Hazel M. Kortge


(Sept. 27, 2003)

A memorial service was held Sunday, Oct. 5 for Hazel Marjorie Kortge, who died peacefully Saturday, Sept. 27 at Powell Valley Healthcare Center. She was 89.

She was born Feb. 21, 1914, to Paul and Nettie Stein in The Dalles, Ore. She was a graduate of The Dalles General Hospital School of Nursing.

In August of 1936, she married Paul Kortge.

As a registered nursing during World War II, she worked at The Dalles hospital whenever needed.

For 20 years, she and Paul operated a ranch south of Dufur, Ore. They resided in Salem, Ore., before moving to Powell in the fall of 2001.

She is survived by Paul Kortge, her husband of 67 years; her two daughters, Donna (William) Young of Palmdale, Calif., and Kathleen (George) Brown of St. George, Utah; her son, Lloyd (Elsa) Kortge of Powell; her sister, Pauline Morris, of Salem, Ore.; six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

For those who wish, donations may be made in Hazel's name to the Jerry Walker Depriest Memorial Endowment Fund, P.O. Box 98, Dufur, Ore.; the American Cancer Society; or the Powell Medical Foundation, designated to the Heartland Assisted Living Facility.