Josephine Esther Wickham Cisna

Josephine Ethel Wickham Cisna
February 26, 1924 - Hamilton, Montana
July 24, 2005 - Bend, Oregon
Beloved Wife and Mother

dau. Willard & Ethel (Sanders) Wickham
m Joseph Cisna, August 12, 1942, Toppenish, Washington

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Josephine Ethel Cisna of Bend died Sunday of natural causes. She was 81.

A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Greenwood Cemetery.

Mrs. Cisna was born Feb. 26, 1924, in Hamilton, Mont., to Willard and Ethel (Sanders) Wickham. She married Joseph Cisna on Aug. 12, 1942, in Toppenish, Wash.

Mrs. Cisna worked as a cook for the U.S. Forest Service at Swift Creek, Spirit Lake and Oakridge ranger stations. She was a volunteer swim instructor for the Red Cross and a Camp Fire USA leader. She was a member of the High Desert Hookers of Bend (a rug-hooking club) and past president of VFW Auxiliary at the Toppenish post. She enjoyed camping, fishing, hiking, gardening, sewing and cooking.

Survivors include her daughter, Betty Peterson of Bend; a sister, Betty Massett of Toppenish; and two grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Central Oregon Home Health and Hospice of Bend.

Niswonger-Reynolds Funeral Home of Bend is in charge of arrangements.

Source:  Bend Bulletin

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