“Nature can restore humanity. The natural world is pure joy if we simply pay attention, honor and take good care of it.”  - Ann Dueltgen

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It is with fond remembrance that we share these wise and thoughtful words from our dear, fellow Multnomah Co. Chapter Master Gardener, Ann Dueltgen, who passed away on May 22, 2018.

Very fitting words from a Chapter member who generously served the community as an OSU Master Gardener volunteer – teaching children and adults alike sustainable gardening practices, all of which honor and take care of the natural world around us.

Ann was a valued Multnomah Chapter member since training in 1999.  She volunteered over the past 19 years alongside her husband, Bob Dueltgen (1998).

Together, Ann & Bob served throughout the years at Farmer’s Markets, garden shows, the Portland Nursery Apple Tasting and the Oregon State Fair.  They also combined their volunteer service with the Master Wildlife Stewards program working with area schools, educating students via the creation of wildlife habitats.  They initiated a partnership with Marysville School and our Chapter’s Community Demonstration Garden and worked with the students teaching them about composting for the garden and hosted the students when they visited the garden.  Their gift of nurturing young people’s appreciation of the natural world will live on for generations to come.

Ann is fondly remembered for her kindness, welcoming and generous nature. We are grateful for her generous gifts of service over the decades.  Ann will be truly missed by all of us. Our thoughts and sincere sympathies go out to Bob and his family.

Here is a memorial remembrance of Ann on Oregonlive.