Obituaries for Aug. 11, 2016

Patricia Schroder (Fruechtel), 69, died peacefully at her home in Vancouver, on Friday, July 29, 2016, surrounded by family.

Carla Sue Temple died Aug. 5, 2016.

Stephen Kuchabsky died June 26, 2016, in Portland. He was 80.

PAID OBITUARY

Patricia Schroder (Fruechtel), 69
Sept. 20, 1946 ~ July 29, 2016

It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of our amazing mother, sister, “Grammy,” teacher and coach Patricia Schroder (Fruechtel), 69, who died peacefully at her home in Vancouver, Washington, on Friday, July 29, 2016, surrounded by family.

Patricia (Pat) was born to the late Joseph and Elizabeth Fruechtel on September 20, 1946. She attended St. Joseph Catholic School and graduated from Hudson’s Bay High School in 1964.

While raising her two children as a single mother, she attended The Evergreen State College, where she studied liberal arts. She would later attend Portland State University, where she earned her Bachelor of Science in 1986 and her Masters of Special Education in 1987.

Pat devoted her life to assisting, teaching and coaching students with disabilities for more than 30 years. She worked as a special education teacher’s assistant at various schools across the Evergreen School District. Upon earning her masters, she moved to White Salmon, Washington, where she taught at Columbia High School. In 1994, she moved back to Vancouver and accepted a teaching position at Camas High School where she taught social studies and special education. She retired in 2010 after more than 16 years with the Camas School District.

Pat had a big heart for helping others. She loved and took interest in many of her students throughout her teaching career. She was also actively involved in Special Olympics as a coach and volunteer in addition to providing temporary respite care relief for families of children with special needs.

Additionally, Pat developed a passion for politics at an early age when she first served as a government page at the Washington State Capitol during her senior year in high school. She became an active member in Washington State Democrats, where she attended state democratic caucuses and managed senatorial and legislative campaigns. She also successfully spearheaded the passage of levy and bond election campaigns to support educational programs in the Evergreen School District. Her love for politics later resulted in her running and being elected as Mayor of the city of White Salmon in 1992, where she held the post for two years.

Family and friends were Pat’s delight, but her passion was her enduring love for her two grandchildren, Ryan (15) and Alex (12) of Frisco, Texas. She lived for her grandchildren and jumped at the chance to visit them in Texas for weeks on end to spend time and watch them play baseball and soccer.

Pat is survived by her two sons, Jon of Vancouver and Tim of Frisco, TX; brothers, Tom and Mark Fruechtel; daugther-in-law, Lisa Schroder; sister-in-law, Mary Jo Fruechtel; niece, Genevieve and great-nephew, Mac Richardson; nephew, Joseph and his wife Melissa Fruechtel; her two loving grandchildren, Ryan and Alex; companion, James Conrad Ingram; and her two dogs, Thunder and Fritz.

Pat had a deep love for animals, watching her endless soap operas, reading and singing. She participated in multiple church choirs over her lifetime. Her angelic voice now rings through Heaven.

In lieu of flowers, the family has established an endowed scholarship fund to continue her legacy of helping students with disabilities and benefiting the population that she supported throughout her career. Tax-deductible charitable contributions can be made to the Patricia Schroder Memorial Scholarship Fund via check to the Community Foundation for Southwest Washington, 610 Esther Street, Suite 201, Vancouver, WA 98660 or online at www.cfsww.org/donate.

The complete obituaries can be found in the August 11 print edition of the Post-Record.

Carla S. Temple

Carla Sue Temple died Aug. 5, 2016. She was 62.

An open house will be held Sunday, Aug. 14, from 1 to 4 p.m., at the Temple home, 2206 S.E. 12th Ave., Camas. Because of space limitations, it will be limited to family, close friends, and those whose lives were personally touched by Carla. Straub’s Funeral Home & Columbia River Cremation in Camas is in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Live Love Gathering, 17146 S.E. 23rd Drive, No. 8, Vancouver, WA 98663. All donations will be distributed to the underserved and people in need in the Camas and Washougal areas.

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Stephen Kuchabsky

Stephen Kuchabsky died June 26, 2016, in Portland. He was 80.

A graveside service was held June 29, at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Gresham, Oregon.

Lynette M. (Haberer) Pattison

Lynette Marie (Haberer) Pattison died July 29, 2016, at home in Camas.

At her request, no service will be held. Brown’s Funeral Home in Camas is in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the family to help cover funeral expenses.

To sign the online guest book or send condolences, visit www.brownsfh.com.

Michael A. Herbert

Michael Alan Herbert died Aug. 8, 2016, at his home in Camas. He was 66.

He was born Sept. 15, 1949, in San Francisco. At his request, there will be no formal services. Straub’s Funeral Home & Columbia River Cremation in Camas was in charge of arrangements.

Roger D. Bahr

Roger D. Bahr, of Washougal, died Aug. 3, 2016. He was 83.

He was born June 18, 1933, in Nebraska.

Service arrangements are pending. A complete obituary will be published in next Thursday’s Post-Record. Straub’s Funeral Home & Columbia River Cremation in Camas is in charge of arrangements.

The complete obituaries can be found in the August 11 print edition of the Post-Record.

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