November 12, 1919 – January 3, 2011
Edith E. Jeter, 91, of Port Orchard, passed away peacefully at her home on Jan. 3, 2011. She was born on Nov. 12, 1919 in Seattle to Perle and Lucia Jones. In addition to being a devoted Navy wife for 27 years, to Edgar Hillstrom, she worked as a Bookkeeper for Manchester Water District. Edith worked at the water district from 1966-1984 and during that time was also an owner of the Variety Store in downtown Manchester. She wrote the “Manchester Meandering” Column for the Port Orchard Independent, and organized the Centennial Celebration for the town of Manchester. Edith enjoyed reading, playing video games, and was an author of a family genealogy book that she proudly distributed to her family. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother George and older infant sister Margaret. Surviving are her children, John Hillstrom (Cindy) of Puyallup, Marge Workman (Dick) of Port Orchard, brothers Gene of Port Orchard, Bob (Leslie) of Port Orchard, Richie of Auburn and several grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren. As Edith would say, “Think Beautiful”. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to a charity of donor’s choice. www.miller-woodlawn.com
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