Edith Elizabeth Eng

Jan 13, 1931 – Jul 3, 2016

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Edith Elizabeth Eng

Age 85 of Tukwila, WA; passed away on July 3, 2016 after a courageous battle with colon cancer. She was born in Seattle, WA on January 13, 1931 to Sing and Hom Shee Chinn. 

She is a 1949 graduate of Garfield High School. She married Nelson K.L. Eng on October 19, 1952. Together they raised 6 children. She worked as a data processor for Nordstrom, Safeco Insurance and Seafirst Bank. 

Edith was an avid dancer and athlete. She enjoyed bowling, cross country skiing, golfing, pickle ball and tennis. 

Edith is survived by her husband of 63 years, Nelson; daughters Debbie (Doug Matsuoka), Dale (Joseph Ha), and Della (Gary Furukawa); sons Devin, Daryl (Christina), and Daniel. Grandchildren Taryn, Tracy and Tyler Tsujii, Evan and Andrea Eng, Vanessa and Jarred Ha, Nana and Kevin Le, Elise (Pete Than), Kelly, Ben and Alex Furukawa. 


Darryl Eng
Seattle , WA
Jul 8, 2016

So sorry to hear of your mom's passing. I know she was proud of you all. May her memory heal your hearts as time passes and always bring a smile to your faces. Love, Darryl

Debbie Little
Renton, WA
Jul 7, 2016

I just learned of Edith's passing today from a gentleman at our Thursday Afternoon Dance that your Mom/wife attended regularly. I am so very sorry for each of you and deeply saddened. Edith came to the Renton Senior Activity Center (where I work) frequently and she always had a beautiful smile on her face and was so friendly. I miss her already! She was quite elegant, so beautiful inside and out. Thank you for sharing her with us.

My thoughts, prayers and condolences to all of you,

Debbie Little

Rosa Choi
Santa Barbara, CA
Jul 7, 2016


My love and prayers to you and your Family.

I will always remember our last luncheon with your Mom. She was a beautiful lady. She raised a fabulous family full of live and love. Her spirit will continue in each and everyone of loved ones. May her spirit rest in peace.



Catherine Pickett
Santa Barbara , Ca
Jul 7, 2016

I am so so sorry for your loss.

Your mom was a beautiful lady, inside and out. I always enjoyed and admired her energy and joyful spirit when we played tennis.

She created such a loving and beautiful family. I am so happy you all have each other at this difficult time.

My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Love ,


C.C. and Bill Crenshaw
Mercer Island, WA
Jul 7, 2016

All our love to you Della and your family.

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