Carroll Colebank was born January 18, 1928 on a farm in Woodside Township, Polk
County, Minnesota, 7 miles from Mentor, Minnesota, to Robert L and Esther Nasman
Colebank . He attended the one-room rural school in District #156 in Woodside.
When he was 11 years old, he moved with his parents to Tigard, Oregon. Carroll
completed his 8th grade education at the rural Durrum School near Tygard.
Katherine Summers attended grades 1-5 in the rural school near North Coos River,
grade 6 in Lebanon, grades 7-9 in Milwaukie and grades 11-12 in the rural school at
Carroll and Katherine met at a small hamburger restaurant in Tualatin, Oregon and
saw each other again that night at a dance. They were married on September 1,
1950 by a judge in Tigard at 7:00 p.m. in the evening. The wedding was attended by
the groom’s parents and brothers and by the bride’s father. The reception was held a
month later in Tualatin.
Carroll and Katherine lived in Tigard, Oregon, where his parents resided. Carroll first
worked as a catskinner for loggers in the woods. Eventually he started his own
business. He installed the sprinkler system for the state capitol grounds and for the
state park at Mount Rainier and did other jobs of this type.
Katherine and Carroll were Jehovah’s Witnesses. Carroll’s greatest enjoyment was
doing things with his children. Carroll died of cancer at the young age of 35 on July 8,
1963 in Tigard, Oregon. He is buried in Winona Cemetery in Tualatin. Katherine was
left with 5 children ages 4 through 12.
Katherine later married Edward Tuttle and is presently living in Cherokee Village,
The children of Carroll and Katherine Summers Colebank were:
Judy Linn Colebank – born September 23, 1951 in Portland, Oregon. She married
Stanley Conn and they resided in Boring, Oregon.
Marla Alaina Colebank – born May 7, 1954 in Portland, Oregon. She married Joe
Havinka III and they reside in Pendleton, Oregon.
Anita Carol Colebank – born August 29, 1955 in Portland, Oregon. She married
Walter Hughs and they live in Ash Flat,Arizona.
Randy Carl Colebank – born December 16, 1956 in Portland, Oregon. He married
Nona Marle Rowton and they live in Wickenburg, Arizona.
Moray Herrman Colebank – born December 25, 1958 in Hillsboro, Oregon. He
married Sandi Davidson and they reside in Independence, Missouri.
|PETER COLEBANK, father of
JAMES COALBANK, father of
JAMES D COLEBANK, father of
ELLET COLEBANK, father of
ROBERT L COLEBANK, father of
|Carroll Colebank as an infant
|Back row, L to R: Carroll, Esther, Rob
Colebank. Front row: Lynn, Wayne and Dale
|Carroll and Kathie's wedding on September 1, 1950
|The Carroll Colebank family in 1963. Back
row, L to R: Carrol, Judy, Kathie. Front row:
Randy, Moray, Anita, Marla.
|Click on the photo above to enter the Carroll
and Kathie Colebank photo album.
|Copied with permission from "From Whence Came the Colebanks", p. 96, by
Warren Colebank, copyright 1989,.