Gwendolyn DeForest obituary (2021) – Oregon City, OR


Gwendolyn Brown Smith DeForest, 91, of Oregon City, Ore., Died on June 2, 2021, after a

short illness.

Born December 16, 1929 in Wentworth, New Hampshire, the daughter of

the late Oscar and Gladys (Ridgewell) Brown, mom lived in Vancouver, Washington for many

years after the death of her second husband, George “White Bear” DeForest.

She and her dog, Little Bear, walked nearly six miles a day until a few weeks before she passed away.

Mom is survived by daughter and son-in-law Sheila and Bill Hornocker of Oregon City, Oregon,

along with her stepdaughter, Sandy Smith of Kimball, Minnesota; four grandchildren, Wendy,

Gunnar, Andrew and Nathan, five great-grandchildren, Jaycee, Teagen, Logan, Wyatt, Meia and

Ensley and three great-great-grandchildren, Brielle, Adalyn and Juniper; as well as the nephews,

William and John Hanley and many cousins ​​from Rhode Island. Mom was predeceased by her first

husband, Charles Henry Smith; his daughter, Thérèse Kleinfelder; sons, John and George Smith,

his sister and his four brothers.

SERVICES: A service is scheduled for October 2, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. at the Warren

Cemetery followed by a memorial lunch on October 3, 2021 at noon at the Wentworth Baptist

Church. Mom will be sadly missed by her family and many friends from coast to coast.

Posted by Union Leader on September 24, 2021.

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