Velma 'Jean' Dickey

Former Peninsula resident, 79

Velma 'Jean' Dickey, 79, of Portland, died Wednesday, May 29, 2002, in Portland.

Mrs. Dickey was born April 4, 1923 in Fairview, Kan., one of eleven children to Jesse and Kathryn Munsey Hobbs. She grew up in Kansas and graduated from high school in Robinson, Kan.

She married Albert Henry Dickey in 1967. He died in 2000.

In 1948, she moved to Longview, Wash. She worked in various food industry jobs before moving to Seattle to work as an assembly line worker at Boeing. Following retirement in 1976, she and her husband moved to Klipsan Beach on the Long Beach Peninsula where they designed and built a home. In 1984, she moved to Lincoln City.

Family members say she enjoyed fishing, gardening, leather work and sewing. She was a past member of Long Beach Ladies of the Elks.

Survivors include a sister, Eudora Kilgore of Auburn, Wash.; four brothers, Billy D. Hobbs of Kelso, Wash., Jesse H. Hobbs of Horton, Kan., Larry E. Hobbs of Yakima, Wash., and Loren W. Hobbs of Portland; and thirty-five nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, three sisters and two brothers died earlier.

Graveside service was 11 a.m. today at Lone Fir Cemetery in Long Beach, Wash. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice, in care of Penttila's Chapel by the Sea, P.O. Box 417, Long Beach, WA 98631.

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