Agnes Estelle Hemly

July 25, 1926 ~ January, 3, 2017

Agnes Estelle (Paradis) Hemly, beloved mother and grandmother, passed away at the age of 90, on Jan. 3, 2017. One of 11 children, she was born in Terrebonne, MN to Evan and Rose Paradis.
Agnes married Edmund Hemly in 1947, and they raised two sons and four daughters in Plummer, MN. They were married 21 years before Edmund's death in 1968.
Agnes moved to Washington in 1973 and spent over 40 years in Vancouver.
She loved God and was an active member at St. Joseph's Catholic Church until 2015. She most recently attended St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.
Agnes believed in living life to the fullest, as evident by her international travel. One of the many highlights of her life was a trip to Vatican City, where she visited St. Peter's Basilica. She also enjoyed celebrating with her friends and family, sewing, dancing, bingo, and playing cards.
Agnes is survived by her six children: Dean (Laura) Hemly, Lynda (George) Kunst, Brent (Linda) Hemly, Debbie Hemly, Kristi (Darrell) Haynes, and Patti (David) Keyser; and 10 grandchildren.
Her wit, compassion, and faith,
will be missed, but never forgotten.
A service will be held in her honor at 11a.m. on Fri., Jan. 13 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 8701 NE 119th St.
In lieu of flowers or gifts, the family kindly asks that donations be made directly to Community Home Health & Hospice or St. John the Evangelical Church.
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Published in The Columbian on Jan. 10, 2017