Elone Weed, 91 years old, long-time Ocean Shores resident, passed away on Tuesday, September 17, 2019, in Tacoma, Washington. Born Elone Urana Humphrey on March 24, 1928, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Squire Ernest Humphrey and Tillie (Johnson) Humphrey. It was here she spent her childhood with her two brothers and one sister, who preceded her in death.
Elone met her future husband, Walter, in 1942 and corresponded with him after his move to Seattle until 1951 when they married and settled down on a houseboat on Lake Washington where they lived for two years. Walter and Elone were married for 68 years. In 1954, they moved to Des Moines, Washington. Here they raised their four children Cindy, Nancy, Mike and Bill. In 1962 the family moved to Dockton, Washington, on Maury Island where they lived until 1975, then to their mobile home near the town of Vashon, staying until 1991 when Walter and Elone moved to Ocean Shores, WA.
In 1980, Walter was sent by The Boeing Company to work in Germany where he and Elone lived for two years. They traveled extensively and visited 39 countries where they made many friends whom they corresponded with over the years. When Walter retired in 1991, they built their home in Ocean Shores.
Elone was active in the Ocean Shores food bank in the early years and Crime Watch as well as volunteering at the OSIC (Ocean Shores Interpretive Center) where she greeted tourists and made decorative bookmarks for the bookstore.
Elone moved to Hearthside Manor, a memory care facility, in 2016. Here she was given excellent care for her remaining years.
She is preceded in death by her parents Squire and Tillie, her brothers Robert and Russell and her sister Beverly.
She is survived by her husband, Walter, of Ocean Shores, daughters Cindy Grenville (husband Quinten), Nancy Weed, sons Mike Weed (wife Terri), and Bill Weed (wife Lori) all of Vashon Island, Washington, as well as five grandchildren and their spouses and seven great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, October 5, at the Galilean Lutheran church in Ocean Shores, Washington. All are welcome to attend.
Donations can be made to Hearthside Manor, 3625 Drexler Drive, University Place, WA 98466.