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Gridley Herald - Gridley, CA
  • EDITH JUSTESON SPELLMAN-SOULE

  • Justy Soule died January 28, 2013 at Bellevue Haven Adult Family Home after suffering for a number of years with Alzheimer’s. She was born in Gridley, California on December 3, 1919.
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  • Justy Soule died January 28, 2013 at Bellevue Haven Adult Family Home after suffering for a number of years with Alzheimer’s. She was born in Gridley, California on December 3, 1919.
    In 1942, Justy entered the Army as a nurse.  She served her country from 1942 to 1946, working as a surgical nurse throughout Europe.  She was promoted to Captain towards the end of World War II and earned a Bronze Star for her outstanding nursing efforts, of which she was very proud.  After the war she returned to her home in Gridley, California where she married Dr. Bill Spellman.
    Bill and Justy moved to Longview, WA where they raised their two children, and he opened his medical practice. Upon retirement, they moved to Sequim, WA.   After 42 years of marriage, Dr. Spellman passed away in 1988. Justy then met and married Hardyn Soule. They continued to live in Sequim until Hardyn passed away in 2010.
    Justy began her battle with Alzheimer’s in 2008, and her daughter moved her to Bellevue Haven Adult Family Home in Bellevue, Washington in 2010. Her final battle with Alzheimer’s ended January 28, 2013 as she slipped away peacefully at 11:50 pm.
    Justy is survived by her son Craig Spellman of Midland, Texas, daughter Marcia Remington and her husband Jim, of Renton, Washington, sister Iva Johnson, California, brother Melvin Justeson, California, grandsons:  Cort, Joseph, Brian, and Eric and granddaughter, Jamie and her husband, Joe.  She leaves four great grandsons, Ivan, Gray, Miller and Max and many nieces and nephews.
    A private Celebration of Life will be held Mt. Tahoma Veterans Cemetary.
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