Katherine Leville Minthorn

Born: Thu., Jan. 22, 1931
Died: Mon., Jun. 3, 2019


Recitation of the Rosary

7:00 PM Thu., Jun. 06, 2019
Location: Burns Mortuary


Funeral Service

9:00 AM Fri., Jun. 07, 2019
Location: Tutuilla Presbyterian Church


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Katherine Lavelle Minthorn 88, of Portland died Monday June 3, 2019 at Sunnyside Medical Center. She was born January 26, 1931 in Pendleton, Oregon to William Minthorn and Mamie (Patawa) Minthorn She attended school at St. Andrews on Umatilla Reservation; Mission Grade School; Boarding School and Public School in Warm Springs, Oregon; Grade School in Madras, Oregon; Junior and High School in Pendleton, Oregon; Haskell Institute in Kansas; and Stragers Business School in Washington D.C. She grew up on the Umatilla Reservation, Warm Springs, Oregon and as an adult moved to Washington D.C. and Portland, Oregon. She worked for the U.S. Government Bureau of Indian Affairs, and the Interior Department in Washington D.C. and in Portland, Oregon Receiving awards in 1960 and 1964 for the Department of the Interior and also received certificates of superior performance for the Bureau of Indian Affairs. She volunteered for the Red Cross and was a volunteer Braillist She is survived by her brothers Antone C. Minthorn, Douglas D. Minthorn, Peter A. Minthorn all of Pendleton, Oregon. She is preceded in death by her parents William and Mamie(Patawa) Minthorn, her sister Romona Minthorn Schneider, brothers Frederick and Gilbert Timothy Minthorn.

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