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Shirley E. Daily, also known as "Sarge" to those that loved her, passed away peacefully with family by her side on February 1, 2013. She was at home with the help of Hospice of the NW, at the age of 85.
Shirley E. Daily
Shirley was born on April 22, 1927, to George and Mabel Snow and raised mostly in the Pinehurst area of Everett, WA. She was the youngest of four children and now joins her siblings George, Dorothy and Ethel.
She is preceded in death by many family members, but most recently her nephew, Jim LaLone.
Shirley married William "Bill" Daily in 1959 and they enjoyed 53 years together. Living and working in Everett, they raised her two children, Thomas Twede and Susan Galde. So many wonderful years of enjoying their second home at Hermosa Beach, boating for endless hours with family and friends, always full of smiles and laughter. In their later years, Bill and Shirley enjoyed traveling the USA and cruises to many different places. In 1991 they moved to Camano Island, WA where they still reside.
Her most prized possession and her greatest treasure was her family. She leaves behind her husband, Bill; her son, Tom Twede (Roxanne) of Moses Lake, WA; her daughter, Sue Galde (Scott) of Camano Island. Her precious grandchildren, Chris Galde, Tim Galde (Farrah), Jared Galde (Elisabet), Jenna Stivers (Derek), Ramie, Liberty and Jesse. She also leaves seven great-grandchildren, Tanner, Kody, Mckinley, Madison, Liam, Taylor and Kasen; along with nieces, nephews and cousins.
Shirley loved to laugh and had an unforgettable sense of humor right up to the end. She loved her Seattle Mariners, her beautiful gardens, her lifelong friends and her family. Life will never be the same without her, but the lessons learned from her will never be forgotten.
Services for Shirley will be held on Saturday, February 9, 2013, at 1:00 p.m. at Floral Hills Cemetery Chapel in Lynnwood, WA with a reception following at the American Legion Post #92 in Stanwood, WA.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in her memory to either Hospice of the NW, Mt. Vernon, WA as without them life at home these past several months would not have been possible, or to the American Legion Auxiliary, Stanwood, WA to help local Veterans and their families.
Published in The Herald (Everett) from Feb. 6 to Feb. 8, 2013