Eda Keith

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Eda Keith

On May 21, 2017, Eda Keith, age 103 years and 10 months, passed into eternal life in the loving presence of family and caregivers.  She was predeceased by her father Ben Kelly, mothers Clara Weinstein and Marusia Siminoff (Mary Kelly) as well as her husband Palen Wells Keith, daughter Edith Keith Benningfield Arnold and brother Alexander Kelly.

Surviving family are daughters Dolores (Robert) Craig of Livermore, CA; Phyllis Silva-Keith of Kirkland WA and son Ben Keith (Dianne) of Index, WA; brother Eugene Kelly of Spokane, ten grandchildren, five great grandchildren as well as nieces, nephews and numerous friends.

Eda was born July 21, 1913 in Vancouver, BC, Canada. The family moved to Seattle in 1921. Eda left the Seattle area in 1934 but returned to West Seattle with her husband and children in 1954. She has been an active member of Hope Lutheran Church for 63 years.

Eda’s family extends their gratitude to all who loved and cared for her.  You made a difference in her life and blessed us all with your generous and joyful sharing.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, August 20, 2017 at 3:00 pm at Hope Lutheran Church in West Seattle.  Remembrances may be made to Hope Lutheran Church Mary Martha Study Group/Eda Keith Memorial at 4456 42nd Ave SW, Seattle 98116 or a favorite charity.

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