WAUNETA -- Lena Jean Vlasin, 80, died Sunday (Feb. 23, 2003) at the home of her daughter in Wauneta.
She was born Nov. 5, 1922, in Imperial, to Henry J. and Dessie Gay (Smith) Felt. She attended school in Champion and was one of the first students to be enrolled in the Alpha Rural High School in Champion.
On April 19, 1941, she married Otis E. Vlasin in Elsie. They moved to Denver, Colo., in 1954. She had several jobs as a cook and eventually became a certified dietitian and cook for a nursing home. They moved to Letha, Idaho, in 1976, and remained there until returning to Wauneta in 1984.
She was a member of St. John's Catholic Church and Altar Society.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother; three sisters; and two grandsons.
Survivors include daughters, Deanna and husband, James Beacham of Wauneta, Joyce and husband, Edward Grimm of Wauneta, Gloria and husband, Daniel Richardson of Boise, Idaho, and Beverly and husband, Steve Haskins of Littleton, Colo.; son, Edward Vlasin and wife, Mary of Nine Mile Falls, Wash; sister, Eva and husband, Robert Cowles of Enders; brothers, James Felt and wife, Dorothy of Commerce City, Colo., and Leonard Felt and wife, Thelma of Buena Vista, Colo.; 11 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral Mass was Thursday (Feb. 27, 2003), 10 a.m., at St. John's Catholic Church in Wauneta with the Rev. Greg Pawloski officiating.
A memorial has been established to the Wauneta Parks.
Liewer Funeral Home of Wauneta is in charge of arrangements.