Copied from the original newspaper by E. Rowley, Researcher

The Goldendale Sentinel - December 23, 1976

Mary Ritzschke

"Mary Ritzschke died Dec. 14 at Klickitat Valley Hospital at the age of 87.

She was born near Arlington, Ore. Jan 5, 1889 and moved with her parents, Dan and Georgia Cameron and her sister Carrie to a farm near Centerville in May 1903.

She married Dick Ritzschke on July 17, 1910. Two sons, Fred and Donald were born.

Dick Ritschke died April 23, 1919 during the Victoria (Spanish) Flu epidemic.

Surviving are her two sons; grandson Jody Ritzsche, one brother Hugh Cameron; nephews Bruce and Dale Cameron and other relatives.

She belonged to the Centerville Grange for 54 years and was a member of the Leah Rebekah Lodge for 45 years. She held various offices in both organizations. She was a charter member of the Women's Society of Christian Services at the Goldendale Methodist Church.

Services were Dec. 17 at Knosher Funeral Home with Eldon Wildanen officiating.

Officers of Leah Rebekah Lodge presented their memorial service. Mr. and Mrs. William Garner and Mrs. Quentin Jaekel provided the music and songs.

Interment ws in the Centerville Cemetry beside her husband.

Pallbearers included Harold Eshelman, Otis Anderson, William Olson, Quentin Jaekel, Art Winterstein and Alvin Randall."

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