Leah Wiley McFADDEN

Leah Wiley McFADDEN With the simple elegance that she lived her life Leah McFadden diedat age 93. Born September 22, 1917 in Sedgewick, Kansas. She was diagnosed with cancer in October and bravely fought the disease with the poise and grace that defined her life. She lived independently, never wanting to burden friends or family. She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 68 yrs Harry McFadden, two sisters and four brothers. Harry and Leah were married in Kansas in 1937. He worked for Boeing and transferred to Seattle in 1961. They were active members of their church which was the foundation for their loving family. She is survived by sons David (wife Vicki) Seattle and Don (wife Arlene) Sacramento, CA; four grandchildren and three great grandchildren. She dearly loved her grandchildren. Leah set a high standard of excellence in everything she did.She loved entertaining friends; a member of Seattle rose society and master gardener; past president and active member of National Assistance League as well as several other philanthropic groups. Leah had the ability to form lifelong relationships and was the epitome of generosity, grace and strength. She valued her family and friends, and will be missed by all who knew her. Memorial service at First United Methodist Church in Bellevue, WA on Saturday February 12th at 3:00. In lieu of flowers, donation to Alzheimer's Assoc in Leah's memory.

Published in The Seattle Times on Feb. 10, 2011