OBITUARY - RACHEL REBECCA WORTHINGTON STRALEY
Rachel Rebecca WORTHINGTON STRALEY died at home on Thursday, April 6. She was
born on November 9, 1916, in Maloy, Iowa, and graduated from Roosevelt High
School in Des Moines, Iowa. She worked as a customer service representative for the
telephone company in Des Moines where she met Walter STRALEY, whom she married
in 1938. During their 62 years of marriage the STRALEYS moved fourteen times, living at
various times in Iowa, Northern California, Southern California, New Jersey, New York
City, Moline, Illinois, and Seattle. They settled in Seattle in 1975.
Mr. STRALEY died in
Rachel STRALEY was active in civic and Democratic party activities. She served
on the Board of the Salvation Army in Seattle and supported YouthCare activities,
where there is a scholarship fund in her name. She joined the peace delegation to
Tashkent in the former Soviet Union in 1983. She was an avid reader and lover of
literature and politics.
She was a beloved wife and mother and will be much missed by
her children: Mary WORTHINGTON, of Santa Monica, CA; John STRALEY, of Sitka, Alaska;
and Hugh STRALEY, Jane SKRIVAN, and Martha STRALEY, all of Seattle. She is also
survived by ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Services will be 2 p.m.
Saturday, April 15 in the Arboretum Visitor Center meeting room . In lieu of flowers,
please send donations to YouthCare of Seattle, 2500 N.E. 54th St., Seattle, WA. 98105.
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, January of 2009
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