Rochelle Klopfenstein, 37, passed on peacefully Friday, June 20 2008, at Overlake Hospital Medical Center in Bellevue after suffering cardiac arrest earlier in the week. Rochelle was born in North Miami, Florida to Larry Klopfenstein and Mary (Stowell) Klopfenstein.
Rochelle was preceded in death by her cousins Mark Smith and Laura McDowell. She is survived by her son, Zachary McReynolds; her daughter, Hailey McReynolds; her mother Mary Klopfenstein; her father, Larry Klopfenstein; her sister, Dana Klopfenstein; her grandmother, Evelyn Klopfenstein; and many extended family and friends who will miss her.
Rochelle graduated from Tumwater High School in 1989 and received her BA in Business Administration from Washington State University in 1993. For several years after college, she worked for the WalMart Corporation in various management positions and later for the Washington State Office of Financial Management as a Budget Assistant to the Governor. She was currently employed as the Deputy State Archivist with the Secretary of State’s Office.
Rochelle will be missed as a loving mother to both of her beautiful children, and will be remembered for her compassion for life that touched those around her. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, traveling and spending time with her family and friends.
The family has asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to a Memorial Scholarship Fund that has been established in Rochelle’s name for graduating Seniors from the Tumwater School District who previously attended Black Lake Elementary School. Contributions in her honor should be sent to the Tumwater Education Foundation at PO Box 15122, Tumwater, WA 98511-5122 or to any Twin Star Credit Union branch office.
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