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Feb. 20 obituaries

Frances ‘Dot’ Hansen

June 11, 1922-Feb. 3, 2013

Longtime East County resident Frances “Dot” Hansen died Sunday, Feb. 3, in Wilsonville. She was 90.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at Charbonneau Country Club, 32000 S.W. Charbonneau Drive, Wilsonville.

Attendees are asked to honor Dot’s sense of color coordination by wearing something blue, purple or pink.

Dot was born June 11, 1922, in Portland. She graduated from Washington High School and the University of Oregon.

Dot married David Hansen in 1946 in Portland. She dabbled in numerous careers and volunteer activities, eventually helping to found the Oregon Trail Paraplegia Foundation in 1975.

Dot was a birdwatcher, equestrian, golfer, skier, fisher, swimmer and bridge player.

She was preceded in death by her husband. Dot is survived by her children, Lisa McDonald and Kevin Hansen; her loving companion, John Oswald; and many nephews and nieces.

Riverview Abby is handling arrangements.

Leasta V. Skuzeski

July 8, 1929-Feb. 14, 2013

Former Sandy resident Leasta V. Skuzeski died Thursday, Feb. 14, in Vancouver. She was 83.

A Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 6600 Highland Drive, Vancouver, Wash.

Leasta was born July 8, 1929, in Bear Prairie, Wash., to Ralph and Mable Vail. She graduated from Stevenson High School in Washington and married Theodore Skuzeski on Sept. 9, 1950.

A member of St. Michael Catholic Church in Sandy for many years, Leasta volunteered through St. Vincent de Paul.

Leasta was preceded in death by her husband; son, David Skuzeski; grandson, Ben Andrews; two brothers; and two sisters.

She is survived by her daughters, Gloria Oman, Patricia Andrews and Barbara Locke; son, Ted Skuzeski; sisters, Linda Brummett and Kathleen Fox; brother, Ralph Vail; 12 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

Evergreen Memorial Gardens in Vancouver is handling arrangements.