DORCAS MARGARET WAYMIRE
Margaret Waymire, 84, of Zillah passed away Tuesday, March 2, 2004, at her home
surrounded by her loving family.
She was born
Sept. 22, 1919 in Sumner, Neb. to Ray Homer and Laurel Lydia (Guess) Kleckner.
She received her education in Overton, Neb., graduating with the class of 1937.
During the Dust Bowl and Great Depression, Dorcas moved to Granger. She
continued her education graduating from Mrs. Freese’s beauty school in Yakima
in 1942. In 1943 Dorcas opened a beauty salon in her home in Zillah. On Dec.
26, 1943 she married George David Waymire in Toppenish. The Waymires made their
home in Zillah, where Dorcas continued operating her beauty salon for more than
crocheting, sewing, quilting and raising plants. She cherished time spent with
her family, especially her grandchildren.
Dorcas was a
member of the Granger Seventh-day Adventist Church and a very active leader in
the children division.
survived by her children, Larry Waymire and wife, Sharron, of Granger, John
Waymire and wife, Colleen, of Zillah, Laurel Schmella and husband, Dave, of
Millcreek, LeRoy Waymire and wife, Carolyn, of Harden, Mont., Pollianne Johnson
and husband, Richard, of Portland, Ken Waymire and wife, Kris, of Zillah, Marcine
Duim and husband, Terry, of Outlook, Tamera Waymire of Granger and Philip
Waymire and wife, Shelly, of Portland, Ore.; 18 grandchildren; two
great-grandchildren; and one brother, Beryl Kleckner of North Platte, Neb.
preceded in death by her husband, George David Waymire; a daughter, Gayla
Wells; a son, Dennis Waymire; her sister, Ramona Eder; and her brother, Kalvin
visitation will be held Sunday, March 7, 2004, from 2 to 6 p.m. at Smith
Funeral Home, Sunnyside. Funeral services will be held Monday, March 8, 2004,
at 10 a.m. at Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside, with burial to follow at Zillah
Cemetery, under the direction of Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside.