Sally, who is undoubtedly warmer, wiser, wittier, more gracious and better looking than I, sent me the obit via snail-mail, and I finally transcribed it:
Former Glandale resident Marcellia Thomas, of Medford, died Sunday, July 27, 1997 at her home.
No services will be held. Abbey Funeral Home in Medford was in charge of arrangements.
Contributions may be made to Providence Hospice, Medford.
She was born on Aug 17, 1909 in Walnut Creek, Calif. On Aug 10, 1927, in Hillsboro, she married John Franklin Thomas, who preceded her in death in 1988. She had lived in Glendale before moving to Medford.
She was known for knitting caps for nursing homes and the handicapped. She enjoyed gardening, crossword puzzles and traveling.
Survivors include a daughter, JoAnn Thomas-Tracy of Medford; a sister, Philippa McGrath of Grant's Pass; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild. In addition to her husband,she was preceded in death by a daughter.
This is what I have found from other sources:
Name: Marcelia Welch
Father: Frank Vincent Welch (1862 - 1932)
Mother: Matilda Belle Howe (5 Oct 1866 - 10 Sep 1961)
Birth 17 Aug 1909 Walnut Creek, Contra Costa, California
Census 1910 (age 1) Contra Costa County, California
Census 1920 (age 11) Hillsboro, Washington, Oregon
Census 1930 (age 21) Hillsboro, Washington, Oregon
Death 27 Jul 1997 (age 87) Medford, Jackson, Oregon
1. John Franklin Thomas
Marriage 10 Aug 1927 (age 17) Hillsboro, Washington, Oregon
In 1930 the family is in Hillsboro, Washington, Oregon:
John I Thomas, 22, head, Tenn, Tenn, Tenn, flagman, SP Railroad
Marcelia Thomas, 20, wife, Calif, Calif, Ill
Janice J Thomas, 2/12, dau, Ore, Tenn, Calif
Census taken April 2, 1930. John was 20 at first marriage, Marcelia 18.
They are living just one page from her mother. Matilda is on 2A, Marcelia on 2B.
California Birth Index.
Marcelia C Welch, 17 Aug 1909, Female, MMN Howe, Contra Costa.
United States Census, 1910, Township 3, Contra Costa, California; RollT624_75; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 164; Image: 102.
United States Census, 1920, Hillsboro, Washington, Oregon; RollT625_1505; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 420; Image: 972.
United States Census, 1930, Hillsboro, Washington, Oregon; Roll1957; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 34; Image: 688.0.
MARCELLIA A THOMAS
17 Aug 1909
27 Jul 1997
LR 97504 (Medford, Jackson, Oregon).
Oregon Death Index, 1903-98.
Thomas, Marcellia Angellin
Death Date: 27 Jul 1997
Birth Date: 17 Aug 1909
Spouse: John F.
Ede/Potter/Howe researcher I met on the Internet.
Obituaries, Marcellia Welch.