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Myrtle Jessie GUSTAFSON

October 24, 1922 - March 30, 2014
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Myrtle Jessie Gustafson, 91, died in Hillsboro on Sunday, March 30, 2014. Born Myrtle Jessie Smith to Henry and Ella Mae Smith in Fort Kells, Canada, she spent her childhood in the Willamette Valley and became a US citizen in 1961. Myrtle was married to Carl Gustafson in Corvallis, Oregon in June 1950. They lived in Alabama, France, Virginia, New Jersey, Korea, and Ft. Lewis as Carl completed his military service; settling in Aloha, Oregon for retirement. Myrtle enjoyed cooking, gardening, especially roses and orchids, and crafting. She and Carl were very involved with the local VFW. She had several collections including books,...
Myrtle Jessie Gustafson, 91, died in Hillsboro on Sunday, March 30, 2014. Born Myrtle Jessie Smith to Henry and Ella Mae Smith in Fort Kells, Canada, she spent her childhood in the Willamette Valley and became a US citizen in 1961.
Myrtle was married to Carl Gustafson in Corvallis, Oregon in June 1950. They lived in Alabama, France, Virginia, New Jersey, Korea, and Ft. Lewis as Carl completed his military service; settling in Aloha, Oregon for retirement.
Myrtle enjoyed cooking, gardening, especially roses and orchids, and crafting. She and Carl were very involved with the local VFW. She had several collections including books, decorative eggs, and pigs made from almost anything. Her dogs – Suzy then Tippy and Spotty - were important companions for many years.
Her beloved husband Carl preceded her in death in 2003.
Her mother, father, seven siblings, and two granddaughters also died before her.
She was the last living of seven siblings and is survived by her two sons, William (Jane) and Steve (Laura); four grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
A graveside funeral service will take place on Tuesday, April 8th at 11am at Willamette National Cemetery, followed by a reception at Lincoln Memorial Park.

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"Bill and Jane (Steve and Laura); We are so sorry for the loss of your dear mother. We know you have many cherished memories of her. Our hearts go out to..." Stan & Alexis Shelton (Portland, OR)

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