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Miriam J. Thompson Kelso
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Birth: Oct. 15, 1916
Death: Sep. 12, 2006

On September 12, 2006, Miriam Kelso passed away at the University Place Care Center with her family by her side. She was born October 15, 1916 at her grandparents' home in Regents Park, now known as Fircrest, to Frank and Bessie Stephens. The home was built by her grandparents Charles and Luella (Sears) Thompson, the first home in Fircrest.
Miriam married her grade-school sweetheart Maurice Kelso on August 29th, 1940, enjoying more than 58 years together. They had one son Melvin. Miriam and Mel followed Maury back East while he served in the U. S. Navy during World War II.
Miriam was a devoted mother, actively involved in the Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts while Mel was a member. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, serving as Chair of the Frank McClary Scholarship Fund for medical students.
Miriam was a care-giver for family and friends for many years. She loved the seashore and sea life. TCC biology instructors visiting Titlow Beach asked her to talk to their students about environmental changes to the area. Because of her long residence in University Place and Day Island she was an historical source for local authors.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Frank Grover Stephens (1891 - 1985)
  Bessie Sarah Thompson Stephens (1895 - 1984)
 
 Spouse:
  Maurice Wesley Kelso (1919 - 1998)*
 
 Sibling:
  Jeanne Demaris Stephens Hoskins (1915 - 2010)*
  Miriam J. Thompson Kelso (1916 - 2006)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Tacoma Mausoleum
Tacoma
Pierce County
Washington, USA
Plot: Sec 30, Row B, Crypt 9
 
Created by: Darla Mays (Rodeogirl73)
Record added: Mar 19, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 18518512
Miriam J. <i>Thompson</i> Kelso
Added by: Chad Eugene Schneider
 
Miriam J. <i>Thompson</i> Kelso
Added by: Darla Mays (Rodeogirl73)
 
 
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In memory of Mrs. Kelso's service as Regent to the Mary Ball Chapter of Tacoma from 1968-1970 and 1972-1974.
- Chapter Daughter
 Added: Nov. 29, 2010
 
 
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