Milford S. Westin

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MILFORD S. WESTIN
July 7, 1922 ~ February 5, 2011
"He was calm, stoic, friendly,
and had a strong sense of community and service to Kalama."

Longtime Kalama, WA resident, Milford Sven Westin, 88, died Feb. 5, 2011, in Longview, WA. He recently lived at the Bedford Retirement Community in Vancouver, WA, for the past six years. He was born July 7, 1922, in Leal, ND to Lawrence and Olava (Svenson) Westin.
Milford served in the Navy and graduated with a bachelor of science degree in pharmacy from Washington State University in Pullman, WA, in 1948. He moved to Longview that same year.
Milford owned Westin's Pharmacy in Kalama from 1955 to 1977. He was elected commissioner for the Port of Kalama in 1977 and held that position for 28 years.
He was a lifetime member of the Lions, and a member of the Elks, Kalama United Methodist Church, the American Legion, Gala Club, and the Kalama Chamber of Commerce.
He enjoyed golf, bridge, skiing, gardening and volunteering for the Lion's Club newspaper recycling "paper shack".
On Feb. 3, 1950, Milford married Ellen Bergly in Longview.
Mr. Westin is survived by a sister, Ruth Westin VanDeusen of Fremont, CA; four daughters, Kristina Westin Hostetter (Glen) of Vancouver, Karen Westin Carter (Fred) of Ridgefield, WA, Mary Westin Miller (Richard) of Tumwater, WA, and Nancy Westin-Colton (Philip) of Silver Spring, MD; five grandchildren, Kristen Carter of Friday Harbor, WA, Riley Carter of Honolulu, Sam Colton and Max Colton, both of Silver Spring and Chelsea Hostetter of Seattle; and a great-granddaughter, Sailor Green Boreen of Friday Harbor.
He was preceded by his wife, Ellen; parents; a twin brother, Milton Westin; and a sister, Martha Westin.
A service will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, Feb. 11 at the Kalama United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dave Grauer officiating.
Contributions in his name may be designated to Cowlitz Free Medical Clinic, care of Community Health Partners, P.O. Box 1278, U.S. Bank 208, Longview, WA 98632.
Arrangements are by Columbia Funeral Service.
Please sign Milford's guest book at: www.columbian.com/obits.
Published in The Columbian on Feb. 9, 2011
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