Guyla M. Bergstrom

Guyla M. Bergstrom, 95, Langley, passed away Sept. 6, 2002.

For the past year and a half she had lived with her daughter on Eld Inlet, near Olympia. She had spent the last 65 years enjoying the peaceful view of south Puget Sound from the family property there.

Mrs. Bergstrom was born Oct. 6, 1906, in Cane Hill, Ark., to Lon and Lillie Holcroft, the oldest of three daughters. She lived in Arkansas until moving to Washington in the 1930s, where she met and married Francis Bergstrom. While he worked for the Army Corps of Engineers the couple lived in many small towns in southwestern Washington, settling in Seattle in 1940, where he was assigned as an engineer on the original Lake Washington floating bridge. The couple lived in Seattle until 1965, when they retired to Whidbey Island. During this time, Mrs. Bergstrom spent many years as a homemaker, later working for AAA of Washington in Seattle.

Mrs. Bergstrom was preceded in death by her husband, Francis, in 1977 and by a sister, Edith.

She is survived by a daughter, Mary Pavek, Olympia; a grandson, Dean McDaniels and his wife, Jill, of Edmonds; two great-grandchildren, Alyse and Cole McDaniels, Edmonds; and a sister, Mural Brown, El Cajon, Calif.

The family wishes to thank the many friends who helped maintain Mrs. Bergstrom’s independent lifestyle until most recently. Private family services will be held. Memorials may be made to the charity of the giver’s choice.

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