Purdy T. Grewell, 68, York, died Sunday [January 24, 1971] at St. John’s Catholic Hospital following an extended illness. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Haglers Funeral Chapel with burial in Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Grewell was born August 9, 1903 in Mabton, Wash. and attended schools there. He was employed as a heavy equipment operator on airports and general construction for several years. He resided in York since 1953 and was a member of Operating Engineer Local No. 400.
Survivors include his widow, Elnora [Smith] , three sons, Tom and Clayton of Helena and John of Butte; five daughters, Mrs. Myrna Swan of East Helena; Mary Lyna Hall of Butte; Helena O’Larey of Pasco, Wa.; Ruthie Price of the Helena Valley; and June Parry of Alhambra; a brother, Byron, of Pasco; a sister Mrs. Florence Parsel of Ellensburg, Wash. and 15 grandchildren.
Contributed by: Shelli Steedman