Life long Ilwaco resident Nora Jane Saunders, 89, died at her residence, May 25th. 2013 with her family at her side. The only child born to Finnish parents Anir and Aili (Pernula) Kary, she grew up and attended school in Ilwaco. She was preceded in death by her husband Ferris Saunders, her son Ronald Cochran, and daughter Cathy Greer. Nora is survived by 6 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. She lived on the same block in Ilwaco all of her life, and as you can imagine, had seen many changes take place in the quiet coastal community she dearly loved. Wherever Nora went she made friends, and often commented on how blessed she was to have such caring friends and family. For those who knew her it will not come as a surprise she was voted "Best Dressed" in high school and it was said about her that she was "as likable as look-able". While Nora Jane was very modest about her artistic talents, she was a fine painter, award winning photographer and prize winning gardener. Her friends, family, and neighbors will attest to the mouthwatering meals and delicious baked goods that came from her kitchen. She was a proud member of the Order of Eastern Star. Professionally she worked for Ilwaco Telephone Utilities and John Campiche, M.D.as a receptionist. She will be missed by those she touched with her grace, class, and unforgettable smile. Funeral Service will be 1:00 PM on Saturday, June 8th, 2013 at the Ocean Beach Presbyterian Church, 5000 "N" Place Seaview, WA. A reception follows. Concluding graveside service will be at Ilwaco Cemetery. Memorials can be made to the Ilwaco Heritage Museum, PO Box 153, Ilwaco, WA 98642. The guestbook is available at www.penttilaschapel.com.,.