Valerie Dague

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Valerie Dague

July 15, 1940 - May 5, 2010

Valerie Kathryn (Vicki) Dague of Walla Walla, died May 5, 2010, at the age of 69. Valerie was born in Walla Walla to Maurice and Lulu Childers Dimmick.

She grew up in Walla Walla and attended area schools. She graduated from Joplin High School in Joplin, Mo. In 1957, she joined the Navy where she served as a nurse.

After her time in the Navy, she moved to Joseph, Ore. and married Norman Basim 1962. The later divorced. She obtained her Licensed Practical Nurse degree in 1966 from Blue Mountain Community College in Pendleton. She then moved to Walla Walla and worked as a nurse. On Nov. 7, 1968, she married Richard Dague. She then opened "The Attic" antique shop, which she operate for any years. She loved antiques and all crafts she also enjoyed breeding, raising, and training German shepherd dogs. She was a past member of the Walla Walla Kennel Club. Her most recent hobby was genealogy and she made books for all family members tracing the lineage back to the 1100's. She was very proud of this.

Valerie is survived by her husband, Richard Dague, at home; children, Lorelie and Harvey Moothart of Milton-Freewater, Tony Dague and Carla Doenen of Lakewood, Wash., and Mike Dague of Spokane; grandchildren, Rachel Moothart, Trevor Moothart, Rian Dague and Jeremia Doenen; two great-grandchildren; seven nieces and two nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Ruby Fowler; two brothers, John Dimmick and Robert Dimmick.

Visitation and viewing will be Thursday, May 13, 2010, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Herring Groseclose Funeral Home. At Valerie's request, there will be a graveside service only, Friday, May 14, 2010, at 10 a.m. at Mountain View Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Blue Mountain Humane Society through Herring Groseclose Funeral Home at 315 W. Alder St., Walla Walla.

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