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Elsie Harriet Pedersen


A former Cathlamet resident, Elsie Harriet Pedersen, age 90, of Ocean Park, died at home on July 22, 2014.

Elsie was born on September 4, 1923 to Jens and Martha (Vee) Hanson in Astoria. She attended and fulfilled her schooling in the Knappa schools. After schooling, Elsie worked at Newberrys and for Dr. Rafferty.

Elsie married Lyle Pedersen on February 18, 1946 in Vancouver, WA. They lived in the Astoria-Svensen area until moving to Cathlamet in 1956. Lyle died in 1975. She enjoyed being a homemaker, and especially enjoyed her family and friends. Hobbies included needlework, knitting and her flower gardens.

Elsie was preceded in death by her siblings, Bessie, Louise, Gudrun, Mary, Harold, Lillian and Arthur (Buster).

Elsie is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law; Clifford and Kristine of Ocean Park and Jerry and Peggy of Cathlamet, four granddaughters and seven great grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Harbors Home Health & Hospice at 201 7th St., Hoquiam, WA 98550 in Elsie’s name.

A public Graveside Inurnment was held on July 30, at Greenwood Cemetery in Astoria.


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