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The Seattle Times, 04/28/03
Permelia Dunn SEDERHOLM Age 91 years young, born October 28, 1911 in Montpelier, Idaho,
the daughter of Elizabeth Williams and Jesse Dunn, and widow of Jack Earl Sederholm, died
April 23, 2003 in Seattle.
A life-long member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints she was, until her
death, the longest-residing member of the Seattle First Ward, and a charter member of the
Queen Anne Camp of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers. She fulfilled assignments on both
the Stake and Ward levels in the Relief Society, the Primary Association, and the YM / YW
Association of the Church in presiding, counselor and leadership positions.
She was active in the F.H. Coe School P.T.A., the Northwest Fuchsia Club, and the Emerald
City Doll Club. For some years she was employed as Secretary at the Beneficial Life
Insurance Company's Seattle office, and also as Hostess at the Wharf Restaurant at
Fisherman's Terminal. Primarily, however, she was pleased to be wife, mother and
She follows in death her husband, Jack E. Sederholm (d. 1989), and her son Richard E.
Sederholm (d. 1994), a.k.a. Jess Richards. She is survived by her son Jack P. Sederholm,
Ph.D. of Seattle, and her sisters Virginia Sneddon of Montpelier, Idaho and Julie D.
Teuscher of Oregon City, Oregon. Memorial Service Saturday, May 3, 2003 at1 p.m. at the
Seattle First Ward, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2415 - 31st Avenue
West, in Magnolia, Seattle.