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36 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, July 14 - July 20, 2000 Obituaries Catherine M. Turner, Long Neck homemaker Catherine M. Turner, 81, of Long Neck and formerly of Elli- cott City, Md., died Saturday, July 8, 2000, of cancer at home. Mrs. Turner was born in Glas- gow, Scotland. She was a home- maker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert L., in 1997. She is survived by two sons, Ronald Grieve of Glasgow, Scot- land, and Robert L. Turner Jr. of Long Neck; two daughters, Susan Marriott of Butte, Mont. and Eliz- abeth Callaban at home; six grandchildren; and a great-grand- son. Services will be held at i I a.m., Friday, July 14, from the Chapel of Melson Funeral Services, Long Neck Road and Delaware 24, Long Neck, with burial in Hen- Iopen Memorial Cemetery. Arrangements by Melson Fu- neral Services, Long Neck. Carolyn Coffman Eliason, active in community Carolyn Coffman Eliason, 78, of Rehoboth Beach and formerly of Quincy, Ill., died Sunday, July 9, 2000. Mrs. Eliason graduated from Quincy Senior High School in 1939, where she was a cheer- leader, member of the Sub Deb Club and the rifle team. She at- tended William Woods College and the University of Missouri. She married John Eliason on Nov. I I, 1944. She was an aviation en- thusiast, logging over 50 solo hours. Mrs. Eliason was active in civic affairs in Quincy, including the Quincy Ser- vice League, and chaired several Heart Fund drives and helped to established a Multiple Scle- rosis Organiza- tion. She was a member of the ELIASON Quincy Little Theater organiza, tion and was active in children's theater for the Quincy Service League. She was also a hospice volunteer in Quincy. She was an avid golfer from the age of seven and participated in club and state tournaments in Illi- nois. She was a past member of the Quincy Country Club and the Spring Lake Country Club. She was an active bowler and partici- pated in many state and local tournaments. Commander and Mrs. Eliason relocated to Rehoboth Beach in 1986 where she became active in All Saints' Episcopal Parish women's organizations. She went to Shawnee and Sussex Pines Country Clubs where she played golf and bridge. She volunteered at Beebe_Hospital for several years and conducted bereavement sessions for Delaware Hospice. She was a past member of the VIA and was currently a member of the Rehoboth Beach Country Club where she played golf and bridge until health restricted her activities. She was also active in the Kiwanis Ladies Group. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Anne Withers, and a brother, John Randolph Coffman. She is survived by her husband John of Rehoboth Beach;-two sons, Jeffrey of San Antonio, Texas and Craig of Lewes; grand- children, Melissa Fu Fellam of Atlanta, Ga., Andrea Robertson of Knoxville, Tenn., Patrick Withers of Charleston, S.C., Robert Ella- son of Beldenviile, Wis., Patricia Seehuetter of Newport, Maine, Scott Eliason of Dallas, Texas, Larry Eliason of Lewes and An- drew Eliason of Lewes; and a great-grandson, Derek Eliason of Lewes. Memorial services will be held at I I a.m., July 17, at All Saints Episcopal Church, ! 8 Olive Av- enue, Rehoboth Beach. Burial will be private. Contributions are suggested to the Kiwanis Foundation of Re- hoboth Beach, P.O, Box 786, Re- hoboth Beach, DE 1997 I. Arrangements by Parsell Funer- al Homes & Crematorium, Lewes. Florence E. Reb, WWII civilian volunteer Florence E. Rob, 93, of Dover and formerly of Rehoboth Beach, died Monday, July 10, 2000, in Silver Lake Nursing Home, Dover. Mrs. Reb's father and mother crossed the country in a covered wagon during the gold rush. She was a civilian volunteer in a defense plant in New York dur- ing World War II. She enjoyed playing the organ, oil painting and spending time with her family and grandchildren. She was a member of Epworth United Methodist Church, Re- hoboth and the Lewes Senior Center. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Ronald and Maureen Rob of Dover; two grandchildren, Robert and Kevin Reunion Continue from page 34 the 1900s to the year 2000. The next reunion is scheduled for two years hence. Class colors of purple and gold are always featured at the festivi- ties. This year, table decorations crafted by Mary Hayden and Sylvia Bonk were seashells hold- ing sprays of pansies, the class flower. They were presented as door prizes. Entertainment in- cluded reminiscing and viewing the photographs and scrapbooks telling of earlier gatherings. Re- marks prepared and delivered by Anna Boche, their high school English teacher, at the 45th-year anniversary of their graduation in 1980 have been preserved and were once again read and en- joyed. Classmates unable to attend this year were Henry Hill and Edna Short of Lewes, Margaret Broed- ers Wright of Rehoboth Beach, Elva Neff White of Colorado, Jane Wingate Miller of Salisbury, Md. and Dorothy Schmierer Massey of Columbus, Ga. The cohesiveness of this class might be explained by the number of graduates who continue to live in the Lewes-Rehoboth area throughout their lives, with most of the male members having served in the armed forces the world over during World War II. Those who were residents of the area when they passed away in- elude Marian Aydelotte Waldron, Emory Brittingham, Weldon Brit- tingham, Eva Dodd Hazzard, Louis Ingram, Bailey Maull, Al- bert Morris, John Smith, Clifford Taylor, Bill Tracy, Ed Truitt, Mar- garet Vincent Lindale, Gilbert Virden, Peggy Walls Compton, Bill Walsh and Jim Warrington. Adirondack Sets " Bistro Sets Ghimaneas , Tiki Umbrellas Teak Outdoor Sets . Garden Products and other select items on Sale Reb, both of Dover; a grand- daughter-in-law, Kelly Reb of Dover; and a great-grandson, Jet- aid Thomas Rob of Dover. Services and burial were pri- vate. Grace Ursula Young, nursing instructor Grace Ursula Young, 78, of Long Neck, died Friday, July 7, 2000, at Beebe Medical Center, Lewes. Mrs. Young was a graduate of Temple University and a graduate of and former instructor at Epis- copal Hospital School of Nursing. She is survived by her son, Robert J. Karafin and his wife, Nancy, and a granddaughter, Dawn. Graveside services were held at Whitemarsh Memorial Park, Am- bler, Pa. Contributions are suggested to the Tunnell Cancer Center, c/o Beebe Medical Center, Savannah Road, Lewes, DE 19958. Arrangements by Parsell Funer- al Homes & Crematorium, Lewes. Arthur D. Doucette, city inspector Arthur D. Doucette, 69, of Ris- ing Sun, Md., died Saturday, July 9, 2000, at home. Mr. Doucette had been an in- spector for the city of Newark for 12 years, retiring in 1997. Prior to that, he had been employed by Chrysler for nine years. He was a member of Hopewell United Methodist Cllurch, Port Deposit, Md., and was a member of Solomon Lodge 36, AF&AM. He was a U.S. army veteran of the Korean War and an avid hunter and fisherman. He is survived by his wife, El- nora "Ellie" Louise Tozier Doucette; his children Jeffrey A. 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