Children of James Henry Healy & Lucy Gertrude Miller

Dorothy Lucy Healy, was born in 1910 in Cheyenne, Wyoming, where her father was installing the plumbing and heating infrastructure at Fort Russell and where her parents met and married. About 1911 they moved back to St. Paul where Dorothy grew up. Dorothy married Patrick "Packey" Lynch and they had two daughters. Packey died young, age 49, while they were living in Omaha, Nebraska. Dorothy and her younger daughter eventually moved to San Diego and went into the real estate business. She died in San Diego in 1984 and is buried in Holy Cross Cemetery in San Diego.

James Miller Healy, was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, in 1912. As a young man, Jim ran a gas station and then worked for the railroads before joining Healy Brothers Plumbing and Heating Company. Jim married three times, first to Mary Ophelia "Felix" Fagan, then to Esther Marie Wessell and, after her death, to Genevieve "Gerry" Gearin. Jim never had any children of his own. He died in St. Paul in 1988 and is buried in Lakeside Cemetery, Fairmont, Minnesota.

Charles Edward "Chuck" Healy, was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, in 1914. After finishing flight training at Pensacola N.A.S., Ensign Healy headed to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, to join his new squadron. He married Jean Healy in Honolulu and they had three daughters. Chuck spent thirty years in the U.S. Navy, retiring after his last posting in Puerto Rico to work in private industry for a few years. He and Jean settled eventually in Coronado, California, where he died in 2003. He is buried in Holy Cross Cemetery in San Diego.

Audrey Catherine Healy was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, in 1917. She entered nurses training right after high school at St. Joseph's Hospital in St. Paul, finishing later at St. Mary’s Hospital in Tucson, Arizona. Tucson was where Audrey met and married her husband, Frank Allen. After living several years in Minnesota, the family moved to Southern California. Audrey and Frank had five children. After Frank died in 1986, Audrey moved to San Jacinto, California. She died there in 1994 and is buried in Holy Cross Cemetery in San Diego.

Hope Frances Healy was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, in 1919. After attending business college, she worked in various secretarial/clerical positions. While visiting her sister in Tucson, she met Cletus "Clete" Gombold, serving in the Army Air Force at the time. They had been married just over six months when Clete was killed in a plane crash. Hope returned home to Minnesota where their son was born. Five years later they moved to Coronado, California, where Hope graduated from university, got her library credential and was hired as the librarian at Mar Vista High School in Imperial Beach. It was there that she met her second husband, George Koontz. She and George spent the next fifteen years traveling before George died. After moving to San Jacinto, where her sister was living, she began working on her family history. Three books were published about our ancestors followed by a third marriage, to Garnell "Tram" Trammel. Tram died in 2009 and Hope in 2010. She is buried in Holy Cross Cemetery in San Diego.

Related Links
James Henry Healy and Lucy Gertrude Miller
The Healy family of Ireland and Minnesota
Charles and Annie Miller, parents of Lucy Gertrude Miller

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