Rosemarie Chabert (1897-1976)

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Miss Rosemarie Chabert, 79, of 818 W. Yakima Ave., died Sunday in St. Elizabeth Hospital. She was born in Kansas and moved with her parents to CleElum, where she attended grade school.

She finished high school in Yelm and then attended Bellingham Teachers College. She taught in Yelm and Oroville after leaving the college.

Miss Chabert then attended Washington State University and earned a B.A. degree. She taught seven years in Wapato before moving to the Yakima School District.

Before retiring from teaching, Miss Chabert taught in a cooperative kindergarten before public schools started to offer kindergarten as part of the standard curriculum.

She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, a member of the Women’s Association of that church and a charter member of the National Delta Kappa Gamma, a teacher’s organization.

She is survived be two sisters, Mrs. Florence Fields of Ontario, Ore., and Mrs. Ruth Capen of Yelm, as well as two nieces and three nephews.

(From the obituary of Rose Chabert)

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