Washington Obituaries - 1936 - Delia E. (Heath) Davey

Delia E. Heath was born in Chatham, Ontario, Canada, April 2, 1853. In 1869 at the age of 16 years she was married to William Petchel. To this union were born a son, Colborne and two daughters, Edith and Grace. In 1876 Mr. Petchel passed away and in 1882 she was married to James P. McDonald. Three children were born to them, Mrs. Mary Grover of Los Angeles; Mrs. Anna Reynolds, of Portland and James McDonald, of Detroit. In 1897 Mr. McDonald passed away.

In 1902 with her children she moved to Detroit, Michigan, where she lived three years, then moving to Ohio where she remained until 1914 when she and the family located at Spokane. September 23, 1919, she was united in marriage to William J. Davey and came to Grandview to live where she has since resided.

A member of the Methodist church, Mrs. Davey, until age and failing health prevented, always bore her share of the church work. She was also a member of the W.C.T.U. and the Rebekah lodge. A splendid neighbor, Mrs. Davey leaves a wide circle of friends in Grandview who will miss her. Just previous to her passing she had been planning a dinner for several of her old friends.

There survive her a son, Colborne of Kansas City, Mo.; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Grover of Los Angeles, California and Mrs. Anna Reynolds of Portland, Ohio. Six grandchildren, Donald and Gladys Grover of Los Angeles; Theodore Petchell of Kansas City; Mrs. Grace Barnes of Tacoma; Mrs. Roberta Pineau and Anna Stevenson of Bremerton and one great grandchild Florence Barnes of Tacoma. Four Step Children, Mrs. Fred Hawn of Grandview; Mrs. Fred E. Swain of Yakima; O.O. Davey of Everett and Frank Davey of Wenatchee.

Source: Grandview Herald Thursday March 12, 1936

Contributed by: coleen1951@yahoo.com