Edith “Edie” Corey Lakey

10/14/2014 — 07/26/2014

From Richland, WA, USA | Born in Collins, MT

Edith “Edie” Corey Lakey

OBITUARY FOR EDITH COREY LAKEY

Edith C. "Edie" Lakey, 85, died July 26 at her home in Richland, Washington.

Edith was born October 14, 1928 on a family homestead near Collins, Montana to Clark J. and Clara Chambers Corey. She attended elementary and high schools in the Collins/Dutton area before entering the University of Montana at Missoula. While there, she met and married Lawrence T. Lakey of Missoula. They lived in several western locations -- Seattle, Los Angeles, Denver -- before Lawrence entered the nuclear industry at Idaho Falls, Idaho in 1958. In 1973, they moved to Richland, Washington.

Edith held clerical positions in Missoula and Seattle, and worked as a dental technician in California. She became a full-time homemaker following the arrival of her children. In addition to supporting her husband's professional engineering career, Edith's interests included music, writing, sewing, cooking, and studying languages. Her musical activities included playing the organ for friends and family, and singing the choir at First Lutheran Church in Idaho Falls. She was an active member of the Idaho Writers' League and won Second Prize for Adult Fiction in the 1967 statewide writing contest. Edith was an active member of Richland Lutheran Church and contributed her expertise as a seamstress to many quilts and other projects of the RLC Sewing Bee group. Edith collected cookbooks, recipes, and witticisms. Her passion for languages led her to study French, Spanish, German, and the peculiarities of the English language.

Edith was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers Herbert and Dean Corey of Choteau, Montana, Chester Corey of Great Falls, Montana and one sister Ruth Erickson of Wilmette, Illinois. She is survived by two daughters, Dr. Ellen L. Berg Lee of Palo Alto, California and Mrs. Margaret L. Reinhard Bruno of Caromb, France, four grandchildren, and one brother, Larry Corey of Farmington Hills, Michigan.

A memorial service will be held at 2 PM on October 18 at Richland Lutheran Church in Richland. The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to Richland Lutheran Church, 901 Van Giesen Street, Richland, WA 99354 or to Mid-Columbia Corps of The Salvation Army, 310 N 4thAvenue, Pasco, WA 99301-0501.

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  • Edie was one of the first ladies I met when my husband joined Exxon Nuclear in the early 70’s. She and other Exxon wives would get together for lunch and I always enjoyed the quiet humor Edie would surprise us with. She will be missed and remembered a long time.

    Ginger Mellinger
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA
  • I’ll miss you so much!

    Your Nephew,

    Chuck

    Chuck
    November 4, 2014
    Great, Falls, MT, U.S.A.
  • Edie was one of the first ladies I met when my husband joined Exxon Nuclear in the early 70’s. She and other Exxon wives would get together for lunch and I always enjoyed the quiet humor Edie would surprise us with. She will be missed and remembered a long time.

    Ginger Mellinger
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA
  • I’ll miss you so much!

    Your Nephew,

    Chuck

    Chuck
    November 4, 2014
    Great, Falls, MT, U.S.A.
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