CATHLAMET - Glenrose Marie Hedlund passed away Sept. 30, 2008, at the age of 87.
She was born on Dec. 23, 1920, to Emil and Lillian (Johnson) Lindgren of Deep River. She attended elementary school in Deep River and graduated from Naselle High School in 1939. She married Clarence Hedlund on Feb. 23, 1940, and they were married for 56 years. She was a loving wife and dedicated caregiver to him for many years.
Mrs. Hedlund will be remembered for her wonderful smile and her sweet, friendly personality. She loved flowers and often provided centerpieces for the senior citizen lunches and other community events. She had an interest in family history and area history. She collected antiques and enjoyed being asked to display her collections at events like "Tea in Glenrose's Attic." the annual spring tea in Rosburg in 2006 and at the Finnish American Folk Festival in Naselle this past July. She spent many summer weekends hosting tours with her friends at her grandfather's cabin at Cullaby Lake.
She worked at the Rosburg Store for nine years and was a member of the Wahkiakum County Historical Society, the Gray's River Grange and the Finnish American Historical Society of the West.
Preceding her in death were her husband Clarence in 1996 and her son Dennis in 2007. Surviving are her daughters, Dianne (Sid) Kogut and Elaine (Michael) Wilbanks; her grandchildren, Tara, Jeffery, Kaysha, Joey, Jennifer, Michael and Erin, five great-grandchildren and a large number of extended family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in her name to the Deep River Pioneer Church c/o Thelma Miller 5212 SR 4 West Naselle, WA 98638 or to the Wahkiakum County Historical Society Museum P.O. Box 541 Cathlamet, WA 98612.
A memorial service will be held at the Deep River Pioneer Church on Deep River Valley Road on Oct. 11, at 11 a.m. followed by a private interment for family at the Rosburg Cemetery and a reception for family and friends at the Rosburg Hall, 28 Rosburg Community Hall Road.