Brenda Gay Pedersen (Boring) – October 29, 1948 to February 17, 2018

Brenda Gay Pedersen (Boring) was born on October 29, 1948 to Elnora and Ernest Boring in Little Rock, Arkansas, and  joined her Father, Mother and the Lord on February 17, 2018.
While born in Arkansas, Brenda lived most her life in Washington State.  Brenda attended schools in the Seattle area, graduating from Lincoln High in 1966. (Go Lynx!)  She met her husband Wayne Pedersen while working for the Post Office at SeaTac, throwing the air mail onto carts as it came from overseas.  From that marriage came four beautiful children, two daughters and two sons.  Wayne and Brenda eventually moved to Sultan where they raised their children before separating in 1988.  Brenda chose to stay in her beloved Sky Valley with her dearest friends and family.
Most know her as a fixture in the Sky Valley area as the popular waitress from both the Dutch Cup (Sultan) and Petosa’s (Monroe).  The last few years she has lived in Spokane to be closer to her sisters and brother.  While there, she became an advocate for seniors in the community. She brought in the Spokane Health Dept. to have weekly wellness checks for her fellow tenants, ensured there were exercise classes in the community room and taught knitting and crocheting to those who wanted to learn.  Mom believed that one should always be learning something, because it keeps your mind sharp.  Even in her last few years she learned enough Russian to post dual language flyers and notices for all her neighbors to read.
Brenda is survived by her sisters Shelia Kimball (Tom), Carroll Wanamaker (John), and Sharmi Layne, along with the only boy in the family, her brother Jerry Boring (Uncle Bubby).  In addition, she is survived by three of her children, Diana Anderson (Eric), Elizabeth Adams (Scott) and Stephen Pedersen (Amber).  Her son Wayne passed away in 2005.  She was blessed with eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
At her request, no funeral will be held.  A celebration of Mom’s life will be announced at a later date.


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