Grunden, Selma Caroline Jacobsen – Obituary

Death came here this week to another of Kittitas Valley’s pioneers, Mrs. Selma Caroline Grunden, 80, who had lived here 68 years died November 29, 1946.

Born in Sweden May 31, 1866, Mrs. Grunden came to Ellensburg in 1878, when she was 12 years old, and had made her home here continuously since that time. She was in Ellensburg during the last Indian uprising in Central Washington and witnessed growth of this area from a frontier section to its present development.

She made her home with the late J. L. Vaughn for several years after coming to the valley. She was married January 1, 1885, in Ellensburg to E. A. Grunden. He died February 11, 1934. for the past 10 years Mrs. Grunden made her home with a daughter, Mrs. Grant Nichols, here.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Honeycutt-Evanson Chapel.

Contributed by: Shelli Steedman

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