Thursday, July 29, 2010

Pauline Gregory Harrington Mt. McCaleb Cemetery, Mackay, Idaho

NEW LISBON Pauline Harrington passed away Saturday, July 24, 2010.

She was born May 9, 1910, in New Lisbon, Otsego County, only daughter of Frank and Imogene Pattengill Gregory.
She married Clifford Harrington in Garrattsville on April 29, 1929. They had five children, Jane, Wayne, Ann, Paul and Dana.
She is survived by Jane and Rodney Stillwell, Canastota; special sons, Wayne of Monroe, Ga., Dana and Ilene Harrington of Mackay, Idaho, Ann Hopkins of Lewiston, and widow of Paul, Bonnie Harrington. There is some 69 grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren who also survive.
She was predeceased by her parents; husband, Clifford; son, Paul Harrington; and only brother, Stuart Gregory.
She was a farmer's wife 30 years in New York. In the 1960s she went back to school to get her high school diploma. She attended Magic Valley Christian College in Albion, Idaho. The next year she received her two-year degree from LC Normal School in Lewiston in 1965.
She taught school in Weippe, Idaho, South Dakota and Oregon.
After her husband died in 1980, she moved to Irrigon, Ore., where the winters were milder than Mackay, Idaho. She raised llamas, quilted, was active in Stokes Landing Senior Center for over 20 years. She donated many an afghan to the Irrigon and McNary School carnivals.
She moved to Lewiston in 2007, to live with her daughter, Ann, and Ralph Crawford. Our mom took many a trip with children to Alaska, Canada, back to New York, throughout the West.
She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
She was bright, alert, active until the last. The family had a huge 100th birthday celebration in May with some 46 relatives and friends attending. She arrived on her trusty John Deere lawn tractor which she used regularly to mow lawns or take a little trip.
Two of her grandchildren live nearby, Brian Dunlap, Lewiston, and Alane Watkins of Deary, as well as 19 others from Wisconsin to Georgia, Kansas, New York and Montana.
She was quite a lady, and kept in touch with friends and relatives, especially her children, via computer, phone and lots of letters.
We all enjoyed her at her 100th party. Daily Star July 29, 2010

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