Stephanie Joan Inslee, 93, passed away at Hawks Ridge Assisted Living Community in Hood River, Ore., on Monday, July 14, 2014, surrounded by her loving family. Stephanie was born Aug. 6, 1920, in Brooklyn, N.Y. She was the first of four children born to Joseph Wesolowski and Mary Johara.
Stephanie met and later married Victor Dean Inslee on Aug. 28, 1945. They then moved to Isabel, Kansas, where they farmed for several years before moving west. They drew a homestead in Idaho and had a potato farm there. Later, they moved to Hood River, Ore., and The Dalles, Ore. To this union came two children: Linda Lee and Bonnie Lynn.
After her husband passed away Stephanie moved back to Hood River, and worked for Diamond Fruit and Duckwall Cannery.
Mom was very fun-loving. She loved to polka and we always had a great time shopping and going to lunch.
Stephanie is survived by her daughters, Bonnie Lynn (Jim) Williams, of Hood River, and Linda Lee (Steve) Langer, of Albion, Idaho; two grandchildren, Ryan Inslee of Hood River, and Thad (Kirsten) Langer, of Reno, Nev.; and three great-grandchildren: Teagan, Kendall and Delaney.
Stephanie is preceded in death by her husband, her parents, two sisters and one brother.
The family is very grateful for the employees at Hawks Ridge Assisted Living Community and Providence Hospice of the Gorge for their very loving care for Mom.
We will miss you, Mom, but we know you are in a better place.
A service celebrating Stephanie’s life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 19, at Anderson’s Tribute Center.
Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson’s Tribute Center (Funerals, Receptions, Cremations), 1401 Belmont Ave., Hood River, OR 97031; 541-386-1000. Please visit andersonstributecenter.com to leave a note of condolence for family.
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