Imogene Pederson, 88, passed away quietly Tuesday, May 9, 2017 with family at her side. She was born to Harry Harvey and Maude Melvina (Swain) Mount in Fredonia, Kansas on September 6, 1928. Imogene graduated from high school in Manhattan, Kansas. She and her family moved to Ferndale, Washington in 1946. Imogene married the man of her dreams in 1951, Irvin Albert Pederson Jr. She worked briefly for Montgomery Ward in Bellingham before taking the bookkeeping position at Irwin Hardware in Ferndale, until she retired in 1979.
Imogene loved to play the piano and organ, knitting, crochet, travel in the RV, watch Seattle sports teams on TV and spending time with family and friends. She was a very loving mother, wife, grandmother and great-grandmother. She also shared her warmth and love with friends and extended family. Imogene was preceded in death by her husband, Irvin A. Pederson Jr. and is survived by her three children, daughter Vanetta (Chuck) Durham, son Wayne (Teresa) Pederson and son Jay (Leslie) Pederson. Grandchildren Joe (Tayler) Pederson, Melissa (David) Claybaugh and Derek (Courtney) Bannerman and 8 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by sister Melvina Daws of Ferndale as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held Thursday, July 27, 2017, 1:00 PM at Greenacres Cemetery in Ferndale. A Celebration of Life reception to follow at the Ferndale American Legion Post #154, 5537 2nd AV, Ferndale, WA 98248.