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Dee Hathaway



Dee Maxine Hathaway was born June 10, 1924 at home on the farm, in Marion Oregon. She was delivered by her grandmother, Lucretia Wheeler. Dee passed away at her home in Glenwood, WA on October 3, 2012 surrounded by her family.

Dee graduated from Girls Polytechnic an all girl’s high school in Portland Oregon on June 3, 1943.

In 1944 her daughter Sandra Hamilton was born.

Between 1944 and 1948 Dee worked at Jantzen Beach in Portland, Oregon. She loved to ride the roller coaster. In 1950 Dee and Sandra moved to Newport, Oregon to be near her mother. Her mother gave Dee the love of the ocean. While in Newport, Dee worked at Nye Beach Market, she was loved by customers and employees alike.

Dee was introduced to George Hathaway; it was a true love story. Christmas of 1953- George came to Newport and brought two gifts. It was then George asked Dee to marry him. They were married February of 1954 and four children were born in quick succession, Melvin, Joanne, Darlene and George Jr.

The Glenwood Community remembers Dee when she would always answer with “Glenwood Operator”. She stopped years ago and it is truly missed.

Dee was involved in 4-H, from 1965-1977 while her children were involved in 4-H and they had sheep, horses and steers, Dee loved the sheep, she would help with the birthing of lambs and took special interest in the bum lambs.

Dee enjoyed the Goldendale fair and always had things to put in exhibits, jams, pies or things that she had made.

In 1994 the first family campout began. Over the years it grew. Everyone had a great time singing, playing games, berry picking, visiting the ice caves, dead horse caves. Oh the memories we all have. Family camp is always over Labor Day weekend.

In 1973 Dee managed the National Weather Station in Glenwood from her home. She monitored it for about 30 years. Daily she would call Portland to report the temperatures and perceptions.

Over the years Dee had many accomplishments here are a few:

• Member of Truth Tabernacle Church for 34 years

• For several years she sold pizzas for the church. People all over the Glenwood Valley would enjoy them.

• Member of Washington Grange Association for 50 years

• Selling Tupperware, Mason Shoes, and Studio Girl Cosmetics.

Dee enjoyed working with our father on the family farm.

She hared the honor of being 1991 Klickitat County Cattleman of the year award

Dee is survived by her sister Marjorie Ziegler Ontario, Ore .; her children, Sandra Hamilton, Jefferson Ore., Melvin (Laura) North, Las Vegas, NV, Joanne Hathaway-Roe, Glenwood, Darlene Hathaway Schrank (Bill), Benton City, WA, George Hathaway Jr. (Tammy), Glenwood, WA, 17 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

“Mom you are very special to us, thank you for being a wonderful mother, we will miss you always.”

Funeral was held October 6, at Truth Tabernacle in Hood River and burial was in Glenwood Cementary there was a dinner at the Glenwood School.


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