Alice <I>Dorman</I> Chargois

Alice Dorman Chargois

Birth
Iowa, USA
Death 1945 (aged 59–60)
Burial Ritzville, Adams County, Washington, USA
Memorial ID 40571775 · View Source
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Funeral services will be held tomorrow at 2 p.m. at St. Mark's Episcopal church for Mrs. V. A Chargois, 60, pioneer Ritzville matron, whose sudden death Tuesday morning shocked her many friends. The Rev. Alexander Coffin of the Cathedral of St. John, Spokane, will officiate. Although Mrs. Chargois had been in ill health, her death came suddenly from a heart attack. She had lived in Ritville and on farms near here over 50 years.

Alice Chargois, nee Dorman, was born Aug. 6, 1885 at Sigourey, Iowa and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Dorman came to Adams county in 1893, when she was but eight years old, homesteading on the land now known as the A. C. German place, about 14 miles west of Ritzville. She attended the Cheney normal school and taught years in Adams county before marrying Victor A. Chargois on June 26, 1904. They lived on a farm north of the city until about 25 years ao when they moved to the city where he has since been associated with the Ritzville State bank.

Until her health began to fail several years ago, she was active in women's affairs, having served as president of the Woman's club and matron of the Order of Eastern Star. Active in church circles, too, she was a leader of the Methodist choir for a number of years. Mrs. Chargois was organist at St. mark's Episcopal church for more than 25 years and was active in St. Marks Guild.

Besides her widower, she is survived by two daughters, Mrs. William Hahn of Ellensburg and Mrs. William Tanner of Ritzville, two sisters, Mrs. Lois Woehr and Miss Lou Dorman, both of Pomona California and two brothers, Orris Dorman of Spokane and Jess Dorman of New York.

Ritzville Journal Times January 18, 1945. Sue Gardner & gapwork90.


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  • Created by: Scott Bolliger
  • Added: 11 Aug 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 40571775
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Alice Dorman Chargois (6 Aug 1885–1945), Find a Grave Memorial no. 40571775, citing Ritzville Memorial Cemetery, Ritzville, Adams County, Washington, USA ; Maintained by Scott Bolliger (contributor 49600767) .