FLORINDA "LINDA" J. WEAGANT
March 7th, 1939 ~ December 17th, 2012
Florinda "Linda" J. Weagant, age 73, passed away in her home in Vancouver, WA, holding her son's hand after a long battle with Cancer.
She was born to the late Dr. Squire and Florinda Bozorth in Eugene, Oregon. She graduated high school from the Punahou School in Honolulu, HI in 1957 and received a BS in Occupational Therapy in 1961 from the University of Puget Sound. She belonged to the Alpha Phi sorority. She married the late Ralph C. Weagant in 1964, moving to Vancouver where she would spend the next 48 years. She worked as an Occupational Therapist in New York City, Oregon and Washington, working with children and then later in Home Health. She continued to be passionate about Occupational Therapy throughout her life. After the passing of her husband in 1987 she became the full time Owner and General Manager of KKEY Radio in Portland, co-founded in 1954 by Ralph and his father Charles. Florinda operated KKEY for ten years until moving on to other projects including developing a successful Self Storage business.
Florinda's favorite hobbies were baking, gardening and wildlife watching. She enjoyed country drives and long walks in the woods. She loved to share about her Bozorth family roots in Woodland, Washington from her father, and her Swedish heritage from her mother.
She was preceded in death by her father, Dr. Squire Bozorth; her mother, Florinda Bozorth; and her siblings, Suzanne Wittman and Squire Bozorth; her husband, Ralph Weagant; and her son, Craig Weagant.
She is survived by her sisters, Cheryl Peters, Janet Boise, Caroline Baumann; her son, Todd Weagant; daughters, Sara Rizzo and Lori Weagant-Ray; grandsons, Tony White and Alex White; granddaughters, Brooke Vitasovic, Stephanie Weagant, Lily Ray; and great-granddaughter, Lila Vitasovic.
A memorial service will be held at the Northwood Park Funeral Home in Ridgefield, Washington at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, January 12th, 2013.
Donations in her memory may be sent to the American Cancer Society
Please sign Florinda's Guest Book at www.columbian.com/obits
Published by The Columbian on Dec. 30, 2012.