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STEPHANIE "STEVIE" JO
July 20, 1948 ~ August 8, 2014
Stephanie, born in Minneapolis, MN, lived in Vancouver, WA, Ft. Huachuca, AZ, and Stuttgart, Germany. She went to Lieser and Ogden elementary schools, the military middle school and Merz-Schule in Stuttgart, McLoughlin Junior High, and graduated from Hudson's Bay in '66. She then went to Clark College, the University of Hawaii, the University of Washington and Portland State.
In 1971, she wed Michael Thompson (divorced 1983) and gave birth to daughter Karen in 1978.
A lab technician for the State of Oregon in Portland, she retired in 2001. She worked at Craft Warehouse 1997-2012. Stephanie volunteered at St. Andrew Lutheran, Sons of Norway, Lieser PTA, Read Me a Blanket and Give to the Troops. She donated hundreds of kitty blankets to the Humane Society for Southwest Washington and thousands of handmade notebooks and cards to U.S. military units stationed abroad.
She passed away at OHSU on August 8th after a battle with cancer and is survived by parents, Ted and Clare Kittleson; siblings, Bill and Janet; ex-husband, Mike; daughter, Karen and her husband; and extended family.
A memorial service will be held 4p.m., Aug. 30th at St. Andrew Lutheran Church, 5607 NE Gher Rd., Vancouver, WA 98662.
Memorial donations may be made to OHSU Knight Cancer Institute and Humane Society of SW Washington.
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Published in The Columbian on Aug. 21, 2014