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2014.  Washington Women in Trades 7th Rosie calendar.  


This year’s edition featured 12 hearty women from Lewis County, Washington; their hometowns include Centralia, Chehalis, Adna, Pe Ell, Mossyrock, Salkum, Napavine, Bear Canyon, Tono, Lincoln Creek and more) Most worked at the Boeing sub plant in Chehalis, and yes, they all had stories to tell.  Many were farm girls; hard work was not an innovation to them—they’d spent their childhood years milking cows, tilling the earth, walking to school and preserving the harvest from family gardens. Speaking of preserving, that’s what this project is all about...  

Special thanks to: 
Julie Zander, journalist, editor and Chapters of Life founder
Edna Fund, Lewis County Commissioner, The Lewis County Historical Museum, Chehalis, WA

Front Cover Photo:  Doris Bier and friends

 

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January

Doris Bier

Mechanic at the Mt Rainier

Ordinance Depot

born December 30, 1927

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April

Eva Hauck

C Mechanic at Boeing

born April 19, 1926

died August 3, 2015

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July

Ethel Nelson

Riveter at Boeing

born July 23, 1923

died March 26, 2015

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October

Mardelle Hadaller

Riveter at Boeing

born September 28, 1921 

died March 1, 2014

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February

Shirley Erickson

Riveter at Boeing

born February 21, 1926

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May

June Deskins

Typist at Todd Shipyards

born June 21, 1924

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August

Sarah Zopolos

Cook at Boeing

born December er 9, 1921

died April 18, 2016

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November

Margaret Shields

Mechanic at Boeing

born November 15, 1921

died July 22, 2018

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March

Margaret Langus

Plant nurse at Boeing

born March 15, 1923

died February 10, 2015

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June

Dorothy Powell

Bucker at Boeing

born June 6, 1925

died September 5, 2016

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September

Helen Holloway

Rifle test firer,

Inspector at Bendix Aviation, Chicago, IL

born September 13, 1925

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December 

Loretta Downey

Welder at Kaiser Shipyards

born December 3, 1922

died December 18, 2019