Vary Family

Three Vary Sisters - Ada, Ava, & Iva

Iva Grace VARYAge: 97 years19152013

Name
Iva Grace VARY
Birth May 14, 1915 33 36
Death of a maternal grandfatherFranklin Duane AUSTIN
February 6, 1928 (Age 12 years)
Birth of a son
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William Arthur “Bill Van” VAN ALSTINE
November 29, 1938 (Age 23 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherMary Melissa MURPHY
February 2, 1941 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a son
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Earl Russell VAN ALSTINE
June 29, 1942 (Age 27 years)
Death of a fatherLynn Carlton VARY
November 11, 1960 (Age 45 years)
Death of a motherGrace Irene AUSTIN
January 25, 1965 (Age 49 years)
Death of a brotherLyle Edward VARY
April 1984 (Age 68 years)
Death of a husbandHarold Everett VAN ALSTINE
November 26, 1991 (Age 76 years)
Death of a sisterAda Belle VARY
October 4, 2002 (Age 87 years)
Death of a sisterAvis M. VARY
July 15, 2004 (Age 89 years)
Death of a sonWilliam Arthur “Bill Van” VAN ALSTINE
December 2004 (Age 89 years)
Residence 2007 (Age 91 years)
Death of a sonEarl Russell VAN ALSTINE
September 5, 2010 (Age 95 years)
Burial of a sonEarl Russell VAN ALSTINE
September 18, 2010 (Age 95 years)
Death May 13, 2013 (Age 97 years)
Burial May 20, 2013 (7 days after death)
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Marriage: November 25, 1903Lowville, Lewis, New York, USA
5 years
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Hazel Leona VARY
Birth: 1908 25 29Denmark, Lewis, New York, USA
Death: 1908Denmark, Lewis, New York, USA
20 months
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3 years
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Three Vary Sisters - Ada, Ava, & IvaAvis M. VARY
Birth: October 8, 1912 30 34Harrisburg, Lewis, New York, USA
Death: July 15, 2004Lowville, Lewis, New York, USA
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William Arthur “Bill Van” VAN ALSTINE
Birth: November 29, 1938 25 23Lowville, Lewis, New York, USA
Death: December 2004San Diego, San Diego, California, USA
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During World War II, Iva was a Rosie-the-Riveter working as a drill press operator making guns at Remington Arms in Ilion, New York. She was honored to receive a "the Power of You" Certificate of Achievement for her contributions as a Rosie from the National Business Women's Week in 2012. In 1946 she traveled by ship to Germany with her six young children to join her husband who was serving in the US Army during the US Occupation of Germany. She accompanied her husband on another tour of duty in Berlin, Germany, in 1965-66 and did a tour of duty at Fort Churchill, Manitoba, Canada in the early 1950's. Iva had a busy life raising her six children and was known by many during the 17 years that she worked as a waitress at Laurel Diner. She made her home on or near many Army bases including the Walter Reed Medical Center in DC. During her husband's tour of duty at Walter Reed she helped build the home in Laurel, Maryland, where they ultimately decided to spend their retirement years.

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