Sigridur “Emily” Walsh


August 15, 1915 – April 4, 2015

Emily Walsh, age 99 of Blaine passed away on April 4, 2015. She was born August 15, 1915 to Gestur and Herdis Stephanson in Blaine, WA. She married Bob Walsh in June of 1933, was a lifetime resident of Blaine and a member of the Unitarian Church.

Emily and Bob were founding members of the Blaine Eagles. They enjoyed music, dancing and travel, and most of all, spending time with their extended family. Emily was proud of her Icelandic heritage and like many Icelandic women she held strong views and was not afraid to share them.

Emily was preceded in death by her husband Bob and sons Ron and Larry. She is survived by her daughter Sue (husband Harvey) St. Clair of Blaine, son Dick (wife Becky) Walsh of Mount Vernon, brother Ray, sister Laura, daughters-in-law Lois and Bernita, 10 grandchildren, numerous great and great-great-grandchildren, and many loving relatives and friends.

A Celebration of Emily’s life will be held at Free Church Unitarian, 1218 Harrison Ave. in Blaine at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 18. A reception will follow. You may share memories with the family at

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