The Otey Family

Otey Clematis

 
Current Otey Family Update... 

South yard

We continue with projects around the house... some landscaping changes to accommodate the increasingly shady area in front and sunny in the back (trees are growing and coming down, respectively). This project has however, created a very special spot in the shade just right for Lynda's hammock ... ahhh!  Extending the front garden to the street is on the agenda and partially started.  Less mowing and water, more color!  We've decided this is where we will retire so might as well make it the way we like it.

 
 Conner - 2009 Conner graduated from Eisenhower HS in June 2009 and YVCC in 2012. Conner transferred from Central Washington's Aviation in program to Big Bend Aviation in Moses Lake. About an hour further away from Yakima on the map but a much better fit for his piloting goals. He is enjoying life, girlfriend Kylie, school and working part time at the area's FBO (Fixed Base Operator) facility. It's similar work to what he did in Yakima but not as much small airplane activity.
 
 Kennon & Mia - October 2017

We welcome Mia Simone to the Otey family with a beautiful wedding celebration to start their life as one in October 2017.  Kennon and Mia Simone, now Mia Otey, still live in the Boston area with hopes to find their way back to the Pacific Northwest eventually. Kennon is a Harvest Team Coordinator for NETA (New England Treatment Access, a medical marijuana distributor). Mia is a district sales manager for Fiji water. They share their home with Eevee and Minnie, their two rescue dogs.

   

Frances
Frances

In April 2014, Zoey was also adopted from the SPCA.  She is a Brindle Boxer mix... maybe Terrier in that "mix." Very high energy but smart.  Now if we can just get her to so easily climb that 6' fence - that would be great.

We said "Good-bye" to Frances in September 2015. It was a difficult time for all the Otey's. She was such a large part of our family. Gone but not forgotten.

Zoey
Zoey

 Bruce (now Sonny)
Bruce

Because we are 'Dog people' we have also become Foster (dog) parents for Wags to Riches Animal Santuary.  It has been a great experience for Zoey, Robin and Lynda and our fosters so far, Bruce, Lacey, Tucker, Fancy, Chevy (the 3 legged wonder dog), Jango, Bella, Karma, Mindi, Mosaic, and Jenny.

 Lacey
Lacey

Jenny
Jenny
Mosaic / Monet / Cee Cee     Mindi
      Mosaic                            Mindi
Karma 

Tucker
Tucker

Fancy    Chevy - the 3 legged wonder dog    Jango
       Fancy                           Chevy                         Jango

Bella
Bella


Family Tree Research Family History research is just liking piecing a puzzle together... a 300 year old puzzle.  My third cousin and friend, Norman Schauls, has continued progress on his branch of the Schauls tree. He has even finished his several year project and created a wonderful book of the entire family!  Stop by www.schauls.net and see his progress. or order your own copy.   For Lynda, it's an ongoing process as time permits but very rewarding when another piece fits.  Link to see the Johann Schauls, Bry Fretwell, and Dilworth families back to the 1700s.