October 10, 2018
Edith Marlene (Bailey) Tuthill died peacefully at Adventist Hospital in Portland, Oregon, on Sept. 26, 2018, at age 84.
She was born in Cle Elum, Washington, on May 8, 1934 to Dolly Elvira (Krusor) and Earl Beech Bailey. As a child, Edith lived with her parents and older brother, Gerald, in Cle Elum until she was four years old, when her mother was diagnosed with cancer. The family moved to Castle Rock, Washington, and lived with her grandparents, John Thomas and Edith (Fredrickson) Krusor; her mother died two years later. She lived with her loving grandparents until graduating from Toledo High School. Her grandparents shared stories and lessons and many important values that she later taught her own family. She briefly worked at Boeing in Seattle then attended Bible College in Portland, Oregon, where she met her future husband, Richard D. Tuthill. They married on September 3, 1955 in Portland and were happily married for 63 years. She was kind and considerate to others. She loved children, and liked to sew, garden, shop and cook. Edith attended the Rockwood Church of God in Portland.
Survivors include her husband, Richard Tuthill of Portland, Oregon; daughter Sherilynn L. and son-in-law James A. Vineyard of Pleasanton, Texas; daughter Marlene C. Tuthill and son-in-law B. Daniel Venaas of Sacramento, California; grandsons James R. Vineyard and Andrew R. T. Vineyard both of Pleasanton, Texas; and numerous sisters-in-law, nieces, and nephews on both sides of the Tuthill and Bailey families. Preceding her in death was her only brother, Gerald S. Bailey of Lacey, Washington, who died Feb. 20, 2018. A funeral service was held on Saturday, Oct. 6, at Gardner Funeral Home in White Salmon, Washington with interment at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Appleton, Washington