Myris Coralie Paasch-Lovely passed away peacefully in the presence of her family on Nov. 14, 2018, in Klamath Falls, Ore. She was born on Sept. 12, 1938, and was 80 years of age at the time of her passing.
A memorial service will be held at noon on Saturday, Dec. 8 at Anderson’s Tribute Center, 1401 Belmont Ave., Hood River, Ore., with a reception to immediately follow. Private interment services will be at Idlewilde Cemetery.
Myris was born in Fairbanks, Alaska, to Leslie Earl Judd and Florence Cordelia Judd (Fetter). She moved as a child from Alaska to Oregon. She graduated in 1956 from Wy’east High School in Hood River. In July 1955, Myris married Allen Lewis Paasch, with whom she had three daughters and a son, who were raised on the Paasch Farm in Hood River. They later divorced. Allen passed away in 2000.
In October 1997, she married Alvin O. Knopf in Milton-Freewater, Ore., and they resided in Walla Walla, Wash., until his passing on Nov. 17, 2015.
Myris is survived by her son, David (Tedi) Paasch; daughters, Sharlene (Jay) Atkinson, Janice Paasch and Rosemarie (David) Robatcek; siblings, Donald (Pat) Judd and Kate (Rodger) Magnuson; grandchildren, Joshua Leininger, Naomi Atkinson, Andrew Robatcek, Katelyn (Mike) Doroski, Leandra Paasch, Duran (Liz) Paasch-Catalano and Matthew (Trisha) Leininger; great-grandchildren, Gavin Robatcek, Gracie Robatcek and Andrew James Leininger; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; sister, Cordelia Pinner; brother, William Judd; and grandson, Jeffery Allen Leininger.
Myris had a very deep, loving spirit for Jesus and was a member of various churches in Hood River, Walla Walla and, most recently, Klamath Christian Center in Klamath Falls. She was an avid seamstress, enjoyed oil painting, fishing, camping, hiking, playing piano and singing for worship services, and teaching Bible studies. Myris was a volunteer for Hospice and liked reading to children in schools. She was involved with Women for Agriculture and promoted the use of Bartlett pears by creating a variety of pear pie recipes. She participated in Toastmasters and Aglow. Mostly, she enjoyed spending quality time with loved ones and friends. She will be dearly missed by those who were blessed by knowing her.
Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson’s Tribute Center. Visit www.AndersonsTributeCenter.com to leave a note of condolence for the family.
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