Northwest NEWS

November 16, 1998

Valley Special

Obituary: Edna Anderson Wallace

   A memorial service was held on Oct. 27 at the Duvall Methodist Church for Edna Anderson Wallace, 98, of Duvall, who died Oct. 22.
   She was born March 18, 1900 in Cloquet, Minnesota. As a child she moved west where her father cooked in the logging camps. The family eventually settled in the Redmond area.
   Edna was graduated from Redmond High School in 1916 and the Bellingham Normal School in 1918. She landed her first job teaching at Cherry Valley in Duvall and was graduated from the University of Washington in 1922.
   Edna spent her life as an advocate of youth and families, returning to a career in teaching after raising her own family. As a charter member of the Duvall Civic Club she helped found the Duvall Library. She spent many years as a 4-H leader and in later years was an active member of Sno-Valley Seniors. She was also a long-time member of the Duvall Methodist Church where she was involved in women's outreach activities.
   Edna also enjoyed extensive traveling.
   She is survived by three children and their spouses, Scott and Mary Rose Wallace of Bellevue, Duncan and Janis Wallace of Bellevue, Kathryn and Allen Munn of Tacoma; 14 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren, nine step-grandchildren, 17 step-great grandchildren and two step-great-great grandchildren.
   She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Hiram B. Wallace; sister, Mildred Olsen; brother, John Anderson; grandson Hiram L. Wallace; great granddaughter Sarah Gross and great grandsons Joshua Wallace and Conner Wallace Nelson.
   Memorials may be given to Children's Hospital, Sno-Valley Seniors, Duvall Civic Club or a charity of your choice.