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Mary Jean Pope, 76

| November 15, 2010 12:04 PM

Mary Jean Pope passed away Oct. 24, 2010, in Las Vegas, Nev. She was born May 23, 1934, in Coeur d'Alene, to Albert and Mary Margaret Hamby.

She attended grade school and high school in Coeur d'Alene. After her marriage to Don Klavano in 1952, she moved to Spokane. She later married Gene Pope and they made their home in Moses Lake and started a plumbing business.

She remained in Moses Lake until her retirement when she moved to Las Vegas.

Mary is survived by her daughter, Kathy Whitney (Dennis); granddaughter Kody and great-grandson Aiden Voth; her sisters, Eileen Hand, Katherine Hanna and brother Bill Hamby, all in the Coeur d'Alene area; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, daughter Kristine Klavano and daughter Dona Jean.

Mary was primarily a mom and homemaker and a wonderful cook. She loved gardening and canning and was a voracious reader.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010, at the home of her sister Katherine Hanna, Post Falls. Mary was loved by many and will be greatly missed.

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