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Trude Gustafson



Trude Gustafson was born January 24, 1920 to Victor and Hulda (Rappako) Lehto at Battle Ground, WA (Gravel Point. She passed away February 6, 2013 at age 93 in Vancouver, WA.

She was the second child of 16 children and the eldest daughter. During her teen and young adult years, she spent many hours caring for younger brothers and sisters. She married her neighbor, Fred Gustafson in 1940 and they spent most of their 54 years of marriage on the home place where she was born. She was an avid gardener, loved to read, and discovered oil painting late in life. Trude was always ready to help a neighbor or friend. She drove great distances to take family and friends to medical specialists or col...

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