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Carol J Leatherman

February 24, 1937 March 4, 2019
Carol J Leatherman
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Obituary for Carol J Leatherman

Carol J. Leatherman, 82, a resident of North Plains community, died Monday afternoon, March 4, 2019 at the Kaiser Westside Medical Center in Hillsboro.

Private Cremation Rites were held at the Hoyt Crematory in Forest Grove.


CAROL J. LEATHERMAN was born February 24, 1937 in Hillsboro, Oregon, the daughter of the late Otto Solberger and Lola (Northrup) Solberger. She was raised and received her education in North Plains, having been a graduate of the Hillsboro Union High School Class of 1955. Upon her high school graduation, she attended the University of Oregon, Oregon State University, College in Mexico City and then Pacific University.

She had served as a Librarian for the Forest Grove City Library from 1970 to 1974. Carol continued as a Librarian at the University of Portland for fifteen years, until she retired.

Carol was united in marriage to M.H. “Tiny” Leatherman in Salt Lake City, Utah. Following their marriage they made their home in the communities of Taos, New Mexico; Forest Grove, Oregon; Bend, Oregon; Rainier, Oregon and Portland, Oregon.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Tiny in 1999.

Carol moved to Sheridan, Oregon in 2008 until 2013 before returning to the Solberger family farm in North Plains, where she had resided since.

Among her special interests, she enjoyed traveling, having toured England, Yeoman, Russia, Germany, Switzerland, China and Italy.

She was also preceded in death by her parents, Otto and Lola Solberger; by her brother, Clifford Solberger and her sister, Joyce Munson.

Survivors include five children and their spouses, Clifford Leatherman, of North Plains, Oregon; Terry and Darrell Hunt, of Stayton, Oregon; Holly Leatherman, of Sheridan, Oregon; Louis and Trish Leatherman, of Salem, Oregon; and Ernest and Sarah Leatherman, of Wellington, North Carolina.

Also surviving are fourteen grandchildren, Briana Leatherman; Sean Hunt; Marisa Hunt; Marissa Hunt; Chelsea Hunt; Michael Leatherman; Tem Leatherman; Alena Leatherman; Steven Leatherman; Annie Leatherman; Carter Leatherman, Tina Leatherman, Ronny Leatherman, and Paige Leatherman; her ten great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.


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