Vyrlee (Lee) Faye Ahlberg, age 84, of Ankeny, Iowa, passed away September 1, 2018.
Lee worked as a telephone operator from 1977 until her retirement in 1994.
Obituary and further information at Memorial Services of Iowa: http://hosting-24883.tributes.com/obituary/show/vyrlee-lee-ahlberg-106480851
Willadean “Willie” Marie Roberts, age 86, of Burlington, Iowa, passed away September 16, 2018.
Willadean worked as an operator for Northwestern Bell Telephone Company, retiring after 37 years.
Obituary and further information at Prugh-Thielen Funeral Home: https://www.prughfuneralservice.com/notices/WilladeanWillie-Roberts
Melford Gene Flynn, age 91, of Jacksonville, Florida, and previously of Des Moines, Iowa, passed away September 23, 2018.
Mel spent a large part of his professional life working on radio and communication equipment and as being a long-range planner for Northwestern Bell/AT&T in Des Moines.
Obituary and further information at Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home: https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/jacksonville-fl/melford-flynn-7998066
Ronald “Ron” E. Noe, age 72, of Davenport, Iowa, passed away September 15, 2018.
Ron retired after many years of employment as a technician with U.S. West Telephone Company.
Obituary and further information at Runge Mortuary: https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/davenport-ia/ronald-noe-7993137
Arnita M Searle, age 94, of Mason City, Iowa, passed away August 27, 2018.
After graduating from Mason City High School in 1941, Arnita worked as a telephone operator with Pacific Bell in San Francisco, California. She later moved back to Mason City, and continued working as a telephone operator with U.S. West (formerly Northwestern Bell) until her retirement in 1981. Arnita was a member of the Telephone Pioneers.
Obituary and further information at Major Erickson Funeral Home: http://www.majorericksonfuneralhome.com/obituaries/Arnita-Mae-Searle?obId=3251356#/obituaryInfo
Sandra Kay Thornton, age 72, of Des Moines, Iowa, passed away September 16, 2018.
Sandra retired from Northwestern Bell.
Obituary and further information at Ankeny Funeral Home: https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/ankeny-ia/sandra-thornton-7991245
Marilyn Mae Parsons, age 83, of Des Moines, Iowa, passed away September 7, 2018.
After many years as a switchboard operator, Marilyn retired from Bell Telephone in 1986 as a service and repair dispatcher.
Obituary and further information at Hamilton’s Funeral Home: http://www.hamiltonsfuneralhome.com/services/services_detail.aspx?rid=36662