North High School Wall of Honor
Catherine Elizabeth Bussey
Class of January, 1937

Research done by Claradell Shedd, class of 1953.
Catherine Elizabeth Bussey
Catherine graduated from North High in January, 1937. She enlisted in the WAVES at the Federal Building in Des Moines on January 11, 1944. Her service number was 763-17-24. Her next of kin was shown as Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Garfield Bussey, 4311 Sheridan Avenue, Des Moines, IA.
Catherine Elizabeth Bussey
Yeoman 2nd Class
Catherine Elizabeth Bussey
Year   Rank   Status
Jan, 1937 x Graduated x Graduated from North High School, Des Moines, IA
Dec, 1942-
Dec, 1943
x Employment x Younkers Department Store (7th and Walnut Streets).
January 11, 1944 x US Naval Reserve;
x Enlisted at the Federal Building in Des Moines in the WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) 1941-1944.
1944 x Stationed x Yeoman Training in Stillwater, OK
1944-45 x Stationed x Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, CA
February 14, 1946 x Discharged x Discharged February 14, 1946. Yeoman Second Class at US Naval Personnel Separation Unit, Balboa Park, San Francisco, CA. Address shown as 1339 26th Street, Des Moines, IA
aft 2/14/46 x Employment x Younkers Department Store (7th and Walnut Streets). Lived at 4311 Sheridan Avenue with her mother
February, 1946-1947 x Employment x Zaiser's Office Supply. This is where she met her future husband, Dewey Royce Heaton.
January 17, 1947 x Family x Married Dewey Royce Heaton in Omaha, NE
July 7, 1947 x US Navy Reserves x Reenlisted to serve for the duration of the present war and six months thereafter, or until such ealier date as the Congress by concurrent proclamation may designate in Class V-10, USNR, as Y2c.
October 21, 1948 x Family x Daughter Candace Ann Heaton born in Des Moines, IA
January 10, 2006 x Deceased x Buried Masonic Cemetery, Glendale, Des Moines, IA
12th Naval District; Mare Island, Vallejo, CA
The boundaries of the Twelfth Naval District, to be headquartered at the Mare Island in Vallejo, California, were established on 7 May 1903 in accordance with General Order No. 128, signed by Acting Secretary of the Navy Charles H. Darling. In 1945 the district was headquartered at San Francisco, California, and consisted of the following geographic areas Colorado; Utah; Nevada except Clark County; the northern part of California, including counties of San Luis Obispo, Kings, Tulare, Inyo, and all counties north thereof. The Twelfth Naval District was disestablished in 1977 and functions were transferred to the Eleventh Naval District.
January, 1943: Catherine during training
at Hunter College, New York City
Seaman Second Class Catherine Bussey
Glendale Masonic Cemetery, Des Moines, IA

US Navy Seal

WAVES National

US Navy Insignia
Catherine Elizabeth Bussey
Yeoman 2nd Class
US Navy

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Mare Island Naval Shipyard

Yeoman 2nd Class

US Nay Honorable Discharge    Navay Service Lapel Button

US Navy Honorable Discharge; Navy Service Lapel Button
The comprehensive list of names from North High's 1893-2018 graduation classes are from Claradell Shedd's North Des Moines High School website. The names of all North High School graduates can be found online at Catherine Elizabeth Bussey's 1937 class page can be viewed at:
Died: 01/10/06.
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