Ottilie Fagenstrom, 85, a former Baker City resident, died March 31, 2006, at Life Care Center of the Treasure Valley in Boise.
Her memorial service will be at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Seventh-day Adventist Church, 17th Street and Pocahontas Road.
Ottilie Fagenstrom was born on Sept. 21, 1920, at Oslo, Norway, to Walter and Catherine Pattenhausen-Brummer. Ottilie moved with her parents to the United States in 1924.
Her father, Walter, continued his import-export business. When Ottilie was 14, her mother, Catherine, died. Ottilie moved with her father to California. She was a 1939 graduate of Santa Ana High School. She continued her schooling at La Sierra College where she studied nursing.
In 1943, while working as a nurse, Ottilie met her future husband, Cregor Fagenstrom. They were married that October.
For the next 30 years they lived at Santa Ana, Calif. While living in California they bought their future retirement property at Stices Gulch, sight unseen. They enjoyed traveling and were fortunate to be able to visit Europe and Israel. Ottilie enjoyed visiting family in Germany, Switzerland and Sweden.
Survivors include their children, Joyce, Patrick and Jon.
Ottilie was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Catherine.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, April 7, 2006
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor