Obituary - Mrs. Violet M. Dean
9 August 1949 The Tumut and Adelong Times
After several weeks of intense suffering, death came as a happy release to Mrs. Violet Mary Dean, wife of Mr. Wal. Dean, of Simpson-Street, Tumut, at 9 a.m. on Saturday last.
The late Mrs. Dean had been in ill- health for the past four years and the complaint from which she suffered gradually grew worse, especially during the past two months.
She was confined to her bed for ten days prior to her demise, during which she suffered greatly despite skilful medical attention. She was not in hospital as previously reported.
The late Mrs. Dean was born at Gocup 57 years ago, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Richard Clee who had a farm in that locality.
Thirty-six years ago she married Mr. Walter Dean, of Tumut.
They first resided at Tumut Plains, where Mr. Dean had a farm, then at 'Springfield' and later at Bombowlee, finally moving to Tumut when Mr. Dean joined the outdoor staff of the Tumut Shire Council.
The late Mrs. Dean was essentially a home-loving woman, but she liberally assisted with every charitable cause.
In addition to the members of her family who cared for her during her illness were Nurse Symons, Mrs. Tozer, Mrs. J. Brown and Mrs. P. Clee.
Besides the sorrowing husband a family of three survive, viz.: Harold (Queensland border), Gwen (Mrs. Dick Kell, Lacmalac) and Stella (Mrs. J. Farnell, Tumut).
Sisters and brothers also surviving are Josie (Mrs. A. E. Back, Tumut), Gertie (Mrs. Dale, Fairfield), Annie (Mrs. Millard, Marrickville), Messrs. Harry (Tumut), Thomas (Forbes), William (Mt. Victoria). Percy (Tumut) and Norman Clee (Batlow).
The funeral took place on Satur- day last, leaving from the Presbyterian Church, Tumut, at 1.30 p.m. after a service conducted by Rev. R. S. Woodger for the Presbyterian portion of the Tumut New Cemetery. Rev. Woodger officiated at the graveside and W. W. Beavan & Son had charge of the mortuary arrangements.
The pall-bearers were Messrs. William, Percy, Thomas and Norman Clee (brothers), J. Farnell and Dick Kell (sons-in-law).
Beautiful floral tributes were noted from Wal.; Stella, Joe and Derek; Gwen, Dick and family; Harold; Annie and family; Tom, Lot and family; Uncle Jim and Doris;Kit, Gus and Brian; Arthur and family and Jenny; Joe, Bert and Ronnie; Dan., Mary and family; Mr. J. Bas sett, Percy, Doreen and family; Norm., Flo. and family; Muriel, Joe and family; Merv., Phil, and family; Bob, Lou and family; Myrene, Reg. and' Rhonda; Trevor, Myra and Helen; Aunty Mary and family; Voyne and Jim; Bill, Thelma and family; Hilda, Clarrie and family; Kathleen and Matt. French; Claude Joan and boys; Ray and Ada Broome; Perce, Alma and family; Shire employees; Emma, Jim, Fred die and Joyce; Mr. and Mrs. C. Brown and family; Peggy and Fred.; Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Quarmby and Dorothy; Mrs.' D. McGrath, Jack, Con. and Keith; Mrs. Simmons; Fred, and Joyce Back; Mr. and Mrs. J. Goode and family; Bob and Annie Kell; Jock, Bertha and girls; Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Learmont and family; Bob, Myrtle and family; Bunny, Ethel and family; Mr. And Mrs. T. Malone and family; M. French, Stella, Arch., Dorrie and Gordon; Pat. and Lila Kelly; W. Bridle; Ray and Merle McGrath; the Carr family; Edna and Norm.Learmont; Hargreaves & Son; Bea- van family; 2WG Club; Harry, Amy and Neville; Mr. and Mrs. G. Hughes and family; Mr. and Mrs. Millard and children (Wagga); Mr. and Mrs. G. Tozer and Ruth; V. Bailey and E. Anderson; Mr. and Mrs. Ernie Crampton; Jean, Jim and family; M. Anderson and Una; R.A.O.B. Lodge (Adelong); Aunt Kate, Glo and Cecil; Bob, Mrs. Connors and family; Peggy and Reg. Tozer and family; Wendy Russell; M. and J. Kell jnr.; Mervis, Don. and Ralph Kell; Bill, Daisy and John Frowd; Mr. and Mrs. D. Phillip; Owenie, Jessie, Dot and Joan.