Elaine "Chic" Sutherland
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June 17, 1924 ˜ February 21, 2019

Longtime Vancouver resident, Elaine “Chic” Sutherland passed away on Thursday, February 21, 2019, at the age of 94. Chic was born Elaine Sarah Riley in St Paul, Minnesota on June 17, 1924.
Chic was an elementary school teacher and retired from the Vancouver School District in 1986. After retirement Chic and her husband, Pat Sutherland, kept busy dancing and taught lessons on several cruise and passenger freight lines. They were also greeters at the Portland Airport.
Chic is survived by her three children, Colleen Hammontree, Heather Biggs and Kelly Sutherland; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
A viewing will be held on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. with a reception at Evergreen Memorial Gardens, 1101 NE 112th Ave. Vancouver, WA. A Rosary and Funeral Mass will be held at St John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 8701 NE 119th, Vancouver, WA. 98662 on Thursday, February 28, 2019. Rosary at 12:45 p.m. and Mass at 1:30 p.m. Interment will follow the Funeral Mass at Evergreen Memorial Gardens at 3:00 p.m.
The family requests contributions be made to Seton Catholic High School in the name of Elaine “Chic” Sutherland.
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Published in The Columbian on Feb. 26, 2019.
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February 28, 2019
Barb, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.
Holly and Mark
February 27, 2019
To Chic's family I am so sorry to hear of your loss..Oh Chic, the times we had. I always felt you were my dearest friend. So much fun we had on trips, dances etc. You will be so sorely missed I can't say how much. God bless. I am so glad you were such a good friend and I miss you!
Jeanette Dunkin
February 26, 2019
Grandma I love you and miss you.
Caitlin Sutherland
February 26, 2019
Liz Wilson
February 26, 2019
Amazing teacher.
J Zimmeht
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