Carol Jean Pasch

Carol Jean Pasch, 79, of Astoria, Ore., passed away June 11, 2020, at Oregon Health and Science University Hospital in Portland, Ore.

Carol was born on Nov. 2, 1940, to Roy and Verna Chesnut in Table Rock, Neb. She graduated from Lake Worth High School in Fort Worth, Texas, and married the love of her life, Robert Pasch, on April 2, 1958.

She is survived by her four children Robert (Sharene) Pasch Jr., Jim (Leslie) Pasch, Laura (Ken) Sims, and Linda (Dave) Messerli; nine grandchildren and eight great-grand-


She is pre-deceased by her husband of 38 years, Robert Pasch, as well as their son William Pasch.

Carol passed away very peacefully surrounded by the love of her family, after a very aggressive intestinal infection. She was active until the end, busy making cards at her Senior Center, monthly lunches with friends, and knitting and crocheting baby blankets for her friends’ babies and her great grandbabies. Her family is struggling with the suddenness of her passing and is heartbroken at the loss.

A burial and celebration of life will be planned for the spring 2021 in Chico, Calif., when she will be interred at the Chico Cemetery alongside her husband and son. Should family members and friends desire, a financial donation or sympathy gift in memory of Carol can be made to her favorite charity, “Knots of Love,” in lieu of flowers (

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