Emily Stimson

Emily O’Connor Stimson

Emily O. Stimson died on August 29, 2015 at the age of 91 at Overlake Hospital. Born April 4, 1924 in Savannah, Georgia, into a Coast Guard officer’s family, she attended 9 different schools by the time she graduated high school. She attended the University of Connecticut and was a proud member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. She graduated in Early Childhood Development, and moved on to a position at Connecticut College for Women.

December 15, 1945, Emily and William H. Stimson MD married in the Chapel at Connecticut College. They lived in four different cities before leaving the Public Health Service, putting down roots and raising their family on Hunts Point, where they lived happily until Bill’s death in 2004. Emily moved to Pacific Regent in Bellevue in 2005, where she lived among friends until her death.

Emily was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, and active as a volunteer.She understood the value of friendship, and maintained life-long connections with friends as far back as grade school. She loved social activities and meeting new people, and perhaps because she had moved so many times, she was often the first to welcome new neighbors or new residents at Pacific Regent. Emily loved to entertain, and her last request from her hospital bed was for a glass of Champagne.

She is survived by her three children: Richard Stimson, Barbara Russell (John), and John Stimson (Kay); four grandchildren: Joel Stimson, Claire Stimson, Robert Russell, and Sarah Russell McCormick (Keith); and 2 great-grandsons: Kruinn and Kelton McCormick.

In lieu of flowers, please send remembrances to Bellevue LifeSpring (formerly Overlake Service League), PO Box 53203, Bellevue WA, 98015, or online at BellevueLifeSpring.org. (425) 451-1175.

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