CHESTER - Lila Viola (Hendrickson) Wadhams Lyders, 90, of Chester died Friday, Sept. 16, 2005, at the Liberty County Nursing Home in Chester.
A funeral service and burial will be held in Seattle, Wash., later this week. Visitation for Chester friends is today at the Rockman Funeral Chapel in Chester.
Lila was born May 14, 1915, at Mandan, N.D., to Carl and Agnes (Haugen) Hendrickson. Lila received her early schooling in North Dakota. Her family moved to Montana, so she continued her education in Chester. The Hendricksons moved again to Seattle, Wash., where Lila graduated from Broadway High School in 1933.
Lila married Floyd Wadhams on Oct. 28, 1936. They made their home in the Seattle community, where she worked as a secretary in the insurance business for many years. After 36 years of marriage, Floyd died in 1973.
Lila married her second husband, Verne Lyders, on July 21, 1979. They made their home in the Ballard community of Seattle during their 20 years together. They were living at the Ballard Manor Assisted Living facility when Verne died in 1999. Lila remained in Washington until 2003, when she moved back to Montana to be closer to family.
Lila had been an active life-member of the Sons of Norway, Leif Eriksson Lodge No. 1, in Seattle. During her years there, she attended the Ballard First Lutheran Church.
She enjoyed many of the simple things in life, like walking and dancing. During her quiet time at home, Lila enjoyed reading and watching television, especially her favorite soap opera, "General Hospital." She collected plates and figurines and had a sweet tooth for chocolate. By far her greatest pleasure in life was traveling with Verne. They made many worldwide trips.
Lila was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands; and brother, Lloyd Hendrickson.
Survivors include her nephew, Jerry (Elizabeth) Hendrickson of Chester; great-nephews, Larry (Janice) Hendrickson of Chester and Dean (Amy) Hendrickson of Fort Collins, Colo.; five great-great-nephews and -nieces; and several cousins.