Carolyn Propstra
1933 - 2019
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1933 ˜ 2019

Carolyn Propstra of Vancouver, WA, passed away peacefully at Touchmark at Fairway Village with family by her side. She was born in Spokane, WA in 1933 to Al and Pauline Arnold.
Carolyn worked for the Holland Corporation for 30 years. She was a hand quilter and loved to read.
Carolyn married George Propstra in 1992. They enjoyed traveling but then decided to give back to the community; they donated a baseball field to Hudson Bay High School and a swimming pool to the schools. They felt it was very important that elementary kids had swimming lessons. Also, Propstra Square and the Bell Tower gave them much joy.
Carolyn is survived by her son, Brett Olson; and sister, Darlene Cunlisk.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George; son, Stephen; and brother, Allen Arnold.
The family would like to thank Touchmark and Hospice for all their support and kindness.
Donations may be made to Community Foundation for Southwest Washington.
Per Carolyn’s wishes, there will be no service.
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Published in The Columbian on Mar. 31, 2019.
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April 2, 2019
Dear Family and Friend, Carolyn was a dear lady and I enjoyed water exercises with her at the Propstra pool for many years, My prayers for all of you. god bless each of you. Iwill miss our phone visits. Always, Teckla SHAYLOR
Teckla Shaylor
April 2, 2019
You will be -are- missed, Carolyn. Prayers for Brett, Darlene, and all the family.
Jennifer Mears
April 2, 2019
Bless her family at this time..... Remarkable family.....
Vickie Cantrell
April 1, 2019
Gene and Del Blizard
March 31, 2019
Sympathy to the family and dear friends on Carolyn's passing. I enjoyed several conversations with her some time back, usually at the Propstra Pool! Such a kind, charming, generous and practical down-to-earth woman. I gained some wisdom and good perspective each time I spoke with her.
Gayle Rothrock
March 31, 2019
Condolences and Prayers to Brett during this difficult time. Very sorry for your loss.
Mark GilBride
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