Amelia “Amy” Grace Rattray was born to Ethel and Leo Voigt, April 12, 1925, in Bon Homme, S.D. She passed away peacefully Aug. 4, 2019, at SharonCare Center Assisted Living.
Amy’s family owned a farm in Tyndall, S.D., where she enjoyed being a farm girl with her two brothers. After graduating from high school, she got her teaching certificate and taught in a one room school house. Amy moved to Seattle in 1945, and worked various jobs. Her final workplace was Dairigold after 15 years at the cheese processing plant in Seattle. The plant moved to Chehalis, Wash., and Amy had to make the difficult decision to leave her family and move to Chehalis, where she worked for another 10 years before retiring. In 1981, she married William Rattray and they had many happy years together before he passed away in November of 2013. Amy loved faith, family, friends, golfing, bowling and baking lots of cookies to give away.
She is survived by her daughter, Leila Miller; and son-in-law, Albert Miller; as well as her three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren, who will miss her very much, but we know we will see her again in Heaven. It’s not a goodbye, it’s a see you later.
Many thanks to Sharon Care Center and all the aids that made her days brighter and to Hospice Care for all the comfort they gave her. In lieu of flowers, please consider a gift to Love Inc. of Lewis County. A celebration of life will be held at Harrison Square Church at 2 p.m., Friday, Aug. 16, 2019.