Louella Dalton, 76, went to be with the lord on Dec. 8, 2010.
Lou was born Feb. 3, 1934 in Wheatland, Wyo.
She spent her early years in Sunnyside, where she met and married the love of her life, Charles Dalton, on Feb. 2, 1952. Lou and Charles were happily married for 58 years and built their home together in the Lakebay area.
Lou enjoyed reading, baking and crocheting, along with being an active participant at her local church.
Her greatest joys were being a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother to her family.
Lou has impacted and touched many lives with her open heart, loving nature and willingness to always help others.
She will be missed dearly by her loving husband, Charles; her step-father, Claire; daughter, Victoria (Rick) Bruhn of Sunnyside; sons, Rick (Pam) Dalton of Grapeview and Ron (Donna) Dalton of Lakebay; daughter-in-law, Theresa Dalton of Sunnyside; nine grandchildren, Tammie, Cathy, Hannah, Andy, Luke, Sam, Dan, Matt and Joe; 12 great-grandchildren; two sisters; one brother; and many adopted grandkids.
Lou was preceded in death by her mother, Bea; one son, Randy; and three great-grandsons, Justin, Alex and Shawn.
Memorial services will be held Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010, at 1p.m., at Waypoint Church in Vaughn.
American Memorial Service in Tacoma is in charge of arrangements.
A wife, a mother, a grandma too,
This is the legacy we have from you.
You taught us love and how to fight,
You gave us strength, you gave us might.
A stronger person would be hard to find,
And in your heart, you were always kind.
You fought for us all in one way or another,
Not just as a wife not just as a mother.
For all of us you gave your best,
Now the time has come for you to rest.
So go in peace, you've earned your sleep,
Your love in our hearts, we'll eternally keep.