|Birth: ||Dec. 19, 1915, Finland|
|Death: ||Mar. 26, 2002|
San Diego County
Tyyne Helena Lindelä Lindrus Honeycutt
Grandma Honeycutt was born in Pyhäjoki, Oulun Laani, Finland. She came to America when she was just five years old. When she arrived at Ellis Island a man gave her a bannana, she couldn't believe anything could taste so good. They moved to Houghton, Michigan and her father worked at a copper mine. She had a younger sister, Helvi who was born in Michigan.
She married Herman Lindrus and he found work in Detroit. They had two daughters and eventually moved back to Houghton.
In 1950 she left her husband and packed up her two daughters on a train and they came to San Diego. Helvi was living there with her husband Leonard and they lived with them for a few years.
She took typing classes and when she obtained her certificate she knocked on the door of a neighbor who happened to be the CEO of Rohr, she showed him her certificate and asked for a job. It was while working at Rohr she met her second husband Bill Honeycutt.
She and Bill are buried back in Houghton, next to her parents.
The favorite things she would make us to eat was Pasty (a U.P. favorite); Rieska (a Finnish flat bread); and Pannukakku. She taught us how to say Haista Napa. Grandma was a vegetarian and later in life converted to Jehovah's Witness. She was always a bit eccentric.
Tyyne Helena Lindela Honeycutt
HOUGHTON — Tyyne Helen Lindela Honeycutt, born in Oulu, Finland on December 19, 1915, passed away on March 26, 2002, after a long illness.
Following immigration to Houghton along with her parents, Sanfrid and Wilma Lindela, she eventually relocated to San Diego, California.
She and her husband of 34 years, William Buford Honeycutt, were laid to rest on July 11, 2002 in the Forest Hill Cemetery.
She is survived by two daughters; six grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren.
Sanfrid Lindela (1892 - 1965)
Wilma Helena Joutsen Lindela (1886 - 1962)
Herman Jacob Lindrus (1911 - 1971)
William Buford Honeycutt (1916 - 1997)
Tyyne Helena Lindelä Honeycutt (1915 - 2002)
Helvi Maria Lindelä Scott (1923 - 1993)*
Note: Maternal haplogroup H1c
Forest Hill Cemetery
Created by: Gennaphyr
Record added: Jul 08, 2012
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