She was born January 26, 1927 in Fairfield, to Elmer and Olive Ottosen (Clark).
She graduated from Fairfield High School in 1945, and Sacred Heart School of Nursing in 1948.
She married Ed Purdy in 1949, and moved to Seattle where she worked at Swedish Hospital.
Her nursing career included being the Director of Nursing, a midwife, and a teacher of nursing.
She retired at the age of 75.
She is survived by a son, Craig Purdy of Coulee Dam, WA; daughter, Michelle Purdy of Spokane, WA; granddaughter, Amy Koon; grandsons, Jason, Mark and Joel Baumgartner; and five great-grand children, Nathan and Madison Watt, August Koon and Russel and Evelyn Baumgartner.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, August 15, at Fairfield Presbyterian Church.
A reception will follow in the church social hall.
Burial will be at Mt.
Schanzenbach Funeral Home, Fairfield, WA.
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