Roy A. Cash, 81, Ellensburg, Wash.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Roy Allen Cash was born June 1925 in Grangeville, the only child of Elmer and Julia Shinn Cash. He died Tuesday, May 8, 2007, in Boise, following complications from surgery.

Roy's early years were spent on Doumecq Plains in Idaho County, where he completed elementary school. He attended high school in Clarkston and Grangeville, where he graduated in 1943. In late 1943, he entered the U.S. Air Force and completed service in 1945.

In March 1947, he and Juanella Wright were married in Lewiston, and they returned to farming on Doumecq Plains. They had two children, Carmen and Brett. The family moved to Kooskia in 1956, where Roy worked as a check scaler for the U.S. Forest Service. In 1966, the family relocated to Inchelium, Wash., and then on to Ellensburg, Wash., in 1969, where he worked for Boise Cascade until his retirement in 1990. Roy and Juanella divorced in 1974.

In 1977, he married Vivian Stevens in Reno, Nev., and they made their home in Ellensburg until her death in 1996. With this marriage, Roy became stepfather to children, Kitty, Colleen and Dan. He remained in Ellensburg until March 2007.

At a very early age, Roy became an avid fisherman, hunter and, in later years, a dedicated golfer. His favorite pastime was visiting with many wonderful friends and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his children, Carmen Ensminger (Jim) of Loon Lake, Wash., Brett Cash (Brandi) of Boise; his stepchildren, Kitty Jones (Carl) of Wenatchee, Colleen Smith of Spokane, Dan Putnam (Ginni) of Spokane. Roy was very proud of his 11 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren, along with many cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Vivian.

A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, May 25, at Grangeville Christian Church. Presiding over the service will be Pastor Harold Gott. Roy's ashes will be buried in the White Bird Cemetery.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Hospice, Ellensburg, Wash., in lieu of flowers.

A service in Ellensburg will be at 11 a.m. June 16 at the Eagles Lodge, 701 South

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