Cleo E. Roundy
October 30, 1911 ~ July 6, 2014
Cleo Evelyn Garner Roundy was born in Lind, WA on October 30, 1911, along with her twin brother, Elno, to Frederick and Emily Garner, who were wheat farmers. The family of eight moved to Hayden Lake, ID in 1915 and she grew up there and graduated from Coeur d’Alene High School in 1930. Cleo quietly passed away July 6, 2014, in Wenatchee, WA. She lived the majority of her life in the Entiat Valley, having married Donald Roundy on November 28, 1934. Their honeymoon was a pack (horseback) trip around the rim of the valley. Times certainly have changed! Cleo made her choice to serve God in 1939 and enjoyed the fellowship of others in a worldwide fellowship with our Heavenly Father for the rest of her days. Don and Cleo moved from the Entiat Valley to Pomeroy, WA in 1960 and then to Ukiah, OR in 1962. Upon retiring from the U.S. Forest Service in 1970, they moved back to the Entiat Valley and went to work fixing up the old homestead at the mouth of MacKenzie Canyon and rehabilitating several old forest trails and perhaps some new ones. They spent their latter days travelling the old logging and fire roads in the valley. Every day was a new picnic. Long life is probably in the genes, but all those long hours Cleo spent weeding her huge garden and then canning all those fruits and vegetables for her family, had to be a part of the blessing of a healthy life well lived. Cleo was always smiling and happy and was always willing to play a spirited domino game of 42 with her family.
She is survived by her sons, Elno D. Roundy (Wife - Sandra) of Kingman, AZ, Newell J. Roundy (Wife - Emma) of Chino Valley, AZ; and her daughter, Patricia Dowane Biles of East Wenatchee, WA; nine grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and 18 great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by Donald Roundy, her husband of 69 years (2003); three sisters; and three brothers. She was the last surviving member of her immediate Garner family.
The family would like to thank the many thoughtful and loving caregivers who took care of her during her last few years.
A Funeral Service for Cleo will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, July 12, 2014, at Telford’s Chapel of the Valley in East Wenatchee with burial following, at the Entiat Cemetery and a luncheon served at the Entiat Grange following the Graveside Service. Viewing is Friday from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Telford’s. Arrangements are by Telford’s Chapel of the Valley, East Wenatchee, WA.