|Birth: ||Oct. 24, 1905|
|Death: ||Jun. 17, 1997|
Wenatchee World - June 19, 1997
Magdalene Katherine Hower died June 17, 1997, at the Cashmere Convalescent Center.
She was born on Oct. 24, 1905, in Odessa, Wash., to William and Katherine (Reiser) Jeske. She had a twin sister, Mary. They were among 12 sets of twins and one set of triplets born in the Odessa area (600 population) that year. In 1917 the Jeskes had twin boys.
The family moved to Dryden in 1917. She attended school at Dryden. After entering high school she had to stay out of school for three years to help out at home. She returned to Dryden High School and graduated in 1928. She was valedictorian of her class.
She married Claude Hower in Wenatchee on Nov. 10, 1928, in a double wedding with Katherine Heinrich and Glen Hower. The couples celebrated their 50th wedding anniversaries in 1978.
Maggie and Claude lived on an orchard in Dryden until 1973 when they moved to Cashmere.
She was a member of the Cashmere Presbyterian Church and member and past president of the Dryden Improvement Club. She was a past master and 50-year member of the Cashmere Grange and was Fifth Degree captain for many years. She was also a member of Pomona, State and National Grange.
She was a member and past matron of the Order of Eastern Star, former member and past matron of Order of Amaranth, and past president and former member of the Mission Creek Community Club.
Maggie was preceded in death by her husband, Claude Hower; a daughter, Janice Judd; one granddaughter, Claudette Ford; her twin sister, Mary; and seven brothers, including one pair of twins.
She is survived by her daughter, Nadine Flaherty, of Seattle; five grandchildren, Bud, Mark and Jim Newberry of Cashmere, Julie Donovan of Seattle, and Vincent Ford of Bakersfield, Calif. She is also survived by 18 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Also surviving are her sisters, Esther Rawson and Emma Cohn of Seattle.
Braun Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Wilhelm Jeske (1874 - 1942)
Katherine Reisser Jeske (1876 - 1956)
Claude A Hower (1897 - 1983)
Created by: Teresa
Record added: Jun 21, 2009
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