Lillian Mae Desho

Lillian Mae Desho, 78 years of age and a longtime Axford Prairie resident, died at her home on Friday, November 23, 2012. She was born on April 1, 1934, in Trinidad, Colorado, to John and Agnes (Chrusciel) Malovich.

She was raised in and received her early schooling in Utah. She came to Hoquiam in her sophomore year and graduated from Hoquiam High School in 1952. She was married to Harry J. Desho in 1953 at Montesano and the couple moved to the present family home area.

Lillian had worked at a couple of beach area shake mills. She then worked at the Red Rooster for a while. In the 1980’s they owned and operated the Ox Bow Tavern at Humptulips for a few years. After they sold the tavern she returned to working at the Rooster for several years.

Lillian enjoyed playing Rummy and Yahtzee with her daughter and granddaughter.

She will long be remembered by her family and friends as being the world’s best sandwich maker. It was said that she could trade one of her magnificent creations for someone to mow her lawn.

Lillian is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Kathy S. and David Anderson of Axford Prairie; her granddaughter, Jennifer L. Drolz of Hoquiam; her great-grandson, Dyllin J. J. Drolz, who is deployed overseas with the U. S. Marine Corps; her nieces, Lorraine Snider (Ron) of Aberdeen, Pamela Shedd (James) of Hoquiam and Ann Adams (John) of Moab, Utah; her granddaughter’s father, Rudy Drolz of Axford Prairie; her cousins, Annie Gwin of Aberdeen and John Iskra of Axford Prairie; several great-nieces and great-nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her sisters, Marian Frato, Ann Howard, Helen Fugate and Dorothy Williams; and an infant brother, John Malovich.

The family requests donations be made to the Multiple Scleroses Association of America.

A gathering of family and friends will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 15, 2012, at the Humptulips Grange.

Arrangements are by the Coleman Mortuary in Hoquiam.

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