Colleen Hollis Jepson passed away Sunday, March 15, 2009, at her home in Hood River surrounded by her family. She is the beloved mother of Nathan, Tanner and Allie, who were the center of her life. She is also survived by Ron Jepson.
Colleen was born April 19, 1964, in Aurora, Minn. After graduating from Lutheran High School in Gresham, Ore., she served in the U.S. Army and went on to pursue a career in wildland fire with the U.S. Forest Service. She had earned an associate’s degree in psychology and was working toward a Bachelor of Science degree in wildlife biology. Until she passed, Colleen was a dispatcher with the Rocky Mountain Coordination Center in Denver, Colo.
She is deeply missed and will forever be remembered in our hearts. There will be a Celebration of Life at Colleen’s home from 1-5 p.m. March 21.
In lieu of flowers the Jepson Family Education Fund has been established at the Bank of America. Cards for the family may be sent to 2677 Dee Highway, Hood River, OR 97031.
Arrangements are under the direction of Gardner Funeral Home, 509-493-1323.
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