Luella Mae Wilppone

Luella Mae Wilppone, 94, a longtime Aberdeen resident and former Medical Records Director for Grays Harbor Community Hospital in Aberdeen, died on Sunday, October 7, 2012, at Pacific Care Center in Hoquiam.

Luella was born on January 26, 1918, in Marnie, Iowa to Heinz and Lois (Marvin) Duncan. They moved to Aberdeen when she was 8 and she has lived here since then. Luella graduated from Weatherwax High School in 1936 and then later was in the first graduating class of LPN’s from Grays Harbor College. Luella married Leo Wilppone in Aberdeen in 1938, he died in 1963.

Luella worked for Grays Harbor Community Hospital for 29 years and retired in 1980.

She enjoyed clam digging, fishing, baking apple pies, being with her family and watching the Mariners.

Luella is survived by a son, Arne and wife, Robin Wilppone of Aberdeen; and a daughter, Cheryl Wilpone of Lakewood, Wash.; 3 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandsons; numerous nieces and nephews.

It was Luella’s wish that there be no services. The family is planning a celebration of life at a later date.

The family asks that donations be made to your favorite charity.

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Cremation arrangements are through Fern Hill Funeral Home in Aberdeen.