Ruth Maria Loomis Andrews
23 June 1919, Fargo, ND - 28 July 1998, Seattle, WA
This one I had to write myself
Born in Fargo, ND, the daughter of William G. and Belva (Manzer) Loomis. The family moved to Seattle in 1926 where Ruth attended Oak Lake School and graduated Lincoln High School in 1937. She was a member of the Philomel Singers and Bethel Presbyterian Church. Married George Andrews in 1940. He preceded her in death in 1985. She enjoyed bowling, and was a professional bowling instructor at Leilani Lanes in Seattle. She was an avid gardener and could grow almost anything. She was a wonderful baker, friends and family remember her powdered sugar donuts and fresh baked bread. She and her family enjoyed many years at their beach place at Sunny Shores, WA. (Dedication Page)
Predeceased by two sisters, Alberta Loomis and Grace E. Hansen, she is lovingly remembered and survived by her two daughters, Marianne L. Braden (Ralph) of Bremerton, WA and Ruth Kay Riley (John) of Shoreline, WA; two grandsons, Stephen M. Braden and Michael D. Braden of Seattle, WA; two step grandchildren, Amanda Riley and Colin Riley; brother Millard E. Loomis (Helen) of Tempe, AZ; and numerous nieces, and nephews and friends.
According to her wishes, no services will be held, however, a celebration of her life will be hosted by her family at her daughter's house in Bremerton for close friends and family at a later date. Her ashes will be placed with her parent's at Evergreen-Washelli Cemetery, Seattle WA.
Special thanks to the staff at Columbia Lutheran Nursing Home in Seattle for their loving care.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Columbia Lutheran Home, 4700 Phinney Ave. N, Seattle, WA 98103, or your favorite charity.
Thomas Ashworth (1789-1857)
Meigs County Telegraph December 15, 1857
Died of disease of the lungs, at his residence on the morning of November 26, 1857, Thomas Ashworth, aged sixty-eight years and one day.
The subject of this notice was born in the county of Wicklow, Ireland, November 25,1789. He emigrated to the State of New Jersey in the summer of 1812, together with his father and mother, (James and Mary Ashworth) at which place he remained until June, 1816. From thence he came to Chester township, (then Gallia county) Ohio, at which place he remained until 1853. He then removed to Salisbury township, where he remained until the time of his death. He leaves a widow, four sons and two daughters, to mourn their loss. May his family and friends find comfort in the thoughts of a happy re-union with the departed in the spirt land.
Judge Ezekiel Doe
1826, Burnham, ME - 27 May 1890 Thomaston, ME
Judge Ezekiel Doe, died very suddenly at the residence of his daughter Mrs. H. H. Williams. He retired as usual Monday night but upon calling him next morning no response was heard. Upon investigation it was found he had passed peacefully to rest. A few days ago he had a slight shock from which he never entirely rallied. Mr. Doe's wife died only a few weeks ago after a long and painful illness.
Judge Doe was a man much respected by all who had the pleasure of his acquaintance. He was born in 1826, living a number of years in So. Thomaston, when he moved to this place. Three children survive him, one son and two daughters, Fred B. Doe, Mrs. Ella F. Williams, Mrs. Addie Sleeper. The community extends its most sincere condolence to the sorrowing family. The funeral services occurs today at two o'clock.
George Henry McCleary
14 February 1913, Ft. Hancock, NJ - 4 November 1990, Westport, WA
WESTPORT - George Henry McCleary, 77, an accomplished photographer, lighting technician and cook, among other things, died in his sleep at his home Monday after a long illness.
McCleary was the retired chief deputy assessor for Lewis County. In 1976, he married The Daily World's South Beach correspondent, Betty Butler, and moved to Westport. His wife was struck by a car and killed in a tragic accident in front of their home in 1987. The McClearys had published a visitor's guide and a weekly newspaper on the South Beach.
Born Feb. 14, 1913, at Fort Hancock, N.J., McCleary was an "Army brat." His father was a colonel and the family lived in 40 different states, plus the Philippines, as a young George was growing up. McCleary attended college in California and became a professorial portrait photographer at Port Townsend in the 1930s. He became an appliance repairman and electrician in the late '40s and worked at that trade until 1958, when he became head clerk at the state liquor store in Port Townsend.
Around 1959, McCleary became chief deputy treasurer for Jefferson County, later joining the county assessor's office. In 1972 he moved to Lewis County as chief deputy assessor, retiring in 1976. He was credited with launching the computer program for the assessor's office.
A good friend, Carl "Bud" Kuehner, Lewis County's treasurer, recalls that "George cared a lot about people and did lots of things for lots of people. He was a hard worker and a man of many talents."
McCleary spent 20 years in the Naval Reserve and also had been active in the Westport Lions Club. He first became involved in little theater work at Port Townsend, handling the lighting and doing a bit of acting. In Lewis County he was involved with the Evergreen Theater company, specializing in lighting and sound systems. Likewise, he handled the PA work for the Southwest Washington Fair for years, according to Kuehner. When he moved to the Harbor, he quickly became involved with both the Driftwood Players and the Grayland Players. His wife, Betty, was an award-winning entertainment writer.
A good friend, Carol Stubb of Aberdeen, dubbed him "The Wizard of Westport" for all his technical abilities.
McCleary has been in poor health for years, and his health mandated that he pay particularly close attention to his diet. He became a gourmet cook and developed a warm friendship with Jeff Smith, the celebrated "Frugal Gourmet." McCleary recently converted to Catholicism.
Survivors include a daughter, Barbara Lorraine Church in Lynnwood; a son, William Robert McCleary of Longview and two grandsons. Also surviving are two stepchildren, Erin and Michael Butler, and McCleary's former wife, Leslie G. McCleary in Port Townsend. Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Whiteside Mortuary.
Elmer Russell Rollin
25 September 1896 Port Townsend, WA - 24 December 1986 Freeland, Whidbey Island, WA
Elmer R. Rollin, born in Port Townsend Sept. 25, 1896 and a resident of Freeland, on Whidbey Island many years, died Dec. 24 at a Whidbey Island nursing home.
Mr. Rollin is survived by a daughter, Mrs. T. Howard Peters of Port Ludlow, and his widow Jean at the family home on Whidbey Island. Also surviving are five grandchildren and four great grandchildren, and a sister, Edna Hohe in California. (His second wife.)
Mr. Rollin's father was the first pony express rider in Washington delivering mail from Port Townsend to Olympia. His mother, Winifred Andrews, was related to the Starretts of Port Townsend and the Chester Andrews of Quilcene.
A service was conducted Dec. 29 at Langley. Mr. Rollin owned and operated several small businesses in his lifetime, retiring some 30 years ago to Whidbey Island.
Edna Hazel Rollin Polly Hohe
31 October 1898 Port Townsend, WA - 4 September 1989 Port Hueneme, CA,
Private services for Edna H. Hohe, 90, of Port Hueneme were held under the direction of James A. Reardon Mortuary in Oxnard.
Private burial was in Green Hills Cemetery in San Pedro. Mrs. Hohe died Monday at home after a lengthy illness. Born Oct. 31, 1898, in Port Townsend, Wash., she was a 27-year county resident, coming from San Pedro. She was a housewife.
Survivors include two daughters, Jean E. Keuser of Port Hueneme and Lois L. Pierce of Des Moines, Wash., and five grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Jean Othberg Rollin
1916 St. Louis, Missouri - 23 November 1998 Clinton, Whidbey Island, WA
Longtime resident of Seattle and Whidbey Island. She grew up in Ft. Collins, Colorado. She married Richard Othberg in 1937 and moved to Denver where their three children were born. The family moved to Seattle in 1948 and to Whidbey Island in 1973. Richard passed away in 1973.
Jean later married Elmer (Jim) Rollin and they lived in Freeland. Jean was a member of the DAR, Friends of the Library, and the Republican Women. For many years she sang in the Methodist Church choir.
Survivors include one daughter and two sons by her first marriage, two sisters, eight granddaughters, two step-grandsons and several great grandchildren.
ROBERT EDWARD AMELANG
1881 - 1955
Robert E. "Ed" AMELANG, 74, Bloomfield route 3, died at home at 8:30 a.m. Sunday, following an extended illness. He was born August 22, 1881 in Green township, Wapello county, the son of Franz and Hannah PLOUCHENTZ AMELANG. At the age of three he moved to a farm in Davis county, where he spent the remainder of his life. He was married to Lillie Dyer Dec. 13,1905, in Ottumwa. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary last year.
She survives. Also surviving are four sons, Albert and Frank of Grand Junction, Colo., and Carl and Everett, both of Ottumwa. four daughters, Anna Smith of Bloomfield route 2, Marie Boas & Betty Fowler,both of Ottumwa, and Mary Skinner of Clifton,Colo., 18 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He is also survived by one brother, John Amelang of Bloomfield route 3, and four sisters, Rosa minor and Martha Skinner of Ottumwa, Cora Evans of Monterey,Ia. and Minnie Orman of Phoenix,Arizona.
Proceded in death by two brothers, a sister and a granddaughter. Funeral services Wed.at 1:30 p.m. at Johnson Funeral Home with Rev. W.B.Friend of Pentecostal Church of God. Burial will be in the Shaul Cemetery. Pallbearers: Ancel Leland, Forest Smith, Everett Rupe, Louis Courtney, Leo Leonard, & Jack Rater.
LILLIE DYER AMELANG
1885 - 1974
Mrs. Lillie AMELANG, 89, died late Sun.evening at her home at 802 S. Ward. She was born March 11, 1885, in Davis county, the daughter of William and Lydia Foster Dyer. She was a resident of Davis county for many years prior to moving to Ottumwa in 1957. She married Ed AMELANG Dec.13,1905 in ottumwa. He died in 1955.
Surviving are four sons, Albert & Frank of Grand Junction, Colo.,Carl of Ottumwa, and Everett of Sioux Falls, S.D.; three daughters, Marie Boas of Bloomfield, Betty Fowler of Ottumwa, and Mary Skinner of Grand Junction,Colo.; 24 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Carrie Clark of Bloomfield and Nora Collier of Davenport. Proceded in death by one daughter, four brothers, and one sister.
The service will be Thursday at 3 p.m. at Johnson Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Harold Baker of Midway Calvary Baptist Church. Burial will be at Shaul Cemetery. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
JOHN EDWARD ALFORD
Macon, GA -- Sat., 29 August 1998
EATONTON -- Services for John E. Alford will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in Vining Hill Chapel with burial in Eatonton Memorial Park. Alford 91, died Thursday, Aug. 27,1998. A lifelong resident of Putnam County, he was the son of the late George and Georgia Alford. The widower of Georgia Harper, he was a retired dairy farmer and was retired from Enterprise Aluminum Co. He was a member of Union Chapel United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his children Annette Castro of Montgomery, Ala., and James Alford of Eatonton: brother, Harold Alford of Eatonton....