Obit: Washburn, Cara Jean (1942 - 2013)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Washburn, Campman, Chesmore, Jones, Gress, Marks

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 1/23/2013

Washburn, Cara Jean (20 April 1942 - 18 January 2013)

Cara Jean Washburn, 70, of Mission, TX, formerly of Neillsville, passed away Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, at the Doctors Hospital at Renaissance in Edinburg, TX.

Cara Jean Washburn (nee Jones) was born April 20, 1942, in Neillsville to Frank and Jean Chesmore (nee Campman). They were later divorced. Cara’s mother later married Carleton Jones, who then adopted Cara. Cara graduated from Neillsville High School in 1960. She was a certified nursing assistant at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield. She owned and operated several antique stores and was a housewife and wonderful mother. She was joined in marriage to Lowell Gress Dec. 16, 1967, in Neillsville and they divorced. She married Richard Washburn Oct. 20, 1990, and they later divorced.

Cara loved to travel in her younger years with her Grandpa Bill Campman. She traveled to Spain, Norway, Sweden and Hawaii. She loved reading, going to flea markets, antiquing and spending time with her four cats.

Cara is survived by her son, Scott (Sharon) Gress of Marshfield and her special friend for several years, Ed Marks of Mission, TX.

Cara is preceded in death by her parents; grandparents; and one son, Donald Gress. She will be sadly and deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

The family would like to thank the doctors and staff of MICU at Doctors Hospital at Renaissance in Edinburg, TX, for all their help and support.

Cara’s family will greet relatives and friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, at the Gesche Funeral Home in Neillsville. A private family interment will be held at a later date.

Online condolences may be made at  Gesche Funeral Home of Neillsville is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.





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