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WISER NEWSLETTER

Volume 8 Issue 4                                                                                           April 2003

OBITUARIES

We express our deepest sympathy to the family members of those who have recently passed away.

Doris Flora Brown Albro, born Feb. 22, 1911 in Cuyler, NY, daughter of Floyd J. and Katie Louise (Wilbur) Brown.

Syracuse NY Post Standard, Sunday, 27 Apr 2003; April 24, 2003-Doris B. Albro, 92, of Vincent Corners Rd., Fabius, NY, died Thursday at Crouse Hospital. She was born in Cuyler and was a homemaker. She was a member of the DeRuyter Rebekah Lodge and a member of the former Keeney Settlement Church. Mrs. Albro is survived by a son, Richard of Fabius; a grandson, Brian Albro of Tully. Her husband, William (Irving L. Albro, Andrew J. Albro, Sabra S. Morse Albro, Alithea Wiser Morse, Benjamin Wiser) died in 1971. Funeral services will be private. There are no calling hours. Burial will be in Fabius Evergreen Cemetery. Smith Funeral Home, DeRuyter has arrangements.

 

Virgil Ivan Cunningham, born Feb. 21, 1932, son of Ivan Larsen and Edith Lillian (Summers) Cunningham.


Yakima-Herald, WA, Sunday, 9 Jun 2002; Virgil Ivan Cunningham (Ivan Larsen Cunningham, John Alma Cunningham, Mary Olive Wiser Cunningham, John McCormick Wiser, Samuel Wiser, Benjamin Wiser), 70, of Yakima died Saturday.  Mr. Cunningham was born in Ashton, Idaho.  He worked as a logger in Yellowstone National Park and went to school in Ashton.  He moved to Yakima when he was 10 and worked for Kelly Oil Co. and eventually retired from the Yakima Door Co.  Survivors include his wife, Carol Leenhouts; five daughters, Karen Pruitt of Yakima, Christine Jacobsen of Buckley, Janet Dahl of Buckley, Shannon Bond of Yakima and Cathy Blore of Selah; two sons, Dan Cunningham of Sunnyside and David Cunningham of Yakima; a sister, Eva Bishop of Yakima; a brother, Merle Cunningham of Bellevue, Wash.; and 13 grandchildren.  Visitation will be from noon to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Valley Hills Funeral Home in Zillah.  Service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Valley Hills Funeral Home.  Interment will follow at Terrace Heights Memorial Park in Yakima.

 

Edith May Dow

 

Dover, NH, Foster Daily Democrat, 29 Oct 2002; Somersworth - Edith May Dow, 83, formerly of 28 Franklin St., died Monday, Oct. 28, 2002, at the Rochester Manor in Rochester after a brief illness. She was born on Feb. 10, 1919, in Lisbon, the daughter of Walter and Gertrude (Bowles) Mardin. She was raised in Lisbon and was educated in the local grammar and high school system. She had been a resident of Somersworth since 1982 coming from Rochester. Prior to retirement she had been employed with Davidson Rubber Co. in Farmington. It was Edith’s wish to have no services; burial will be private and will take place in Forest Glade Cemetery, Somersworth. The Bernier Funeral Home 49 South Street Somersworth is in charge of arrangements.

(wife of Charles Frank Dow, Eva Mable Tobine Dow, Clara Belle Wiser Tobine, Norman Wiser, Solomon Wiser, Benjamin Wiser Jr., Benjamin Wiser).

 

 

Julia Norah Ackley Adams Wyatt, born Nov. 22, 1900, in Marble Rock, IA, daughter of Merton Irving Julian and Louisa Mary (Lucian) Ackley.

 

Minneapolis MN Star Tribune, 9 Oct 2002; Julia Nora Ackley Adams Wyatt, age 101, Oct. 7, 2002, in Long Beach, CA. She is preceded in death by her husband, Isaac Wyatt; son-in-law, Jack Heath; daughter-in-law, Dawn Adams; and grandson, Jeremy Fliegner. She is survived by her daughter, Lois Heath of Long Beach, CA; son, Irving Adams (Byron Leo Adams, Louis Eli Edwin Adams, Byron S. Adams, Temperance M. Wiser Adams, Samuel Wiser, Benjamin Wiser) of Burnsville, MN; 7 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren. Born in Marble Rock, IA, Julia graduated from Iowa State Teachers College and taught in a one-room schoolhouse, and worked as an early night telephone operator. She served as an election judge for the Oak Knoll area of Minnetonka for several decades. Known as ``The Cookie Lady,'' Julie baked more than a million cookies for her church and as a volunteer in her community. She was a member of Minnetonka Community Church for over 40 years. A viewing is planned Friday, Oct. 11, from 12-1 PM, followed by the funeral at the funeral chapel. Interment will be at Groveland Cemetery in Minnetonka at 3 PM. Washburn-McReavy 1400 Mainstreet Hopkins 952-938-9020.


 

Dennis Hendrickson

 

 
                         Burley, ID South Idaho Press, Tuesday, 16 Apr 2002; Dennis Hendrickson, 86, Rupert, died  

                         Sunday, April 14, 2002, at Cassia Regional Medical Center in Burley. He was born March 23, 

                         1916, in Fairview, Utah, the son of James and Maude Ann Gull Hendrickson. He attended

                         school in Rupert, and married Ethlyn Gee (Mary McKinna Cunningham Gee, Mary Olive Wiser

                         Cunningham, John McCormick Wiser, Samuel Wiser, Benjamin Wiser) in Burley on Dec. 31,

                        1937. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Oakland, California Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was a high priest at he time of his death. Dennis was a farmer most of his life, but he also worked at J.R. Simplot for nine years, retiring in 1982. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He loved gardening, vegetables and flowers. He loved the out-of-doors and farming. He owned many horses over the years and enjoyed racing and training them. Survivors in addition to his wife Ethlyn of Rupert, include two daughters, Sheryl (Nick) Pace of College Station, Texas, and Nancy (Don) Dozier of Paul; grandchildren, Lori Maurice and Phil Pace, both of The Woodlands, Texas, Pat Pace of Mansfield, Texas, Annette Engkraf of Hailey, and Richard Dozier of New Plymouth; and one sister, Jesse Pickering of Sun City West, Ariz.  He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Jim Henrickson, and one sister, Marjorie Bowman. Should friends desire, memorial contributions can be made to American Macular Degeneration Foundation, P.O. Box 515, North Hampton, Mass., 01061. The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 18, 2002, at the Rupert LDS First Ward Chapel, 806 G. St., with Bishop Paul Duncan officiating. Family will greet friends at the church for one hour prior to services on Thursday. Burial will be in Rupert Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Hansen Mortuary Rupert Chapel.

 

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