Marlene Van Metre

Marlene Van Metre

Saturday, July 21st, 1934 - Thursday, April 30th, 2020
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Marlene Loretta Van Metre passed away with her family by her side on Thursday, April 30, 2020, she was 85.

Marlene was born July 21, 1934 to Joseph & Antoinette (Weiss) Kuther in Ferdinand, Idaho. She was the youngest of 8. At an early age she, her mother & sisters Kate & Toni moved to The Dalles, Oregon, where she attended St. Mary Academy, graduating in 1952.

Marlene meet Ron Van Metre, they then married on September 8, 1956. They had 3 children while living in The Dalles. In 1960 the family moved to Hood River, working in the furniture business, in 1981 they established Van Metre’s Furniture.

Both Marlene & Ron loved to travel around the world. In Marlene later years she loved volunteering at the Hood River Providence Memorial Hospitals gift shop. She also loved cooking, reading, tole painting, sewing & cross-stitch.

Marlene is survived by her husband Ron, children Kathy Zorza, Mark & wife Jodi Van Metre, Joni Gerharz, 6 Grand Children, Keith, Kevin, Alisha, Allan, Lizzy, Kelly and 6 Great Grand Children with the seventh on the way, sisters Kate & Toni and many Nieces & Nephews.

A Celebration of a Life will be held at a later date. A private family service of committal was held at Idlewilde Cemetery on Sunday, May 3rd, 2020.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Heart of Hospice, which the family would like to thank very much for the service that their employees gave during a difficult time.

Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson's Tribute Center (Funerals • Receptions • Cremations) 1401 Belmont Avenue, Hood River, Oregon 97031.

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    Idlewilde Cemetery
    980 Tucker Rd.
    HOOD RIVER, OR 97031
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    A private family service of committal will be held at Idlewilde Cemetery.


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Mitch Hosford

Posted at 08:14pm
Mitch and I send our love, condolences and fondness of heart concerning Marlene's passing. We loved her.

Gina M Santacroce

Posted at 02:05pm
Hello to the Family,

When I worked at Rosauers, Mrs Van Metre was always so very kind and a just a lovely person. I always enjoyed seeing her and I am so very sorry for your loss. Gods blessings to heal and give your family strength.

Warmest regards
Gina Santacroce

Marv Turner

Posted at 07:57pm
Marlene and I were sorority sisters in Beta Sigma Phi for many years. I have many memories of fun,, good times, and laughter with her over the years.
Ruth Turner

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