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The Goldendale Sentinel, Goldendale, WA., August 30, 1917, page 1


            Some thirty-two years since there came to the home of John and Margaret Lund, of the Dot neighborhood, a little daughter who was given the name of Emma.  Here she grew and thrived under the loving care of father and mother until she was some 9 years of age when the Death Angel visited her happy home and claimed for his victim the faithful wife and loving mother, thus leaving her, her three sisters and one brother motherless.  Mr. Lund did not despair, and reared his orphaned little ones with a faith that, if their lives were in accordance to God’s plan there would be a grand reunion of all the loved ones in the blissful hereafter.
            Here Emma spent her girlhood days on the old farm, and with the exception of about four years spent in Goldendale attending school, her entire life was spent in the neighborhood of her birth.
            Arriving at the age of mature womanhood she was united in marriage to Clarence M. Powers, a young farmer of the same locality.  Three children came to bless this union, and they lived, struggled and loved as only true helpmeets can.
            Some two years since Emma was stricken with that dread disease, diabetes, and although everything was done that was possible, death claimed her at last as a victim, and on the 22nd of this month she fell asleep in the arms of a loving Savior whom she had served with untiring zeal for a number of years. 
            Besides her stricken husband she leaves three beautiful children, an aged father, three sisters and a company of heartbroken friends, numbered only by their acquaintance with the departed; for all who knew her could not fail to love her.
            On the 24th of the month and her remains were taken to the Cleveland church, and there her former pastor, Rev. George Maywood, now Army Y.M.C.A. Secretary, delivered the funeral address to a large concourse of sorrowing friends, after which her body was placed beside those of her mother and her brother, who had preceded her to the Great Beyond.  
            Thus ended a noble, useful and happy life, and though she has passed from view, her memory will remain with us for many a year and eternity alone will enfold the value of such a beautiful character here on earth.


The Goldendale Sentinel, Goldendale, WA., August 30, 1917, page 5


            Mrs. Emma Powers, who has been in poor health for some time, died at her home last Friday morning, August 24th.  She leaves a husband and three children, an aged father and three sisters, besides she was everybody’s friend, always having a smile and a kind word for all she met.  She bore her affliction with Christian fortitude, never complaining.  She was a member of the Methodist Church.  Funeral services were held at Cleveland, Saturday, the 25th, conducted by Rev. Magwood, and burial was made in the Cleveland Cemetery.  The bereaved friends and relatives have the sympathy of the entire community.  


The Klickitat County Agriculturist, Goldendale, WA., September 7, 1917, page 2
“Klickitat Intelligence”

            Mrs. Clarence M. Powers died at her home in Dot, in eastern Klickitat, August 24th, 1917, in the 33rd year of her age.  The funeral services were conducted by Rev. G. N. Magood, pastor of the Bickleton M. E. church, and internment in the cemetery at Cleveland.  The deceased (Emma Marie Lund) was born in Klickitat county, Sept. 2, 1884.  She was married to Clarence M. Powers on October 8, 1905, and to this union three children were born, one son and two daughters.  Lowell, aged 9; Verle, 7; and Neva, 4.  Also a father and three sisters survive her.