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Ethel Wagner



September 2, 1923 to November 20, 2013

Ethel Ruth Wagner, 90, wife, mother, grandmother and a resident of Goldendale for 33 years, passed away in her home after a long battle with disability and illness. She has been under the loving care of her husband, Wesley Wagner, who has been helped by many hours of service from their loving daughters from out of town, and local immediate family members. Our local Hospice program, along with three most excellent caregivers, have made Ethel's life and passing much easier for her and for the family for the past three weeks.

Ethel was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother. Many outside of the family claimed her as their mother and grandmother as well. She was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and was dedicated to the community. Ethel served many people, caring for others that she loved and was loved by. For many years she would purchase bouquets of flowers for others, and also placed them in front of the chapel of the LDS church for all to enjoy.

Ethel was born in Idaho Falls, Bonneville County, Idaho, September 2, 1923 to Allen Peasley and Effie (Dutton) Peasley. She had 3 brothers and two sisters. Allen Peasley, Kimball Leroy Peasley, Charlie Richard Peasley, Irene (Harry) Machen, living in Idaho Falls, Idaho, and Thelma (Grant) Gallup, also living in Idaho Falls, Idaho.

Ethel was married to Wesley Raymond Wagner in the Logan Temple, in Logan, Utah for time and all eternity on October 13, 1943. They have lived in Idaho, Utah, California, and Washington as they raised their family. They have three sons and two daughters. Jeanette Ruth (Truman) Jepson, living in Bonnie Lake, Washington; Raymond J. Wagner and his wife, Sydney Aline (Coburn) Wagner, living in Goldendale, Washington; David Lee Wagner and his wife, Rita Lynn (Forschler) Wagner, living in Goldendale, Washington; Larry Dee Wagner and his wife, Phyllis (Eplin) Wagner, living in Purcell, Oklahoma; Shauna Joyce (Fred) Hammond, living in Meridian, Idaho.

Ethel is survived by her two sisters mentioned above, her husband Wesley, her five children and many grandchildren, great and great great-grandchildren.

She is proceeded in death by her parents, Allen and Effie Peasley, and her three brothers, Allen, Kimball and Richard, two grandsons, David Jepson and Jefferson Wesley Wagner, and a great granddaughter, Brianne Redmond.

Funeral services were held in the chapel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, in Goldendale on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013. She was laid to rest with a graveside service at the Mountain View Cemetery in Goldendale. Ethel will be most dearly missed by her dear husband and many others that she has helped along her path of life. Our thanks to Columbia Hills Memorial Chapel Funeral Home for their kindness and consideration at this time of loss.


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