Lennah M. Dickeson
November 7, 1923 ~ March 17, 2014
Lennah M. Dickeson, 90, a resident of Wenatchee, WA for the past 60 years, passed away on March 17, 2014. She was born on November 7, 1923, at Tilden, NB to the late John R. and Magdalena “Lena” (Schinck) Fields. She was raised on the family farm, near Tilden, and attended a country school. Following tenth grade, she attended high school in Tilden, by horse and buggy, which was five miles away from home. She graduated at age 16, and then taught at a rural schoolhouse, grades first through eight. At age 18, she entered Nursing school at Omaha, NB, where she graduated in July of 1945 and interned for the U.S. Nurse Cadet Corps for three years. While still in training, she moved to Leavenworth in the spring of 1946, where she went to work for her cousin, Dr. Hopkins, who owned 98% of the stock of Cascade Hospital. She met Charles Eugene Dickeson, a medaled ski jumper; they were later married on December 22, 1946, at the old Methodist Church, in Leavenworth and made their home in Wenatchee. She went to work at Wenatchee Valley Clinic in February 1947, and remained there through the summer of 1956. For the next 16 years, Lennah stayed at home to raise her children and enjoy their younger years together. In 1972, she returned to work at the “old” Deaconess Hospital and then to the newly constructed Central Washington Hospital, retiring in 1989. Following her retirement, “she enjoyed life”, travelling to Europe a couple of times, and attending family reunions in Maine and Nebraska. Lennah enjoyed reading and the hunt of color antiques, coordinated glassware and silverware. She was a former member of the Brethren Baptist Church, United Alumni of Nebraska and the Methodist School of Nursing.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Charles Dickeson on April 22, 1982; three brothers, Clyde Fields, Francis Fields and Ralph Fields; and one sister, Marjorie Johnson. Lennah leaves behind her children, Lana Miller of Wenatchee, and John Dickeson of Seattle; sister-in-law, Loretta Fields of Madison, NB; four grandchildren, Jason Crossley and Drew Crossley, both of East Wenatchee, and Matthew Dickeson and Charles Dickeson, both of Seattle, WA; and two great-grandchildren, Kaitlynn Crossley and Dylan Crossley, both of East Wenatchee.
A Memorial Service was previously held. The family wishes to “Thank” Hospice and the Knights of Columbus for their wonderful care of our mother. Memorial donations are suggested to Central Washington Hospital’s Nursing Scholarship Fund. You are invited to view her online guestbook at www.heritagememorialchapel.com. Arrangements are in the care of Heritage Memorial Chapel, East Wenatchee.