Edward M. Fleming


Former Grays Harbor County Coroner Edward M. Fleming, 67, passed away on Thursday, November 8, 2012, at Grays Harbor Health and Rehabilitation after an extended illness. Ed was born July 25, 1945, in Aberdeen, Washington, to Edward and Bessie (Bogdon) Fleming.

Ed graduated from Weatherwax High School in 1964 and attended Grays Harbor College before serving as a Washington State Patrol Trooper for 25 years. He then went to work as a Grays Harbor County Deputy Coroner in 1994 until 1999 then was the Coroner until he retired in May of 2009.

Ed contributed to his community in a caring and compassionate manner; he touched many lives.

On May 15, 1971, Ed married Sherri Cole in Aberdeen. She survives him at the family home.

Ed had served in the National Guard and was a member of the Aberdeen Eagles, Democratic Committee and was also a committee member of NISSA (NW Infant Survival and SIDS Alliance) for 15 years.

He loved fishing, hunting, clam digging, camping, bike riding, playing basketball, watching sports and being with his dog Chester. Ed was truly a family man who loved spending “time with his family” especially his grandkids.

In addition to his loving wife, Sherri; Ed is survived by his daughter, Kelly (Charlie) Norton and their two sons, Joey & Jake of Olympia; daughter, Kristy (Alice Alleman) Fleming of Portland, Oregon; and son, Mike (Ann) Fleming and their three children, Allyson, Aden & Kinsey of Olympia, Wash.

Memorials in Ed’s name are suggested to NW Infant Survival & SIDS Alliance, 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N Ste.350, Seattle, WA 98103 or to NW Parkinson’s Foundation, 400 Mercer St. Ste. 504, Seattle, WA 98109.

A celebration of Ed’s life will take place from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, November 16, 2012, at the Aberdeen Eagles located at 200 W. Market St.

To sign the online book of memories please visit www.harrisonfamilymortuary.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Harrison Family Mortuary of Aberdeen.