Lydia Waugh Pollard, born February 13, 1923 to James Black Waugh and Gertrude Luddicoat Waugh in Auburn, WA, in a house on Main St. She grew up in Auburn, participated in Drill team and graduated from Auburn High School in 1941.
She met Thomas B. Pollard, who was in the Army, stationed at camp Lewis. They married in Seattle in 1942. Lydia worked for the Auburn Globe newspaper as a reporter for the Society Page. Tom separated from WWII and they settled in Auburn and had 8 children; Thomas (Debbie, deceased), Suzanne (James), James (Linda), Jack (Lori), Judith (Dwight), Daniel (Cathy), Cynthia (Roger), Larry (Theresa).
Lydia was active in her children’s school and a member of White River Presbyterian Church. Both her and Tom held office in the American Legion post 78. She also worked at the American Legion State of office as State Secretary.
After retiring she spent many happy years in her home. She had 14 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. She loved family Bingo and Sunday night cards. Lydia was a sports enthusiast; she loved the Mariners, Seattle Seahawks, and Washington Huskies.
She passed into Heaven on September 30, 2017.