Mildred M. Grindrod, 61, Kittitas, died Tuesday [December 3] morning at Kittitas Valley Community Hospital. She was born in Ainsworth, Neb., on Sept. 3, 1924. She and Owen Grindrod were married in Sumner on April 4, 1942.
They came to the Kittitas Valley from Puyallup in 1944 and farmed in the Badger Pocket area. They moved to Kittitas in 1959 and operated the O&M Café for a number of years.
Mrs. Grindrod had been employed as a cook at Husky House for the past five years. She was a member of the Kittitas Community Church and the Kittitas Booster Club, and a former member of the Kittitas School Board. Her husband preceded her in death on December 1, 1982.
She is survived by three sons, John Grindrod and Rick Grindrod, both of Kittitas and Tracy Grindrod, serving with the U.S. army in Germany; three daughters, Judy Hughes of Wenatchee, and Mrs. Neil (Janet) Wilson and Bernice Ortega both of Kittitas; 11 grandchildren; her mother, Myrtle Miller of Puyallup; two brothers, Kenneth Miller of Portland and Darrell Miller of Puyallup and a sister.
Daily Record, December 4, 1985
Contributed by: Shelli Steedman