|Birth: ||Sep. 29, 1914|
|Death: ||Dec. 31, 2008|
Eriksson, Edythe G.
Sep. 29, 1914-Dec. 31, 2008
Edythe was born in Paulina, Oregon to Leroy Mack Denny and Sallie Coleman Denny. Her grandfather was John W. Denny, one of the Seattle, Washington pioneers, a cousin to Arthur and David Denny. Edy grew up on the family homestead on NE 94th Street. The family also lived in several northwest regions while her father worked his lumber camps and building homes. Edythe graduated from Ballard High School in 1932, and later attended Thomas A. Edison Vocational School where she took classes in bookkeeping, accounting and shorthand.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 62 years, Emil W. Eriksson and her sisters, Mary Vivian Denny Flynn and Ruth Denny Boswell.
She is survived by her sister, Carol Denny Wicklund. Also surviving are three loving children and their spouses (with nine grandchildren); Emil W. "Rick" Eriksson, Jr. and Janet (Audrey, Tara, Betsy, Eric, Maile), Ronald W. Eriksson (Kristen, Robert), and Sallie E. Bailey and Scott (Annie, Samuel). Also 10 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter. Aunt Edy was greatly loved by her many nieces and nephews, and their children.
As a young wife she learned to fish and hunt so she could spend time with her husband. She took care of her parents as they aged and she sewed and cooked for her family, grew vegetables, created various crafts items, and learned flower arranging. Later in their marriage, she and her husband were active together in bridge, golf, and boating. Their world travels included Canada, Mexico, Spain, Morocco, and China.
As a member of Richmond Beach Congregational Church for over 40 years, she was active with the Mary Martha Circle and served as a volunteer in the Christian Education department. In her community she was a reader to the blind and served as PTA President.
Edythe's greatest joy was being a loving wife and homemaker, and caring for her children and grandchildren, many of whom she helped through college. She was the best mom ever, no contest. She loved hosting family gatherings at her home in Edmonds and vacation homes on Whidbey Island and in Scottsdale, Arizona. She was a resident of Seattle, Shoreline, Edmonds and Kirkland, Washington. She had many life-long friends and was one of the last two living members of Sewing Club, a group of women which began at the close of World War II and continued until the 1990's.
Viewing from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., on Thursday, January 8, and Friday, January 9, at Evergreen-Washelli 11111 Aurora Ave N. Seattle (206-362-5200). Private Interment Graveside Service will be held at 1;30 p.m., Saturday, January 10, at Washelli Cemetery.
A Memorial Service for all will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, January 10; at Richmond Beach Congregational United Church of Christ, 1512 Northwest 195th St., Shoreline, WA. (206)542-7477, with a reception to follow.
Memorial charitable donations can be made to Community Services for the Blind or to charity of choice.
Please sign an on-line guestbook at washelli.com
Published in The Herald (Everett) from 1/7/2009 - 1/10/2009 (www.heraldnet.net)
Death Place: Kirkland, King, WA, USA
[Contributed by lmyhre (#46871981)]
Leroy Mack Denny (1877 - 1964)
Sallie Coleman Denny (1886 - 1963)
Evergreen Washelli Memorial Park
Created by: Bonita Olmer
Record added: Jan 15, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 32935612
I just discovered that Edythe is a cousin. Rest in Peace, dear one!|
Added: Aug. 28, 2009
Added: Jan. 15, 2009