Mrs. Audrey L. Sisk, daughter of a pioneer valley resident died last night at the Valley General Hospital after being hospitalized 13 days.
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She was born April 1, 1882 in Olympia and came here in 1898 with her father Thomas Swan who crossed Snoqualmie Pass by horse-drawn wagon. The family homesteaded the ranch in the Reecer Creek area which is now the Dunbar-Marriott ranch.
She was married to Charles T. Sisk, July 17, 1901, and they moved to the Wenas District where they ranched until 1922 when they returned to the Kittitas Valley. Sisk preceded his wife in death, Feb. 20, 1953. Since the death of her husband, Mrs. Sisk has made her home with her son, Ray, on Route 1. She is survived by four other sons: Roy T. and Clarence C., Ellensburg, Hobart W., Macon, GA., and Harold S. of Warm Springs, Ore.
She leaves two daughters, Mrs. Frances Rose Tomlinson of Portland, Ore. and Mrs. Myrtle Violet Pattee of Kittitas, and 15 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
She is survived also by two half brothers, William Swan, Olympia and Emery Swan, Centralia; a half-sister, Mrs. Ruby Young of Olympia and a stepbrother Harry Forbes, Ellensburg.
Funeral services will be at the Evenson Chapel, Saturday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. A. E. Sanford officiating. Burial will be at the IOOF Cemetery.
Ellensburg Daily Record, October 23, 1958
Contributed by: Shelli Steedman