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Ida Humphrey of Marysville, WA passed away June 2, 2013 at the age of 87. She was born January 25, 1926 in New Rockford, ND to David and Nervie Ober Bailey. Ida moved to Seattle in 1943. The following year she met Walt Humphrey, a sailor whose ship was docked near where she worked. They were married June 27, 1945 in Shelton, WA. They moved to Lewiston, ID for a few years then settled in Everett where they raised their sons. In 1969 they moved to the home they built in Marysville.
Ida worked on Pier 91 running a fork lift during WWII. After her sons were out of school she went back to work at a bowling alley. She worked at Evergreen Bowling Alley and then for Glacier Lanes until 1978.
Ida was very active in the Everett Eagles #13 for years. She is remembered for the delicious biscuits she made at their breakfast every Sunday. She enjoyed working on the Reno Nights, the camping trips, the conventions, the Auxiliary and all the other activities. The best part of being an Eagles member was the wonderful friendships she made through the years.
Ida will be remembered as a good cook by her family and her friends at the Eagles. Everything she brought to the potlucks always disappeared fast! She was a collector of recipes and cookbooks. She loved to play cards, especially UNO and cribbage. Ida was a great bowler and she went to several tournaments. She was an expert at crossword puzzles and amazed everyone that she did them in ink! Ida enjoyed camping, fishing and traveling in their RV. She is also know for the beautiful sweaters and other items she knit and crocheted.
Ida was preceded in death by her husband, Walt Humphrey; parents, David Bailey and Nervie Bailer Olson; sister, Effie Faller; and brother, Oscar Bailey.
She is survived by sons, Dennis and Gene; daughter-in-law, Darlene; grandson, David; granddaughter,
Sarah Vorhis and husband, Aaron; and three great-granddaughters, Riley and Natalie Humphrey and
A celebration of life will take place August 25, 2013, 12 noon at her home, 13013 12th Ave., NW, Marysville. Memories and lunch will be served.
Published in The Herald (Everett) on July 23, 2013