PATRICIA ELLEN 'PAT' ATTEBERRY died December 9, 1992. She is survived by her husband, W. C. 'Chady' Atteberry, and daughters Barbara and Beverly.
We in engine land have lost a great lady. Pat has worked tirelessly to promote our steam and tractor show at Pawnee, Oklahoma, and all things concerning the old engines.
I can remember her sharp tongue when I did the wrong thing, but mostly I remember a heart full of compassion, help, and understanding when things didn't work out as I had planned.
To me Pat was one of the most precious things a person can have. She was my friend. When I was down, her hand was always out to pick me up. She. always told me, 'You do the best you can, and that is all anyone can expect.'
I feel we can lay Pat to rest with the words, 'Well Done Thou Good and Faithful Servant.'
Submitted by Herb Little, President, and Oklahoma Steam Threshing and Gas Engine Association, Inc., and Dot Fry, Secretary, Rt 1, Box 533J, Newalla, Oklahoma 74857.
RALPH A. COLE, 52, of Leland, Illinois, passed away November 5,1992.
Ralph was born January 22, 1940 in Charleston, Illinois, to Robert and Olive (Courtney) Cole. He married Kathleen Brown on April 23,1978 in Scales Mound, Illinois. He was employed at Caterpillar Tractor Company, Aurora, for 30 years. He was a member of the United Methodist Church of Leland and a member and past secretary of the Sandwich Early Day Engine Club.
Ralph was a collector of buggies and engines, and his display was a cornerstone of the Antique Farm Machinery Display at the Sandwich Fair. He was always ready to lend a helping hand or some useful advice. He was a valued member of our club, and his smiling face and quick wit will be missed by all.
He is survived by his wife, two daughters, two sons, seven brothers and five sisters.
Submitted by Ray Forrer, Sec, Sandwich Early Day Engine Club, 105 North St., Box 43, Somonauk, Illinois 60552.
DAVID STANLEY RITCHIE, 51, of 115 Ashby St., Bridgewater, Virginia died July 4, 1992 in Harrisonburg, Virginia. He had just returned from the Blue Ridge Steam and Gas Show at Grottoes, Virginia.
David was a charter member of the Blue Ridge Steam and Gas Association, Tri-County Antique Car Club, and Eureka Lodge No. 195 AF and AM of Bridgewater, Virginia.
He married Jeanette Sharp on May 29, 1964. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his mother, Bertha Ritchie Baker; a daughter, Delores M. Simmons; a son, Terry L. Ritchie; and two brothers.
He will be missed by members of the Blue Ridge Steam and Gas Association. I will miss attending shows with him, but I am grateful for all the fun and family times we shared.
Submitted by Walter Fansler, 400 Bruce Street, Bridgewater, Virginia 22812.
WALLACE LOWRIE of R.R. 6, Forest, Ontario, Canada, aged 82, passed away at Strathroy Hospital on September 23, 1992. His wife, Doris Lowrie, died in 1988. He is survived by a son, Gary, and a daughter, Barbara Tomlison; a sister, Phyllis Shoff; and six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
The Lowries were active members of the Western Ontario Steam Threshers.
Wallace and Gary restored tractors and gas engines. Their favorite tractor was a Waterloo Boy which they restored back in the 1960s. They had displayed it at our show each year since.
Wallace was an honorary life member of the Western Ontario Steam Threshers. He served as president during the years of 1968 and 1969. He will be missed by his family and his many friends.
Submitted by Francis Peers, 29 North River Rd., Wallaceburg, Ontario, Canada N8A4R3.
EDWARD J. 'TED' WORRALL of Loma, Montana, died October 24, 1992 from cancer at a Fort Benton nursing home.
Ted was born at Thorne, North Dakota, on June 13, 1913, the son of George and Cora Worrall. He served in the Navy in World War II and was a member of Big Sandy American Legion and the V.F.W.
His farming interests north of Loma kept him busy, besides attending steam engine shows. Ted was active in establishing the Montana State Agriculture Museum in Fort Benton, Montana. He generously helped many tractor collectors and museums in their restoration projects with his knowledge and information from his large collection of machinery instruction manuals and parts books.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Florence; a son, Jay; a daughter, Jeanette Schultz; a sister, two brothers and five grandchildren.
Ted will be missed by his family and his many friends.
Submitted by Carl Mehmke, Highwood Rt., Box 88, Great Falls, Montana 59405.
LAWRENCE W. 'LARRY' ROMBLOM was born October 11, 1918 at Cheboygan, Michigan, and died November 5, 1992, at Waukesha Memorial Hospital.
A Waukesha resident, he was a member of the Evangelical Convent Church in Milwaukee, Linde Lodge 492, and the Swedish American Historical Society. He was a service engineer for the Pure Pak Division of Ex-Cell-O Corp. for 42 years, before retiring in 1981.
He is survived by his wife, Vera; sons Edward and Raymond P.; six grandchildren, and two step-grandchildren.
Larry was a collector of gas and marine engines, antique tools, old books, etc. He will be missed by all of the wonderful people that attend the engine shows.
Submitted by Vera Romblom, 1027 Summit Ave., Waukesha, Wisconsin 53188.