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Nevada Arizona Ellen "Dolly" Grubb

Monday, August 4, 2003

Nevada Arizona Ellen "Dolly" Grubb, 91, of Odessa, died Saturday, Aug. 2, 2003, at New Haven Nursing Home in Odessa.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 4, at Ralph O. Jones Funeral Home in Odessa. Burial will be in Concord Cemetery in rural Bates City. Memorials are suggested to Concord Cemetery Association in care of the funeral home.

Born Feb. 23, 1912, in Dunseith, N.D., she was the daughter of the late William and Arizona Stowell. The family moved to Idaho and then to Big Sandy, Mont., where they homesteaded. They moved to East Independence by covered wagon, arriving in 1924. She attended school at Spring Branch School in Independence before beginning work as a domestic for the Harold Hattey family south of Bates City. On Dec. 31, 1937, south of Bates City, she married Henry Valentine Grubb, who survives of the home. Thereafter, she was a lifelong resident of rural Odessa and Bates City, with the exception of 10 years when the family lived in Chatfield, Minn. After her marriage, she worked briefly at Odessa Shoe Factory and was also a housewife. She also cared for 10 of her grandchildren before and after school for many years. She had been a member of Concord Extension Club since 1992.

Additional survivors include one brother, Ben Stowell of Sibley; four sons, Johnnie Grubb and wife Margie of Alma, and George Grubb and wife Portia, Bob Grubb and wife Marie and Henry L. and wife Beth, all of rural Odessa; 13 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Jim, Charlie and Joe Stowell, and two sisters, Hannah Crabb and Lodica Friend.

Additional information provided per family recompense.