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Gretchen Adeline Dayton, 85, of Elgin died July 17 at Grande Ronde Hospital. A graveside memorial will begin at 7 p.m. Friday at the Elgin cemetery.
She was born Dec. 25, 1920, in Port Townsend, Wash., to Asa and Sylvia Fowler. She spent most of her life in the Puget Sound area, living in Tahuya and Brinnon.
In 1981, she married Darius Dayton and moved to Elgin.
She loved the outdoors, especially fishing and hunting, and enjoyed watching the sunsets from her kitchen window. She was a great storyteller and loved the antics of the young children who grew up in her neighborhood.
Her husband, Darius, preceded her in death in 1990.
Loveland Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
The Observer Online, Obituaries for the week ending July 22, 2006 – Published: July 27, 2006