Gertrude "Dutch" Canham
September 15, 1926 - April 22, 2014
Dutch passed away peacefully on April 22, 2014 at her home in Woodburn. She is survived by her husband Jesse Canham, her children Zolea of Woodburn, Lee McFarland (Betty) of Coupeville, WA; Linda Cunningham (Les) and Grace Noone of Walla Walla, WA, Janice Biggs (Joe) of Pleasanton, CA, and her niece Pat Garcia (Jim) of Temecula, CA. Her much loved family was blessed with eleven grandchildren, twenty-five great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Dutch was born in Albion, WA, and spent her youth in Richland, Wa. She worked 15 years at Fred Meyers. She later drove school bus for Evergreen School District in Vancouver, WA for 15 years.
Dutch and husband Jesse enjoyed dancing at the Elks and Eagles with their many wonderful friends. They enjoyed several years of traveling and especially enjoyed honeymooning in Australia.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please donate to
in her memory.
Published in StatesmanJournal on Apr. 30, 2014