Minnie Frieda Lind

July 18, 2013 • Obituaries

Minnie F. Lind went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, July 17, 2013, in Roswell.

In lieu of services, an open house reception, in honor of Minnie, will take place Saturday, July 27, 2013, at the home of Brian and Robyn Stokes, 11 Berrendo Meadows Circle from 2–4 p.m. A private burial service will be held in Portland at a later date.

Minnie was born on Aug. 6, 1932, to Edward Ahues and Frieda Boatman Ahues in Seattle, [auth] Wash. She graduated from Western Washington State College in 1954 with a degree in Elementary Education. She then proceeded to get her master’s degree and taught first grade in Everett, Wash., until 1981, when she retired.

In 1954, Minnie married Curtis C. Lind Sr. and would have celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary in August of this year. She and her husband resided in Marysville, Wash., until 1997, when they relocated to Roswell. Whether teaching in the classroom, running a day care in her home or playing with her grandchildren, Minnie delighted in the energy of young life. She also enjoyed knitting and crocheting and vacations to the ocean with her husband and close friends.

She leaves behind her husband, Curtis C. Lind Sr.; her son, Curtis C. Lind Jr., and his wife, Leo Marie, of Portland, and their children: Nicholas, Justin and Krista; her daughter, Robyn Stokes, and her husband, Brian, of Roswell, and their children: Christopher and his fiancée, Madison Vickers, Brandon and his wife, Kate, Daniel and his wife, Bethany, Brett and his wife, Kelsea; and her great- grandchildren: Asa, Eathan, Hayden and Anna; her sister, Barbra Hanson, of Marysville, Wash..; sisters-in-law Gloria Lumbert, of Seattle, Wash., and Gertrude Poppe, of Mt. Vernon, Wash., and many nieces and nephews.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory. An online registry can be accessed at

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