Vilda Margit Wall Kusisto died May 1, 2009, at the Columbia Basin Care Facility in The Dalles, Ore. She was born Oct. 25, 1912, in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Conrad Joseph and Mina (Youngberg) Wall.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Iris and Jim Mahaffey; son and daughter-in-law, Brent and Rosemary Kusisto; five grandchildren: Robert (Bobby) Kusisto, Tonya (and Larry) Melton, Michael Mahaffey, Jeff Mahaffey, and Stephen (and Cindy) Mahaffey; two great-grandchildren: Stephanie Melton and Paige Melton; and many nieces and nephews
She was preceded in death by her husband, Abel Benjamin Kusisto, and all of her brothers and sisters and their spouses.
Vilda was a dedicated member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She enjoyed her flowers, gardening, researching and documenting genealogy and spending time with her family and friends.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday, May 16, at 4 p.m. in Hood River, Ore., at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Bishop Gary Hornbeck will conduct the service. Graveside services were held Friday, May 8 at Idlewilde Cemetery.
The family suggests that memorial contributions be made in remembrance of Vilda to The Parkinson Center of Oregon and sent care of Anderson’s.
Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson’s Tribute Center (Funerals, Receptions, Cremations), 1401 Belmont Ave., Hood River, OR 97031; 541-386-1000. Please visit www.andersonstributecenter.com to sign the family guest book.
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