2010.  Washington Women in Trades 3rd calendar. 

Our second Rosie the Riveter calendar was every bit a pleasure to create as the first one.  These amazing women are our life lines to the past. Generations later, their stories move us, their wisdom is invaluable to us and their beautiful faces, lined with the stories of their lives, are a joy to photograph.  They were the pioneers of women working in non-traditional trades.  They did it out of necessity for the war effort, as do women in trades work today--perhaps the necessity of raising a family on their own, or the necessity of a living-wage job.  These spunky women continue to live their lives to the fullest, most still live on their own and all keep extremely busy with activities and family; perhaps it’s the secret to their longevity!  We are constantly inspired by the many lessons learned from these riveting Rosie Life Lines. 

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January
Wavel Halford
Bucker at Boeing
born 1.4.1918
died 10.20.2013
February
Marie White
Clerk at Boeing
born 6.4.1923
died 7.18.2016
March
Eva Vassar
Metal worker at Bremerton Shipyard
born 3.30.1922

April
Florence Ringstad
Navy WAVE
at Pearl Harbor
born 4.26.1923
died 2.27.2016

May
Vi Nelson
Sheet metal worker
at Winslow Shipyard
born 5.30.1924
June
Anita Lusk
Instrument installer
at Boeing
born 6.10.1921
July
Elaine Young
Repair on PBYs
at Sandpoint
Naval Station
born 7.23.1926
August
Elaine Russell
Shipping at Sears
born 8.11.1923
died 6.9.2010

September
Rowena Tobias
Welder at Kaiser Shipyards
born 9.24.1923
October
Chris Holm
Riveter at Puget Sound Sheetmetal
born 9.25.1924
died 7.31.2011
November
Lou Annie Charles
Riveter at Boeing
born 11.17.1922
December
Gwen Schwenzer
Riveter at Boeing
born 12.16.1918
died 5.8.2013