Dolores ‘Dolly’ J. McQuade

September 27, 2011

By Contributor

Dolores ‘Dolly’ J. McQuade

Our dear mom, grandma and mother-in-law Dolly McQuade, of Issaquah, passed away peacefully at Overlake Hospital in Bellevue on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011.

Dolly was born Nov. 11, 1929, to Lucille and Carl Cedarholm in High Point.

The oldest child of four, she was raised in Issaquah and graduated from Issaquah High School.

In August 1949, she married Howard E. McQuade in Tukwila. They made their home in Issaquah, where they raised their three children Jack, Kristy and Mike.

Dolly worked for many years at Sundstrand’s in Redmond. However, her first and foremost dedication was to her family. She was known for hosting a big Christmas Eve celebration at her house year after year.

She enjoyed cooking, sewing and gardening, and she cherished each moment she baby-sat her grandchildren. She was just the perfect grandmother, the kind every child would wish for. She was very hospitable and always made anyone who stopped by welcome. She also had a great sense of humor, and was very determined.

Dolly finished the race with courage and determination and gracefully went to be with her savior, Jesus Christ. Though we know that she is in a place where there is no more pain, tears and sorrow, we will miss her terribly.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

She is survived by her sons Jack McQuade, of Ellensburg, and Mike McQuade, of Issaquah; daughter Koreann Ashlie (Kristy); grandchildren Sheamus, Meagan, Roya, Sabrina and Cristina; great-grandson Elijah; and sisters and brother Joyce, Marlene and “Butch.”

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 30, 2011, at Flintoft’s Issaquah Funeral Home. Family and friends are invited to a reception following the service.

The family suggests remembrances to The American Heart Association.

Please go to the online guestbook at

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One Response to “Dolores ‘Dolly’ J. McQuade”

  1. Dennis Graham on December 4th, 2011 2:18 pm

    I am so sorry for the loss of your mom. She was a good friend and neighbor for many years.

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