|Death: ||Oct. 19, 1967|
MRS. DONALD GUSTAFSON
Requiem Mass for Mrs. Gwendolyn K. Gustafson, 56, 1704 N.E. 150th St., will be said at 9 a.m. tomorrow at St. Matthews Churc. Burial, directed by the Hoffner's Fisher-Kalfus Funeral Home, will be in Holyrood. She died Thursday.
Born in Honor, Mich., Mrs. Gustafson came here 40 years ago. A 30-year illness confined her most of the time to Firland Sanitorium,, where she had been active in patient affairs. She was past president of the Patients' Council and was an editor of Pep magazine. She also has been secretary to the Rev. John Rice, Catholic chaplain there.
She later became secretary for four years to Betty MacDonald, author of "The Egg and I." Mrs. MacDonald also based one of the characters in her book, "The Plague and I", on Mrs. Gustafson. She and her husband, Donald, who died in 1961, were the first couple to be married in the sanatorium's chapel.
Surviving are her father, Karl K. Smith, Seattle; a brother, John K. Smith, Lynnwood, and two sisters, Mrs. E. Lyle Goss, Seattle and Mrs. Abe Burrows, New York City.
(The Seattle Times, October 22, 1967, Page 46)
Burial Date: October 23, 1967
Donald Gustafson (1912 - 1961)
Holyrood Catholic Cemetery
Plot: Section R, Lot 619, Site 6
Created by: Bonita Olmer
Record added: May 30, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 53041786