Florence Irene Chatelain
Florence Irene Chatelain January 6, 1924 to December 22, 2019.
Florence Irene Chatelain 95 of Sandy, Oregon passed away on December 22, 2019. She was born in La Junta, Colorado on January 6, 1924 to Forest and Lottie Brown. She graduated from Corbett high school in Corbett, Oregon. Florence married Harry Chatelain on April 18,1943 in Multnomah, Oregon. Harry preceded her in death November 10, 2009.
Florence worked at Chatelain's Nursery with her husband and children. She was a member of Sandy Baptist church for many years where she served the congregation by writing letters and sending programs to those who were unable to make it to church. She was also a member of Sandy Assembly of God. Florence enjoyed knitting, quilting, coloring, a good crossword puzzle, board games, gardening, puzzles, and visiting with friends. She especially loved spending time with family. Family events were regularly hosted in her home from birthday parties to family reunions. One of her favorite events of the year was when she hosted a Christmas Eve get together and all of her family gathered in her home.
Florence is survived by her sister Mary Bates of Eagle Creek, Oregon; children James (Merry Jo) Chatelain of Sandy, Oregon, David (Charlette) Chatelain of Sandy, Oregon, Judy (Frits VanGent) Chatelain of Sandy, Oregon, and Elaine (David) Kitchen of Friday Harbor, Washington; grandchildren Veda Taylor, Chandra Frey, Abigail Schwarzenbart, Eleanor Sevigny, Ila Chatelain, and Forest Chatelain; and great grandchildren Caeley Sevigny and Emeline Sevigny. Florence is preceded in death by Harry Chatelain (husband), Troy Chatelain (grandson), Emeline Chatelain (sister), Hazel Chatelain (sister), and Ruby Douthit (sister).
A celebration of Florence's life will be held on Saturday January 11, 11:00 am at Sandy Assembly of God. Interment will be at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Gresham, Oregon. Bateman Carroll in Gresham is the funeral home.