Letha Hair

Letha Hair (age 76) passed away May 23, 2011 in Colville. She was born Sept. 29, 1934 to Howard and Mabel Matthews in Colville and graduated from high school there in 1954. The seventh of eight children, she was the last to be born at the family home where they farmed at Douglas Falls. After high school, she moved to Spokane, where she attended business school. She later working at Lakeland Village. Letha moved to Great Falls, MT in 1970, where she worked 30 years for Missouri River Manor. In 2009 she returned home to Colville where she resided until her passing. Letha enjoyed gardening, hiking and biking. She also did some catering over the years. Her life’s work, however, was caring for others. She was a member of Beta Sigma Chi, and a longtime active member of New Hope Christian Church in Great Falls. Letha is survived by a son, Robert Hair (Karen), Tacoma; daughters, Teresa Howe, Louisiana; Debra Banzet (Mike), Ohio; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brothers, Don Matthews, Olympia; Ted Matthews, Spokane; Ed Matthews, Harrington; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by sisters, Marge Barton, Trudy England, Ruth Reed; and by a brother, Bob Matthews. A private family gathering will be held. Arrangements are with Hazen & Jaeger Funeral Home, 1306 N. Monroe St. in Spokane.