At 97, Fay passed away peacefully in her sleep, Monday, July 14, 2014. She was born May 7, 1917 in New Rockford, N.D., to Adolph and Mildred Zimmerman. At the age of 19, she moved to Marysville where she stayed with her aunt and uncle until she met and married Jack Ackerman at the age of 22. They resided in Marysville and Everett, and owned Broadway Beverage and Delicatessen for 10 years, she then moved back to Marysville where she lived out the rest of her life. She was a member of the Rebecca's Lodge of Marysville, had many friends and loved playing pinochle and cribbage. She was also known for her beautiful singing voice and how she loved to sing and play the piano. She was preceded in death by her parents; younger brother, Gene; and sister-in-law, Margaret. She leaves behind two daughters, Virginia (Jim) Spencer, and Claudia (Jim) Hall; six grandkids; and 14 beautiful great grandkids. There will be a memorial service for her on Friday, July 25, 2014, at Noon at the Marysville Cemetery, followed by an open house at 2:00 p.m. at the home of Jim and Virginia Spencer. Arrangements entrusted to Schaefer-Shipman Funeral Home.
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Published in The Herald (Everett) from July 20 to July 22, 2014