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Carol Rae Kingston, 61, of Troy, a former longtime Baker City resident, died Aug. 25, 2003, of natural causes at Ellensburg, Wash.

There will be a memorial fellowship potluck dinner for family and friends at 1 p.m. Friday at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Memorial Club, 2005 Valley Ave.

Carol was born on May 1, 1942, at Baker City to Esther Mae and John Harold Westerlund. She was a 1960 Baker High School graduate and joined the U.S. Army that same year.

She had worked at Marvin Wood Products from July 1986 to January 2000. She and her husband, Kenneth Ross Kingston Sr., retired to Troy in July of this year.

Carol was a longtime member of the Eagles Lodge. She enjoyed bowling and had bowled in a league for a number of years. She loved the outdoors. She especially loved to fish and was an avid steelhead fisherman. She also enjoyed hunting.

She loved her family and will be greatly missed.

Survivors include her husband, Kenneth Ross Kingston Sr.; her children, Debbie Rae Kingston of Baker City, Cindy Ann Trader of Aumsville, Sheri Linn Boesch of Umatilla and Daniel David Trader of Lacey, Wash.; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; her mother, Esther Mae Westerlund; a brother, Ernest Westerlund; and a sister, Esther Leone Simrell.

She was preceded in death by her father, John Harold Westerlund.

Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, August 29, 2003
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor

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