|Death of Emma Belle Twohy – Northern
Kittitas County Tribune – June 30, 1977
Mrs. Emma Belle Twohy died on June 17, 1977, at her home on Peoh Street,
in Cle Elum. She was 85 years old.
She was born on March 9, 1892, in Olympia, Wash. Her parents were
pioneers who had crossed the country in a covered wagon and settled near
Tumwater in 1847. She had been a resident of Cle Elum for many years.
Her husband, William F. Twohy, survives her, along with a step-son, William
D, Twohy of Los Angeles, and four step-grandchildren: Dianne Eitreim and
Dorian King of Los Altos, California, Dara Schlossel of Menlo Park, California,
and Dana Eitreim of Huntington, New York. A niece, Elenor Stanford
of Seattle also survives.
Services were conducted Tuesday, June 21, 1977 at 11:00 AM at Brown's
Funeral Chapel, with Reverend Woodrow Epp officiating. Burial was in
the family plot at I.O.O. F. Cemetery in Olympia, Wash.
Death of Belle Bush Twohy – Daily
Olympian June 22, 1977
Mrs. William (Belle Bush) Twohy, the last of the four daughters of
John S. Bush pioneer family in nearby Bush Prairie, died in Cle Elum Saturday.
She was born at the homestead of the Bush family in 1892 and attended
the one-room Bush Prairie school. Her father, John Bush, was the son of
Owen Bush who migrated to Bush Prairie with his father, George Bush in 1843
[sic]. As Belle (Isabelle) Bush, Mrs. Twohy was employed in Olympia
stores for many years before she married and moved to Cle Elm where her husband
worked with the ralroad. Mrs. Twohy was a member of the Daughters of
the Pioneers. Survivors include her husband, William Twohy, Cle Elum,
and neices and nephews in Seattle, Longview, and Portland. The funeral
services took place in Cle Elum. A graveside service took place here
Tuesday at the Odd Fellows cemetery.