Sunday's Obituary: P.J. O'Donnell – Seattle

P.J. O’Donnell Succumbs

Patrick James O’Donnell, veteran Seattle entertainer and writer died suddenly Tuesday at his home at 15904 20th Ave. S.W. He was the husband of the former Viola Bozarth, who wrote for many years under the name of Cynthia Grey for the old Seattle Star.

Mr. O’Donnell, who was 50 years old, was a native of Bayonne, N.J. He had made his home in Seattle for 33 years and was a member of the Wilkes Players and the Duffy Players.

In addition to his widow, he leaves three brothers, Cornelius J., Daniel J. and John J. O’Donnell, in California, and a sister Mrs. Ann Kavet of Portland.

Requiem mass will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday in St. Francis’ Church at Seahurst. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery under the directin of Joseph R. Manning and Sons.

Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 15 December 1949

Sunday’s Obituary: Alexander Rippett – Seattle

Port Blakely Pioneer Dies

Alexander Rippett, 79, who came to Port Blakely 60 years ago from his birthplace in County Down, Ireland, died Tuesday in Providence Hospital after a short illness.

Mr. Rippett, 2919 W. Haynes St., moved to Seattle 49 years ago. He last worked at the Washington Iron Works and retired in 1944.

He was a member of the Washington State Pioneers Association and was the last living member of the Kane Masonic Lodge No. 5 of Port Blakely.

Mr. Rippett is survived by his widow, Laura; a daughter, Mrs. Edmund Van Wyck, Seattle; four sisters, two of whom live in Belfast, Ireland, one in Kent, England, and the other, Mrs. Harry Swann, in New York City; two granddaughters, and one great-gransdson.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 1 p.m. in the Bonney-Watson chapel. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Park.

Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 15 December 1949

Sunday’s Obituary – Louis Doran, Sequim and Yakima

from the Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Louis James Doran, 67, former Sequim and Yakima rancher, died Tuesday at Swedish Hospital in Seattle after five months’ illness.

Mr. Doran was born in Dubuque, Ia. He moved with his parents to Sequim 61 years ago. Mr. and Mrs. Doran operated a dairy ranch in the Sequim area until five years ago, when they moved to Yakima. They came to Seattle after he became ill.

Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Winona H. Doran; a foster son, Paul L. Stauffer of Alameda, Calif.; five sisters, Mrs. William Wilson of Bremerton, Mrs. Margaret Phelps of Heppner, Ore.; Mrs. Harold Sprague of Centralia, and Mrs. J.R. Denney and Miss Gene Doran of Seattle, and two brothers, Bert Doran of Port Angeles and William Doran of Sekiu.

Funeral services will be at 9 a.m. Friday in the Arthur A. Wright and Son chapel, with burial in Port Angeles’ Mount Angeles Cemetery at 2 p.m.

Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 15 December 1949

Sunday’s Obituary: Silas T. Holsclaw – Seattle

S. T. Holsclaw Funeral Today

Funeral services for Silas T. Holsclaw, 5907 45th Ave. S.W., will be held at 2 o’clock Thursday afternoon in West Seattle Christion Church.

Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetry under direction of West Home Funeral Parlors, with committal service by the Knights of Pythias.

Mr. Holsclaw, 83, was a veteran of the Spanish-American War. He died Monday after an illness of three weeks.

A native of Boone, N.C., he came to Seattle fom Grangeville, Idaho; 32 years ago. He was a retired carpenter and shipwright.

He was a member of the West Seattle Christian Church, the Knights of Pythias and the Dokies, a branch of that order.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Margaret D. Holsclaw, and a sister, Mrs. Emma Henson of Boone, N.C.

Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 15 December 1949.

 

Sunday’s Obituary: Lawrence E. White, Seattle, Washington

Rock Victim’s Services Set

Funeral services for Lawrence E. White, 12, who died Thursday in Maynard Hospital of injuries suffered when struck in the head by a rock hurled in play by a schoolmate, will be at 4:30 p.m. Saturday in Columbia Funeral Home. Private cremation will follow. Lawrence was in the sixth grade at John Muir School. He had more than nine years of perfect Sunday School attendance at the Mt. Baker Presbyterian Church.

He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward D. White, 3115 Cascadia Ave., and a sister, Phyllis Mary.

(Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Seattle, Washington, 1 April 1950, page 14)

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Sunday’s Obituary: George Giesler, Sedro Woolley, Washington

George Giesler Dies in Skagit Hospital

Sedro Woolley — George F. Giesler, a longtime resident of this city, died Thursday in Skagit Valley Hospital at Mount Vernon. Mr. Giesler, 76, came here in 1925 from Tennessee.

He was a retired fireman for Goodyear-Nelson Lumber Co.

Services will be Saturday at 3 p.m. at Lemley Funeral Home, with the Rev. W. V. Kononen officiating. Burial will be in Sedro Woolley Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife Ellen; four sons, Donald of Sedro Woolley, Charles of Burlington, James of Auburn and William of Seattle; three daughters, Miss Anna Mae Giesler of Seattle, Mrs. Mildred Moore of Bremerton and Mrs. Mary Constance of Ephrata; a sister, Mrs. Rhodie Davis, and a brother, Rod, in Tennessee.

(Bellingham Herald, Bellingham, Washington, 1 April 1960)

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Sunday’s Obituary: Charles Carey, from The Oregonian

Death Takes Charles Carey

Charles E. Carey, 55, one-time chief consulting engineer of the Bonneville power administration and a pioneer in Columbia river development, died Sunday at the Veterans’ hospital in Sawtelle, Cal., after an illness of several months. Western regional director of the United States bureau of reclamation at the time of his death, he was transferred to Sacramento, Cal., as engineer in charge of power and sales at the Central Valley project in December 1941.

Bonneville Posts Held

He was a member of the Columbia river survey committee of the national resources planning board and came to the Bonneville project as rate engineer, advancing to chief consulting engineer in 1939. He was appointed acting administrator of Bonneville power in February, 1939, when James D. Ross became ill and carried on in this capacity after Ross’ death for many months. Following appointment of a permanent administrator, Carey was named assistant chief of the administration’s system planning and marketing division. In August, 1940. He held this position until his transfer to California the following year.

His long experience in the power field began when he took a job as a journeyman electrician at the age of 15. He later worked his way through the University of Oklahoma.

He designed and built the electrical transmission system for the Bonneville and Grand Coulee dams, and had taught electrical engineering at the University of New Mexico, was head of the power division of the bureau of the budget in Washington and was employed for a time by the Seattle, Wash., municipal power system.

His widow, Verle, and a daughter, Marjorie, of Sacramento, survive.

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The Oregonian, Portland, Oregon, 1 September 1945, page 13.

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