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 Ethelyn <I>Ralph</I> Deery

Ethelyn Ralph Deery

Waldoboro, Lincoln County, Maine, USA
Death 28 Oct 2012 (aged 102)
Newcastle, Lincoln County, Maine, USA
Burial Waldoboro, Lincoln County, Maine, USA
Memorial ID 100013128 · View Source
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Ethelyn Ralph Deery, 102, passed away on the morning of Oct. 28 at the Lincoln Home in Newcastle. Born in Waldoboro on Feb. 7, 1910, she was the daughter of William B. and Meda (Brown) Ralph.
After moving to Massachusetts, she graduated from Lynn Classical High School where she won the Lucy R. Allen Declamation award. While attending high school, she also studied at a local drama school, all the while playing an extra at the local stock theater. After high school she traveled in eastern Canada with the Shorey Repertory Company.
In 1929 she joined Greyhound Lines in New York City, and later transferred to their main office in Cleveland, Ohio. After five years she was transferred to Boston, where she worked until her retirement, after 41 years with the company. In 1943, she joined the Women's Army Air Corps, serving two and a half years. In 1948 she married James Deery. After their retirement, the couple moved back to Waldoboro. After the death of her husband, she became active in the Waldoboro Community Garden Club and the Waldoboro Women's Club. She was also a member of the Orff's Corner Community Church. In 1988 she and her sister, Madelyn Dowlin, moved to Schooner Cove in Damariscotta.

Lincoln County News October 29, 2012
Submitted courtesy of Libby Harmon.

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 100013128
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Ethelyn Ralph Deery (7 Feb 1910–28 Oct 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100013128, citing Orff's Corner Cemetery, Waldoboro, Lincoln County, Maine, USA ; Maintained by West207 (contributor 47213247) .