Wilma Kishpaugh

Born: Mon., Oct. 17, 1921
Died: Mon., Mar. 18, 2019


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.Wilma Roesch Kishpaugh passed away March 17, 2019.

Wilma was born on October 17, 1921 to Will and Maude Roesch, at their family home in Pendleton.  She has survived her brother and three sisters.  She led an exciting life, attending St. Helen’s Hall at fifteen , then attending the University of Oregon for one year and then transferring to Whitman College in Walla Walla for three years, then to Bryn Mawr for a year and finally on to the Sorbonne in Paris for a year.  After schooling, she became a model for Cosmopolitan in New York for a year while her sister attended Julliard.

Wilma was always a world traveler.  She adopted two Japanese girls who reside in Japan.  She enjoyed the orient and Europe.  She would spend months traveling or weeks on a cruise.  She made friends all over the world and many came to stay or visit her.

Wilma married William Kishpaugh in 1945.  She moved to Panama where her first son was born.  After moving back to Oregon she had two more sons.  One son was killed in a helicopter crash in 1972.  She is survived by two sons, William Roesch Kishpaugh and Frederick Kishpaugh; nine grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.

Her sense of humor and her intellect will be missed by all.

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F Kishpaugh
   Posted Sat March 23, 2019
Rest in peace Mama

Susan chamberlain
   Posted Mon March 25, 2019
So sorry to hear of wilmas passing she was very sweet snd i enjoyed her very much

Carl Culham
   Posted Tue March 26, 2019
On behalf of the entire Culham family I offer our condolences to the Kishpaugh family. We will always have many fond memories of the Wilma.

Andrea Silk Foley
   Posted Tue March 26, 2019
Bill and I send our deepest condolences to the Roessn and Kishpaugh families. We visited Wilma in Medford several years ago. The Silk family were dear friends with all the Roeschs: Anne, Jean, Ida, Billy, and Willie. Rest in Peace.

Dave Webb
   Posted Tue March 26, 2019
Roesh and Fred i’m Sorry for your loss I haven’t forgot the fun times we had around the house

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