Amy Helene Tondre


Amy Helene Tondre, 88, of Redmond, Washington, passed away peacefully on August 26, 2013, at Novelty Hill Family Home where she had resided for the past several years.

Amy was born in Mt. Nebo, Saskatchewan, Canada on November 30, 1924, to Peter and Agnes Nermo. She moved with her family to the Elma, Washington area as a child. She graduated from Elma High School.

Amy was married to Clem Tondre on December 5, 1942. They lived in Castroville Texas then relocated to Elma, Wash. in 1958 where Amy and Clem lived for most of the remainder of her life. During their retirement years Amy and Clem frequently enjoyed day trips to the Capital Forest where they packed in a meal and sat around a campfire enjoying the beauty of nature.

Amy was preceded in death by her husband, Clem Tondre.

Amy was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and just a wonderfully kind person to all with a great sense of humor even in her last days. She enjoyed sewing, reading, gardening and had been an active member of Elma St. Joseph’s Parish.

She is survived by her sister, Nora Schilling of Salisbury, N.C.; brother, Carl Nermo of Seattle, Wash.; her children, Richard Tondre of Elma, Wash., Annette Huber of Bothell, Wash. and Bill Tondre of Shelton, Wash.; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; as well as nieces and nephews.

Interment will be at Tahoma National Cemetery, Kent, Wa with a private family gathering.