Lilith Ione Stanwick, 101, of Oak Harbor, died Nov. 13, 2002 at Careage of Whidbey in Coupeville.
Mrs. Stanwick was born in Dawson, Neb., on Nov. 1, 1901, one of eight children born to Andrew Jackson Bobbitt and Melissa Jane (Happ) Bobbitt. As a small child, Ione moved to Orofino, Idaho, with her family. She attended Orofino schools, where she graduated from high school. She moved to Whidbey Island in 1989.
Ione was a gifted seamstress and was employed as a dressmaker. Her creations included many detailed clothing articles. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star. She loved gardening, cooking and sewing.
Ione is survived by four grandchildren, Linda Robertson and husband Dale of Greenbank, Laurie Davis and husband Bill of Gresham, Ore., Donald McLean and wife Lorraine of Portland, Ore., and Connie McLean of Bend, Ore.; 15 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren; also, many other relatives survive her. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold G. Stanwick in the 1950’s; by two sons, Willard D. McLean and Luther C. McLean; by one grandson, Harold McLean; also, by seven siblings.
In keeping with her wishes, no services will be held. Private inurnment will take place in Orofino, Idaho, at a later date. Arrangements and cremation under direction of Burley Funeral Chapel.