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February 16, 1940 ~ November 2, 2013
Claudia Ott, age 73, of Ridgefield, WA, passed away at home with her husband Melvin Ott by her side Nov. 2, 2013. She was born Feb. 16, 1940, to the late Grant and Lela Turnbow. She grew up in Oregon City, OR, graduated from Oregon City High School, and attended the University of Oregon.
Claudia married Melvin Ott in 1962. They lived in Portland, OR for 10 years, before they relocated to Vancouver, WA, and later moved to Ridgefield, WA.
Claudia was a teenage lifeguard and avid swimmer throughout most of her life. She was an ardent reader - there was never a book far from her side. Her Bible study group was a very important part of her life. She was a proud homemaker and mother. Family was always most important to her. Being with her four granddaughters was always a delight.
Claudia is survived by her husband of 51 years, Mel Ott; her two children, Francine Staczek of Portland, OR and Jeremy Ott of Laguna Beach, CA; her four grandchildren, Fiona and Ruby Staczek and Hailey and Jayna Ott; and her sister, Loretta Crussell of Vancouver, WA.
The funeral is scheduled for 11 a.m., Sat., Nov. 9th at Messiah Lutheran Church, 905 NW 94th St., Vancouver, WA, 98665.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to either the National Breast Cancer Foundation or Messiah Lutheran Church.
Please sign her guestbook at: www.columbian.com/obits.
Published in The Columbian on Nov. 6, 2013
Evergreen Memorial Gardens Funeral Chapel
1101 NE 112th Avenue Vancouver, WA 98684