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22-05-08, 16:40
AINA I. GUSTAFSSON
Oct. 2, 1911 ~ April 16, 2008- Aina I. Gustafsson, 96, of Vancouver, WA, passed away on April 16, 2008. She was born to Gabriel and Adina Ronnlund on Oct. 2, 1911 in Portom, Finland. Aina was a housewife and mother in Aland and immigrated to Long Island, NY, USA in 1955 and lived there until 1967 when she and her husband moved to Florida where they both retired. After her husband's death, she moved to Vancouver, WA in 1997 to live with her daughter and family. There she enjoyed cruising, gambling and watching cooking shows. Aina is survived by daughter, May (Seward) Shuman; grandson, Ronald S. Shuman; granddaughter, Lynn (Chad) Cary; great-grandchildren, Jordan and Anna Christina; other relatives in the United States; and many more in Finland, Sweden and Aland. She was preceded in death by her husband, Karl V. of 54 1/2 years (June 19, 1990); and son, Per V. Gustafsson (Sept. 1, 2003). A memorial will be held for Aina at a later date and the final interment with her husband in Lake Worth, Florida. Donations may be made to Hospice, PO Box 1600, Vancouver, WA 98668.
Published in the Columbian on 05/21/2008