The Enterprise, White Salmon, WA., June 19, 1997, page 16
Anna Loretta Tebbs died June 10, 1997, in Vancouver,
at the age of 88.
Mrs. Tebbs was born Nov. 5, 1908, to Lela (Stump) and Daniel Ferguson Thomson in Pleasant Valley, in eastern Klickitat County. They were both children of Klickitat pioneers.
Mrs. Tebbs married Cedric McEwen Tebbs on July 4, 1929, and moved to the Tebbs' ranch south of Goldendale where they farmed. The couple moved to Goldendale in 1937 and opened one of the first soft-ice cream shops, a franchise of Siberian ice cream.
The couple moved their family to White Salmon in the summer of 1944, where Mr. Tebbs took a job with the United States Soil Conservation Service. In 1960, the couple moved back to Goldendale.
Following Mr. Tebbs death in 1973, Mrs. Tebbs continued to live alone in her Goldendale home until her children moved her to Vancouer, where she could receive full care.
She was devoted to her family and was a devout member of the Goldendale Church of Christ having belonged when it was the Pleasant Valley Church of Christ. She and Mr. Tebbs organized the Church of Christ in White Salmon in 1951.
Mrs. Tebbs is survived by her children Shirley Jeanette Verley, Chehalis, Donald Cedric Tebbs, Loomis, Calif., Willis Larry Tebbs, Portland Ore.; sister Lorena Venne, Bremerton; brother John Charles Thomson, Goldendale and 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Services for Mrs Tebbs, were held at the Erdman Funeral Home in Goldendale on June 14 at 10 a.m., with graveside service following at the Goldendale IOOF Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements were handled by Erdman Funeral Home, Goldendale.
© Jeffrey L. Elmer