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Vallera, B. Marie (Hilt), B. Marie (Hilt) Vallera, 95, of Moneta, VA, and formerly of Manchester, beloved wife of the late Oscar Vallera, died Tuesday, (February 24, 2009) at the Bedford Memorial Hospital in Bedford, VA. She was born February 11, 1914 in St. George, ME, daughter of the late Cyrus and Addie (Hathorn) Hilt and had lived most of her life in Hartford and Manchester before moving to Virginia five years ago. Prior to her retirement, Marie had worked for Pratt & Whitney Aircraft in East Hartford for over 30 years. Mrs. Vallera is survived by two nephews, Donald Bemis of Moneta, VA, Gary Bemis of California; two nieces, Connie Lapenta of New Jersey, and Joanie Lapenta of Connecticut and numerous grandnieces and grandnephews. Marie was predeceased by a brother, Edward Hilt and two sisters, Cora Allen and Helen Bemis. Funeral services and burial will be private in the Mount St. Benedict Cemetery in Bloomfield. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of the donor's choice. The Holmes Funeral Home, 400 Main St., Manchester has care of arrangements. (Published in The Hartford Courant on February 28, 2009).
Van Dyke, Myrtle K., Myrtle K. Van Dyke, 86, a 24-year Lake Quinault area resident died Wednesday in a local nursing home. She was born Dec. 2, 1902, in Washington state. She was raised in the Stanwood area and had worked as a registered nurse in Seattic hospital. She and her husband Gordon, who died in 1954, had built a resort on the north shore of Lake Quinault. She also owned the Queets Motel. She was very active in the Humane Society and PAWS. She was a member of the Christian Science Church. She is survived by distant cousins and many close friends. At her request, there will be no funeral. Arrangements are by the Coleman Mortuary in Hoquiam.
Van Wyck, Mrs. Annie F., Mrs. Annie F. Van Wyck, age 59 years, passed away at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas B. Cole, Geneva, Wednesday, July 11 , after an illness of several months. Mrs. Van Wyck is survived by her husband, Mr. Alex Van Wyck, one son and one daughter; Mr. Philip Van Wyck, of Chicago, and Miss Catharine Van Wyck, of Bellingham. Also one sister and one brother, Mrs. Thomas B. Cole, Geneva; Mr. Isaac M. Kalloch, of San Francisco, Cal. Funeral services will be held at the funeral parlors of Undertaker Harry O. Bingham, 1319 Dock street, Friday, July 13 at 10 o'clock a. m., with Rev. B. K. McElmon, officiating. After which the remains will be removed to Seattle for cremation, accompanied by Mr. Van Wyck and Philip Van Wyck. (From The Bellingham Herald July 12, 1917). (Gravestone photo).
Vetra, James D., NORFOLK – James D. Vetra, 77, of 2401 Hemlock St., the husband of Mrs. Vivian Brown Vetra and a retired barge captain, died Thursday at 7 p.m. in a hospital. A native of Mt. Vernon, Md., he retired from Eastern Transportation & Sheridan Transportation companies. He was a Methodist. Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Catherine Allgood of Norfolk and Mrs. Irma Harty of Virginia Beach; two sons, James D. Vetra Jr. and Carl H. Vetra of Tampa, Fla.; a sister, Mrs. Ada Himman of Sanford, Va.; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. The body was taken to Holloman-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive. (Orlando Sanborn Scrapbook, newspaper clipping).
Voris, Betsy M., DEATHS & FUNERALS - VORIS -- At the residence, 1138 19th Ave. N., January 23, 1928, Betsy M. Voris, aged 79 years, beloved sister of Mrs. Helen A. Langston, this city, and Mrs. E. T. Munson of San Francisco, Cal. Funeral services at the parlors of Bonney-Watson Co. Thursday at 2 o’clock. Interment Lake View Cemetery. (Seattle Daily Times, January 25, 1928, Seattle, Washington).
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