Kathy Croff Jorgenson

Profile Updated: February 3, 2010
Kathy Croff
(City) State or Country Corvallis, OR USA
Children, grandchildren Benjamin E. Nissen- Son
Kricket K. Nissen -Daughter-in law
Bailey E. Nissen - Granddaughter
Bradley More…E. Nissen - Grandson
Kalvin K. Nissen - Grandson
Frances K. Nissen - Daughter
Yes! Attending Reunion

July 2005

I’ve been married and divorced three times and have decided that’s enough for me. Everyone loses with a divorce, everyone.

I got my LPN nursing license in 1970 and have worked in California and Oregon as a nurse. I have also worked as a medical transcriptionist in Coos Bay, Oregon, and here in Corvallis at GSH. I worked as an office nurse at the Corvallis Clinic and Willamette Surgical Associates here in Corvallis, and I am now at the Samaritan Heart of the Valley Skilled Nursing Facility on Harrison Street here in Corvallis. I now work at Stoneybrook Assisted Living where I am their Assistant Director of Health Services - or Resident Services Coordinator (they keep changing my title) I have been there for four years now and love my work and all my residents. I live on the farm I grew up on, on 53rd Street, just outside of Corvallis, and am happy to have people drop in and visit when they come through town. I love the farm and wish I had more time to work with my apple trees, pear trees, plum trees, grapes, gardens, and blueberries.

I have two children. My son Ben lives in California and is a youth minister at the Grace Bible College Church in Pleasant Hill California. He and his wife presented me with my third grandchild about a year ago. Now I have a granddaughter and two grandson. My daughter was finished her military (Navy) duty in Hawaii She returned home and went to nursing school up at Linfield on Portland. She graduated with honors but did not go right to work as she got married to a Navy man, but is looking for a job up in Washington so she can be with him when he returns from Iraq. Many of you know my mother (Frances Croff) who also graduated from CHS (only she graduated in 1939). She and Ralph Garren got married in October of 2004 – that made Bill Garren (one of our 1965 classmates) and I step-siblings until he died just a couple months ago. That means there is one less of us to be counted at our reunion this year. Ralph died of Bladder/bone cancer in November 2009 and we miss him greatly.

I look forward to seeing you at the reunion this year.

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