Posted Online: Nov. 15, 2012, 5:36 pm
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Ingeborg Mary Catherine Peterson Brady, 97, died peacefully on Nov. 13, 2012, in her home at Stafford Suites, Kent, Wash., surrounded by devoted family.
Funeral arrangements are by Edline & Yahn Covington Funeral Chapel, Kent. Arrangements have been made for a private, family viewing followed by burial at Mills & Mills Memorial Park in Olympia, Wash. A memorial service and celebration of Inga's life will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 20, at Family of Grace Lutheran Church, 31317 124th Ave. S.E., Auburn, Wash.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts or donations are suggested to Franciscan Hospice and Palliative Care, 2901 Bridgeport Way W., University Place, WA 98466; or the Mission Endowment Fund at Family of Grace Lutheran Church, 31317 124th Ave. S., Auburn, WA 98092.
Inga was born Nov. 25, 1914, in Moline, to Carl J. Peterson and Evelyn Nordmark Peterson.
Inga was predeceased by her husband, Richard F. Brady, who died in 1966; her brother, Col. Carl H. Peterson, Lakewood, Wash.; her half-brother, Gusta Stromberg, Stockholm, Sweden; and a nephew.
Inga resided in several locations in Illinois, California and Washington. She was a resident of Kent for the past five years, previously living in Olympia.
She graduated from Moline High School and attended business college. During her life she worked as a bakery clerk, a secretary to a mayor and for a parks department, a homemaker, and for 12 years, a secretary for the State of Washington Departments of Social and Health Services, Ecology and Office of Community Development until her retirement in 1978. For more than 10 years she volunteered in the gift shop at St. Peter's Hospital in Olympia.
Inga was a member of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Olympia, where she was an active member of the Altar Guild. When she moved to Stafford Suites in Kent, she became a member of Family of Grace Lutheran Church, Auburn. Inga deeply loved and enjoyed her family, and was happiest when she was with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. An avid Mariners baseball and Seahawks football fan, she also enjoyed crossword puzzles, bingo games with friends, travel and being a member of the hand bell choir at Stafford Suites. In 2009, she was honored as grand marshal and oldest cancer survivor in the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life in Kent.
Inga is survived by daughters Debby C. Beck and husband, Robert, Kent, Kandi L. Skowronski and husband, Theodore, Southbury, Conn., and Sandi A. Lucas and husband, Stephen, Renton, Wash.; plus five grandchildren, Christopher J. Beck, Seattle, Wash., Steven M. Beck, West Lafayette, Ind., Jason L. Williams, Charlottesville, Va., Michelle E. Pugh, Shelton, Wash., and Theodore E. Skowronski, New York, N.Y.; as well as seven great-grandchildren; eight nieces; and two nephews.