Zona Brewer Grytness
Zona Brewer Grytness passed away peacefully June 2, 2011, surrounded by her family. Zona was born in Orofino April 26, 1941, to Helen Wells and Strather (Straw) Brewer, and had a very happy childhood with her sister who was born 13 months later.
They lived in logging camps in northern Idaho and then moved to Spokane prior to Straw’s deployment to the South Pacific during World War II. The family settled in Peck after her parents purchased the Peck store from her grandfather, Earl Wells. Zona graduated from Orofino High School in 1959.
Her grandchildren were always thrilled to know their beloved “Nana” had actually worn poodle skirts and danced the twist.
Zona attended Lewis-Clark Normal School in Lewiston and later married and had two children. They made their family home in Lewiston and Spokane.
Zona was so many things, a loving, inspiring and devoted mother and grandmother, a wonderful sister, a great aunt and cousin, and a terrific friend. During retirement, Zona and her husband loved traveling and spending time with their family and friends; attending countless sports games, piano and dance recitals, and choir concerts of their grandchildren.
Missing her so very much are her husband; her daughter and family of Mercer Island, Wash.; her son, of Loon Lake, Wash.; her sister, a great-uncle and his wife of Spokane; a great-aunt and cousins of La Center, Wash.; and cousins of Lewiston and Clarkston.
A memorial service and reception will be conducted at a later date.
The Lewiston Tribune, July 31, 2011, p. 7C
Transcribed by Jill Leonard Nock
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