Families at Madrona K-8 school in Edmonds will be holding a candlelight ceremony at 5 p.m. Sunday to remember a popular physical education teacher who died in a car crash near Leavenworth Saturday morning.
GayLynne Ullerich, 49, died at the scene of the accident on Highway 2 near Leavenworth, according to a report from the Washington State Patrol. She was a passenger in a 2008 Chevy Suburban driven by her husband, Jeffrey Ullerich, 51, also of Edmonds. Jeffrey Ullerich and the couple’s children, ages 17 and 14, were injured in the crash and were transported to Cascade Medical Center in Leavenworth, the report said.
Parents and former students of Ms. Ullerich said she had taught at the school for several years. Nikki Jackson, a Madrona parent, said that Ms. Ullerich was her daughter Samone was “devasted” when she heard the news Sunday afternoon. “She was her favorite teacher,” Jackson said.
The ceremony will be held near the flagpole at Madrona, located at 9300 236th St. S.W. in Edmonds.