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Kirkland, Ralph Victor – Obituary

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Haines, Oregon

Kathleen Stella Kirkland, 86, died May 3, 2003, at Mesa, Ariz., and her husband, Ralph Victor Kirkland, 86, died May 13, 2003, also at Mesa.

Mr. and Mrs. Kirkland will be honored together on Saturday. Their funeral will be at 2 p.m. at the Haines United Methodist Church. Pastor Sally Wiens will officiate. Disposition will be at the Haines Cemetery.

There will be a reception afterward at the Haines Steakhouse.

Mr. Kirkland was born March 3, 1917, at Haines. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Born and raised at Haines, Ralph and his wife, Kathleen, lived many years on the McKenzie River outside of Springfield, and then retired to Newport and most recently lived in Mesa, Ariz.

Mrs. Kirkland was born Feb. 10, 1917,at Deerfield, Ill.

Mr. Kirkland is survived by his two daughters, Kay Carolyn Kirkland and Linda Grace Johnson; two stepchildren, Andy Kapfenberg and Linda Townsley; three granddaughters, Carrie Kapfenberg, Danielle Kapfenberg and Tracy Blum; and three great-grandchildren, Trinity Blum, Ty Blum, and Haley Burdick.

Mrs. Kirkland is survived by her son, Andrew Kapfenberg; daughter, Linda Townsley, her two stepchildren, Kay Kirkland and Linda Johnson; three granddaughters, Carrie Kapfenberg, Danielle Kapfenberg and Tracy Blum; and three great-grandchildren, Trinity Blum, Ty Blum, and Haley Burdick.

Memorial contributions may be made to Disabled American Veterans through Gray’s West & Co., P.O. Box 726, Baker City, OR 97814.

Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, May 16, 2003
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor

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