Ormsby, Edith Pearl Roberts – Obituary

A resident of Kent for the past four years, Edith Pearl Ormsby, died at the Franciscan Health Care Center, Enumclaw, on Thursday, August 11 [1994]. She was 90.

Born July 28, 1904 at Pine, Idaho, to Llewellyn and Cordelia (Warner) Roberts, she was reared and attended schools there. She also met her husband, George William Ormsby there and married him October 8, 1924 at Mountain Home, Idaho.

They lived in Nampa, Idaho, where they had a dairy ranch. They moved to Winlock the to Chehalis, where they lived for 10 years before moving to Kent. Her husband died June 10, 1986.

A devoted wife, mother, homemaker, and cook, she was a member of Calvary Presbyterian Church in Enumclaw. She took great pride in raising a beautiful flower garden, and had a “green thumb” for making things grow.

Survivors include two daughters, Bette Jo Swain of Kent, and Dona Jean Chormicle of Rialto, Calif.; a son, Harry G. of Oro Grande, Calif.; four sisters, Lillian Peste of Shelton, Goldie Horst of Centralia, Veryla Gibbs of Yuma, Ariz., and Myrtle Carlson of Fortuna, Calif.; two grandsons; two granddaughters; three great grand daughters; and two great grandsons.

Memorials may be donations to the Franciscan Health Care Center, 2323 Jensen, Enumclaw, Wash., 98022. Visitation may be made from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, and until 11:30 a.m. Monday at Brown Mortuary Service in Chehalis which is in charge of arrangements.

Graveside services for Ormsby will begin at 1 p.m. Monday in Claquato Cemetery, Chehalis, with Rev. Allen Hull officiating.

Contributed by: Shelli Steedman



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