Varner), and Barbara Golden; three step-children; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She is also survived by siblings: Harry Raab, Ella Evans and Alvina Doyle. Also, daughters-in-law: Sheila Sparks of California and Charlene Golden of Florida.

She is preceded in death by husband, Joe Golden; siblings: Beverly Carlson and Roland Raab; son, Raymond D. Sparks; and grandson, Dorian Sparks; as well as her dear friend of Colville, Jean Phillips. Viola enjoyed the beauty of nature through her hummingbird feeders, flowers in her garden and deer in her yard. She'll be remembered for her hearty laughter.

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