Carol Jean Petterson, age 71, of Newport, Oregon passed away due to a stroke on July 9, 2018.
Carol was born to Arthur Emil Wersch and Augusta Piltz in Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada. She attended Grant High School in Portland, OR. Carol married and was divorced from Richard Calkin, later marrying Ron Petterson in 1985, who passed away in 2010. Carol enjoyed her remaining years with her loving boyfriend Kevin Kelly.
Carol was the Executive Assistant of Public Relations for 15 years at Georgia Pacific. She had also worked as the property manager at Little Creek Cove and in Seaside at the Convention Center. She was a member of the American Legion and loved spending her free time golfing and camping.
Carol is survived by her sister Connie Reynolds of Portland, OR; brother Bill Wersch of Scappoose, OR; sister-in-law Maryann; nieces: Tauni Petershagen and Alisa Duggan; nephews: Robert Reynolds, Jason Wersch, Michael Wersch. She is preceded in death by her husband Ron Petterson; parents Arthur and Augusta Wersch; and her brother Glen Wersch.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the American Legion Hall 424 W Olive St., Newport, OR on August 4, 2018, 1:00p.m. – 4:00p.m.
Arrangements are being entrusted to Bateman Funeral Home.