Valentine Mae <I>Meyer</I> Telecky

Valentine Mae Meyer Telecky

Birth
Ritzville, Adams County, Washington, USA
Death 12 Jan 2014 (aged 93)
Ritzville, Adams County, Washington, USA
Burial Ritzville, Adams County, Washington, USA
Memorial ID 123466333 · View Source
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Valentine "Mae" TELECKY (02/14/1920 - 01/12/2014)

TELECKY, Valentine "Mae" A lifelong resident of Ritzville, passed away at age 93 on Sunday, January 12, at the Life Care Center. She was born February 14, 1920, to Edmond and Blanche (Maze) Meyer.

After graduating from Ritzville High School in 1937, she stayed on the family farm to help her mother and in 1940, married Clyde Telecky. They farmed until 1957 when they sold their ranch and moved to Ritzville. Mae then spent her time raising the family, and after the children left, worked briefly at the ASCS office and Rainier Bank.

Mae was the first Adams County Fair queen. She was a charter member of the Cowbelles during their farming years and served as their second president. She enjoyed cake decorating, gardening and traveling with her husband in their RV as well as traveling to Europe. She was a member of the Marcellus Grange, PEO, and Women's Church Circle. Mae especially enjoyed volunteering in the community at Emanuel Lutheran Church, Ritzville Museums, and by cooking, baking and assisting at many community events. She was also a member of the Red Cross Gallon Club, Rebekahs, and the Ritzville Alumni Association.

In 1990 she was honored as Beta Sigma Phi's 1990 Lady of the Year, an award given to a person who gives of herself unselfishly to the community and its people. She was dearly loved by family and friends and will be cherished and greatly missed.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Clyde (to whom she was married for 73 years), and sisters Anna Meyer and Frances Kembel.

She is survived by son Bruce (Dottie) Telecky of Ritzville; daughter Roberta (Tom) Cox of South Dakota; two granddaughters Dawn (Ryo) Olson of Ritzville and Jill (Tim) Larson of Odessa; four great-grandchildren, Caleb and Jordan Olson and Elizabeth and Nicholas Larson; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held Saturday, January 18, at 1 PM at Ritzville Memorial Cemetery followed by a Celebration of Life at Emanuel Lutheran Church at 2 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Emanuel Lutheran Church, 206 South Division, Ritzville WA 99169, or the Mayo Clinic Alzheimer's Research, Department of Development, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905. DANEKAS FUNERAL HOME-Ritzville is entrusted with arrangements.

Published in Spokesman-Review on Jan. 15, 2014


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  • Created by: Penny Lee
  • Added: 15 Jan 2014
  • Find A Grave Memorial 123466333
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Valentine Mae Meyer Telecky (14 Feb 1920–12 Jan 2014), Find A Grave Memorial no. 123466333, citing Ritzville Memorial Cemetery, Ritzville, Adams County, Washington, USA ; Maintained by Penny Lee (contributor 46805564) .