DeBolt, Gwendolyn Imogene (Davis) (October 12, 1912 - November 17, 2002)

Gwendolyn Imogene DeBolt

Douglas Budget - November, 2002

A memorial service will be held Dec. 7 in Coeur'd'Alene, Idaho, for Gwendolyn Imogene DeBolt, 90.

Mrs. DeBolt died Nov. 17 at her home in Coeur d' Alene.

She was born Oct. 12, 1912, in Athens, Tenn., to Charles Aaron Davis and Amanda Elizabeth (Betty) Land Davis. The family established a homestead in eastern Montana in 1916, later moving to Plains, Mont.

She graduated from high school in Prosser, Wash., and attended Billings Bible College in Montana. In 1937 she married Rev. William Walter DeBolt in Plains. Together they served churches in rural communities in many states in the western U.S. until his retirement from the ministry in 1972.

Mrs. DeBolt worked at Farmers Co-op Grain and Supply in Trenton, Neb., for more than 20 years, retiring in 1985.

She had a special talent for careful listening and seeing both sides of an issue. She was a quiet force of positive change in the communities she lived in. Her green thumb was legendary.

She is survived by her daughter Charla Audelle DeBolt of Seattle; brother George W. Davis of Athol, Idaho; sister Ruth D. Webber of Frenchtown, Mont.; grandchildren Amanda Elise and Gwendolyn Illhaam; and eighteen nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband Walter; brother Charles Albert; and four sisters, Edith Boyer, Veda Carvey, Vera Davis and Idabess Hames.

Memorials may be sent to St. Lukes Rehabilitation Institute, 711 South Cowley Street, Suite 220, Spokane, Wash. 99202

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