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Amy Jo Sooy-Tollefson


Last updated 2/21/2019 at 6:44pm

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Amy Josephine (Amy Jo) Sooy-Tollefson on Feb. 13, 2019 in Cheney, Wash. Amy Jo was born in Sprague, Wash. on Nov. 25, 1933 to Mary Iva (Billie) and Ernest (Babe) Melville.

Amy Jo was raised on a wheat farm in the Lamont/Sprague area. In 1945 at the age of 12, her family moved from Lamont, Wash. to a farm on Cheney-Spangle Road. She graduated from Cheney High School in 1951. She married Fred Sooy in 1953 and was a farm wife for many years, caring for her children, husband and cooking for the many farm hands who worked on their ranch.


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