Regina Eileen Towne Kasch, age 61, passed away Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, in Beaverton, Ore., following a short illness.
Regina was born Dec. 25, 1951, in Colorado, daughter of the late Thaxter W. Towne and Joanne West Ridgway. She graduated from Del Norte County High School, Crescent City, then attended Humboldt State University and graduated from California State, East Bay, with a Bachelor’s degree.
She worked for Kraft Foods for many years in the Bay Area before returning to Crescent City to take care of her step-father John Ridgway. After his death she lived in Denver, Colo., for several years before moving to Beaverton, Ore., to be near her sister Paula.
Regina enjoyed helping others and was an active supporter of numerous charities. She was also an active member of Colonial Dames XVII Century, Daughters of the American Revolution, National Society Daughters of The American Colonists, National Society Daughters of Colonial Wars, National Society United States Daughters of 1812, and was working on papers for the Plantagenet Society, the General Society of Mayflower Descendants and the National Society Magna Charta Dames and Barons.
She is survived by her sister Paula Towne McRonald, half-sister Sherrill Lewis, half-brothers Timothy and Danny Towne, step-brother John Ridgeway and her Aunt Bette Springer Larlee as well as numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins. She will be missed by many.