Lillian Marie Koopman
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August 30, 1926 ~ July 31, 2018

Lillian Marie Koopman, 91, passed away in Vancouver, WA on July 31, 2018. She was born Aug. 30, 1926 in Klamath Falls, OR to Andrew Ole and Daisy Dee (Huffman) Solberg. Lillian graduated from Kelso High School.
She worked for Del Monte and Dr. Burton Dentistry.
She enjoyed hiking, travel, gardening and baking.
Lillian is survived by her daughters, Tracy Chumbley (Andy) and Andrea Elerath (Mike); grandchildren, Dale Chumbley (Stephanie), Darin Chumbley (Tiffany), Lori Hefflinger (Scott), Michael T. Elerath and Cassandra Elerath; great-grandchildren, Andrew Chumbley (Emily) Jillian Chumbley, Aiden Chumbley, Mackenzie and Ryleigh Hefflinger and Lilia Bates Elerath; and great-great-granddaughter, Harper Chumbley.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry; her parents, Andrew and Daisy Solberg; and her brother, Glen "Bud" Solberg.
A funeral service will be held Fri., Aug. 10, at 10 a.m. with a visitation viewing on Aug. 8 and 9 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., at Evergreen Memorial Gardens, 1101 NE 112th Ave., Vancouver, WA. Interment will be at Mt. View Cemetery in Amboy.
Special thanks to hospice.
Contributions may be made to American Cancer Society.
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Published in The Columbian on Aug. 7, 2018.
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September 2, 2018
I miss her every single day. She was always interested in you & worried about you, if she hadn't heard from you in awhile. I would always call her back & visit. She just wanted to hear your voice knowing you were OK. I was her neighbor in Vancouver for 17 years, Lillian was just like a mother to me. She was awesome. She will always be in my heart, I will cherish all the memories I had with her. While she was on this earth, she was a walking angel. I think of her daily. I pray for her family. She will be truly missed. God Bless her. Buffy in Montana
Carol Buffum
August 15, 2018
I was introduced to Lillian years ago by her traveling companion & friend, Mary Wilcox & from there hiked & traveled with Lillian in this group over the years. Lillian was a dear friend who very much cherished friendships. It was something that was real to me & I felt. When she said, "How are you?", it wasn't just a figure of speech, it was "HOW ARE YOU?" She really wanted to know & I learned to be careful how much I disclosed at times because Lillian WORRIED ABOUT YOU !!! REALLY WORRIED !!! I very much cherished her friendship & I miss her.
Jeanette Pease
August 14, 2018
My heartfelt sympathy goes out to your entire family. Please know that the God of all comfort has loving concern for you at this time, at Psalm chapter 34 verse 18. I know you will miss your precious loved one every day, may God give you strength, peace and loving memories. Ann Smith
August 7, 2018
Lillian was a real inspiration. Couldn't have asked for a more wonderful neighbor & friend.
Donna Olson
August 7, 2018
Lillian was a wonderful person that I truly enjoyed working with while at Del Monte Foods. She always had a warm smile and pleasant greeting each time I saw her through the years. My sincere condolences to Andrea and all of the Koopman families.
John Wells
August 7, 2018
Our sincere condolences to the Koopman family in the loss of your dear love one. Our prayers are as yours, that God provide his care and comfort you each day.
- Psalms 145:18,19
Your neighbor..
August 7, 2018
Sending my condolences to the family. May God give you strength and peace during this difficult time. (Psalm 29:11)
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