Ida Olivia Hurst

June 19, 1924November 29, 2018

Ida Olivia Hurst June 19, 1924 — November 29, 2018 Ida Olivia Hurst was born in Mayger, Oregon on June 19, 1924 to Oscar and Ida (Olsson) Carlson. Ida passed away on November 29, 2018 at the age of 94. She attended elementary school in Rainier and lost her mother at the age of 12. Her father returned to Finland and the eight children remained in Oregon. Ida graduated from Clatskanie High School as salutatorian and went on to major in journalism at Willamette University. She met Walter Hurst in Portland and they were married on March 17, 1947. They lived in Prescott, Oregon and later moved back to Portland. Ida worked as a secretary for MHCC and later the University of Portland. After retirement they lived in Lebanon and after Walt’s passing, Ida moved to Salem/Keizer area. Ida is survived by her daughter, Marcine (Jim) Hays; her son, Jack (Edwinna) Hurst; her brother, Charlie Mattinen; six grandchildren; and eleven great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints where services were held with burial at Twin Oaks Memorial Park in Albany.


  • Cemetery Service Thursday, December 6, 2018
  • Memorial Service Thursday, December 6, 2018

Ida Olivia Hurst

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Doreen Powers

December 7, 2018

Ida was my sister’s mother in law so I spent time with her and Walt on several family occasions. I will remember Ida as a talented woman—poems, songs, and delicious pie. She has so much to be proud of, especially her extended family of Jack and Marcine and their children and grandchildren.

Rest In Peace, lovely Ida.