Edna May Savory

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Everett, WA
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Edna May Savory

Our beloved mother, Edna May Savory, 89, of Mill Creek, passed away on Friday, April 22, 2011 at Providence Marianwood, Issaquah, WA.
Edna May was born in 1921 in Los Angeles, CA, the daughter of attorney Robert Jarrott and teacher and homemaker Kathleen (Tyrrell) Jarrott. She attended Chapman College before marrying Robert Bruce Savory on June 13, 1941 at the Wee Kirk O'The Heather in Glendale. They had become sweethearts at John Marshall High School, where Bruce sat behind Edna May in English class and pulled her auburn curls.
After the War and Bruce's Navy duty, Edna May and Bruce moved back to L.A. and bought a house on Airlane Avenue, where jets now land at LAX. Edna May took pride in each house that she and Bruce made into a home for their three daughters. She drove them to school and to ballet lessons in her green 1961 Comet and made the best potato salad in the world.
When the girls left the nest, Edna May and Bruce signed up for night-school French. This ultimately led to twelve trips to Europe, each of them meticulously planned by Edna May, the original budget traveler. Edna May researched her English ancestors on these journeys, filling in the family tree without the aid of computer databases.
Upon Bruce's retirement in 1979, they moved to Washington state, where two daughters were living, and started a new life in Snohomish county. They were honored for their part in establishing the Lake Stevens Historical Museum. While Bruce restored old photos, Edna May cataloged donations and absorbed local history. As Bruce's health began to fail, they moved from their Mill Creek home to Merrill Gardens. After they celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary, 52 years of diabetes finally took their toll on Bruce, despite Edna May's devoted care. Bruce passed on in 2002. Edna May continued on at Merrill Gardens, where she was admired for her pretty clothes and her interesting conversation. She had a remarkable recall of names, relationships and birthdays of the many friends she made on her long life's journey.
In addition to her parents and her husband, Edna May was preceded in death by her sister, Catherine Anna Louise Jarrott, PhD.
She is survived by her daughters, Virginia Mitcham (Robert), Linda McMichael (Richard) and Anita Beery (Richard); grandchildren, Rick Kelly (Claudia), Brett Scheffel (Julie), Jennifer Sander (Mark) and David Beery (Kristin); as well as four great-grandchildren, Elizabeth, Svetlana, Normandy and Jason.
Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. May 14, 2011 at Valhalla Memorial Park, North Hollywood, CA.
Memorial contributions may be made to Providence Marianwood, where our mother received much loving care, or the .



Published in The Herald (Everett) from Apr. 27 to May 1, 2011
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