Ernestine Gohrband Oringdulph

Portland, Oregon

1932 - 2017


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Ernestine 'Ernie' Gohrband Oringdulph Nov. 7, 1932 - Aug. 31, 2017 Ernestine "Ernie" Gohrband Oringdulph died peacefully at home Aug. 31, 2017 in Portland. Ernie was born Nov. 7, 1932 in Portland to Ernest and Pauline Gohrband. Her older brother, Rodger preceded her in death....

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To my dear friends of so many years ago Robert, Diane, Mary Ann and Judy. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.I did not know that you had lost your beautiful wife, and mother and someone I always looked up to and was such a dear friend of my mother. God bless you all,Tammy Chambers Knapp

Dear Bud, MaryAnn ,Brian, Judy, Diane and Family,
Just heard of your loss of a most wonderful women, Ernie!!!
I have been fortunate to have known her and your family.

We have great memories of Ernie on our trip for the Spartan game! Go Ducks!

Aunt Ernie and Uncle Bud . . . while not my blood relatives, were my hands-down favorites! Never knowing what creative scheme she would be cooking up, I'd invariably start laughing with delight the minute Aunt Ernie came into view. I'll never forget the time she and Mom decided to drive to Caldwell, Idaho to visit our respective grandparents. Heading over the Blue Mountains out of Pendleton, we caught a raging snowstorm. As an adult, I realize how terrified Ernie and Mom undoubtedly were in...

Ernie was my inspiration in parenting, volunteering, and as a kind, helpful, compassionate friend. She would always have wonderful advice for overcoming the bumps in life's road. Her gifts are many to all who were privileged to know her. We are all better people and Portland a better community because of Ernie.

I am very grateful for her friendship during my family's active participation in PYP. We repaired music during rehearsals and often laughed together. I will miss her.

What great memories I have of Ernie and PJS, which became PYP around 1980. Always interested in my musical progress, and laughed at my terrible, corny jokes. She alternated carpool driving to CHS and PJS rehearsals with my mom and dad. A great organizer, lady, and one of those key people that helps structure a community and makes the world go 'round. God bless you Ernie, and my thoughts and prayers are with your family! -Philip

I am smiling through tears with the thought that Mom might be reunited with her best friend Ernie. I hope that they are walking on a beach together with their dogs. Condolences to Bud and the rest of the family and wishing them peace.

Ernie was one of the first people I met in Portland in 1982, and to me, she always represented the best of her great city. Her life of service enriched the community, and I feel lucky to have been close to her light for awhile.

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