Kathryn Bernice "Kathy" Bosshardt

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Ross Hollywood Chapel & Killingsworth St Johns Lombard Chapel of The Chime
4733 NE Thompson St
Portland, OR

January 9, 1920 ~ May 7, 2011
"Kathy will be missed by many extended families and friends."

Kathryn "Kathy" Bernice Bosshardt of Woodland, WA, went to be with our Lord on May 7, 2011. She was born on Jan. 9, 1920 in Elbow Lake, MN. Kathy was the older child of John and Frances Flatness and mostly grew up in Elbow Lake and graduated in 1938 as the high school valedictorian. Kathy moved to Portland, OR to live with her grandparents.
She worked for school district # 1 and Portland's Real Estate Department as their real estate closer.
On Feb. 20, 1953, Kathy married Leland "Lee" Bosshardt, the love of her life. They enjoyed dancing, camping, church, crafts, traveling, photography, family history, flowers, fishing. They lived in Portland before moving to Woodland, WA.
Kathy and Lee were very active at Highland Lutheran Church in Woodland, WA. From 1971-1972, they led the making of 17 gorgeous colored glass windows for the church. This was documented in the April 2, 1974 Lutheran Standard.
In 1975, before computers, Kathy self-published a family history "From Norge to America" containing about 300 pages of her self-typed research and stories about the family. Kathy was extremely proud of this accomplishment and enjoyed how her book brought extended family together.
Kathy is survived by her step-son, Richard Bosshardt; her brother, John and Vera Flatness; nephews, John B. Flatness and Randy K. Flatness; sister-in-law, Valerie Bosshardt; and niece, Kathy and Marty Powell.
Ross Hollywood Chapel in Portland, OR are entrusted with arrangements.
A memorial service will be at 1:30 p.m., Sat., May 14, 2011, at Highland Lutheran Church, La Center, WA.
In lieu of flowers, contribution may be made to a favorite charity, Highland Lutheran Church or hospice.
Please sign Kathy's guest book at: www.columbian.com/obits.
Published in The Columbian on May 12, 2011
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