Obit: Grimes, Dr. Wilma (? - 1963)


Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon



Surnames: Grimes, Daeschner, Horrell, Leyda, Howard, Racine, Whittington


----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) August 29, 1963


Grimes, Dr. Wilma (? - 27 July 1963)


Word has been received by relatives and friends in Humbird of the death July 27, of Dr. Wilma Grimes, University-Washington speech professor and a native of Humbird.


Dr. Grimes, 56, was director of the Readers’ Theatre (workshop) at the University-Washington, and had been a member of the faculty there for 10 years.  She was nationally known in the fields of speech education and interpretation of literature. She also was the author of numerous articles and co-author of a recently published text book on oral interpretation.


Before going to Seattle, Dr. Grimes taught in secondary schools in Indiana and Illinois, and at the Universities of Oklahoma and Montana.  A graduate of the University-Wisconsin, Dr. Grimes received her Master’s Degree from Northwestern University and her doctorate from the University-Illinois.


She was the widow of Lt. Clyde D. Grimes, who was killed in act ion on New Guinea in 1943.


Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. William Daeschner, and a son, Roger Grimes, both of Seattle; her mother, Mrs. George Horrell of Paradise, Calif.; four sisters: Mrs. Donald (Kathleen) Leyda of Merritt Island, Fla., Mrs. Arthur (Muriel) Howard of Oroville, Calif., Mrs. C. R. (Ruth) Racine of Pontiac, Mich., and Mrs. C. A. (Jean) Whittington of Scott AFB, Ill.; and a brother, George Horrell of Boulder, Colo.  Several cousins, nieces and nephews live in the Humbird area.



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