Born 3-18-1908 -- Died 9-3-2004
Former longtime Hoquiamite, Vera A. Bristow Dailey, 96, remembered as an excellent cook, died on Sept. 3, 2004, in a Montesano Care Center in Montesano, Wash. She had lived in Montesano since 1981.
She was born March 18, 1908, at Ash Flat, Ark. the daughter of William "Wayne" and Lucy Nicholson Bristow. She grew up in Ash Flat.
On Aug. 5, 1930, she married Edward L. Daily at Ash Flat. They moved to Hoquiam in 1935. He died in 1976..
During World War II, Mrs. Daily was a "Rosie the Riveter" for the Boeing Co., in Hoquiam.
She enjoyed working in her flower garden, sewing, crocheting, embroidery and watching the Seattle Sonics', the Mariners' and the Arkansas Razorbacks' games on television.
Survivors include two daughters -- Carla Copeland of Montesano, Wash., and Peggy Carlson of Andover, Minn.; three sons -- Gordon of Searcy, Ark., James of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., and Terry of Hoquiam; 13 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
A son, Billie Gene, died in 1940, and a daughter, Marilyn Jo, died in 1955.
A graveside service was held Sept. 9 in Hoquaim's Sunset Memorial Park in Washington.