Cricket Boettner January 21st, 1932- August 1st, 2021
Cricket Boettner Age 89, passed away at Good Sam Hospital in Puyallup on Sunday August 1st. Cricket was born in Boise Idaho 1/21/32 and lived most of her adult life in Graham, Washington. In high school, Cricket was involved in just about everything. She was a Cheerleader, Class Secretary and Class Treasurer. She was in Band, Theatre, Choir, Drill Team, the list continues. She married her high school sweetheart, Lester Boettner in Dec of 1951. They made their home in Graham, raising 3 sons there. Cricket was well known as the Kapowsin Elementary Office Secretary, and still would run into students who remembered her for being the kind, warm-hearted person that she was. After retirement Les and Cricket moved to Quincy, WA, first living in Sunland and then up on the Quincy Golf Course where they belonged to the Men’s and Women’s clubs and enjoyed golfing and afternoon happy hours with the many friends they had there. They were married for just short of 50 years when Les passed away in 2001 at age 71. After Les’s passing her nieces Karen, Lisa and Rheta kept her busy with annual vacations to Kauai, HI. Cricket stayed in Quincy until 2018 when her sons finally persuaded her into returning to this side of the mountain. She has resided at Silver Creek Retirement Community since then. Greeting her in heaven are her parents Ed and Dorothy Poorman, her sister and brother-in law Bob and Helen Ettlin and brother Edward (Bud) Poorman. She is survived by three sons, Gary, Larry (wife Lenna) and Doug (wife Heidi), 9 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, sister-in-law Cleora Poorman, numerous cousins, nieces and nephews, and more friends than you can count! At her request, there will be no services. Donations can be made to Quincy Valley Ambulance, who took such special care of her and Lester in his passing. Please donate in Cricket’s name, 908 10th Ave SW, Quincy, WA 98848.
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