July 5, 1926 ˜ July 15, 2020
In loving memory of Katherine Elizabeth Amundson (Jensen), passed on July 16, 2020 in Vancouver, Washington. She was born July 5, 1926 in Portland, Oregon, 1 of 3 children.
Katherine worked at Meier and Frank from 1950-59. She was a branch bank teller from 1959-1972, First National Bank of Oregon. In 1973 Katherine became the first female bank manager to manage a Portland branch of statewide banking system. It was the first of the 128 branches in the state to be manned entirely by woman.
She was a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Portland until her move to Brush Prairie, WA and became a member of Bethel Lutheran Church for over 47 years.
Katherine’s hobbies included Tole painting, sewing, canning fresh produce from her garden, reading, traveling with friends by RV or taking cruises and she loved quilting. She made each grandchild quilts for graduations and for every wedding.
Katherine painted Santa Clauses every year for family, friends, grandchildren’s teachers and 4-H groups. She especially loved Christmas. She loved decorating her home. Katherine loved being the grandmother to quintuplets and hosting her famous Christmas Eve dinner and taking her family to candlelit Christmas service every year.
Katherine is survived by her loving husband of 78 years, Lowell E. Amundson Sr.; son, Lowell, Jr. (wife, Kay); daughter, Karen (husband, Eric Anderson, Sr.); 9 grandchildren, Eric Jr., Paul, Roger, Owen, Audrey, Scott and Diane, Kelly and Travis; and 26 great-grandchildren.She will forever be in our hearts.
Buriel will be held at Evergreen Memorial Gardens July 27th with officiant, Vicar Vera McEwan. Funeral live streamed at Bethelbrushprairie.Org
Donations may be sent to Bethel Lutheran Church.
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