Yvonne R. Bleasdell
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YVONNE R. BLEASDELL
June 29, 1939 ˜ June 12, 2020

Yvonne R. (Mueller) Bleasdell passed away at her home in Vancouver, Washington on Friday, June 12, 2020 from duodenal cancer. She was 80.
She was born in Wallace, Idaho and at age three moved to Portland, Oregon with her family. She attended Joseph Lane Elementary School and graduated from Franklin High School in 1957.
She married Kenneth Bleasdell in 1958 and they raised three sons, Steven, Brian, and Keith. They lived in Portland before moving to Vancouver in 1971.
She was actively involved as a Cub Scout den leader and organized a drum corps for parades. She enjoyed attending her son’s little league games, bowling, Blazer games, creating hand crafted jewelry, and weekly lunch with her friends.
She enjoyed fishing with her husband and sons and loved to tell the story of “the one that got away”. While fishing the Deschutes River she hooked a large German Brown Trout that was putting up a great fight. She blamed the person doing the netting for allowing it get away. It didn’t help when the boys kept saying “Mom, you can’t believe how big that fish was.”
One of her favorite ways to relax was to sit on the back lawn with Maverick, our German Shepard-Husky mix. After picking nearby raspberries to snack on it was determined they both enjoyed them immensely so much so that Maverick started picking his own.
In 1984, Ken was competing in the US volleyball championships in Seattle and Yvonne attended to support the team. For reasons unknown at the time she frequently left the game for brief periods. It was explained later that actor Tom Selleck was playing on another court and was attracting a large crowd including Yvonne.
She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Kenneth of Vancouver; sons, Steven (Rose) of Camas, Brian (Dianna) of Camas, Keith (Susan) of Vancouver; a brother, Douglas Miller of Milwaukie, Oregon; and several grandchildren.
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Published in The Columbian on Jul. 26, 2020.
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July 27, 2020
A wonderful mother and a great role model. So many memories. From the days of making picnic lunches and loading up the red wagon to walk to columbia park for summer swimming.....the summer camping trips spending hours trolling for trout in our designated seats....getting up on Christmas morning to see what was in our oversized stocking that she had made and made sure that each of us got exactly the same amount of candy.....cub scouts with her keeping all of us busy and producing untold varieties of tie slides that she produced and hand painted. The pleasure she took in taking care of the grandchildren who adored her.....and all of the different recipes that we were all subject to trying (most of the time very good).....100's of cookies every christmas that she spent weeks making......and the insistence that we stay at the table until we ate our vegetables. ..lol. Too many memories and a real loss to everyone. I am just happy to say I had the experience to know and enjoy her for all of my life. Your impact will be with me always......Keith
Keith Bleasdell
Son
July 26, 2020
I will greatly miss Yvonne. She did have the best stories to tell and keep us laughing. I met her in the late 70’s as a teenager and as an adult we enjoyed playing Bunco every month, meeting up for lunch on Tuesdays with the rest of the OL’s (Old Ladies) and forever trading recipes. She always told it like it was. Yvonne will be very much missed, it won’t be the same without her. Rest In Peace dear friend. . .
Robyn Jones
Friend
July 26, 2020
Loved her dearly..best mother in law ever...
I'll miss all her stories..her recipes..always trying to get me to cook. Lol
Susan Bleasdell
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