Isabella B. Weitman, 94, of Omak, Wash. passed away quietly at Golden Years in Riverside, Wash. She was born May 10, 1924 in Spearfish, S.D. to Fred and Louisa Lemke.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charley; son, Thomas; and three great-grandchildren. She is survived by her son, Richard; daughters, Susan and Jean; eight grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
After graduating from high school, she went to Seattle and worked for Boeing while living with her sister, Marie, and family. On a visit to Omak to another sister, Ellen, she met Charley. They were married after a whirlwind romance on Sept. 22, 1945. After their honeymoon, they settled on the Weitman family ranch at Moses Meadows.
Isabella became very active in 4-H, as the kids got older and went on to other things, she helped with judging and teaching sewing for many years afterwards. During this time, her and her husband joined Washington State Cattlemen’s Association. She became active helping the women’s side of it called the “Cowbells” and later known as the Cattlewomen. She was honored in the early years of 2000 as “Cattlewoman of the Year”, she was surprised and honored.
In 1992, her and Charley left the ranch life and moved to Malott, Wash. There she was involved with the women’s group called the Chiliwist Club. She enjoyed a variety of things. She was a great cook, sewed for many people besides family, liked playing games with her grandkids, even in the middle of a hectic day.
Services for Isabella will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018 at Precht-Harrison-Nearents Chapel, 2547 Elmway, Okanogan, WA. In lieu of flowers, you may donate to a charity of your choice. Precht-Harrison-Nearents Chapel is caring for the arrangements.