Ella Mae Lathrop Daly, age 85, a resident of Aberdeen, died on Tuesday, November 20, 2012, in Aberdeen, Washington. Ella Mae was born on August 15, 1927, in Grants Pass, Oregon to Ray E. and Carrie M. (Fullerton) Lathrop and was raised there on Sunnybrook Farm. She graduated from Grants Pass High School in 1945 and attended Linnfield College in McMinnville, Oregon, graduating in 1949.
On September 17, 1949, she and John F. Daly were married in Grants Pass, Oregon. In 1958, the couple moved to the Harbor where John was a periodontist. She was the bookkeeper for John’s dental practice until his death on May 8, 1979, and then she worked for Aberdeen Federal Savings & Loan until her retirement in 1991.
She was very active in Chapter BC of the PEO Sisterhood; Grays Harbor Dental Society Wives Auxiliary; Christian Women’s Fellowship Group; Central Park United Methodist Women’s Group and Bible Study; and was an active member of the Central Park United Methodist Church before moving to West Haven Villa in 2008.
Surviving relatives include a son, Jim Daly (Doris) of Aberdeen; a daughter, Lisa Mefford (Scott) of Penn Valley, Calif.; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, John; and two brothers, Charles and Bruce Lathrop.
Memorial donations can be made to Chapter BC of the PEO Sisterhood Scholarship Fund, C/O Ina Rowley, PO Box 124, Grayland, WA 98547.
Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 28, 2012, and Thursday, November 29, 2012, at the Coleman Mortuary, 422 – 5th Street in Hoquiam.
A funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, November 30, 2012, at Calvary Lutheran Church, 2515 Sumner Avenue, Aberdeen, Washington. A private interment will be held at the Aberdeen Fern Hill Cemetery.
Direction is by the Coleman Mortuary in Hoquiam.
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