Wilma Lee Clarida Case, 80, died Oct. 21, 2011, in University Place, Wash.
She was born Sept. 28, 1931, in Alice, Texas, to Bill and Ada Clarida, and was raised on a farm near Lyford, Texas. After graduating from Lyford High School, she completed a degree in elementary education from Southwest Texas State Teachers College (now Texas State University-San Marcos) in 1953. She met her future husband, Lawton Case, during a church social at the Methodist Church in San Marcos. They were married in June 1954 and moved to Enumclaw in 1962.
She taught elementary school in Texas and in Washington before stopping to raise her children. In later years, she had a second career as a commercial insurance rater with Mutual of Enumclaw Insurance Company, retiring in 1993. She was a was a longtime member of the Calvary Presbyterian Church and also a member of the church’s Circle C. She enjoyed knitting, gardening, reading and listening to classical music.
She is survived by husband Lawton Case; daughter Lisa Hild of Bay Point, Calif.; son Derek Case of Enumclaw; brothers David Clarida and wife Bette of Lyford and James Clarida and wife Susan of Carrollton, Texas; and six grandchildren.
A memorial service will take place at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, at Calvary Presbyterian Church in Enumclaw.
Remembrances may be made to the Enumclaw Kiwanis Food Bank, 1350 Cole St., Enumclaw, 98022 or to the Calvary Presbyterian Foundation, 1725 Porter St., Enumclaw, 98022
Services are by Weeks’ Enumclaw Funeral Home. All are invited to sign the online guest book at www.weeksfuneralhomes.com