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About Wilda Eaton
Wilda (born Jan 28 1902), says her daughter Lorane, “could ride a horse better
than any man. She did trick riding at the Rodeo with her brother Gerald, and that
was when that kind of thing was just not allowed. She could kill a rabbit at 50
paces by hitting it between the eyes with a stone. Her parents were away for
months at a time, but never worried because Wilda would take care of them.
Wilda could live in the wilderness, knew how to catch a fish with some string and
bent wire; and knew the names of all the trees and bushes, and all the herbal
remedies for things.”
Wilda lived in tents when he worked for Railroad or picked apples after she took
up with Brownie. When she was a teenager, she went up with grandpa at the
forest service. She would prop her leg up on the saddle and roll up a cigarette with
one hand. Valla could do that too. When they worked in the forest, they did not
have a telephone, but could shinny up the pole and make a phone call using a clip
on phone thing; she was a switchboard operator at one time. Her dad had a livery
stable in Goldendale when he quit wheat ranching.
Sheltons and Tuttle were likely to have been Presbyterians; Eatons were Baptist.
Renee Flansburg was 11 when Wilda died around 1973; her parents divorced
when she was 8. She had angina for years.
Wilda Eaton's Timeline
August 1, 1028
Petaluma, California, United States
January 28, 1902
Chariton, Lucas, Iowa, United States
November 4, 1925
Goldendale, Washington, United States
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States