Margaret Colf Hepola - Photo Gallery
Celebration of Life
Margaret Leona Colf HepolaMay 27, 1917 - December 6, 2014
Photography by Noel Johnson - Click to Enlarge
Historian, philanthropist and regional treasure, Margaret Colf Hepola of Woodland Washington died peacefully in her sleep December 6, 2014, at her Etna Road home. She was 97.
Margaret was born Margaret Leona Haller on May 17, 1917, on the Birt homestead, which is now under the waters of Lake Merwin. She lived her entire life within 5 miles of her birthplace.
Margaret is survived by her children, daughters Sharon (Bill) Giberson, Nancy Colf. and Mary (Dan) Hayden all of Woodland. sons Richard Colf of Woodland and Robert (Linda) Colf of La Center, and step-son Larry Hepola of Virginia. She is also survived by nine-grandchildren, Clayton(Jessie)Giberson of Portland, Forrest (Wendy) Giberson of Seattle, Annalise (Mat) Galbraith of Portland, Dersery (Betheny) Hayden of Ridgefield, Benjamin (Ashley) Hayden of Woodland, Molly Hayden of San Francisco, and Halle Colf, Garret Colf, and Dylan Colf all of La Center; step-granddaughters Angela Hepola and Tina Hepola both of Virginia, step-grandsons Jeff Gaudet of Colorado and Steve Hepola of Portland, great-granddaughters Clio Marques Giberson of Portland, and step-great-great-granddaughters Avari Harrison and Eden Harrison, both of Ridgefield.