Laila E. Ostrom

Former area resident, 94Laila E. Ostrom, 94, of Salem, died Friday, March 7, 2003, in Salem.

Mrs. Ostrom was born Nov. 18, 1908, in Rock Springs, Wyo., to Phillip and Sanna Liisa Sturholm.

On April 7, 1931, she married Arvi Ostrom in Astoria. He died in 1995.

As a young woman, Mrs. Ostrom moved to Astoria. She lived here until her husband died in 1995, when she moved to Salem.

She is survived by five daughters, Lois Carlson and Gail Jervik, both of Salem, Jean Montgomery of Fairview, Lynn Stucky of Spokane, Wash., and Teri MacDonald of Escondido, Calif.; eight grandchildren, Judith Carlson-Doran and Kathryn Jennings, both of Albuquerque, N.M., Kenneth Carlson of Seattle, Christopher Montgomery of Clackamas, Patrick Montgomery of Gresham, and Andrew, Elisa and Amy Houghtelin, all of Escondido; eight great-grandchildren, Hannah and Zachary Doran and Taylor and Trenton Jennings, all of Albuquerque, Matthew and Alison Montgomery, both of Clackamas, and Samuel and Maxwell Montgomery, both of Gresham; three sisters, Millie Ballantyne of Klamath Falls, Elizabeth Schroeder of Burien, Wash., and Nelma Perila of Astoria; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Service will be announced later. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.

Caldwell's Luce-Layton Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

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