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Madonna M Humphrey

August 31, 1924 ~ April 21, 2019 (age 94)
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MADONNA MARIE (DORGAN) HUMPHREY

08/31/1924 to 04/21/2019

Madonna was born on August 31st, 1924 to Francis J. Dorgan and Mary E. (Carroll) Dorgan in Grand Forks North Dakota.  She grew up in North Dakota and graduated from Grand Forks High School.  After her marriage to Floyd Veldink in 1943 they moved to Philadelphia, PA where he was stationed in the military.  They eventually settled in Portland, Oregon where son John and daughter Dianne were born.   When the marriage ended, she moved to Spokane, Washington to be near family.  She met Russell T. Humphrey, a city bus driver while riding to work on his bus.  They married on January 10th 1948 and had two sons, Robert and Ronald.  Madonna worked at the Crescent for a short time but retired from Sears after 19 years. 

She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend and will be greatly missed but we have our memories of her.  While the kids were growing up, she was a den mother for her son’s cub scouts.  There were also family trips to Yellowstone, Disney World and the Oregon Coast.  Quite a bit of time was spent at her parent's farm on the West Fork of the Bitterroot River in MT.  In the 60's, she wanted to keep the kids away from hippie cultural influence so they got a small boat and camping trailer and spent several weeks each summer camping at Wikiup Reservoir in Oregon.  Madonna usually out fished her husband and sons who spent most of their time baiting her hook.  They later had a wooded lot near Brinnon, WA on the Peninsula where they parked their trailer and entertained family in the forest setting and made side trips to Victoria, BC and Hurricane Ridge. 

Madonna and Russell continued traveling and went to Hawaii, the Grand Canyon and back to North Dakota.   After retirement they went apple knocking (picking) at an orchard in Quincy, WA before wintering in Yuma for several years.  Madonna's last trip, and the most special in her heart was the Catholic Pilgrimage Tour she made to Spain, Portugal, France and Italy with her brother-in-law Joe Zimmerman.  (Before her sister Patricia passed, she made Joe promise to take Madonna on the Catholic Pilgrimage Tour that she wasn't able to take.) 

Madonna was preceded in death by her parents, husband Russell, son John Veldink, daughter Dianne M. Lookabill, Stepson Russell Humphrey, and siblings Margaret Gregoire, Jerome (Bud) Dorgan, Rosemary Dorgan, and Patricia Zimmerman. 

She is survived by sons Robert Humphrey (Nancy), Ronald, sister Elizabeth (Betty) Rose, Claremont, CA,  14 grandkids, 14 great grandkids, numerous nieces and nephews.    

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