LONGVIEW — Longtime Cathlamet area resident Polly Britton passed away at the Hospice Care Center in Longview on Feb. 7, 2011, at the age of 73.

She was born Nov. 10, 1937, in Los Angeles, to Alan and Jane (Hart) Macrae. She grew up in California and graduated from Placerville High School in 1955. She married Bruce Britton May 26, 1956, in Reno. While he was in the military they traveled extensively, raising their three daughters.

Highlights of her life were her family time, gardening, camping, cooking and animals, especially her dog, Winnie. She loved the time she spent volunteering at Madigan Hospital children’s ward. She will be remembered for her insatiable enthusiasm for life and her positive uplifting attitude. Her great sense of humor and the ability to bring out the best in people will be treasured by her family and the many friends she leaves behind.

Survivors include her two daughters and their husbands, Kim and Jeff Tracy, and Pam and Joel Moore, all of Cathlamet; three grandsons, Corey Farmer, Kyle Farmer and Blake Anderson; her adopted daughter, Lucy Oman; and the JOA Campground family. Her husband, Bruce, who died in 1998; and a daughter, Michelle Farmer, who died in 2010, preceded her in death.

A celebration of her life was held on Feb. 12 at Dowling Chapel in Cathlamet. Private burial took place at Greenwood Cemetery in Cathlamet. Contributions in her name may be made to the Humane Society of Cowlitz County, P.O. Box 172 Longview, WA 98632 or Wahkiakum High School Football, P.O. Box 398, Cathlamet, WA 98612.

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