Alta Reilly, age 89, of Blaine, passed away on Friday. Alta was born on September 19, 1923 to Alton and Ida (Myers) Fenton in Haynie Township, WA.
She married Maurice Reilly on December 24, 1941 in Bellingham. They were life long Whatcom County residents.
Alta belonged to the Rebekah Lodge and the Orthopedic Guild. She and Maurice were members of the Delta Grange in Lynden and Good Sam members. Her greatest joy in life was spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Alta is preceded in death by her husband. She is survived by her brother Ray Fenton; children Mike (Nadine), Mary Anne, and Bill (Nancy); grandchildren Maureen (Gene) Thomas, Shane (Krista) Anthony, Patrick (Molly), Shawn (Jenni), Justin (Megan), Ryan, Meghan and Jared; 8 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Services were held through Moles Farewell Tributes, Main St. Ferndale on Friday January 18, 2013. Alta’s final resting place is at Enterprise Cemetery in Ferndale.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Seattle Children’s Hospital Orthopedic Clinic, 4800 Sand Point Way Northeast, Seattle, WA 98105.
You may share your thoughts and memories of Alta in the online guest book at www.farewelltributes.