The following obituary was submitted by Sherry Parmentier (granddaughter of Vina Workman)

"Salkum---A 55-year Salkum resident, Vina Esther Workman died at her home Thursday, Dec. 26 [1996]. She was 79. Workman was born April 6, 1917, in Welch, W.Va., to James E. and Mary Emilky (Green) Lane. She married Flavel Edward Workman, also of Welch, on Dec 1, 1933. The couple relocated to Riffe in 1941, later moving to Pe Ell, Chehalis and then to Salkum in the early 1970's. Vina Workman was a homemaker who loved gardening and crocheting. She was a member of the Western Union Babtist Church in Silver Creek, Wash. Workman was preceded in death by her husband, Flavel, in 1994; her son Roger E.; granddaughter Rhonda Looney in 1987; and her grandson, Jason Johnson, in 1989. She is survived by two sons, Don G. of Spanaway and Tony A. of Hebo, Ore.; three daughters, Shirley Looney of Salkum, Patricia Ann Creson of Port Orford, Ore., Barbara Carol Workman of Fife; a brother, Clinton Lane of Salkum; a sister, Lou Burnside of Toledo; 15 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements were under the care of Brown Morturary Service."

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"A graveside service for Vina Esther Workman will be held Monday at 1 pm at the Doss Cemetery in Mossyrock with the Rev. Luther Pendleton and the Rev. Cecil Workman co-officiating."