Muriel Lee Zitsch

Ocean Park resident, 81Muriel Lee Zitsch, 81, of Ocean Park, Wash., died Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2003, in Portland.

Mrs. Zitsch was born Aug. 28, 1921 in Portland to Lloyd and Pearl Kegley Frack.

On Aug. 1, 1945, she married Charles M. Zitsch in San Francisco. He died in 1988.

Mrs. Zitsch was raised and educated in Portland, graduating from Girls Polytechnic High School in 1940. In 1960, she moved to Ocean Park and operated the Lee Ann Court motel as well as working for Telephone Utilities of Washington as an auditor. She retired in the early 1980s.

She enjoyed her church, knitting, crocheting, being with her friends and family, and was an avid Portland Trail Blazers fan.

She is survived by two daughters, a son-in-law and partner, Charlene and Buck Pumphrey of Stanwood, Wash., and Eileen Weidner and Ossie Steiner of Ocean Park; a sister, Velma Schafer of Portland; a niece, Sandra Leymaster of Gresham; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild due in March.

In addition to her husband, a grandson, Richard Lentz; two great-grandchildren, Michael and Felica Weidner; and a nephew, Wayne A. Schafer, all died earlier.

Memorial is 1 p.m. Saturday at Peninsula Baptist Church in Ocean Park, with a reception following at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Peninsula Baptist Church, P.O. Box 509, Ocean Park, WA 98640.

Penttila's Chapel by the Sea in Long Beach, Wash., is in charge of arrangements.

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