Louella Washburn, 97; Last Of Her Family’s 1920s Generation

IN MEMORIAM: Louella Washburn, 97;

Last Of Her Family’s 1920s Generation

Louella Washburn

UNADILLA – Louella Mary Washburn, 97, last survivor of the 1920s generation of the Washburn family, passed away peacefully at Fox Nursing Home in Oneonta on Friday, Feb. 1, 2019 after a short illness.

Known as “Nanny,” she was born Nov. 4 in the Town of Bethel on the family farm, the daughter of the late Archie and Mary (Buchanan) Washburn.

She was a 1940 graduate of Unadilla Schools, lived on the farm on Washburn Road with her brother, Roland, for over 82 years.

She was predeceased by her brothers, Earl Washburn, Robert Glover and Roland J. Wilford, and twin brothers, Charles A. and Harold Washburn, all of Unadilla.  She is survived by her sister-in-law, Philomena Mongillo Washburn, Oneonta; nephews Gary Washburn of Oneonta, Church (Pat) Washburn of Oneonta, Roland (Janet) Washburn of Otego, Jim Washburn and family of Bainbridge, Bud Washburn and David Washburn of Unadilla; niece Phyllis Dolly Washburn Arnold, Bainbridge, several great-nieces and great-nephews and her special cat, “Susie.”

Funeral Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at the Westcott-Madden Funeral Home, 123 Main St., Unadilla, with the Rev. Benjamin Shaw officiating.  Burial will be in Evergreen Hill Cemetery, Unadilla, in the spring.   Calling hours will be 10-11 a.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to any animal shelter of your choice.  Online condolences may be made at:    www.wmaddenfh.com.


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