June 10, 1921 - June 11, 2010
Mildred A. "Mil" Wrinkle, 125 S.W. 8th, Milton-Freewater, passed away June 11, 2010, at Good Samaritan Care in Milton-Freewater at the age of 89 years.
Memorial services will be Tuesday, June 15, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. at Munselle-Rhodes Funeral Home in Milton-Freewater, with Pastor Steve Lyons of the First Christian Church officiating. Private inurnment will be in the Milton-Freewater Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimers Research through the funeral home.
Mrs. Wrinkle was born June 10, 1921, in Saint Maries, Ida., the daughter of Nils Gust and Gertrude Victoria (Swanson) Johnson. She graduated from Ione High School in Ione, Wash. in 1939 and received a BA in English and Elementary Education from Eastern Washington State College in 1943.
On June 10, 1950, she married C.W. "Buzz" Wrinkle in Newport, Washington and they lived in Milton-Freewater. Mrs. Wrinkle started teaching in 1943 and retired in 1987. She began teaching in Pasco and also taught locally at Tum-A-Lum and Ferndale Elementary Schools. A dedicated teacher, she was sensitive to the individual needs of her students. Her love for teaching was also expressed in the creative bulletin boards that decorated her classroom. Her hobbies included crossword puzzles and sewing, but her artistic talents were reflected in the six homes she designed and built with her husband. She also had a talent for interior design and lovingly decorated her home for each season-especially Christmas. Mrs. Wrinkle was a member of the First Christian Church, Oregon Education Association and the National Education Association. Mr. Wrinkle preceded her in death on October 29, 1993.
She is survived by a son, Curt Wrinkle of Milton-Freewater; a daughter, Kim Barker of Milton-Freewater; a brother, Lloyd Johnson of Spokane; a sister, Ruby Hupchen of Newport, Wash.; a sister-in-law, Charlotte Johnson of Enumclaw, Wash.; two grandchildren, Seth Wrinkle of Milwaukie, Ore., and Meredith Wrinkle of San Francisco, Calif.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Wrinkle was preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters.