Sunday, April 01, 2007

Grandma Candy

Derrick's Grandma Candy past away this past week. Derrick did the memorial at his aunt's house today. Our daughter Josephine Annie Forever is named after her. Everytime she would see Josie his grandmother would light up. I am happy that our kids got to know this spunky and fun lady. Although John and Josie only knew her after a stroke, both of them will take parts of their Grandma with them all the days of their lives. She leaves a wonderful inheritance of always staying in the fight. Always choosing to live each day to its fullest no matter what life may bring your way. She chose to stay in the fight, and to be a survivor and an "overcomer" these are some wonderful things that I am proud my kids will inherit.

This is a picture of the late Governer of Washington Dixie Lee Ray and Grandma Candy.

Annie Washo, born August 30, 1921 in Oakpark, Georgia: resided in Rainier Valley/Burien Area most of her years. Annie died March 27th 2007 at Providence Marionwood in Issaquah at the age of 85.
She worked at Bemis Bag, sold Beeline clothes & Empress Pearls. Her passion was her Doll Shop on Martin Luther King Jr. Way where her talent for refurbishing old dolls & visiting with neighbors flourished.
She had an audience with the late Washington Governor, Dixie Lee Ray. Annie presented Governor Ray with a look-alike doll & hand crocheted clothes replicating the styles & lime green colors she always wore; followed by a four page feature in "Women’s Magazine".
Annie’s other interests were dancing, gardening, reading, crocheting, and collecting: dolls, bells, thimbles, key rings, lamps & elephants. Her favorite celebrities were John Wayne, Dolly Parton & Elvis Presley. Annie is survived by her daughters; Mary Sorg of Bonney Lake, Sue Brundage of Everett, Clairette Somonski of Monroe, Charlotte Thomas of Mountlake Terrace, Margaret Mirza of Tacoma & her son, Tom Wirth of Arizona. She has 17 grandchildren & 20 great grandchildren who affectionately called her "Grandma Candy". There will be a private family service.

1 comment:

"The new Worship Pastors" said...

I am so sad to hear that she passed away. Sounds like she was a great lady and someone Josie can be proud to be named after. Please let Derrick know how sorry we are.