Published on Thu, Jun 28, 2012
Read More Obituaries
Artyce Quigley, 89, of Cathlamet, passed away on June 24, 2012 at Evergreen-Americana nursing home. She was born on November 5, 1922 in Veblen, South Dakota to parents, John A. and Anna C. (Brekke) Sprague. She moved from Veblen to Fairmount, N.D. at age four and graduated from Fairmount High School as Valedictorian in 1940. Artyce came from Longview to Cathlamet in 1967, and she and John Quigley were married January 27, 1967. He preceded her in death in 2004. Artyce thought she would be a teacher, but had eight children instead. She was patriotic and loved being the family historian. She loved her job as a tax preparer and was meticulous in her work. Artyce's family will remember her for her wonderful baking, cooking, canning and her talent with words, which led to her beautiful poetry, and she also loved music and flowers. She enjoyed sewing and she sewed wedding gowns and garments for the wedding party for all four daughters. She is survived by sons Gary, Lee (Diane) and Brent (Brenda) Tischer; daughters Sandra (Bill) Laycock, Sharlene (Alan) West, Beverly (Duane) Gruenberg and Janine (Terry) Strock; 18 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild and numerous nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by son John Tischer in 1998; brother Hank Sprague; sisters Gladys Neth and Cora Sauter; grandson Jeff Pummell in 1988 and first husband Raymond Tischer in 1992. A graveside service was held on June 27, 2012 at Greenwood Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to Cathlamet First Aid Division, P.O. Box 142, Cathlamet, WA 98612.
Dowling Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.