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Marcella Spalding


December 20, 2017

Marcella Esther Spalding, 99, passed away in The Dalles, Oregon on December 14, 2017. She was born in Goldendale (one of identical twins) on Nov. 18, 1918 to Minnie (Wilson) and Ari Short. Their homestead was at Cliffs, Washington on the Columbia River (where the Harvey Aluminum Plant was built). Marcella worked on many of the farms in the Centerville area for room and board so she could finish high school. She graduated from Centerville High School in 1937.

On Oct. 12, 1941, Marcella married Daryl Spalding in Yakima, Washington. She had a career with the United States Department of Agriculture as a secretary. Mrs. Spalding was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary and very active in her comm...

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