ALVIRA GERALDINE ‘JERRIE’ BOOTH DIDDY

April 19, 1925 – April 15, 2017

Jerrie Diddy, age 91, of Auburn, WA passed away peacefully on April 15, 2017. Jerrie was born on April 19, 1925 in Tacoma, WA to Alvira Barber and Haskell William Booth.

Jerrie’s childhood was spent moving a lot as her father was a manager for Safeway and Skaggs stores. When Jerrie was 9 her family moved back to Raymond, WA where she completed the remainder of her school years. Jerrie loved swimming, tennis and was involved in leadership roles throughout her High School years as School Treasurer, Frosh Rep and Vice Pres and later President of the Girls Club. She played a B-flat alto saxophone in the band and was Homecoming Queen during her Junior year of High School.

Jerrie was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints where she served over the years in a number of callings including the President of the Relief Society and Primary organizations. Her family and genealogy were her passions.

She married Harry A. Diddy, a handsome sailor that caught her eye on August 20, 1944 in Raymond, WA at the Methodist Church. They first met at the Spanish Castle, a dance hall, where their romance first blossomed. Harry proposed on June 17, 1944 after dancing again at the Spanish Castle over a hamburger at Johnny’s Drive-In. They were later sealed as a family for time and all eternity at the Cardston, Canada Temple.

Jerrie is survived by her 5 beautiful daughters, Sandy (Paul) Knebel, Jan Rymer, Diloy (Dean) Norsworthy, Jill (Tom) Bragg and Tami Diddy. She has 24 grandchildren, 61 great-grandchildren and 9 great-great grandchildren, totaling 100 descendants.

Jerrie was preceded in death by her husband Harry A. Diddy, her son Mert (Jo) Diddy and her parents Alvira & Haskell Booth.

Jerrie was loved beyond measure and will be sorely missed by all of her family. We will treasure her memory and keep her in our hearts forever.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 22, 2017 at the LDS church in Auburn, WA at 1820 F St SE. A viewing will be held at the LDS church at 10 AM followed by the funeral at 11 AM.

Interment will be held at Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent, WA 18600 SE 240th ST at 11:15 AM on April 24, 2017.

Funeral arrangements are made under the direction of Curnow Funeral Home in Sumner, WA.

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