Bittersweet Endings, Hopeful Beginnings
After 13 calendars consisting of over 150 interviews and photos, producers Robin Murphy and Cindy Payne are hanging up their calendar bandannas with this year’s production, The Triumph of Humility. It’s been a wonderfully inspirational and enriching road and we offer arms-full of gratitude to everyone who has played a part, from the women and their families, the stories shared, the folks who’ve helped find Rosies, the media enthusiasm and connections with community organizations--all these combined--created a true phenomenon. 

In 2002, the Rosies were a piece of forgotten history. On a whim, WA Women in Trades gathered over 100 women to thank them and recognize their work during WWII. Little did we know that the following 17 years would result in such a rich body of work, countless friendships made, some epic Rosie road trips and the best memories ever.  

But the mission of preserving the legacy is not over.  We’ll continue to interview and photograph women as they appear. Be looking for a new expanded Rosie website that will feature all their photos, bios and more

This very special calendar features 9 women from Oregon--from Coquille to Portland--and 3 from Washington. As always, their stories span far beyond the few years they worked in WWII factories. They are teachers, farmers, artists, activists, building inspectors, seamstresses, cowgirls, caregivers, drafters and printing press operators. They are moms, aunts, sisters and wives. And finally, they're our friends, mentors and the best tradeswomen cheerleaders we know.

Calendars are $20.  Purchase Here

Sally Sweeney
Airplane Manifold & Parts Inspector
Grifis Airforce Base, Rome, NY
Born March 29, 1926
Ruth Herren
Welding Inspector
Boeing Company, Seattle, WA
Born April 14, 1919
Marcella Von Tangen
Boilermaker & Riveter
Kaiser & Albina, Portland, OR 
Doak Aircraft, Torrence, CA
Born March 5, 1925

G
inny Lester
Welder
 Swan Island, Portland. OR
Born April 2. 1925
Died August 22, 2019

Katty Acree
Welder
Western Pipe & Steel, San Francisco, CA
Born April 14, 1928

Dolly Marshall
Plane Spotter
 A High School Playfield in New Jersey
Born June 8, 1929

Florence Rexroad
Riveter
Boeing Company, Seattle WA
Born July 18, 1928


Rita Hathaway
Bucker
Boeing Company, Seattle, WA
Born August 6, 1922


Stella Camacho
Riveter
Lockheed, Burbank CA
Born August 9, 1929

Lavina Nadeau
Electrician
Swan Island, Portland, OR
October 20, 1922

Lorette Wedlake
Drafter
Browning Automatic Rifle, Danvers, MA
Born November 6, 1929

Betty Bolt
Bike Messenger
Kaiser Shipyard, Vancouver, WA
August 21, 1925