Louise Marie Vanderzanden
LOUISE MARIE VANDERZANDEN was born February 1, 1893 in a log cabin on the family farm at Roy, Oregon. She was the daughter of the late Henry VanDomelen and Eva (Pennings) VanDomelen. She was raised in Roy and received her education at the Roy School. Upon completing her schooling she worked as a housekeeper for her older brothers and sisters.
She was united in marriage to William "Bill" J. Vanderzanden on October 5, 1920 at the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Roy. Following their marriage they moved to the Verboort community, where they owned and operated a farm. They raised grains and cannery crops for over fifty-five years, until 1979 when they sold the farm. They later moved to the Forest Grove community where they resided with their children.
Mrs. Vanderzanden was preceded in death by her husband, "Bill" on November 21, 1980 at Forest Grove, Oregon after celebrating over sixty years of marriage together. Since her husband's death she had lived with her children and was presently residing with her daughter, Melita Kadell and family in Cornelius.
She was a life member of the catholic faith, having been a longtime member of the Visitation Catholic Church in Verboort. Among her special interests she had a special love for sewing and quilting. She also enjoyed her first flight in a helicopter just two years ago.
Mrs. Vanderzanden died Thursday morning, July 24, 1986 at the Tuality Community Hospital in Hillsboro, following a brief illness. She is survived by four sons, Ervin, Elmer, Richard and Arthur Vanderzanden, all of Forest Grove, Oregon; five daughters, Mrs. Marvin (Virginia) Heynderickx, of Mt. Angel, Oregon; Viola Vandehey, of Forest Grove, Oregon; Mrs. Richard (Melita) Kadell, of Cornelius, Oregon; Mrs. Charles (Eva) Yost, of Bremerton, Washington; and Mrs. Charles (Agnes) Richardson, of Elma, Washington; two sisters, Theresa Vuylsteke, of Forest Grove, Oregon; and Henrietta Moore, of Portland, Oregon.
Also surviving are fifty-four grandchildren, seventyone great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter.