Edward Palmer Carney, 84, of Anacortes, passed peacefully at his residence on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, after battling frontotemporal dementia. He was born in Seattle on May 15, 1936; the son of Elvin and Maude (Cleverly) Carney. Ed graduated with the Class of 1954 at Queen Anne High School in Seattle and obtained a degree in Economics from Western Washington University in Bellingham.
Ed began his career in business consulting and then moved on to own and operate his own building construction firm for 25 years in Friday Harbor before retiring in 2012.
Ed met Suzanne Fredericksen at Browne Lumber in March of 1993. They were united in marriage on June 13, 1998, by James Patterson, M.D., at their home site on the beach at False Bay, circled by family and friends. In 2012, he built the last home they would live in.
Ed liked all aspects of the building process — from siting the building on the land, excavating, plumbing, quality of cedar shingles, pine flooring and patio wood-burning barbecue. All of the carpenter finish work was done by longtime friend, Lucas Melbourne, who also fine tuned eight projects for Ed and Suzanne.
Throughout Ed’s adult life, he enjoyed nature and the great outdoors: skiing, hiking, climbing Mount Baker, Mount Shuksan, The Brothers (Olympics), The Tooth (Snoqualmie), Mount Rainier, Petit Piton (St. Lucia) and The Riffelhorn (Zermatt, Switzerland).
Ed is predeceased by his parents and his brother John. He is survived by his wife, Suzanne; his children Timothy Carney of Jackson, Wyoming, and Maegan Carney of Canmore, Alberta, Canada; stepchildren Quint Manolovitz of Pacific, Washington, Annissa Manolovitz of Algona, Washington, and Joi Lee of Overland Park, KS; grandchildren Jack and Mathieu Carney in, Wyoming, and Lincoln Meekins in Canada; cousin Sue Parker Wells of Camano Island; and mother-in-law, Phyllis Fredericksen of Friday Harbor.
Ed’s final resting place will be at Lakeview Cemetery in Seattle, but his spirit will be in a meadow on a mountain side.
To share memories of Ed, please sign the online guestbook at https://www.evanschapel.com/obits.