Ardis Elizabeth Emery, 86, a long-time Sunnyside resident, newspaper editor and reporter died Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2007, in Sunnyside. Ardis Elizabeth Emery was born March 28, 1921, in Sunnyside to Al and Helen (Sharp) Lowry in Sunnyside.

She is survived by two children, Barbara E. Christensen (Daniel) of Grandview and Gale Lynn Emery of Sunnyside; five grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Al and Helen Lowry; her husband, Olen A. Emery; and two sisters, Eunice Freer and Dorris Amodei.

Viewing and visitation will be held Thursday, Aug. 23, 2007, from 4 to 8 p.m. and Friday, Aug. 24, 2007, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home in Sunnyside. A private family graveside service will be held Friday, Aug. 24, 2007, at 2 p.m. at Lower Valley Memorial Gardens in Sunnyside.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Sunnyside United Methodist Church, Eden Foundation at Hillcrest Manor Nursing Home or the charity of the donor's choice.

Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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