Delores Castonguay

delores castonguay
Delores "Dee" Norma Castonguay, 82, passed away peacefully in her sleep on March 31st while surrounded by her family and after a battle with lung cancer and mitral valve prolapse. Dee was born on December 19th, 1939 in Fargo, ND to Jens and Cordia Olson and grew up in Kindred, ND. After graduating from Kindred High School, completed nursing school, backpacked through Europe, and landed in the Bay Area in California. Dee spent most of the rest of her years in San Jose where she transitioned into education as a paraprofessional for the elementary schools in the Alum Rock School district. She also raised 2 children and a whole menagerie of pets. After her retirement, Dee moved to The Dalles, OR in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge to be near her children and grandchild. In life, Dee loved to travel, dance (especially salsa!), and take care of her grandson and kitties. She is survived by her 2 children: Erik (Alyson) Castonguay (Carson, WA), Julie Castonguay (White Salmon, WA), and her grandson, Stanford. She is also survived by her sister, Arlene Lykken (West Fargo) Mom will be missed very much by her kids, family, and friends.

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  1. We are sad to hear of Dolores’ passing. RIP dear classmate.

  2. So sorry to hear of Delores’ death. As a KHS classmate,
    I will always remember her smiling, positive attitude towards life. I regret that we lost contact after high school. My Deepest Sympathy to her family.

  3. Arlene-We are so sorry to learn you have lost your dear sister. Sisters are so special! All of her and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  4. Arlene-It is never easy to lose someone so special to you, like your sister. Our prayers and sympathies to you and the family.

  5. Hi Julie and Eric,
    This is SAVITA from San Jose, one of your moms
    Best friends. I am so so sorry that I can not pick up the phone and talk to Dee any more, she was 1 in a million, have countless memories of her thoughtfulness, generosity and some dancing evenings at her favorite place Blue Pheasant in Cupertino.

    Julie, I met her when u were in the same school with Pooja, 30 + years ago, hope u are coping up with your loss, u both were very caring in her struggle with cancer etc. She was always sharing
    With me the times u both were there for her at her
    Hospital appointments etc.

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