Shirley Lorraine Wewee
September 14, 1925 ~ July 10, 2012
July 22, 2012
Lorraine Maddox Wewee went home to the Lord on
July 10, 2012. She passed away at Boundary
Community Hospital with her grand-daughter's Dyan and Jennifer by her side. Shirley requested
no services, however, the family will have an
informal gathering to honor her life.
Shirley was born in Duluth, Minnesota, September
14, 1925, to Francis Leo Maddox and Eva Mae
Maddox. Shirley was the youngest of three
children, the oldest, Audrey and her brother,
Lewis. Shirley's mother passed away when she was
four years old. Her father, Leo, re-married and
Shirley and her brother and sister grew up with
seven brothers and sisters.
Shirley lived in Indiana for a number of years
where she met and married Dewitt Wewee in 1946.
They had three children, David, Bill and Janet.
Dewitt worked as a highway engineer with the
Federal Government and so she had the
opportunity of living in many states throughout
her life. Dewitt and Shirley divorced in 1998.
Shirley's heart was in Arizona where she lived
in a retirement park. As her health declined,
Shirley moved back to Bonners Ferry to be near
her daughter Janet and three grand-daughters,
Dyan, Jennifer and Debra.
Shirley's passions in life were her children and
her grandchildren. Shirley enjoyed crafts
including hand crafted crocheted dolls, hand
stitched tissue box covers, and many Christmas
decorations. When Shirley lived in Arizona, she
enjoyed scheduling events and activities for
residents in the park. Shirley loved the
entertainment and the company of her friends.
Shirley is survived by her son, David Wewee,
wife Diane and granddaughter Sarah, of Salt Lake
City, Utah; her son D. William Wewee, wife
Marietta and grandson's Dave and Marc of Tucson,
Arizona; her daughter Janet Wewee of Bonners
Ferry, Idaho and granddaughters Debra Henderson,
husband Scott and great-grandchildren, Josh,
Ashley, Amanda and Joey; granddaughter, Dyan
Hitch and great granddaughters, Kendra and Kyia
Chapman; Jennifer Brown, husband Rodney and
great grandchildren, Rachel, Gary and John and
her great, great grandchildren, Castyn and
Bailey; all of Bonners Ferry.
Shirley is preceded in death by her husband,
Dewitt, parents and her siblings.
Shirley's family wishes to extend their
heartfelt gratitude to the staff of Boundary
County Community Restorium for the professional
care and attention they provided to Shirley
while she resided there. And, a special thank
you to granddaughters, Dyan and Jennifer for
giving their grandmother extra love and
Family and friends are invited to sign Shirley’s
Arrangements are entrusted to the care of
Bonners Ferry Funeral Home.