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Polly Lynn Zehm

Oct. 30, 1957 to July 1, 2022

Polly Lynn Zehm passed away on July 1, 2022, at her home in Olympia, Wash. She was 64 years old. Polly was born Oct. 30, 1957, in Spokane, Wash., to Leonard and Mona Zehm (Lundstrum).

Polly grew up in the Palouse, graduating from Liberty High School in 1976.

Polly graduated from Central Washington University in 1980 with a BS in Biology, and was promptly hired by the City of Ellensburg; her first laboratory job; at Ellensburg’s Waste Water Treatment Plant. She was the first woman, ever, to work at the plant, helping to pave the way for the first female lead operator there, which finally occurr...


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