Awilda Platte <I>Harter</I> Bleakney

Awilda Platte Harter Bleakney

Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA
Death 12 Aug 1964 (aged 69)
Novato, Marin County, California, USA
Burial Sunnyside, Yakima County, Washington, USA
Memorial ID 143764898 · View Source
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Ritzville Journal-Times, Thursday, November 26, 1964 Adams County WA

Mrs. Bleakney, Former Hatton Young Lady, Dies

HATTON - Word arrived here that Mrs. Awilda Harter Bleakney, 709 Skyline Drive, Sunnyside, died Wednesday, Aug. 12, at a convalescent hospital in Novato, Calif., at the age of 69.

Mrs. Bleakney was born in Portland, Ore., to Mr. and Mrs. Joe Harter. She received her elementary and part of her high school education in Hatton, and graduated from Central Washington college at Ellensburg.

She, with her husband, Neil A. Bleakney, sr., farmed at Echo and Boardman, Ore., before moving to a cattle ranch on Green Valley road south of Sunnyside. In 1953 they moved to a new home on Skyline Drive in Sunnyside.

Mrs. Bleakney taught in the Mabton schools for eight years and later taught in Sunnyside district schools until her retirement in 1960.

The Joe Harter family lived in Hatton for several years, and before they moved away in 1913, Harter had a blacksmith shop and owned and operated the water water supply for Hatton until the city bought him out. Mrs. Harter had the telephone office.

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