Obituary of Eileen McCredy
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W. Eileen McCredy walked through heaven’s door on Oct. 22, 2022, at the age of 94. She was born in Great Falls, MT., but spent most of her growing up years in Helena, MT. with her eight siblings. Her story is one of waking with snow on the blankets from holes in the roof and walking through MT weather to school. She experienced and survived many things through-out her long life, including cancer and a bout with polio. At 26 years old, she married Klickitat County Deputy Sheriff George H. McCredy and has lived in Goldendale ever since. Our mother was a very generous person. Although we lived from harvest to harvest, she was always quick to give money to families in need. I can’t imagine how many children she has sponsored for church camp. It was her firm belief to do those acts of kindness anonymously. Teaching us that by doing so, no one ever had to feel obligated, and they were free to give the glory to God, who inspired her to do so. She worked at the Telephone Co. as a switchboard operator. And yes… those operators did listen in on your phone calls in Goldendale! She was, however, best known as a “Prayer Warrior.” Every morning you could find her sitting in her chair by the window, reading her Bible and praying. She had lists of people she would pray for every day. Her prayers covered sickness, jobs, salvation, and everything else in-between. She would write down name/date/and prayer requests. When the prayer was answered, sometimes years later, she would mark down the date and check it off! After her sight failed the lists went away, but not the prayers. Many of you reading this today probably made her list. From the time we were little, our mother let us know repeatedly that she never wanted to live anywhere but her own home. With the help of all of you lovely people in this special community, we were able to honor that wish. Thank you to the great staff at Riverview Bank who bent over backwards to help her. Even bringing documents to her house to sign! Thank you to Angie Hoffman who provided door to door CPA service. Gary and Linda Erickson, who always made her a priority. Norman Dunlop, who would bring her his delicious Cream of Broccoli soup, hand delivered! The Hair Affair with their endless patience. Melinda Montgomery and Iris Hunter who faithfully visited her and other shut-ins. Nancy Minne who gave her a comfort by offering to give her precious dog Buddy a good home. And most of all, Arlene Schuster who lovingly cared for her in more ways than we can express. We are certain that there are others that we don’t even know about and those we have forgotten. Please forgive us, but rest assured our mom is singing your praises in heaven. She loved her family more than anything. Daughter, Marcie and her husband Gary Williams of Goldendale. Grandson Aaron Williams and his three daughters Kendall, Katherine and Callie of Seattle. Granddaughter AnneMarie and her husband Terry Purdom of Yakima. Son, Greg McCredy and his wife Doreen of Medford. Their two sons Richard and Chris Esteves. Daughter, Ione Stevens of The Dalles. Granddaughter Heather and her husband Lyle Rauh of Salem. Their three children Calvin, Raina and Cedar. Grandson, Lance Stevens of Las Vegas. Son, Daniel McCredy and his wife Candy. Grandson, Noble McCredy and his wife Lisl of Tri-Cities. Sister Anne Sanders of Seattle. How fortunate we are to have had our mother for so long. We were truly blessed in that she was of sound mind through all 94 years. She said a week before she left that she would like to make it to 96, but if she didn’t “She had led a good life and knew where she was going.” She said, “I don’t have to be afraid.” She maintained her independence through sheer determination and the strength of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She is already, “missed more than words.” We love you mom. Memorial service to be held at New Life Assembly of God, Saturday, November 12, at 1:00pm.