Hood River News Obituary, September 13, 2008
Blanche Elizabeth Zitzewitz, 82, of Gresham Ore., passed away Monday, Sept. 8, 2008, in Portland, Ore. She was born on Nov. 13, 1925, in Zelma, Okla., to Daniel Randolph and Stella Blanche (Wyscaver) Paasch.
Blanche came to Hood River and then to Portland in the early 1940s and has lived in Gresham since 1962. She married Roland W. Zitzewitz on Sept. 23, 1944, in Vancouver, Wash., and he preceded her in death in 1989.
She was a professional cook and worked for many restaurants in the area. She also worked a as cook for Woodland Park Hospital for 20 years before she retired in 1989.
Blanche was a longtime member of Rockwood Church of God. She was also active with Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts over the years and volunteered with OMSI for a few years. She was known for her doll collection and her love for country western music and dogs.
She is survived by her sons, Ron Zitzewitz, of Portland, Ore., and Gus Zitzewitz, of Gresham, Ore.; daughter, Dawn Zitzewitz, of Beaverton, Ore.; brothers Bill Paasch and Randolph Paasch, both of Hood River, Ore.; three grandchildren, one great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be held on Sunday, Sept. 21, at 2:30 p.m. at Rockwood Church of God, 133 N.E. 192nd Ave. in Gresham. Arrangements are under the direction of Bateman Carroll Funeral Home in Gresham.