Deward Delano Eades

Born: Sun., Sep. 3, 1933
Died: Fri., Jan. 25, 2019

Graveside Service

11:00 AM Sat., Jan. 26, 2019
Location: Manila City Cemetery

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Deward Delano Eades, 85, passed away peacefully in his sleep Friday, January 25, 2019.  

He was born in Athens, Kentucky to Thomas Sterling Eades and Mattie Dearing Eades and was the youngest of seven children.  Upon his mother’s death in 1945, at the age of 12, he was sent to the Seattle area to live with his older sister Minnie and her family.  After graduating from Renton High School in 1952, he served our country at Fort Lewis from 1953-1955.

On October 26, 1956, he married Leah Potter at her parent’s home in Manila, Utah.  They made their home in Renton, Washington where they raised their three sons Alan, Mike, and Kevin.  He worked for Pacific Car and Foundry in Renton for 25 years.  After retiring, he began a drywall and texturing business where he taught his boys the value hard work.  He had a solid reputation as an honest and thorough businessman throughout the Puget Sound area.

He had a great sense of humor and loved to tease all the “girls” he came across, especially his granddaughters.

He had an amazing ability to fix whatever needed to be fixed, and would spend hours in his shop tinkering on projects, cars, and whatever needed fixing.  His creations will continue to grace the homes of family and friends long after he is gone.

Just weeks before his beloved wife of 60 years passed away, his eldest son Alan baptized Deward into the LDS church in January of 2017.   He is survived by three sons, three daughters-in-law, six grandchildren, one great-grandchild, two brothers-in-law, nine sisters-in-law, and numerous nieces and nephews.  

The family would like to extend a special thank you to those at Weatherly Inn Memory Care Facility in Kent, Washington for their brief but loving care of our father and grandfather during the last few weeks of his life.

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Dashields Family
   Posted Wed January 30, 2019
So sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one. Losing someone you love may seem unfair and I hope that you can find comfort in the words found in God’s word at John 5: 28-29 “Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out.” Soon enough you will see the ones you love again and be filled with joy.

Sally Bergman
   Posted Thu January 31, 2019
FYI, I use to be Sally Long, worked at Kennydale for years. I loved Dick and Leah. Would visit with her a Joann's fabric. Dick and I were long time friends. He did many ceilings for me. He loved his Grandaughters as we all loved him. May you rest in peace Dick.

Terrie (Hartson) Battuello
   Posted Fri February 01, 2019
I love the photo of Uncle Deward. My thoughts and prayers are with my lovely cousins, Allan, Mike and Kevin, as I remember so many fun times. Uncle Deward will always be remembered by me as a fun loving guy, who had a lot of enthusiasm about life but also one who knew how to work hard. I know that my Mom, Minnie, is so happy to see Deward and all 8 of the Eades siblings are united in a better place. My heart goes out to you and your families, Cathy and Patti Eades in particular. We hope to be able to gather with you in Washington to remember Leah and Deward and talk about all of our mischievous behavior that they had to put up with. Much love and fondness, Terrie

Fred N
   Posted Sat February 02, 2019
To the Family,
I am deeply sorry to hear of your loss. Losing my parent has been difficult for me.
However, I found this scripture helpful. It is what Jesus said at John5:28,29: “28Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice,29And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life;”
Hopefully thinking about what these verses state can help your family during this time as it has for me.

Millie (Midge) Huxley
   Posted Sun February 03, 2019
I am sorry for your loss. Uncle Deward was more like a brother. He was always there when I was growing up, and always ready to help when we were going through our teenaged years. He did tease us unmercifully. We had may holidays and summer picnics with Deward and Leah and the boys.
He and Leah are missed. May God be with youas you deal with this loss.

Patty Fordyce
   Posted Sun February 03, 2019
My thoughts are with you and your family on the passing of Uncle Deward. He was a big part of our childhood and lives on in our memories. What I remember most was that he always had a smile and he insisted that you had to wear cowboy boots to listen to country music. Love, Patty

Ellen Eades Fore
   Posted Sun February 03, 2019
My name is Ellen Eades Fore and I live in Lexington, Kentucky. Deward was my father, Erbert Eades’ youngest brother. We enjoyed so much the time we got to visit he and Leah in Kentucky and Washington. My sympathy and prayers are with all of your family. Leah and Deward are precious people!

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