LONG BEACH - Wilma D. Humason, 93, died surrounded by her family at her Long Beach residence on Nov. 17, 2009. One of 10 children born to Henry and Myrtle (Green) Madorin, she was born in Kirksville, Mo., on June 11, 1916. She grew up in Kirksville where she received her education.
In 1932 she married William "Bill" Humason and they resided in Missouri until moving to Portland in the early 1940s. She became a wife, mother and homemaker. She worked in a laundry in southwest Portland, was a welder at Pacific Chain Company and then was employed in various capacities at Rogers variety stores in the Portland area. In 1979 she and Bill retired to the Peninsula.