Velma L. (Toots) Casey, 69, 105 S. Ruby, died Friday [November 24, 1978] at Kittitas Valley Community Hospital. She was born September 15, 1909 at Ellensburg, a daughter of the late James J. and Matilda Hayes. She first married Ed Holmes in 1926 at Wenatchee and later married Daniel Casey at Ellensburg in 1947. Both husbands preceded her in death.
After her marriage to Casey, they lived on Camano Island for 15 years. They returned to Ellensburg to operate the Edison Hotel from 1952 to 1960. She was a member of the Thorp Grange.
She is survived by two sons, Jack and Bill Holmes, both of Ellensburg; a daughter, Mrs. Frank (Linda) Gleason, of Ellensburg; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Pat Miller, of Yakima; eight grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Martin (Hazel) Indermuhle, of Ellensburg. She was preceded in death by three brothers, James A., George W. and Earl C. Hayes.
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Evenson Chapel. The Rev. Donald Meekhoff will officiate and vault entombment and burial will be at the IOOF Cemetery.
Contributed by: Shelli Steedman