A Celebration of Life was held at Sherwood Elks Lodge in Sherwood, Ore. on October 24, 2015 for Coleen “Cully” Bourgeois, 65.
Posted on 11/13/15
She died Thursday, August 13, 2015 peacefully at her home in Beaverton, Ore. from ALS.
Interment at Restlawn Memorial Gardens in Salem, Ore. on October 23, 2015.
Cully was born September 9, 1949 in Devils Lake to Max and Elaine Hanggi. After graduating from Munich High School in 1967, she furthered her education at the Humboldt Institute in Minneapolis, Minn. and migrated to California. While in California, she married, lived in San Francisco and Sacramento, and worked for Governors Ronald Reagan and Jerry Brown and Anheuser Busch. Leaving California, she enjoyed many travels and adventures, eventually settling in Oregon amongst family and friends and eventually remarrying. While in Oregon, she worked for and participated in the ownership of various companies. Her work career ended as event/trade show manager for a transportation network. She was an avid reader and craft woman, spending many leisure hours creating original articles of beadwork, jewelry, and Native American basketry. She was active in the Sherwood American Legion Auxiliary, Columbia Basin Basketry Guild and Oregon Archaeological Society. Through her work and leisure hobbies, she was able to enjoy travels to many worldwide destinations, including her dream trip to Africa.
She is survived by her brother Rodney (Pat) Hanggi, Fargo; sisters Marie Hoel, Salem, Ore.; Melanie Heald, Newburg, Ore.; Corrin (Lynn) Belle, Egeland; nephews Jarrod Hoel, Aloha, Ore.; Arin Belle, Egeland; grand-nephew Landon Belle, Fargo; and her furry companion Star.
In lieu of cards, please consider making a donation in Coleen’s memory to the ALS Association Oregon and SW Washington Chapter, Attn: Walk to Defeat ALS, 700 NE Multnomah Street, Suite #1180, Portland, OR 97232 or online contributions can be made by visiting: webor.alsa.org/goto/coleen_bourgeois.
Autumn Funerals, Cremation & Burial of Tigard, Ore. was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences are available at www.autumncares.com.