Charleen Louis Choruby died July 15. She was 79.

Mrs. Choruby was born Jan. 18, 1934, born in Reno, Nev., to Tennys and Thomas Friberg. She grew up in Sparks, Nev., and attended Sparks High School. She married Walter Choruby in 1953. They moved to Portland in 1955.  

She earned a bachelor’s degree in science from the University of Oregon and worked as a registered nurse. She worked for 24 years by Kaiser Permanente, primarily working in the orthopedics department as a team leader.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Denise (Cookie) O'Brian. She is survived by husband; five children, Larry, Charlene, Patrick, Tennise and Paul; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

A service will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, July 23, at Our Lady of the Lake Church in Lake Oswego.