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Marion Beryl Fender

June 8, 1932 ~ November 26, 2021 (age 89)


Marion Beryl Davis Lytle Fender, age 89, of Cheney, Washington, passed away November 26, 2021 of natural causes at Sacred Heart Hospital in Spokane. 

Beryl was born in Dallas, Texas on June 8, 1932 to Lillie Keller, a nurse at Baylor Hospital and Walter Davis, a teletype setter for the Dallas Morning News. She had one sister, Catherine Marie Davis Prince. They were best friends while growing up. Cathey passed away December 10, 2015.

Growing up, Beryl went to St. James Catholic School and attended church every Sunday where her father was an usher.

Beryl married Gerald “Jerry” Lawrence Lytle September 23, 1950 in Dallas, Texas. Together they began a family and moved to Redondo Beach, California to raise their seven children. They divorced in May 1973. Jerry passed away in December 1987.

While living in Redondo Beach, Beryl was a volunteer at Little League games, church bake sales, and the school fashion show.

Beryl worked at Hilton Hotel garage in Los Angeles as a cashier, First Security National Bank as a teller, Bonanza Realty as a bookkeeper, and Cajon Pass Texaco as a cashier.

Beryl married Richard Fender September 22, 1978. They had one daughter, Donna, and lived in Torrance and Phelan California.  Later they moved to Washington state to be close to all of Beryl’s children. They lived with Donna and her children in Elk, Washington before moving to Spokane to live in their own house. Richard passed away in 2007.

Beryl was known and loved for her fried chicken Sunday dinners. Her favorite pastimes were playing with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, building puzzles, playing cards, and watching games shows on TV. She enjoyed wrapping birthday, wedding, and Christmas presents. She loved to make the gifts feel special and she created the best bows ever.     

Beryl moved to Cheney into her own trailer on daughter Cathey and Dawn’s property in 2007. She loved it there with her dogs Annie and Molly. Later Chica, a rescue dog, moved in with her and she became her closest companion. Cheney became the place where any and all family could meet for visits and many celebrations. As her health began to decline, the family (primarily Cathey, Dawn, Mary, Deanna and Donna) spent more time helping with medications, meals, shopping, and general care.  

Beryl moved to Joyful Adult Family Home with Al-Satta and Henry in August 2021 until her passing. Mom grew to love them and everyone at the home as family including her roommate Debbie and her long time bath aide Martina.

The whole family greatly appreciates all the time, help, and friendships the many in-home aides gave to our mom. We were told many times that they loved her sense of humor and one liners.

Beryl is survived by her eight children and their spouses Linda Edwards, Peggy and Ron Stallbaum, Michael and Maureen Lytle, Steve and Debbie Lytle, Cathey Lytle and Dawn Luben, Mary Lytle, Ken and Deanna Lytle, Donna Rose, and 17 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation be made to a charity of your choice or to Mom’s favorite charity, the Shriners Children’s Hospital in Spokane, 911 W. 5th Ave, Spokane, WA 99204.

Beryl has been cremated at Hennessey Funeral Home in Spokane.

A Memorial Mass will be at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Medical Lake on Tuesday, December 7th at 9:00 am.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the Sunset Chapel at Fairmount Memorial Park in Spokane on Friday, December 10th at 1:00pm. Interment will be at Woodlawn Cemetery in Spokane following the service.

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