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Edna Mae "Bitzi" Baxter 

July 2, 1945 ~ July 31, 2019

 

August 8, 2019

Edna Mae Baxter “Bitzi”, age 74, of Waitsburg, died peacefully Wednesday, July 31st surrounded by family and friends. Bitzi was born to the late I. Georgie and Eleanor Fenter, July 2, 1945, in Sedro Woolley, WA. Bitzi graduated from Snohomish High School in 1963. She married Bertie Lee Baxter in 1963, and they lived in Burlington. They raised their only son Bart in La Conner, WA. They also lived in Concrete and Sedro Woolley over a 27 year period. Bitzi earned her LPN degree in 1970 and worked at Northern State. Bitzi and Bert were foster parents from 1971 to 1983 and fostered many young men and women; some are still in contact with them to this day. Bitzi and Bert relocated to Waitsburg, WA and purchased the Waitsburg Video Store in 1991 and ran the business until it sold in 1996. Bitzi and Bert then cared for her mother Eleanor for 10 years and then for other Adults in the community until 2010. Bitzi found her passion in 2013 working with Hope and Family Services working with foster children and their families. Bitzi is survived by her husband Bert of 55 years, her son Bart (Tiffany) Baxter, Five grandchildren; Nicholaus, Tyler, Savannah, Zachary, and Alex. Five Great-Grandchildren: Hood, Penelope, Makenzie, Sophia, and Oliver. As well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. A Celebration of Life Potluck for Bitzi will be on August 24, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at the Waitsburg Preston Park. Please join Bitzi’s family in celebrating her amazing life. We will all miss her giggle.

 

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