Goodbye Grandma Prettyman

My dear, sweet grandmother, Harriet Eva (Askew) Prettyman, passed away at 9:00 pm tonight, December 14, 2017. It was not unexpected, as she was 95 and had a rough last few years, but her loss leaves an empty hole in the hearts of all those who knew and loved her.

I’ll share more of her life story and our memories of her in the coming days and weeks, but for now I just wanted to share a few photos of her as part of my way of saying goodbye.


Harriet (R) with her two older sisters:

The Askew kids. From left, Harriet, Marian, Beulah, Frank, and Bob Askew:

Harriet’s senior year photo from Wadena High School:

Harriet and Bill on their wedding day:

Harriet and Bill and their two young children, Polly and Dan

The Prettyman family on the way to Easter services:

Harriet at Polly’s wedding:

Harriet and Bill enjoying their retirement:

Harriet and Dan

Harriet and Bill at the end of his life:

Harriet meeting her great-granddaughter Arwen, with grandson Michael and his wife Natasha:

2 thoughts on “Goodbye Grandma Prettyman

  1. Very interesting read. I came across this while searching my lineage, would love to know more regarding the Prettyman/Askew relationship. i have both in my line..Looking forward to reading much more

  2. Welcome! You have come to the right place. I’d love to help you out. I’m passionate about the Prettymans and the Askews and as far as I know now (clearly I don’t know everything about their intermarriages), they only intermarried once. So yours is an intriguing case. From what I know, the Prettymans all trace to a common single migrant, and the Askews appear to trace to just (one to Minnesota and one to the southern states somewhere.
    Do let me know more about your Prettyman/Askew connection. I’m about to fall asleep now and leave on vacation tomorrow, but you can post non-confidental information here, and I’ll email you tomorrow so you’ll have a way to send me anything that you might not want to post in a public forum.
    Looking forward to learning about this other Prettyman/Askew connection!

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