Shaw & Sons Funeral Directors
YAKIMA - Gertrude H. “Trudy” Sealock, was born January 4, 1918 in her parents’ home, located in the Lower Terrace Heights area. She passed away in Yakima on November 10, 2012, surrounded by her devoted family. Gertrude was born to Elizabeth (neé Boyle) and Amos H. Waddington, and raised in the Yakima - Moxee area. She attended Moxee Schools, graduating from Moxee High School in 1939. As a young woman Gertrude worked in several local fruit packing warehouses prior to her marriage.
Gertrude and Russell M. Sealock were married March 24, 1943 and resided in the Wapato and Harrah communities. Gertrude was a homemaker from the old school who enjoyed raising an extensive garden, often canning the fruits of her labor. As much as she enjoyed raising her chickens, they were often the main attraction at Sunday dinner. Gertrude actively assisted her husband in their diversified farming operations including ownership of the Adams View Dairy. Above all, family was most important to her. She delighted in the antics of her two sons, nieces, nephews and later her two grandchildren.
The Grange organization was also a big part of Gertrude’s life, and having been a member for over 70 years, she participated in many activities. Some of her favorites included drill team, officer positions, State Grange activities, Ladies Auxiliary, as well as working the Central Washington State Fair booth for many years. For Gertrude, teamwork was an important aspect of Grange life; her memberships included Terrace Heights, Ashue and Saluskin Granges. In recent years she also enjoyed attending the Salvation Army’s senior luncheons.
Gertrude is survived by a son, Wayne (Claudia) Sealock, of Yakima, WA; granddaughter Erin Sealock, of Seattle, WA; grandson Adam Sealock, of St. Paul, MN; her niece, Joanne Gilkeson (neé Waddington), of Lakebay, WA; cousins Margret Keys, Dorothy Woodward and Helen Rought of Yakima, WA.
Gertrude was preceded in death by her husband Russell, their son Roger, her brother John A. Waddington, her nephew John L. Waddington, and her parents.
The Sealock family wishes to express special thanks to the staff at Good Samaritan Nursing Home for her care. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Salvation Army.
Viewing will be offered Wednesday, November 14, 2012, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., at Shaw & Sons Funeral Directors, 201 N. 2nd St., Yakima. Funeral Services are slated for Thursday, Nov. 15th at 10 a.m., also at the funeral home.
Please visit the online memorial page at www.shawandsons.net.