Mamie Leah Spiker

Lewiston Morning Tribune
Saturday, May 7, 1927

Death Of Mrs. Spiker

Estimable Lewiston Lady Passed Away Last Evening Following Prolonged Illness from Complications.

Mrs. R. L. Spiker, estimable Lewiston lady and a resident of the city since 1906, passed away last evening shortly before 7 o'clock from general complications, following an illness extending over practically a year. Mrs. Spiker was stricken in May last year and after receiving treatment in Lewiston for several months, was taken to Hot Lake in the hope the treatments there would be beneficial but the desired results were not secured and she was returned to her home last fall where she has since received the most devoted attention of members of her family and her many friends.

Mrs. Spiker was primarily a home woman but she found time for her duties to the Eastern Star lodge and for many charities that secured to her the very high esteem of a wide circle of friends. She was 59 years of age and had been a resident of Idaho since 1900, the family first residing at Kamiah and two years later removing to Nezperce where the home was maintained until 1906 when they came to Lewiston.

Mrs. Spiker is survived by her husband, three children, seven sisters and two brothers. The children are Mrs. Edna Koelzer, Spokane; Emmett and Raymond Spiker, Lewiston. The brothers are Samuel and Elmer Saladay, Twin Falls; and he sisters are the Misses Anna and Letha Saladay, Seattle; Mrs. Loret Ohlson, Seattle; Mrs. Ortha Cook who has been at her bedside for the past year; Miss Flora Saladay, Washington, D. C.; Mrs. Ida Peas, Seattle, and Mrs. Gladys Saladay, Fairbanks, Alaska.

The body is resting at the Brower-Wann parlors and the funeral will be conducted Sunday afternoon from the family residence, the hour to be announced later.

Lewiston Morning Tribune
Sunday, May 8, 1927

Funeral Of Mrs. Spiker

Services Be Conducted at 4 o'Clock Today at Residence

The funeral of the late Mrs. R. L. Spiker will be conducted at 4 o'clock this afternoon from the family residence, 615 Tenth street. The sermon will be given by the Rev. D. J. W. Somerville, of the Episcopal church, after which the Eastern Star will take charge of the services. The remains will be taken to Spokane Monday morning for cremation, this being a request of Mrs. Spiker. Friends may view the remains at the family home after 10 o'clock this afternoon.

Contributed by Natalie Huntley

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