Deanna Imri Obituary

Deanna Marie Imri
Deanna Marie Imri

June 15, 1941 - May 21, 2019
Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin i
Resided in Vancouver, Washington
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Deanna Marie Imri passed away in Vancouver, WA. She was born in Milwaukee, WI on June 15, 1941 to Raymond D. Vernier and Bernice K. Hartzell.

Deanna was known as ”The Hat Lady”. They also knew her as the wife and widow of popular Executive Chef Laslo Imri for many years.

Deanna retired from Yellow Pages/U.S. West Direct with over 35 years service, then became active with The Vancouver Elks Lodge #823. She was voted as the very first woman Grand Exalted Ruler in Washington. She was also involved in Children’s Therapy program for many years and The Emblem Club. She had made many friends through the Washington, Canada and Alaskan Elks, and Chef Society of Oregon and Washington.

Deanna is survived by her twin brother, Dennis Vernier of San Jose, CA; sisters, Joetta French of Yacolt, WA and Juanita Rohns of CO; her cat, Soco; and her cousin, Larry Hartzell and family of Sterling, IL.

There will be an Elk’s Memorial service followed by a Celebration of Life and sharing of memories on Sat., Aug. 17, 2019, 2p.m. - 5p.m. at the Vancouver Elks Lodge #823, 11605 SE McGillivray Blvd., Vancouver, WA.

Donations in lieu of flowers may be made in Deanna’s memory to the Elk’s Children’s Therapy program and the Elk’s Emblem Club.




Celebration Of Life
Vancouver Elks Lodge #823
11605 SE McGillivray Blvd
Vancouver, WA US 98683
Saturday, August 17, 2019
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM