Former Enumclaw resident Linda Kay Whealdon ,72, died March 4, 2016, in Casa Grande, Ariz.
She was born July 4, 1943, in Spokane, Wash., to the late Art and Nellie Blauret. After graduating from Lewis and Clark High School in Spokane she attended and graduated from Washington State University. While at WSU she met and married James “Jim” Whealdon. Upon graduation from WSU they moved to Enumclaw, her husband’s hometown, where they eventually founded Jim’s Pharmacy. They ran the business together until his death in 1988. She continued to run the business for 10 more years before selling and retiring to warmer weather in Casa Grande. She enjoyed scuba diving, playing bridge, fishing, traveling and entertaining friends and family.
She is survived by son Jeff Whealdon (Susan) of Enumclaw and one granddaughter. She was preceded in death by daughter Lori Ann Whealdon and husbands Jim Whealdon and Pat Danielson.
At her request, no services are planned.
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