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LANCASTER, Gwendolyn Ruth Born August 28, 1926, in Tillamook, Ore. Passed away December 20, 2009, in Bothell, Wash. She grew up in Santa Ana, Calif., and lived in the Antelope Valley over 50 years. Through her life she enjoyed swimming and body surfing. In recent years, reading was a daily activity. Most of all, her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren were her greatest joy. She loved looking at photos of her family. She had a love for the outdoors, especially the ocean and pine trees (which she often called Christmas trees). She was married to Bert Eugene Lancaster May 27, 1945, in Santa Ana, Calif. He passed away February 27, 2003. She is survived by her siblings Michael Lancaster, Carol Hampton, Sherry Gaddy, Diana Rischar and Debora Green, grandchildren Heather Trautmann, Brian Gaddy, M. Ryan Lancaster, Nathan Gaddy, Rachel Green, Britney Green, Sean Rischar, Jantzen Rischar and Gianna Hampton. In addition, she had 9 beautiful great-grandchildren. A Celebration of her life will be held in Redding, Calif., on Saturday, January 16, 2010. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Group Health Hospice 2100 124th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98005.

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