Date: 12/07/05 20:19:57

August 1975                            Wahkiakum County Eagle

Pioneers Hold Memorial Service.
The Wahkiakum Pioneer Association met at the Skamokawa Grange Hall on
August 16, at 11 a.m. for their annual meeting and luncheon with Henry
Mooers, president, directing the business session.
The group voted to retain the same slate of officers for the coming
year.  Rev. Harry Olsen gave the invocation for the Memorial Service and
Harry Steffen san "How Long Has it Been Since You Talked with the Lord"
and "Safe in His Hands".  He was accompanied by Mrs. Steffen.
Mrs. Eleanor Taylor led the Memorial Service during which thirty two
persons from Wahkiakum County were remembered.
Others who participated were: Vivian Jaspers, Puget Island; Mary A
Faymonville, Skamokawa; Helene Badger, Grays River, Deep River, and
Rosburg area.
The following names of pioneers were read during the service; from
Cathlamet - Harry Doumit, George Kerstetter, Ellen Gill, Carrie O.
Dodge, Orpha Jane Munson, Stella Hallet, Mrs. Faye Robinson, Leonard
Jacobson, Clarence Page, George Hollar and Mervin Olsen; from Skamokawa
- Pearle A. Scott, Veldonna Gorley, Nels D. Scott, Ernest Strom,
Clarence Martin, Miss Florence Dawson, Hilding Berg, Martin Tarabochia,
Ingenborg Grunstad; from Puget Island - Marlene Pedersen, John Soren
Blix, David Sandstrom, Gottfired Aegerter, Ralph Peterson, Donald R.
Jaspers, John G. Holland; from Grays River, Deep River, Rosburg, Altoona
- William Rangila, Ebba Sorenson, Miss Edith Swanson, Harold G.
Magnuson, Elizabeth Olson.
After the names were read and the candles lighted, Jack Worthington
played "Taps".
Sixty nine members were present for the meeting and a few guests.  The
following awards were presented: oldest man present -Theodore Swanson;
oldest lady present - Ida Badger; oldest married couple - Mr. and Mrs.
Harry Gill, 58 years; oldest born in county - Emil Kandoll of Deep
River; traveled farthest - Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Stone of Clackamas.

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