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Ellen Maureen Schindler

August 18, 1944 ~ December 4, 2018 (age 74)

Ellen “Lynn” Maureen (Dunphy) Schindler, 74, passed away on Dec. 4, 2018 at her home in Spokane Valley, WA, with her husband, Jim Schindler, by her side. She was born to Ellen and Ward Dunphy on Aug. 18, 1944 in Milwaukee, WI. She graduated from Marquette U. in 1966. She married Jim Schindler on June 24, 1967. She and Jim had 10 children: Kelly, Karen, Kathleen, James, Teresa, Kristine, Joseph, Patrick (deceased), John, and Brian, and was the grandmother of 19. Her parents, her brother, Fr. Richard W Dunphy, and her son, Patrick, precede her in death. In 1998, she was elected to the WA State legislature and served for 10 years. She was a partner with her husband in the family business and later helped manage their commercial and personal investments. She loved God, her Catholic faith, her husband, her family, her country, dancing, painting, and being a mom and grandmother. She was beloved by all her knew her, the epitome of grace, elegance, and humility. Her funeral will be held at Mt. St. Michael, 8500 N St. Michael's Rd., Spokane, WA 99217 on Thurs., Dec. 13 at 10:00 a.m. She will be buried next to her son at Mt. St. Michael's Cemetery. 

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