Edith Nellie <I>Black</I> Akehurst

Edith Nellie Black Akehurst

Birth
McCormick, Lewis County, Washington, USA
Death 30 Dec 2009 (aged 95)
Lacey, Thurston County, Washington, USA
Burial Tumwater, Thurston County, Washington, USA
Memorial ID 206451226 · View Source
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Edith Nellie (Black) Akehurst
Edith N. Akehurst , 95, passed away on Wednesday, September 30, 2009, in Lacey. Edith was born March 2, 1914, in McCormick, Washington to Ira Elwood and Nellie Genieva (Halsea) Black. She grew up in Chehalis where she graduated from high school. Edith worked various jobs in Chehalis and Olympia. On July 3, 1936, she married Lawrence Lewis Akehurst . They made their home in the Olympia area. Edith prided herself on being a good mother to her sons and served as Den Mother for the Cub Scouts. She enjoyed camping, fishing, clam digging, reading, working crosswords and jigsaw puzzles, and making hand crafts. Most of all, she loved being with her children, grandchildren, and looked forward to attending every family reunion.

She was preceded in death by her husband Lawrence , of 68 years; a brother Elwood (Whitey) Black; sisters Jean Obenchain and Shirley Hildebrand. Surviving are her children, David (Janette), Dennis (Carol), Steven (Marilyn) Akehurst ; brother Roy (Amy) Johnson and sister Elsie (Robert) Hunt; and sister-in-law Jackie Black; grandchildren Andrew (Kel) Akehurst , Melissa (Osman) Gannie, Tina Akehurst , Michelle (Josh) Jolicouer, Joshua, Jason and Robert Dressel, and Tammy (Jason) Loree; great grandchildren Maisha and Jasmine Gannie, Trent Dressel, Jordyn and Bailey Loree, and Keith McInnis.

Graveside services will be held Sunday, October 11, 2009, 1:00 p.m. at Mills & Mills Memorial Park, Tumwater. The family would like to extend special thanks to Edith's caregivers: Dianne, Donna, and Sonia.

Olympian, The (WA) - October 4, 2009
Section: Obit


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  • Created by: JJL
  • Added: 22 Jan 2020
  • Find a Grave Memorial 206451226
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Edith Nellie Black Akehurst (2 Mar 1914–30 Dec 2009), Find a Grave Memorial no. 206451226, citing Mills and Mills Memorial Park, Tumwater, Thurston County, Washington, USA ; Maintained by JJL (contributor 48908774) .