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Wendy Elizabeth (Mayer) Perry


Last updated 3/18/2021 at 12:06pm

Wendy Elizabeth (Mayer) Perry

Wendy Elizabeth (Mayer) Perry

1954 - 2021

Wendy Perry, longtime resident of Medical Lake, Wash., passed away at her home after a five year battle with cancer with her beloved husband, Alan, holding her hand.

Her parents, Walter and Beverly Mayer, welcomed her into her worldly journey on Oct. 9, 1954 in Lake Charles, La., and welcomed her again with open arms and wings into heaven on March 4, 2021. She graduated from Cheney High School in 1972 and went on to earn her bachelor's and master's degrees in education from EWU. Wendy's great love for children and passion for teaching led her to a 38 year teaching career in the Medical Lake School District. She always told her family and friends that teaching was "her purpose in life." She strived to have each of her students reach their full potential. Being a life-long learner, she would always be introducing fun, new teaching activities to her students.

Wendy volunteered in a lot of different areas - Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, St. Anne's Parish, the Andrew Rypien School, Medical Lake and Washington State Education Associations and many other committees and activities for the Medical Lake School District. Wendy also had many hobbies that she very much enjoyed - reading, gardening, time with family, singing, cooking, praying, spending time at their Spirit Lake cabin, getting a "good deal", and loved being near the ocean and immersing herself in nature. She also enjoyed traveling with family - mostly to the ocean and then beach combing in the mornings for shells. She has 1,000s of them!! She loved cats and was never without a cat or two - mostly calico ones.

She married her husband and best friend, Alan, in 2012. She was and is deeply loved by all of those she left behind-- her husband, Alan; her two children, which she said is her greatest legacy, Jessica (Tyson) Young of Graham, Wash., Joel Stewart (Timothy) of Medical Lake; her two beloved granddaughters, aHalle and Makayla; her sisters, Kathy (Fred) Glaesemann of Four Lakes, Wash., Kristy (David) Park of Chewelah, Wash. and Amy (Ken) Kirsch of Chewelah, Wash.; numerous nieces and nephews and two furry felines, Sally and Bindi.

Wendy and her entire family would like to thank Dr. Grosen, Gena, Mary and all those at Cancer Care Northwest and Providence for the excellent care she received there for the past five years. We would also like to thank Hospice of Spokane for their care the last few weeks of her journey.

If anyone wishes to make a donation in her memory, she asked that you do so to your favorite children's organization. She so loved the children!!

A private Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.


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