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02/18/1934 — 08/30/2021
From Richland WaWatch Service
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Celebration of Life
Ginette Escamillo, 87, left her loving family to be with her Lord and be reunited with her family who preceded her in death. She passed away quietly on Monday, August 30th at the Guardian Angel Homes, Vineyard House. We were blessed to have found her last home, as the caregivers were so kind and treated her with love.
Ginette was born in Meaux, France on February 18, 1934. She went through WWII as a child. Her father died in the war and she came to the U.S. at twelve years old after her mother, Germaine Renard, married Paul Patrick, U.S. Army. They came to live in Orting, Washington. She married Don Smith and had five wonderful children. They divorced in 1967. Ginette worked in bookkeeping at the Bank of Tacoma, where she met Joe Escamillo. They married in 1978 and were happily married for 42 years.
Joe has always said, “This is the best marriage I’ve ever had.” She followed Joe across the country while working in the nuclear industry and eventually ended up back in the Tri-Cities.
Ginette is survived by her husband, Joe, children Michael Smith, Joanne Doss (John), Cathy Schatz (Tracey), Don Smith (Cindy), and Lisa Squier (Bill), grandchildren Jared Gese, Ryan McDonald, Phillip Squier, Daniel Squier, Megan Mans, Gina Ochart, Brad Burlingame, Betsy Bamford, and many great-grandchildren.
Ginette’s final resting place will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens. The funeral will be on Friday, September 10th, at 1:00 pm with her burial at 2:00 and refreshments after. Please join us in celebrating a life well-lived, and most importantly, well-loved.
Hello Joe, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Nancy Bowers.