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Channetta M. Ekstrom

A graveside service will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday at Scenic Hills Memorial Park for Channetta M. Ekstrom. A memorial service will follow at 2:00 p.m. at the Calvary Baptist Church, Ashland. Mrs. Ekstrom, 85, of Medford, formerly Ashland, died Saturday, March 18th in Medford.

She was born June 29, 1920 in Hackensack Village, Minnesota the daughter of Cora and Chauncey Hasbrouck. She was raised in Minnesota and married Walter Ekstrom on August 20, 1951 in Cathlamet, Washington. In 1954 she moved to Ashland where she lived until 2001 when she moved to Medford.

Mrs. Ekstrom was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church and enjoyed collecting angels and writing pens.

She is survived by: two sons, Dale Ekstrom of Duvall, Wash. and Michael Ekstrom of Medford; three daughters, Darlene Potter of Granite Falls, Wash., Judy Poblano of Medford, and Linda James of Central Point, Ore.; two sisters, Frances Sauer of Libby, Montana and Violet Palmer of Minneapolis, Minn.; 13 grandchildren; and 6 great grandchildren.

Mrs. Ekstrom was preceded in death by her husband and one brother.

Memorial contributions may be made to Rogue Valley Dialysis Services, 2868 Creekside Circle, Medford, OR 97504.

Arrangements: Litwiller — Simonsen Funeral Home and Crematory, Ashland.

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