Greta Marie Fagerquist

Buckley resident Greta Marie (Dein) Fagerquist, 83, died July 12, 2015.

She was born May 31, 1932, in Fort Calhoun, Neb., to the late Walter and Myrtle Dein. She grew up in Arlington, Neb., and graduated from Arlington High School. She received a teaching certificate from Wayne State. She starting teaching at the age of 17 and taught in a one-room schoolhouse for several years. In 1950 she married Gene Fagerquist and in 1957 they moved, with two small children, to Seattle and eventually to Enumclaw. She worked as a medical receptionist for Enumclaw Medical Center for 20 years. She enjoyed gardening, sewing and traveling. She was actively involved as a member of the Osceola Community Club and volunteered for the Community Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. She also was a sewing and horse 4-H club leader for many years.

She is survived by Gene, her husband of 64 years; children Michael Fagerquist, Barbara Hammond, Susan Steinmetz and Mary Ann Mason; sisters Joan Scheer, Jean Tiedje and Mary Krueger; brother Carl Dein; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Dave Dein.

A funeral service is planned for 2 p.m. Saturday, July 25, at Calvary Presbyterian Church in Enumclaw.

Arrangements are being handled by Weeks’ Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association.

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