Mary Ann “Kaax ‘aa tsu” Armey, 80, died Aug. 29, 2021, in Sedro-Wooley, Washington.
She was born to Albert and Eva (Dowhitt) Ketah on June 5, 1941, in Klawock.
Her family writes that she was a loving and devoted mother, wife and grandmother, and made her home a welcoming place for family and friends.
“Most of her life she was known for having a beautiful garden and all the birds in the area knew they could count on her for a feast, ” her family writes. “Her smile and laugh will forever be with the hearts she touched in her life. She was witty, sassy, and one of the strongest women many have ever met. ”
She was a fan of sprint car racing, and enjoyed the races at Skagit Speedway.
Mrs. Armey was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Lewis Armey Sr.; son, Jerry Armey; brothers, Albert Ketah, Jr., Ralph Ketah, Thurston Ketah and Herbert Ketah.
She is survived by her children, Douglas Armey, Lewis Armey Jr., Pamela Jean Armey and Carl Armey; brother, David Ketah; seven grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 13, 2021, at Lemley Chapel in Sedro-Wooley, officiated by Pastor Rich Hutchins.