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Mayme Isabelle Hanlen

December 4, 1924 ~ May 15, 2018 (age 93)
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Mayme Isabelle Hanlen was born in Ovid, CO to Charles and Amy Lambert. She has one brother, James Lambert, surviving her, and one sister who died at birth.

During her early years, her family moved to different locations around the country and she eventually came to live in Spokane when she was 19 years old. She worked at Fort Wright Army Hospital as a medical transcriptionist during WWII, and there met her future husband, Eugene, who was a medic. She was an administrative assistant at many government jobs during her career including the Secret Service and Immigration.

While raising a family and working a full time job, Mayme attended Whitworth College earning her Bachelor's degree in Art History and a Master’s degree in Guidance and Counseling.

Mayme was talented and had a wide range of interests. She created beautiful oil paintings, quilts, and other handwork that she gave as gifts to her family and friends.

She loved helping others, and along with her husband volunteered at one time with teaching English as a Second Language and was on the Juvenile Accountability Board counseling minor offenders.

She was married to Eugene (deceased), and was mother to 7 great children: James, John, Robert (deceased), Richard, Roberta (deceased), Patricia and Susan. She has 13 wonderful grandchildren, 7 great grandsons, and two great granddaughters.

Also surviving are brother James Lambert, niece Katy Lambert, cousin Betty Jean Blake, extended family and many special friends.

 A memorial service will be held for her at Holy Cross Cemetery Chapel, Friday, June 8, at 11AM. Please visit Mayme’s online memorial at


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