August 24, 1935 – April 6, 2017
Gwen Cleveland age 81, passed away peacefully with her family by her side at Stafholt nursing home in Blaine, WA. Gwen was born on a farm in Hatton, ND to Gerhard and Julia Amundson. Her family moved to Seattle in 1940. She graduated from Ballard High School in 1953. She married her high school sweet- heart in June 1954 and they enjoyed 62 years togeth- er. Gwen worked in the banking industry, supporting
Arne while he attended the University of Washington. While Arne was in the Army after college, they spent two years in Virginia. During their working careers they lived in Denver and San Diego, but lived the majority of their lives together in the Seattle/Bellevue area. Gwen loved being with her family at their Birch Bay beach home which they purchased in 1965. They retired to Birch Bay in 1991 and spent time cruising in the winter and being with family and friends at Birch Bay in the summer. During their travels they cruised around the world several times, visiting most of the world’s countries. Gwen liked to play games and was an amaz- ing bridge player.
Gwen leaves behind her husband Arne Cleveland, daughters Cathy Cleveland, Susan Amsberry and Linda Morasch, son Ron Cleveland, grandchildren Mark Amsberry, Anna Amsberry, Julia Morasch and Jenny Morasch, and sister Janet Woodfield. She is pre-deceased by her parents and her sister Renee Rundle.
Gwen will be dearly missed. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Alz- heimer’s Society of Washington. Arrangements are under the care of Hawthorne
Funeral Home, Mount Vernon, WA.