Verda Leona Carey
1927 - 2014
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Verda Leona Carey

Verda Leona Carey passed away from natural causes on July 4,

2014. Born July 11, 1927 in Artesian, South Dakota, she was the youngest of three daughters to Earl and Jennie Scofield. She is survived by her two sons, Alan and Steven; daughter-in-law, Vicky; granddaughters, Emma and Angela; and nieces and nephews, Kenneth Peer, Katherine Vail, David Covel, Leona Joy, Roger Covel, Peter Duras, Susan Heinzel, and Angie Dykier.

Verda married George Carey after graduating from Dakota Wesleyan. The couple first moved to Woody Island, Alaska (near Kodiak) to work as teachers. They then moved lived in various cities in California, ending up in Riverside where her two sons were born. In 1963 the family moved to Douglas, Alaska. In the early 1970's Verda began her career with the Alaska State Library, in the historical photograph section. In 1999 she moved to Shoreline, Washington to be near her grandchildren. Always devoted to the United Method Church, Verda was an active member of the Douglas United Methodist Church and the Ronald United Methodist Church.

A Memorial service for Verda will be held 2:00 PM, August 2,

2014 at the Ronald United Methodist Church - 17839 Aurora Avenue N in Shoreline, WA.

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Published in The Seattle Times from Jul. 22 to Jul. 27, 2014.
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August 13, 2014
I am so sorry to hear of Verda's passing. Though I hadn't seen her in many years, I have fond memories of Verda from my days growing up in Douglas. Our thoughts are with the entire Carey family.
Jim Calvin
July 28, 2014
Verda was a wonderful woman for us in Alaska. I enjoyed working with her at the Alaska State Library, book sales, Douglas 4th of July Committee and other events.
She had a good sense of FUN too.
Sandy & Susanne Williams
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