Emelie passed away peacefully at Life Care Center in Sedro Woolley surrounded by Hospice and her loving nurses on Oct. 12, 2012. Em was born to Ernest William and Virginia Nuit Sunquist on Oct. 28, 1936 in Sacramento, Calif., where she had four wonderful sons, Dan, Greg, Mark and Mike. Later she was married to the love of her life, Edward Herreres. After his passing, she moved up to Orcas Island to help her son Dan open and operate “Orcas Island Taxi.” Em lived at the Longhouse in Eastsound until health problems made it necessary to move into assisted living and subsequently live the rest of her life out at Life Care Center, surrounded by loving family and wonderful staff.
Em was a beautiful woman inside and out. She leaves behind her sons, Daniel Riley Gray, his wife, Deborah Sue, Gregory Brian Gray, and Michael Allen Gray. Grandsons Justin Daniel Gray and Legend Ichabod Gray, brother Orland Sunquist, sister Joanne Schwall.
Em was preceded in death by her husband Ed Herreres, her precious son Mark, her brother Kenneth and her parents.
Emelie will be missed so much by her sons, her daughter-in-law and all her friends and family who loved her. We can all take comfort knowing that she is walking in heaven with Mark and Ed, and her parents and her brother.