Lucille P. (Wald) Ferderer
Beloved wife, mother, sister and “grama,” Lucille P. Ferderer, 79, a resident of Leavenworth, WA for 26 years, joined her son, Gary, in heaven Monday evening, August 25, 2014, after a two-year battle with lung cancer. Her family was by her side during her last days, sharing stories, laughter, and tears.
Lucille, or “Grama Lou” as much of her family called her, was born on January 21, 1935, in Strausburg, ND to Michael and Caroline (Leier) Wald. She was raised and educated at Bismarck, attending St. Mary’s School and graduating in 1953. Lou married Clem Ferderer in Bismarck on June 30, 1953. The couple made their home in Mandan, where Lucille started her banking career. As Clem’s career with the railroad moved their family across the Northwest, Lucille continued hers throughout Montana, Washington and Colorado. In 1988, the couple retired and built a home in Leavenworth, WA, where generations of kids, grandkids, and great-grandkids spent summers in the yard and at the river, winters playing in the snow, and holidays in their home surrounded by the whole family.
Lou loved to garden, spend time with family, play cards and visit with friends, and spent many of her days playing golf. She was a big personality in a little package. Her family sorely, but happily, remembers the way she protected and cared for those she loved with all her might. She was a strong woman, who was honest, open and funny. In her last days, her caregivers described her as incredibly feisty and strong, which brought joy, laughter and pain to her family. She left this earth feeling the true love of her family, as many had the opportunity to say their final goodbye. She will be so dearly missed by many.
She is survived by her dear husband, Clem Ferderer; her children, Carma (Stan) Gunno of Sammamish, WA, Cindy (Kent) Betts of Woodinville, WA, and Greg Ferderer of Wenatchee; her daughter-in-law, Kim Ferderer of Wenatchee; her grandchildren, Jake, Angel, Steve, Kristy, Krystal, Bryan, Brianna, Corryn, Caylee, and Ryley; ten great-grandchildren; her sisters, Norma and Vi; brothers, Harvey, Michael, Jerry and Tony; and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. One son, Gary Ferderer, and her parents preceded her in death.
Lucille’s family would like to give the caregivers with Hospice the most heartfelt “THANK YOU” for the kind and compassionate care they provided in Lucille’s last days. They would also ask that memorial contributions go to Hospice at 1020 N. Wenatchee Avenue, Wenatchee, WA 98801.
At Lucille’s request, a Private Family Service will be held at a later date.