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29801 Watten, Egilsay, Later Vacquoy Donaldson, Alexander (I10498)
 
29802 Wauna B. Ritch, 91, of Williston passed away Dec. 26, 2012.
She was born July 11, 1921 in Morriston to Olen Q. and Bessie L. (Blitch) Barber.
She was of the Baptist faith and a long time member of Morriston Baptist Church. She enjoyed crocheting, shelling peas, watching game shows, traveling; especially to Alaska, she was a cat lover but most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.
She is survived by her daughter, Linda (Jimbo) Williams; grandsons, Don (Brenda) Standridge, Craig (Jennifer) Standridge, Angus Williams; great grandchildren, Justin, Jackie, Angus, Dakota, Savanna, Flynt and Seth.
Visitation for Ms. Ritch will be held Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012 from 10 a.m.-11 a.m. at the Morriston Baptist Church. Funeral service will follow at 11 a.m with the Rev. Keith Stewart officiating. Interment will take place at Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the care of Knauff Funeral Home-Williston. 
Barber, Wauna Elise (I10041)
 
29803 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I8091)
 
29804 Wayne attended West and Granite High Schools, graduating from Granite. For the love of his country he served 22 years of active duty in the US Army. Wayne's military training led to his civilian career as a computer programmer for Salt Lake City Corporation.

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Wayne and his beloved companion and best friend, Lyn, did not let any "grass grow under their feet". They served two missions for the LDS Church and traveled many places in the US and the world. Wayne enjoyed taking pictures of all the places they visited.
Wayne had a lifetime of service in the LDS Church and was a branch president in Germany, counselor in the presidency of the Stuttgart Germany Servicemen's Stake and bishop in Salt Lake. He always served in any capacity to which he was called.

He was a dedicated and wonderful father and grandfather and leaves, in addition to his wife Lyn, two sons and two daughters: Roger Wayne Stanton, Julie (Randy) Basham, Gayle (Steve) Greene, and David Andrew (Valerie) Stanton; 12 grandchildren; sister Marilyn (Kaye) Nelson of Hurricane, Utah and brother David (Ginger) Stanton of Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Thanks to the IHC Hospice nurses and other caregivers for their kindness and care to Wayne as his life ebbed away. Thanks also to many friends and neighbors for their love and support. We, his family and friends, will miss his wonderful sense of humor, imagination and creativity. He was a gentle soul and loved by all those whose life he touched.

A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. in the Hurricane 13th Ward, 452 N. 2600 W. in Hurricane, Utah. Interment with military honors will be Monday Feb. 12, 2007 at the Utah Veterans Memorial Park in Bluffdale, Utah. 
Stanton, Wayne Jackson (I16062)
 
29805 Wayne Clement Ritch, 74 years old, died peacefully at home, in Perry, on Monday, March 29, 2010. The service will be held at 10:00 am, Thursday, April 1st, at Joe P. Burns Funeral Home in Perry with Burial at Woodlawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 "? 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 31st at Burns Chapel.
Wayne was a native and lifelong resident of Perry. He graduated from Taylor County High School. While serving in the Navy he received an A.S. degree while attending Aviation Electronic School in Jacksonville. He was a 32nd degree Mason and an active member of the Perry 123 Masonic Lodge. He was also a member of the Scottish Rights and a Shriner.
He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He is survived by his wife, Janett Ritch of Perry, 5 daughters: Jennifer Davis and her husband, Jeffrey, Jessica Brock and her husband, Matthew, Linda Satterwhite and her husband, Bill, Charlotte Ellison and her husband, Danny, all of Perry, and Sharron Ladd and her husband, John, of Daytona. 2 sons: Tony Hinkle and his wife, Karen, of Perry and Matthew O"?Connor and his wife, Jessica, of Fort Stewart. Granddaughters: Victoria, Jenna, MaKayla, Ruth, Olivia, Anne, Jenny, Victoria and Mahala. Grandsons: Tony, Eric, Daniel, Kalig and Alex, and other loving family members.
He was preceded in death by his father, George C. Ritch, and mother, Alda Petterson Ritch.
Joe P. Burns Funeral Home is handling all arrangements. 
Ritch, Wayne Clement (I9602)
 
29806 Wayne County Outlook
Monticello, Kentucky
23 Jun 1993

Pauline Rene Ritch, of Oakman, Alabama, died Wednesday, June 2 as the result of an automobile accident, reaching the age of 23.

She was born in Dearborn, Michigan of December 17, 1969 to Walter and Brenda Worley Ritch.

Survivors include her parents; two brothers, Jason and Jamie; maternal grandparents, Paul and Murl Worley; seven uncles; seven aunts; and several cousins.

Preceding her in death were her paternal grandparents, Arthur and Edna Ritch and three uncles.

Funeral services were held June 5 with burial in the Pleasantfield Cemetery. 
Ritch, Paulette Rene (I7444)
 
29807 Wayne served in the United States Army as a Staff Sergeant, Gunnery instructor and Training Command Whitton, Wayne (I33082)
 
29808 We are saddened to announce the death of Chester C. “Chet” Book Sr., age 93, of Tionesta, PA, formerly of Ellwood City, PA, died on Sunday, March 27, 2016 at Golden Living Center-Titusville, PA. He was born September 17, 1922 in Ellwood City, PA.
Chester retired from Babcock & Wilcox Company Steel Mill in Beaver Falls, PA where he was employed first as a steel press strengthener, then as an overhead crane operator. He served with the US Coast Guard during WW II and was a member of the VFW Post # 464 of Oil City, PA. He also was a member of the Moose Lodge Post # 78, and the Polish National Alliance, both of Oil City. He enjoyed boating, fishing and flower gardening.
Surviving are two sons, Dana C. Book of Ashford, Alabama; Chester C. Book Jr of Titusville, PA. Six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Also surviving is his loving companion Donna L. Whitton of 17 years…and her family; five sons, Randy E. Whitton and his wife Marsha; Kenneth E. Whitton and his wife Renie; Jimmy A. Whitton and his fiancée Lee; Todd Whitton, all of Tionesta, and Orrie R. Whitton and his wife Vickie of Minnesota. Two daughters, Sally Bayless and her husband Corb of Tidioute, PA; Sandy Grundmeier and her husband Rick of Minnesota. Sixteen grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. A daughter-in-law, Kathy Whitton of North Carolina.
Chester was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Lee (Witte) Book. A son, Frank G. Book. Donna’s son, Steve Whitton. A brother and sister.
There will be no public visitation. A memorial service will be held and announced at a later date. 
Book, Chester C (I33253)
 
29809 We extremely regret to have to announce the death of Mrs. routhan, wife of Mr Joseph C Routhan, of Tunnel Terrace, Stafford. The deceased lady is the daughter of Mr Hugh Linklater, and had only been married about eleven months. The cause of death was a severe attack of pneumonia, and although all that medical aid and careful nursing could do was done, her illness proved fatal. She leaves an infant six weeks old, which adds to the calamity. Her death has cast a gloom over the whole district, where she and her husband and family are throughout, highly esteemed and respected. The sincerest sympathy will, on all sides be extended to the bereaved.
West Coast Times
27 November 1906 
Linklater, Margaret (I5862)
 
29810 Weaver Whitton, William (I1386)
 
29811 Weaver at Marriage Thomson, Florence Elizabeth (I305)
 
29812 Weaver Mechanic Smith, Thomas (I265)
 
29813 Weaver, Barry
Weaver Cowbyres 
Whitton, Robert (I2255)
 
29814 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I11728)
 
29815 WEDDING BELLS. A pretty wedding took place at St. John's Church of England, Darling- hurst, Sydney, on Wednesday, April 24 1912. Mr. Robert Sydney Whitton, licensee of the Belmore Hotel, Gulgong, (formerly of Gilgandra) and Miss Maud Laws, eldest daughter of Mr. Henry Laws, of Coonamble, being the contracting parties. The bride was given away by her cousin (Mr. W. White), and was attired in white silk, and wore the usual wreath and veil; she also carried a shower bouquet, and wore the usual wreath and veil; and wore a gold pearl brooch, gifts of the bridsgroom. Miss Maggie Merrick (cousin of the bride) was bridesmaid, and wore a cream silk costume and Juliet cap; she also wore a gold brooch set with rubies and diamonds, the gift of the bride-groom. The reception breakfast was held at the residence of Mrs Merrick (grandmother of the bride), where the usual toasts were proposed and honored. Whitton, Robert Sidney (I19850)
 
29816 wedding indexed inder Ann but detail states Margory!
address at marriage Overgate Dundee
at 1861 census at 4 Highfield Close, Dundee called margory 
Whitton, Margory (I6544)
 
29817 wedding may have been registered in both spouces Parishes Family F1129
 
29818 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I12204)
 
29819 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I4731)
 
29820 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I35410)
 
29821 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I36624)
 
29822 Well known NZ Chef and Author
1981 at 84 Beresford Street Auckland a Writer 
Law, John Digby (I20678)
 
29823 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I10435)
 
29824 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I28526)
 
29825 WELLS Mrs. Anita E. Wells, age 78, of Greenwood Lane, Monroe, wife of the late Frederick Wells, died January11, 2006, at Glendale Center after a brief illness. Mrs. Wells was born December 4, 1927 in Nova Scotia, Canada, a daughter of the late Clayton and Myrtle (Eisner) Wentzell. She was in sales most of her life in the Monroe area. She was also an avid Canasta card player. She is survived by three sons, Stephen Wells of Vancouver, B.C., Brian Wells of Rhode Island, and David Wells of Naugatuck; a daughter Sandra Kamen of Naugatuck; one brother, Clayton Wentzell of Massachusetts; two sisters, Barbara Leary of Massachusetts, and Joan Ricks of Wisconsin; six grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at the Buckmiller Brothers Funeral Home, Rt. 69, Waterbury Prospect Road, Prospect, at a time to be announced. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society P.O. Box 1004 Meriden, Ct. 06450-1004 -

In 2001 she said she was a GGC of William james Whitten b 1875 
Wentzell, Anita Evangelina (I26159)
 
29826 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I18928)
 
29827 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I855)
 
29828 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I7213)
 
29829 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I3919)
 
29830 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I738)
 
29831 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I28706)
 
29832 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I32268)
 
29833 Went to Aransas Pass High School
Lives in Jones Creek, Texas
Married
From Aransas Pass, Texas

Towanda Combest Whitton, of Jones Creek, Texas passed away peacefully at her home on July 21, 2019.

She was born April 13, 1939 to Mary and Royal Grumbles in Aransas Pass, Texas.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Royal Van and Mary Lee, late spouse, John “Pat” Patrick Combest, son, Trent Whitton, and brothers; Van Lee Grumbles, and Leroy Grumbles.

She is survived by her husband Beamon Whitton, daughters; Brenda Smith (Richard), Cynthia Combest Ormsby, Anna “Missy” Sharp, and Patty Wyatt ( Donnie), sons; Robert Combest, Darrell “Vance” Whitton ( Beverly), Bubba Whitton ( Shannon), Rusty Whitton (Sherry), Pastors Cecil Whitton (Leah), sisters; Jeannette Leister ( Marvin), Terressa Brightwell ( Charlie), brothers; Curtis Grumbles ( Sherry), Bobby Grumbles ( Sharon), grandchildren; Brenton, Brady, Brett, Will, Blake, Jonathan, Jerry, Joey, Lyndsey, David, D.J., Noah, Jessica, Joshua, Courtney, Britney, Whitt, Tanner, Sarah, Hunter, Heather, Katlyn, Hudson, Houston, Hinsley, and 17 great grandchildren. 
Grumbles, Towanda Lois (I27673)
 
29834 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I28830)
 
29835 went to Australia

at 1851 census at "Bunowstoun?" Walls and Flotta

Was a witness to a boating accident 
Nicolson, Ralph (I3579)
 
29836 went to Australia Harcus, Adeline (I14644)
 
29837 Went to Australia 1927 Smith, Annie Bruce Whitton (I17718)
 
29838 Went to Australia 1927 Ferrier, Thomas (I2476)
 
29839 Went to Australia 1874/4 Dandie, Rev Alexander (I25472)
 
29840 Went to Australia 23-6-1857

NSW, AU, Gaol Description & Entrance Books, 1818-1930 about George Whitton Name: George Whitton Birth Year: 1832 Birth Place: Salisbury Eng Age: 44 Immigration Date: 1856 Vessel Arrived In: Victoria Regina 8 Dec 1876 Gaol: Darlinghurst NSW Record Type: D
a Joiner 
Whitton, George Daniel (I20373)
 
29841 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I7938)
 
29842 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I633)
 
29843 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I24030)
 
29844 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I14559)
 
29845 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I21443)
 
29846 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I23667)
 
29847 Went to Bettendorf High School
Lives in Auburn, Nebraska
From Bettendorf, Iowa
In a relationship with Erial Renee Whitton 
Hakenewerth, Alex (I36324)
 
29848 Went to Biggar High School
Lives in Mid Calder
From Dundee

address at marriage in 1961 19 Lorimer Street, Dundee a Clerkess/Typist
address infodisc 1998 and 2003 voters roll 2003 225 Mansefield, East Calder

"Get Nailed" 135c Main Street East Calder West Lothian EH53 0EP

2nd Wedding details

The Marriage Ceremony was conducted by the Rev John Povey at the Kirk of Calder , Mid Calder...
The Reception - was held at Best Western Hilcroft Hotel, East Main Street, Whitburn, ..
We were happy to entertain 110 friends and family at the reception (+ more at the ceremony) and 33 at our open day on the Friday. Guests had come from their homes in South Africa, New Hampshire, Sweden, England, Wales, Orkney and Shetland and even a few from this country!
If you also count the other nationalities there but living in the UK you would have to add New Zealanders, Australians, Indians, Americans, Rhodesians, - truly an International "Scottish" wedding ... and the first Scottish wedding for so many !

This is the Eulogy her husband Andrew McLeman wrote for the Celebration of her life at West Lothian Crematorium held on Friday 24th November 2017, and delivered by The Rev John Povey, minister of the Kirk of Calder

Anne or Annie

Born in 1942 in Dundee, her father was in the RAF and her mother a factory worker, much of her childhood was looking after her father who became paralysed with MS and as her sisters were much older and away from home, much of the caring was left to Anne. Because she “couldn’t do sums“, she left school at 16 and worked at NCR in Dundee. Her talents were however in English and the Arts and she in fact did win a Burns prize for poetry but in those days’ that talent just wasn’t properly nurtured. Her leisure time mainly revolved round all types of dancing and was a member of the "Glint of Skye" Country Dance group doing demonstrations all round Dundee

She met and married Arthur Whitton in 1961 and was immediately whisked off by boat the Republic of Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe). There she lived the Army Colonial life with daughter Fiona coming along in 1963, and sons Brodie in 1964 and finally Greg in 1969. After the children went to school and they moved to Salisbury (now Harare) she took up office and shop jobs before working for the Surveyor General’s office and finally the engineering section of Air Rhodesia where apparently, she became the pin-up of the hangar!

They returned to the UK in 1981 the year after Mugabe came to power as they saw no future there, and returned to Edinburgh initially then East Calder. Her heart remained in Africa and its some consolation that she learned of President Mugabe’s demise before she died.

As Arthur failed initially to secure a job here Anne became the main breadwinner working for Scottish and Newcastle Breweries in reception and sales roles and then Hayes Distribution in beer transport. She travelled by bus 15 miles into Edinburgh a 2 mile walk twice each day in all weathers' from 1981 to 1995. I’m told of one story when she fell asleep standing up on the bus!

When Arthur passed away with cancer in 1995 and after a holiday to Australia to see her sister she re-thought her life and trained as a counsellor while also opening in premises under the dentist’s surgery in East Calder a nail salon called “Get Nailed” combined later with a spray tan service called “PeelyWally.com”.

Andrew had started his surveying practice in the same building in 1999, and when his wife passed away in 2002, Anne started a new relationship with this “boy next door”. Her son Greg and his wife Anne provided her two grandchildren Tia (15) and Cody (10) and over the last 6 years she has also enjoyed becoming “Gran” to Andrew’s five grandchildren, Murray, Hamish, Douglas, Kari and Roddy, from Andrew’s sons Ewan and Neill.

Andrew and Anne were married by Rev John Povey in 2007 in the Kirk of Calder and the reception in Whitburn was what she called the best party she had ever had! After the move to Mid Calder and the lease of her business premises expired she decided to go into a well-earned retrial.

On Andrew and Anne’s very first trip away on her birthday, she had in the morning been presented with red silk pyjamas, but Andrew discovered what was in store for the future when she insisted on wearing them to breakfast and then ordering both kippers and a full Scottish breakfast …and no one batted an eyelid!

In the last 15 years together with Andrew, they have visited South Africa three times and the US and Canada five times. and Europe on many occasions. From the canals of Amsterdam and Venice to the Coliseum in Rome and the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona. The absolute wonder of the Hubbard Glacier in Alaska to the thunder of The Niagara falls, Table Mountain in Cape Town To Grand Central Station in New York and beaches in Cape Cod, Cyprus and Durban ,they did them all.

Many of you will know Anne had an angel box where she put in messages for wishes she wanted to happen not just for herself but for friends or family. From people getting better to success at work or in a new home or relationship it all went in there. Many of her friends unbeknown to them had their wishes recorded and it’s surprising how many came true. How often have you heard her say I’ll put it in my angel box? She was always thinking of the happiness of others. On one occasion for herself she cut a travel article about a cruise she wanted to go on to Alaska, and finally after about five years of going on about it Andrew got round to secretly booking one. when she later pulled out the cutting she discovered that of the 20 the cruise ships doing that route, that Andrew had somehow picked the very ship featured in that article!

We should be grateful that we got a rough extra 4 years of her life as she was only given 50:50 chance of survival when four years ago the car she was in left the road and landed on its roof in a field. She spent a month in Intensive care and a total three months in hospital, and came out relatively unscathed. She was however now able to please to say “yes I have” to many cold callers when they asked “if she had been a in an accident in the last four years that wasn’t her fault!” before slamming down the phone!

Such is the love she gathered, she has visitors here today that have travelled from Orkney and Shetland, London, Milton Keynes, Stoke, Reading and now through the wonder of the internet this service is being watched in New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, India, USA and Canada as well as Dundee!

She was an avid reader of books and was never without a book or more recently her kindle. She was very knowledgeable about the Arts and especially Classical music. Classic FM would be on all day in her nail salon. But she was also a little bit of a ‘rock chic’ too, having seen both Status Quo and the Rolling Stones live! She loved the theatre and especially musicals. When she missed War Horse in Edinburgh because of the accident Andrew managed to secure tickets so she could see it before it closed in London to fulfil a promise made.

Anne and her sisters were all talented performers mainly in singing and dancing. how many of us can say they had danced to Jimmy Shand Junior in Dundee, sung the Messiah in Rhodesia and starred in Steppin’ Out at the Howden theatre in Livingston. She was also the acclaimed lead actress in the Livingston players production of Edward” in 1990. Her one regret after her accident was that the tracheotomy left her unable to sing!

She was also a talented amateur abstract artist always trying new techniques and medium, while she never formally worked as a counsellor, she provided sane advice I her salon and elsewhere, and would always get the heart of any problem and come up with the right solution.

When everyone had left home she decided to supplement her income by taking in lodgers, the first ones turned out to be two “frightened” Indian graduates doing extra courses in Edinburgh. Of the three she took in over the period 2002-4 she is still close friends with two of them. In India she is regarded with goddess status as the woman who became a Scottish mother looking after their precious children in a strange land. It was a triumph when they graduated in the kilts that she persuaded them to wear.

She changed so may lives for the better and she left a legacy of love and friendship, she was still in touch with her bridesmaid in a friendship that has lasted nearly 60 years, and has other relationships of over 45 years from Rhodesia days. So many people have commented on how she was a special lady, a lovely happy woman, a remarkable lady, a kind soul, a wonderful lady, a dear friend, she really has left her mark on the world and loved and was loved by all. When she got together with friends there would be hours of giggling of all the things they used to get up to.

The ashes of her beloved cat Tansy that she visited each month for 6 months of quarantine are in her coffin in accordance with her wishes, loyal to the end!

Her final bit of fun was for her funeral colourful clothes for the ladies and “Bad Taste Ties” for the men gives you an idea how her death was so much like her life “full of fun”! 
MacGregor, Anne Webster (I4484)
 
29849 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I25275)
 
29850 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I8063)
 

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