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The Goldendale Sentinel, Goldendale, WA., August 9, 1956, page 1

 

MATILDA CROCKER SERVICE THURSDAY

 

            Funeral services for Matilda Tekla Crocker, 71, who died Monday at Yakima, will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Phillips Funeral Home. Robert Daniel will officiate and burial will be in Centerville Grange Cemetery.      
            Pallbearers will be Arthur Mattson, John Kahkonen, Wilbert Crocker, Otis Anderson, Hugh Cameron, and Elmer Basse.      
            Shaw and Sons Funeral Home of Yakima is in charge of the arrangements. An obituary of Mrs. Crocker will be published next week. 

 


 

The Goldendale Sentinel, Goldendale, WA., August 16, 1956, page 11

 

MATILDA CROCKER, PIONEER RESIDENT, BURIED THURSDAY

 

            Mrs. Matilda Crocker, 71, was buried in the Centerville Grange Cemetery Thursday afternoon after final rites at the Phillips Funeral Home, with Rev. Robert Daniel of the Centerville Church of Christ officiating.       
            She died August 6 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Wayne Webbert, Rt. 1, Tieton. She was born and reared at Centerville and lived there until seven years ago when she moved to Tieton to make her home with her daughter.       
            Mrs. Crocker was the widow of Robert E. Crocker, a Centerville farmer who died in 1930.       
            Mrs. Crocker's parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. John Kaidera, were one of the first Finnish families to settle in Centerville. She was the member of the Finnish Lutheran Church of Centerville.       
            Besides her daughter at Tieton, she is survived by a daughter at Centerville, Mrs. Arthur Basse; a step-son, A.W. Crocker of Salem, Oregon; two sisters, Mrs. Mayme Esteb of Moxee, and Miss Hensenia Kaidera of Spokane; and two brothers, John Kaidera of Goldendale, and A.A. Kaidera of Astoria, Oregon; and two grand-children.       
            Pallbearers at the rites were: Arthur Mattson, John Kahkonen, Wilbert Crocker, Otis Anderson, Hugh Cameron and Alex Randall. 

 


 

The Yakima Herald, Yakima, WA., August 7, 1956, page 16

 

DEATH TAKES MRS. CROCKER

 

            Mrs. Matilda Tekla Crocker, 71, died Monday morning in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Wayne Webster, Route 1, Tieton. She was born and reared at Centerville, and lived there until seven years ago when she moved to Tieton to make her home with her daughter.       
            Mrs. Crocker was the widow of Robert E. Crocker, a Centerville farmer, who died in 1930.       
            Mrs. Crocker's parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. John Kaidera, were one of the first five Finnish families to settle in Centerville. She was a member of the Finnish Lutheran Church of Centerville.       
            Besides her daughter, she is survived by another daughter, Mrs. Arthur Basse of Centerville; a step-son, A.W. Crocker of Salem, Ore., two sisters, Mrs. Mayme Esteb of Moxee and Miss Hensenia Kaidera of Spokane; two brothers, John Kaidera of Goldendale and A.A. Kaidera of Astoria, Ore. and two grandchildren.       
            Shaw & Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.