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ALMIRA JANE SWETT DEWEES

Mrs. George DeWees, resident of Ellensburg and a native daughter of the Pacific Coast, died at the family residence, 306 South Sprague Street this morning [February 7, 1940], after an illness that has lasted nearly four years. No arrangements have been made for the funeral, pending the arrival of members of the family.

Mrs. Almira Swett DeWees was born in Clackamas County, Oregon and came to the Kittitas Valley as a girl in 1885, and was married here to George DeWees, pioneer milling and grain and feed man, who also served for several years on the city council and was active in community affairs.

In addition to her widower, she leaves four daughters, Mrs. Lillie Barnhart, who is teaching at Leavenworth; Miss Faye DeWees, who is teaching at Menlo, and Mrs. Ruth Lewis and Mrs. Vera Williams, who are residents of Ellensburg.

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Almira was the daughter of James Swett and Julia Ellen Potter. She married George William DeWees on May 20, 1894.