OBITUARY

Bertha Anne Sayles

October 6, 1933October 5, 2019
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Anne Sayles, a curious mind, kind spirit and crafter extraordinaire, embodied the slow burning candle that provides light for all who experience it. On October 5, 2019, just one day shy of her 86th birthday, Bertha Anne Sayles received the best birthday present ever - she went home to celebrate with her heavenly father.

As spunky as she was gentle, Anne had a passion for many things in life including her faith in God, her husband Glen, her family, handmade gifts crocheted with love and the smell of lavender. She was a grand lady known for many things, but when you think of Anne Sayles, often the first thing that comes to mind is joyful kindness.

Anne had a rare talent for creating a sense of home wherever she was, with whomever she was around. Her ability to make people smile and spread joy in any circumstance was unmatched. If there was a positive side to be seen, Anne saw it. If there was a person in need, she freely gave of her time and means to meet those needs. Her sense of kindness and joy scarcely dimmed in her final days, heartened by the loving family and friends surrounding her.

Anne was born October 6, 1933 in Diamond, Missouri to Mark and Lila Everhard. Anne was trained in the medical field and spent 20 years working as an x-ray technician. In 1954, she married former spouse Jack Sexton and raised three daughters together, Jackie, Jaynee, and Judy. Years later Anne moved to Marysville where she met Glen Sayles and they knew it was more than just a hunch. They married in 1991 and were happily married for 28 years - through the birth of grandchildren and great grandchildren, road trips across the United States, and family gatherings.

Anne is preceded in death by her parents, sisters Malbryn Winter, Patsy Melton, and Janice Leslie. She is survived by her husband Glen Sayles, sister Kay Carrothers of Renton, WA, brother Paul (Linda) Everhard of Lexington, KY, children Jackie (Carl) Poteet of Kilauea, HI, Jaynee (Jerry) Poteet of Grandview, WA , and Judy (Mark) Dailey of Montesano, WA, Theresa (Troy) Weigel of Stanwood, WA, Philip Sayles of Everett, WA, Crystle (Lynn) Fife of Oswego, IL, Robin Eddy of Arlington, WA, Kelli (Eric) Tregoning of Arlington, WA, Bob Tweite of Arlington, WA, and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, October 19 at Floral Hills Funeral Home at 11:00 am in Lynnwood, WA.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Mark Dailey
  • Brendan Dailey
  • David Kersey
  • Jerry Poteet
  • Eric Tregoning
  • Chad Dailey

Services

19 October

Funeral Service

11:00 am

Purdy & Walters at Floral Hills

409 Filbert Road
Lynnwood, Washington

19 October

Committal Service

12:00 pm

Purdy & Walters at Floral Hills

409 Filbert Road
Lynnwood, Washington

19 October

Reception

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Purdy & Walters at Floral Hills

409 Filbert Road
Lynnwood, Washington

Memories

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Cynthia Jolley

October 13, 2019

I will always remember Aunt Anne's beautiful warm smile and the sparkle in her eye. I loved her giggle. She was always so much fun to visit with. Anne was an angel. She always asked about your family. Anne will always be in our hearts.
May all those precious memories bless us with a peaceful heart.

Paul Little brother

October 10, 2019

Fond memories of riding in her surry.
Saddling Dick and Ribbon and riding
them to the back of the back forty and
driving them to the barn for the evening milking. This usually included a race from the edge of the woods , over the hill and down the lane to the creek.

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