Fern Bissell

Fern Bissell Obituary


Age - 88


September 12, 2023


Boring, OR

Fern Ella Bissell, age 88, of Boring, Oregon passed away on Sunday, September 10, 2023. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www. batemancarrollfunerals. com for the Bissell family.

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