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Mildred Ann Didi Cummins McIntosh

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Mildred Ann 'Didi' Cummins McINTOSCH 1926 ~ 2011 Didi was born in 1926 to James Cummins and Minnie Tinetti Cummins in Butte, Montana. Her dad called her Didi, the Irish word for tiny, because she was so small at her premature birth; he put a drop of good Irish whiskey under her tongue to stimulate her heart. That great good heart gave out last Saturday following a bout of influenza. Didi attended Carroll College and graduated from the College of Great Falls, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. She met Hugh McIntosh in Butte Community Theater and they married in 1951. Hugh's radio career took the growing family to Clarkston WA, Yakima and Seattle. Didi raised a family of nine children while working as a nurse and being active in her church. Hugh and Didi also lived in Clinton on Whidbey Island for 27 years before returning to Queen Anne Hill in retirement. Predeceased by her parents and grandson, Matthew, Didi leaves her devoted husband, Hugh; children, Mary McCoy (John), Susan McIntosh (Jim), Margie Robert (Michel), Jim McIntosh (Sharon), Donna McIntosh, John McIntosh (Becky), Sally Stoehr (Tony), Joseph McIntosh, Jerry McIntosh (Tara) and grandchildren, Thomas, David, Alexandre, Chantal, Monique, Connor, Gabrielle, Kevin, Emma, Sophia, Eric, Bernadette, Julia, Paulinie, Erika and Gabriella. Mom always gave her offspring unconditional love; she was the center of gravity for our family, and we will miss her with all our hearts. The family thanks the staff at Bayview Manor and at Virginia Mason Medical Center for the wonderful care they gave Didi during the last years of her life. Special thanks to her physician and friend, Jim Bender for his unflagging care. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday, 31 March, at 11 AM at St. Anne's Church, 1411 1st Ave. West, Seattle, followed by a luncheon in the parish hall. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Bayview Manor Foundation, 11 W. Aloha St, Seattle WA 98119. Please sign the on-line Guest Book at www.Legacy.com Hoffner Fisher & Harvey
Published in The Seattle Times on Mar. 29, 2011
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