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 Ernestine Florence “Ernie” <I>Pruitt</I> Milton

Ernestine Florence “Ernie” Pruitt Milton

Birth
Bend, Deschutes County, Oregon, USA
Death 27 Nov 2004 (aged 76)
Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA
Burial Vancouver, Clark County, Washington, USA
Memorial ID 10193167 · View Source
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Ernestine went home with Jesus at her daughter's Portland home surrounded by family ministering to her with loving words and singing. Congestive heart failure was the cause. Ernie was preceded in death by daughters, Carol (Milton) Shelley (February 1957 - March 2004) and Gerrie Milton-Feist (April 1952 - December 2002); sisters, Helen (Pruitt) Bussey (January 1926 - February 2004) and Gerry (Pruitt) Bentley (April 1927 - June 1998). Born May 6, 1928, in Bend, Ernie moved to Vancouver at age 14 with her mother, Velma (Harvey) Ledahl; two sisters; and two stepsisters, Eleanor (Ledahl) Chamberlain and Christine (Ledahl) Collins. It was 1942 and stepdad, John Ledahl, wanted to work in the shipyards. Ernie is survived by daughter, Linda (Milton) Parmley; sons-in-law, Dave Parmley and Keith Shelley; grandchildren, Tara (Feist) Dixon, Jessica (Burns) Groff, Michael Feist. Darci (Parmley) Wilson, Julia (Burns) Newcomb, Nicholas and Laura Parmley, and 10 great-grandchildren. She loved family barbeques, camping, shopping, going to church and the beach, and just visiting with people. Shopping with Linda on Nov. 11 at Costco, Ernie joyfully taste-tested the products and visited with each food vendor. "To Mom it was a meeting-people event." Ernie attended Fort Vancouver High School through grade 10. As a teenager Ernie was an usherette with the local theatre. Later she was a clerk with Montgomery Ward, then housewife and mom. Ernie was a Girl Scout leader, past member of Ladies of the Moose and Ladies of the Elks and Eagles and Neighbors of Woodcraft. For years Ernie attended Northside Baptist Church with her sisters. Recently she had attended New Heights Baptist Church and a senior's Bible study.


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  • Created by: Sheri West
  • Added: 30 Dec 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10193167
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ernestine Florence “Ernie” Pruitt Milton (6 May 1928–27 Nov 2004), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10193167, citing Park Hill Cemetery, Vancouver, Clark County, Washington, USA ; Maintained by Sheri West (contributor 46611462) .