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Hjordis Carloa Actor
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Birth: Jan. 30, 1905
Death: Jan. 7, 1996

The family of Hjordis C. Actor wishes to honor her on this, the day she would have been ninety-one. Hjordis died on January 7, 1996. She was the daughter of a Norwegian American lawyer, entrepreneur, prohibitionist who, after arriving in Seattle in 1889, prospected in Alaska and sailed a schooner around Cape Horn. Her mother, from Sweden, was a homemaker gifted in needlework, gardening and the reading of tea leaves. She had two brothers, Jorvard T. Smith, Seattle, and Kiert S. Smith, deceased. Hjordis received her MFA from the U of W, taught briefly there before becoming Art Supervisor of Schools in Centralia. Moving to Wenatchee to teach art in high school, she met and married Alfred A. Actor, musician, long time principal in the Tacoma Public Schools, descendent of the earliest settlers of the Walla Walla Valley. She later taught at Curtis Junior High, Tacoma. They had two children, Mary A. Kelly, Toronto, Canada, and Alfred A. Actor, Pennsylvania and Germany. Hjordis loved color, reds and greens especially. She continuously brought art to her everyday world. From 1928 to 1988 she hand block-printed Christmas cards of her own design depicting the course of her life and the growth of her family. The view of the Sound and the Olympics from her University Place home gave her 38 years of pleasure. She was a loyal correspondent to her many friends. She belonged to many organizations. She travelled the world. 
New Tacoma Cemetery
University Place
Pierce County
Washington, USA
Created by: Darla Mays (Rodeogirl73)
Record added: Sep 05, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15625076
Hjordis Carloa Actor
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