Della Jeanette Wakefield, 87, a lifetime Aberdeen resident, went to be with her husband, Burton and her dog, Cosmo upon her death on Monday morning, April 29, 2013, at Montesano Health & Rehab in Montesano, Washington.
Della was born on July 11, 1925, in Aberdeen to William and Selma (Johnson) Fodge. She graduated from Weatherwax High School and then earned her Liberal Arts Degree from Grays Harbor College.
On March 17, 1945, Della married Burton Wakefield. He died in 1988.
Della worked for Sears, LaMonts and Waldenbooks. She also worked for the Washington State Library System and was instrumental in the building of the local Timberland Library in Aberdeen. She was Past President of the Pacific Peaks Girl Scouts Council. She was an avid reader.
Della is survived by two daughters, Vicki Rowe and her fiance, Bill and Debra Salo and her husband, Richard, all of Hoquiam, a son, David Wakefield; eight grandchildren, Baby Boy Wakefield, Davey Wakefield, Shannon Webster, Patrick Wakefield, Jim Salo, Jarred Rowe, Alicia Fleetwood and Jeff Wakefield and fourteen great-grandchildren. She also leaves behind a special friend, Diane Ward. Della was preceded in death by her husband; brothers, Frank, Roy, Henry and Carl ‘Gene’ Fodge and her dog, Cosmo.
Donations may be made to Aberdeen PAWS.
There will be a funeral service for Della at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 2, 2013, in Fern Hill Funeral Home’s Chapel. A private family graveside service will follow in Fern Hill Cemetery, Aberdeen.
A message of condolence or a memory can be left for the family at www.fernhillfuneral.com
Arrangements are entrusted to Fern Hill Funeral Home in Aberdeen.