Greta Alene Wortz, 93, of Wenatchee, WA, died January 23,2011, at Highgate Senior Living in Wenatchee. The daughter of Arthur and MaryBelle Young, she was born January 8, 1918, in Putnam County, Missouri. She also lived with her aunt and uncle, John and Gustie Hamilton. On May 2, 1936, she was married to George L. Wortz, who preceded her in death on June 23, 1993. Mrs. Wortz spent her first 18 years in Putnam County, and her last 75 years in the Wenatchee Valley. She joined the Monitor Methodist Church after moving to Lower Monitor Road. She sang in the choir and played the piano for Sunday school. In 1960, she joined the Sunnyslope Church of the Brethren and was involved with many church activities. She was a member of the Cashmere Senior Center and the Wenatchee Senior Center, where she played pinochle for many years.
Also preceding her in death were her parents; one son, Roger L. Wortz in 1991; one daughter, Karen (in infancy); one grandson, Daniel Wortz in 1982; four sisters, Lorene Hayes, Mary Ellen Lorence, Annabelle Henkel and Maxine Jones; and two brothers, Tommy Young and Herbert Hamilton. She is survived by one son, Lloyd James Wortz of Anaheim, CA; one daughter, Mrs. Wayne (Sharon) Kaiser of Nampa, ID; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Barbara Wortz of Wenatchee; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, January 27, 2011, at Jones & Jones~Betts Funeral Home in Wenatchee, with Pastor Michael Titus of the Sunnyslope Church of the Brethren/Baptist officiating. Private Family Interment will be at the Wenatchee City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please send memorial contributions to the Sunnyslope Church of the Brethren/Baptist, 3330 School Street, Wenatchee, WA 98801 or American Macular Degeneration Foundation, P.O. Box 515, Northampton, MA 01061-0515. Please express your thoughts and memories on the online guest book at jonesjonesbetts.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to Jones & Jones~Betts Funeral Home.