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La Grande, Oregon

Carol Westenskow, 83, of Salt Lake City, Utah, and formerly of La Grande, died Jan. 6. A funeral service is planned for 10 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Island City. Dedication of the grave will follow at the Summerville Cemetery.

Mrs. Westenskow was born Dec. 28, 1923, in Provo, Utah, to Newbern Isaac Butt and Ethel Cutler. She graduated from high school in Provo and went on to attend Brigham Young University.

On Mar. 10, 1944, she married Ronald Westenskow of Imbler.

Following World War II, they returned to Union County, where they raised five children, living first in Imbler and later in the Mount Glen area north of La Grande.

She lived in Salt Lake City for the last several years.

Mrs. Westenskow was involved in many activities during her life. She was very active in the LDS Church, the county extension program and 4-H. She enjoyed travel and visited Europe, China and the Middle East.

She was a dedicated wife and mother and devoted much of her time to giving her family a happy and nurturing home. She was also the family historian and could usually be seen with her camera taking pictures of the big and the small moments in her family’s life. These she used to create books of remembrance for each of her children.

Always cheerful, she was a friend to all and the enemy of none.

She is survived by her children and their spouses, Dwayne and Nancy Westenskow of Salt Lake City, Glen Westenskow of Livermore, Calif., Arla Westenskow of North Salt Lake, Terri and Jeff Zurbrick of La Grande and Kathy Westenskow of North Bend; seven grandchildren, one great-grandson; and other relatives. She was preceded in death by her brother, Bill.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Inter-Mountain Primary Medical Center in care of Loveland Funeral Chapel, 1508 Fourth St., La Grande.
The Observer – Obituaries for the week ending Jan. 13, 2006, Published: January 13, 2007

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