Emma Josephine de Jong

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Emma Josephine De Jong, age 98 of Fall City, passed away on August 28, 2011, at Evergreen Hospice in Kirkland.

Emma was born on March 19, 1913, in Vincent, Wash., the daughter of Olaf and Inga Quaale.

She was raised in Vincent and graduated from Tolt High School. She married John Cornelius de Jong on July 11, 1935, in Goldendale.

Due to his work they moved several times, settling back in Carnation in 1946.

John passed away on February 10, 1986. She moved to Fall City in 1998. Emma was a member of the Sno-Valley Senior Center in Carnation.

Survivors include daughter Marjorie Diane Conner of Spanaway and son Gary Neil de Jong of Fall City; Grandchildren, Darrell, Jeffery, Tracie, Brian and Christofer Patrick; 10 great grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Margaret Quaale Perrigo, two brothers, Edgar and William Quaale.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, September 8, at 1 p.m. at Flintofts Issaquah Funeral Home, 540 E Sunset Way, Issaquah. Her final resting place was at the Novelty Hill Cemetery in Duvall next to John.

Remembrances may be made to the Sno-Valley Senior Center in Carnation.

Friends are invited to share memories and sign the family’s on-line guest book at

Arrangements are by Flintofts Funeral Home and Crematory.

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