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Schroder, Ada Tinkham Poskey – Obituary

Mrs. Ada Viola Schroder, 83, of Ellensburg, died at 8:30 a.m. Friday [May 2, 1952] in Ellensburg General Hospital. She was taken to the hospital 12 hours before following a stroke. Mrs. Schroder was born in Kansas and came to Seattle from there 64 years ago. She moved from Seattle to Ellensburg 11 years ago with her husband, August Schroder, who died here April 11, 1947. They were married in Seattle, Sept. 16, 1910. The Schroders lived most of the time here since 1941. Recently, Mrs. Schroder had made her home with a daughter, Mrs. A. O. (Mary) Page. Mrs. Schroder is survived by Mrs. Page, another daughter, Mrs. J. A. Mansfield of Spokane; a sister, Mrs. Bell Klink of Seattle; 12 grandchildren and 32 great grandchildren. Mrs. Tom (Alice Edna) Harrell of Thorp, a sister, died Jan. 19, 1952. Mrs. Schroder had many friends gained during her 53 years in Seattle. Funeral services will be announced by the Honeycutt-Evenson Funeral Home. [IOOF Cemetery] Contributed by: Shelli...

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Olmstead, Sarah Yale – Obituary

Mrs. Sarah Yale Olmstead of 801 East Summer Street died at her home about noon yesterday [September 16, 1918]. Mrs. Olmstead was born at Saratoga Springs, New York, December 25, 1841. She moved with her family to Oregon in 1870, where she lived for four years, when she went to Seattle and later came to Kittitas Valley and settled on a farm about five miles southeast of Ellensburg. She is survived by Phil Olmstead of Ellensburg and two granddaughters, the Misses Berdie and Leta Smith. The funeral services will take place at the residence Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock, Dr. Paul Lux preaching the funeral sermon. Interment will be made in the IOOF Cemetery. Contributed by: Shelli...

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Meagher, Agnes – Obituary

Agnes Meagher, 85, formerly of 608 E. 5th Ave., Ellensburg, died Sunday [August 31, 1980] in Cheyenne Mountain Nursing Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. She was born in Ellensburg, Aug. 8, 1895, a daughter of the late Michael and Mary Heraty. She attended Ellensburg Normal School for one year, business college in Tacoma for two years, and worked as a legal secretary in Seattle for a number of years. She married Martin Meagher in Seattle, Aug. 21, 1929. He preceded her in death June 29, 1951. Mrs. Meagher was a member of St. Andrew’s Catholic Church. She is survived by one son, Thomas F. Meagher, of Colorado Springs; a daughter, Margaret Mary McGreevy of Pullman, and 16 grandchildren. Rosary will be read at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, both at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church. Fr. Richard Wuertz will officiate. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to St. Andrew’s Building Fund. Contributed by: Shelli...

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Lee, Claudia H. Swenson – Obituary

Claudia H. Lee, 95, resident of Tumwater for two years, died of natural causes Thursday, Aug. 10, 1995, in Mother Joseph Care Center. She was born May 3, 1900 in Gaylord, Minn., to Swen and Augusta (Erickson) Swenson. She married Melvin Lee on April 3, 1947 in Seattle. Mrs. Lee worked as a beautician and in the insurance industry. She belonged to Plymouth Congregational Church of Seattle. She enjoyed knitting and crocheting. She also liked gardening and flowers, crossword puzzles and spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Mrs. Lee is survived by her daughter, Rosemary Hortin, and husband, Dean, Olympia; three grandchildren; four great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin Lee. A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15, in Mother Joseph Care Center, Olympia. Minister Dr. Larry L. Speicher will officiate. Inurnment will be at a later date. [IOOF Cemetery, Ellensburg, WA] The family suggests memorial donations be made to Mother Joseph Care Center, Olympia. Arrangements are by Mills and Mills Funeral Directors, Olympia. Contributed by: Shelli...

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Wyatt, Felix – Obituary

Felix Grundy Wyatt, 90, well-known and long-time Kittitas Valley resident, died yesterday [January 15, 1948] at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Howard Baughman, in Seattle. He had lived in Seattle for the past 10 years. Born January 1, 1858, in Ina, Illinois, Wyatt was brought to Shelton, Wash., by his parents when he was six years old. The trip was made by ox team. The family remained only a short time in Shelton and returned to Illinois. He was married in Mount Rose, Mo., in 1881 to Miss Mary Birney. They moved out to Shelton and then settled in Kittitas in 1904 where they lived until Mrs. Wyatt’s death in 1938. He went to Seattle at that time to make his home with his daughter. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Marie Myrtle Ferguson, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho; Mrs. Baughman; Mrs. Ben Ferguson, Ellensburg, and Mrs. Harry Ferrier, Spokane; three sons, Art Wyatt, Kittitas; William Wyatt, Seattle, and Otis Wyatt, Ellensburg; 16 grandchildren, and 21 great grandchildren. A fourth son, Leslie Wyatt, who lived in the valley nearly all his life, died a year ago. Funeral services will be held at the Honeycutt-Evenson Chapel here Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial will be in the IOOF Cemetery. Contributed by: Shelli...

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Sorensen, Andrew – Obituary

Andy Sorenson, 88, of Ellensburg, died Monday, April 20, 1992 at Kittitas Valley Community Hospital in Ellensburg . He was born in Ellensburg, Washington December 10, 1903, a son of Swan and Marguerite (Jensen) Sorensen. Mr. Sorensen graduated from Ellensburg High School in 1921 and the University of Washington in 1925. He has owned and operated his farm since 1925. He and Evelyn Colwell were married in Ellensburg on October 24, 1936. Mr. Sorensen was soil conservation Farmer of the Year in 1964, on the board of directors of the Ellensburg Water Company, president of the Kittitas County Dairymens Association and was later appointed by Governor Langley as president of the Washington State Dairy Commission. Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Sorensen of Ellensburg; son, Henry Sorensen of Florida; daughter Christine Rosbach of Ellensburg; three grandsons and two granddaughters. He was proceeded in death by his parents, sisters Marguerite Sablin of Seattle, and Amelia Sorensen of Seattle. Services will be at 11 a.m., Thursday, April 23, 1992 at Steward and Williams Chapel in Ellensburg. Pastor Jack Chan will officiate. Burial will follow in IOOF Cemetery in Ellensburg. Contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 1307 E. 3rd, Ellensburg, Washington 96926. Contributed by: Shelli...

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Sorensen, Amelia Marguerite Jensen – Obituary

Word was received in Ellensburg Monday morning of the death of Mrs. Amelia Sorensen, 68, in Seattle [February 21, 1938]. Mrs. Sorensen moved to Seattle a year ago from Ellensburg, where she had resided since 1890. She was married to Swan Sorenson in 1895. He preceded her in death a year ago. She is survived by a son, Andrew Sorenson of Ellensburg and two daughters, Marguerite and Amelia Sorenson of Seattle. Funeral services were held Wednesday at the Honeycutt Chapel with Rev. R. A. Hanson officiating. Contributed by: Shelli...

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Packwood, Harvey – Obituary

Harvey Packwood, 74, member of a pioneer Kittitas Valley family, died Tuesday in a Seattle Hospital. He had been in ill health for the past year. Packwood was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Packwood who came to the Kittitas Valley in 1874. He and his twin brother, the late Harry Packwood, were born here in April 1882. Harry Packwood died at Pe Ell in 1937 [died November 18, 1940]. [Obit says Perry]. Harvey Packwood lived here until 1907. He resided in California and Kennewick before moving to Seattle in 1930. He made his home there with two nephews, Harry and Martin Hollenbeck. Survivors include a brother, William Packwood of Ellensburg, and several other nieces and nephews. Contributed by: Shelli...

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Bull, Rebecca Nelson Frisbee – Obituary

One of Kittitas County’s best beloved pioneers, Mrs. Rebecca N. Bull, passed away Saturday [April 4, 1936] at the Ellensburg General Hospital, following a short illness. She was 80 years of age and had been a resident of this community for almost 60 years, coming here shortly after the Indian uprising. She was a great conversationalist and with her wonderful memory and charming personality entertained her friends with the recounting of many episodes of the early days and her own experiences of pioneer life in this valley. Mrs. Bull was born in Norway, March 1, 1856, and came to America with her parents when she was 14 years old. She was educated in Nebraska and after graduating from the Normal School at Blair, taught in that city for a number of years. Coming to Seattle by way of San Francisco, she taught near what is now Kent, for one year, before following the trails on horseback to reach the Kittitas Valley in 1879. In 1881 she married B. W. Frisbee, one of the first teachers in the valley, who died in 1888. To them two children were born, a son, Leroy W. of Trenton, New Jersey, and daughter, Emma F. Fiermuller, of Rainy River, Ontario. Later Mrs. Frisbee married Walter A. Bull, who died in 1897. To this union two sons were born, Dr. Leland L. Bull of Seattle,...

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McLaughlin, Mary Alice Josephine Lee Findley – Obituary

Funeral services for Mrs. Josephine McLaughlin, Seattle resident 51 years, who died Tuesday [March 14, 1944] in a hospital, will be held at 3 o’clock tomorrow in the White Funeral Home. The Rev. Charles Williams will officiate. Mrs. McLaughlin, 84 years old, was born in Iowa. She was the widow of Edward D. McLaughlin. She lived with her daughter, Mrs. Leslie Keller, 2121 – 41st Ave. SW. [First husband was Robert Findley who died 1885] Surviving also are a grandson, Sergeant. Robert G. Keller, United States Army; a granddaughter, Mrs. Frances Steedman, and a great grandson, Gary Steedman, all of Seattle. Contributed by: Shelli...

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Nealis, Martha Shelton – Obituary

B. M. Shelton of Ellensburg has received word of the death of his sister, Mrs. Martha Nealis, 92, Saturday morning in Seattle [October 25, 1941], at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. T. Gott. Mrs. Nealis and Mr. and Mrs. Gott will be remembered by may friends in Ellensburg, where they lived for 17 years before moving to Seattle in 1923. Funeral services will be held Tuesday in Seattle. Contributed by: Shelli...

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Storey, Emma Jane Hewitt – Obituary

Mrs. Emma J. Storey, 88, a Seattle resident 63 years, died yesterday [October 15, 1951] in a hospital. She had been ill for two years. Funeral services will be held at 3 o’clock tomorrow in the Butterworth Chapel with burial in Mount Pleasant. Mrs. Storey, widow of a pioneer King County miner, George C. Storey, was born in Sparland, Ill. She came to Seattle in 1888. Mrs. Storey was a member of Ridgeley Rebekah Lodge No. 6, and the Pioneer Association of Washington State. For many years Mrs. Storey was a well-known figure at the annual picnic of old timers at Renton. Last year she was one of the oldest to attend. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Emma J. Cooke, Mrs. Alice M. McIntyre and Mrs. Blanche Yatsunoff, all of Seattle, and Mrs. Howard Cooke, Bremerton; three sons, George C., Jr., and William W. Storey, both of Seattle and John M. Storey, Kooskia, Idaho; three sisters, Mrs. Carl Yeast, Seattle, and Mrs. Ole Boers and Mrs. Leslie Street, both of Sturgis, S.D.; 20 grandchildren, and 25 great grandchildren. Contributed by: Shelli...

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Storey, George Charles – Obituary

Funeral services for George C. Storey, Sr., 80 years old, of 1136 W. 64th St., will be held at 2 o’clock tomorrow afternoon at E. R. Butterworth & Sons Funeral Parlor. Burial will be in Mount Pleasant. Mr. Storey, a retired coal miner, was born in Viola, Ill. He had lived in Seattle fifty-three years. Survivors include the widow, Emma Jane; four daughters, Mrs. Emma Cooke, Mrs. Alice McIntyre, Mrs. Blanche Hyde, all of Seattle, and Mrs. Daisy Cooke, Ellensburg, and three sons, William W. and John M. Storey, both Seattle, and George C. Storey, Jr., Elk City, Idaho. Mr. Storey died Friday [May 17,. 1940]. Seattle Daily Times, May 19, 1940 Contributed by: Shelli...

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Storey, Edna L. – Obituary

Nov. 11, 1900 – Nov. 27, 1989. Beloved mother of Marian Reeves, Seattle; Elaine Carleton, Vashon Island; six grandchildren, seven great grandchildren. Memorial service Tuesday, Dec. 5, 1989, 2 p.m. Bethany Lutheran Church (Green Lake), 7400 Woodlawn Ave. N. E. Seattle Times, December 3, 1989 Contributed by: Shelli...

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Yocom, Chester Lee – Obituary

Born Dec. 31, 1892 in Ellensburg, Wash. Passed away Nov. 1, 1974 in Seattle, Wash., at the age of 81. He operated a farm at Colockum Creek outside of Wenatchee, Wash., for many years. He also served in the U.S. Army during World War I. In 1940 he moved to Alderwood Manor, and later to Edmonds, where he operated his own ranch until 1948. In March of that year, he was married to Dorothy Zoellern, and they moved to White Center a short time later. He is survived by his wife Dorothy, of Seattle; a daughter, Roberta Stanfield of Yakima; two sons, Lance P. Yocom of Glennalien, Alaska; and Chester L. Yocom of Seattle. By three stepdaughters Muriel Kelley of Bellevue; Donna Mahood, Fallbrook, Calif., and Fran MacPhee of Reston, Virginia. By one stepson, Jim Zoellern of Seattle. Also by three grandchildren and 15 step-grandchildren. At the request of the family, no services will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Medic II of the White Center Fire Department. Seattle Times, November 2, 1974 Contributed by: Shelli...

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