YVONNE R. BLEASDELL
June 29, 1939 ˜ June 12, 2020
Yvonne R. (Mueller) Bleasdell passed away at her home in Vancouver, Washington on Friday, June 12, 2020 from duodenal cancer. She was 80.
She was born in Wallace, Idaho and at age three moved to Portland, Oregon with her family. She attended Joseph Lane Elementary School and graduated from Franklin High School in 1957.
She married Kenneth Bleasdell in 1958 and they raised three sons, Steven, Brian, and Keith. They lived in Portland before moving to Vancouver in 1971.
She was actively involved as a Cub Scout den leader and organized a drum corps for parades. She enjoyed attending her son’s little league games, bowling, Blazer games, creating hand crafted jewelry, and weekly lunch with her friends.
She enjoyed fishing with her husband and sons and loved to tell the story of “the one that got away”. While fishing the Deschutes River she hooked a large German Brown Trout that was putting up a great fight. She blamed the person doing the netting for allowing it get away. It didn’t help when the boys kept saying “Mom, you can’t believe how big that fish was.”
One of her favorite ways to relax was to sit on the back lawn with Maverick, our German Shepard-Husky mix. After picking nearby raspberries to snack on it was determined they both enjoyed them immensely so much so that Maverick started picking his own.
In 1984, Ken was competing in the US volleyball championships in Seattle and Yvonne attended to support the team. For reasons unknown at the time she frequently left the game for brief periods. It was explained later that actor Tom Selleck was playing on another court and was attracting a large crowd including Yvonne.
She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Kenneth of Vancouver; sons, Steven (Rose) of Camas, Brian (Dianna) of Camas, Keith (Susan) of Vancouver; a brother, Douglas Miller of Milwaukie, Oregon; and several grandchildren.
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