Ethel J. Finley, 90, of Marysville, Wash. passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2007 at Sacred Heart Adult Home in Marysville.
She was born on Jan. 20, 1917 in Bridesville, B.C. to parents Lloyd and Julia (Gaskill) Billups. On Nov. 2, 1935 she married A. Leonard Finley. Together they owned an apple orchard north of Ellisforde where they lived until moving to Wenatchee in 1975. Together they made time and enjoyed camping, church services and family activities. For 13 years Ethel was one of the cooks and camp counselors for Lost Lake Camp. In 1979, she and her husband moved to Everett to be near their children. In 1992 Ethel moved to Marysville where she was a member of the Marysville First Assembly of God Church.
Ethel is survived by her children: Ronald (Patricia) Finley of Oroville, Jerry (Sylvia) Finley of Bemidji. Minn., Muriel Bradley of Marysville, Lloyd (Georgia) Finley of Kennewick, Joanne (Thomas) Wills of Lake Stevens and Jon (Luci) Finley of Vancouver; many grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Ethel was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard on Aug. 25, 1980; brother, Otto Billups; sister, Charlotte Finley; daughter Esther Julia and son, Steven Paul.
Services were held on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2007 11 a.m. at the Tonasket Free Methodist Church with Pastor Jerry Beebe, officiating. Interment followed at the Ellisforde Brethren Cemetery.
Bergh Funeral Service of Oroville in care of arrangements.