Gladys Ernilie Burgess Storrs July 17, 1924 to April 16, 2017
Gladys Ernilie Burgess Storrs was born on July 17, 1924 in Tacoma, WA. She never used her first name; 5 minutes after she came home to Puyallup, her three big brothers decided her name was Ernie. And it stuck.
Ernie worked in Seattle at Boeing Field during WWII and met her husband James Storrs while traveling from Puyallup to Seattle on the bus. They dated until he was shipped to the South Pacific and married soon after his return. They settled in Newberg, Oregon until about 1958 when they moved to Garden Home.
Ernie was very active with Home Extension as well as a quilting group that met at the local church. She just recently was presented with her 59 year pin for Extension. Quite an honor. She made a number of quilts for the new babies of friends and other lucky folks, and also finished several quilts that had been pieced by her mother and grandmother.
She was an active member of the Hillsdale Community Church, United Church of Christ and took great enjoyment in attending various functions there.
She passed away suddenly and unexpectedly in the early hours of Easter Sunday leaving behind her daughter Lori Snyder (Kevan), and son Brian Storrs.
A Celebration of Life was held at the church. She is interred at Willamette Cemetery with her beloved Jim. Donations in Remembrance could be made to the American Cancer Society or the Al Kader Shriners Ladder of Smiles.