Ione Alma Liden, 80, of Newport, died in Newport on Dec. 20, 1997.
She was born in Brainerd, Minn., on July 21, 1917, to Ernest and Sylvia
Warren Persson. She had been a resident of Newport since 1942.
She married Hawkon “Slim” Liden in Platte Lake, Minn. on Oct. 22, 1937.
He preceded her in death in 1995. For most of her life, Mrs. Liden was
She is survived by her brother, Dan Persson of Logsden; sisters Verna
Mitchell of Brainerd, Ardelle Phillips of Milwaukie, and Zula Corning of
Seattle, Wash., and nine nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Bateman Funeral
Home in Newport. Burial will be in Eureka Cemetery.
Robert Thomas Sr.
Robert Marshall Thomas Sr., 83, died Jan. 2, 1998 in Lincoln City.
He was born Sept. 2, 1914 in Port Townsend, Wash. to Earl and Laura
He is survived by his son, Robert M. Thomas Jr. of Lincoln City; his
second wife, Josephine Thomas; and his three stepchildren. He was preceded
in death by his first wife, Geraldine Thomas, the mother of Robert Jr,
who died in 1972.
Mr. Thomas attended one year at Queen Ann High School in Seattle and
three years at Moran High School in California. He also attended three
years at the University of Washington.
He married Geraldine W. Martin in Seattle, Wash., in September 1937.
He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1943 and served until 1946, and obtained
the rank of SSG.
He was self-employed throughout his life as a loan broker and commodities
Mr. Thomas was a native of the Puget Sound area, but lived the past
four years with his son in Lincoln City. He could frequently be seen throughout
Lincoln City driving his 1976 gold Cadillac with its vinyl top. He loved
One of his favorite pastimes was spending two or three hours daily
at the Hilltop Restaurant.
He also loved the outdoors and the waters of the San Juans. He enjoyed
spending time on his sailboat and on the private, 12-square-mile island
he once owned in the San Juans.
A private interment was held Tuesday at Evergreen-Washelli Cemetery
in Seattle. Memorial services will be held at the Evangelical Church in
Lincoln City at 11:30 a.m. Sunday. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests
memorial contributions to the Evangelical Church, 4406 SE Highway 101,
Lincoln City 97367. These offerings will be forwarded to his stepdaughters’
M.S. Rehabilitation Fund in Seattle.
Pacific View Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Robert Bigger Smith, 80, fourth of the nine children of Lewis C. and
Ada May Smith, all of whom were graduates of Newport grade and high schools,
died on Dec. 26, 1997 in Springfield. Death was from complications of prostate
He was preceded in death by his father, L.C. Smith, in 1945; his mother,
Ada May Smith, in 1972; and his sister, Sally Holbrook in 1987, all of
whom are interred at Eureka Cemetery in Newport.
He is survived by his wife, Loretta, of Eugene; sisters Mary of Seattle,
Rachel of Portland, Evelyn of Springfield, and Margaret of Newport; and
brothers L.C. Jr. of Springfield, Sam of Milwaukie, and Palmer of Lake
Mr. Smith graduated from Newport High School in 1936. Among his classmates
were Frank Jacobson, Frank Fogarty, Bob Boone, and the elder Sheffield
boy. He and his classmates played football at Newport High School for Coach
Willard Bear, whose first year at NHS was the 1935-36 academic year. A
local journalist referred to that team as Coach Baer and His Cubs. Newport
High athletic teams have been called the Cubs since that day.
Mr. Smith was an accomplished trumpet player and played in a local
band named the Sons of the Beaches, along with Postmaster Frank Paden,
bakery operator Charlie Boddy and shoe shop proprietor Hans Wiener. The
Sons of the Beaches were crowd favorites at Crab Festivals prior to and
immediately after, World War II.
Between graduation and enlistment in the Marine Corps in May 1941,
Mr. Smith attended the University of Oregon off and on. He also drove a
log truck for his father in 1939 and 1940.
He served in the Marine Corps from May 1941 until October 1945, when
he was honorably discharged as a first sergeant. He served 30 months in
the Pacific Theater, and 24 months on Midway Island with a Marine fighter
group. He married his wife, Loretta, in 1944 in San Diego after returning
from overseas duty.
Upon his return from military service, Bob continued his education
at the University of Oregon. He eventually earned a master’s degree in
English. He lived in Springfield until his death.
Bernice Ollie Worman, 90, of Toledo, died at her home on Jan. 2, 1998
She was born in Rozel, Kansas on March 2, 1907 to Taylor and Melissa
E. Boyd. She had been a resident of Lincoln County since 1957.
She married William C. Worman Sr. in Kinsley, Kansas in 1924. He preceded
her in death in 1967. They owned and operated a restaurant in Meade, Kansas
until 1946, when they moved to Springfield. In 1957, they moved to Newport
and started Worman’s Cafe, which they operated for 25 years. She retired
Mrs. Worman enjoyed baking, cooking, sewing and craft work. She loved
traveling, and traveled extensively throughout the United States and Mexico.
She was preceded in death by her infant daughter, Eileen, and her son,
William C. Worman Jr.
She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Norma Worman of Siletz; grandchildren
Rodney Worman of Toledo, Sheila Bayya, Nikki Nelson and Casondra Fortin,
all of Siletz, and Misti Reeves of Corvallis; 14 great-grandchildren; and
The family suggests donations be made to the American Lung Association.
Graveside memorial services will be held at Eureka Cemetery in Newport
at 2 p.m. Friday. Bateman Funeral home is in charge of the arrangements.
Stella Gerry Bienhoff, 97, of Newport, died Jan. 4, 1998.
She was born May 15, 1900, in St. Paul, Minn. and was the daughter
of Samuel and Annie Gillbard.
Raised and educated in St. Paul, Stella attended local schools prior
to working at the phone company from 1918 to 1920. From 1922 to 1926, she
worked for the St. Paul Public Library.
She married Arthur E. Bienhoff on June 30, 1926 in St. Paul. She worked
at home and loved to write and sew, and was a member of the Corvallis First
Baptist Church, and the Retired Senior Volunteer Program.
In 1950, the family moved to Corvallis, and in 1996, she moved to Newport
to be near her daughter. She was preceded in death by her husband and son,
Mrs. Bienhoff is survived by her daughter, Faith Cole of Newport; sons
James of Orlando, Calif., and David of St. Paul, Minn.; a sister, Mary
Mooney of St. Paul; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Johnston-Peterson Funeral
Home in St. Paul, Minn. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery in St. Paul.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Pacific Communities Hospital in care
of the McHenry Funeral Home, 206 NW Fifth St., Corvallis 97330
Tessa A. Knabb, 61, of South Beach, died Jan. 2, 1998 at Pacific Communities
Hospital in Newport after a long illness.
She was born in London, England, and emigrated to the United States
when she was 20 years old. She worked as a typesetter at newspapers and
printing companies. Her work and family led her to live in New England
Her children’s education was a priority for her, and she moved to neighborhoods
that afforded them the best schools.
She moved to Portland in 1977 and worked at several companies, including
Word Works and Adcrafters, before moving to the Oregon coast to retire
five years ago.
She kept her connection to England through correspondence with her
siblings, through assisting an elderly English widow, and through her love
of gardening and knitting.
Surviving are her husband, Verlyn Knabb of Newport; a brother and sister,
Barry Tibbles and Yvonne Roberts of England; her children, Dawn Pavitt
of Seal Rock and Mark Pavitt of Brunswick, Maine, and four grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held later this winter.
H. Stewart Pfeifle
H. Stewart “Stub” Pfeifle died in a Gresham care center on Jan. 1,
1998. He was 77.
Henry Stewart Pfeifle was born to Bert and Grace Stewart Pfeifle in
Williamston, Mich. on July 24, 1920. He was raised in Michigan.
On June 4, 1941, he married Helen Clausen in Williamston. In 1947,
they moved to Oregon, where he continued his education at Oregon State
University, Corvallis. In 1951, he received his bachelor’s degree in counseling,
and later earned his master’s degree. He worked for the Springfield School
District as a teacher and counselor and then served as head of the counseling
department at Springfield High School.
After retiring in 1981, the couple moved to Yachats.
Surviving is his wife, Helen; and daughters Janna Pfeifle of Portland
and Lynn West of Sandy.
At the family’s request, no formal services will be held. Disposition
was by cremation. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to
the Nature Conservancy, 821 SE 14th St., Portland 97214. Sandy Funeral
Home is in care of arrangements.
Lawrence Rubin Kauffman, 95, of Waldport, died at Mountain View Rehabilitation
Center in Oregon City on Jan. 20, 1998.
He was born in Hubbard on Aug. 17, 1902 to Amos and Delila Miller Kauffman.
He was a life-long resident of Oregon.
Mr. Kauffman started his career in the rock business in the 1930s,
and worked a steam donkey drag line scooping gravel from the Molalla River
in the Barlow area. He moved for several years from tent camp to tent camp,
and crushed rock for building roads throughout Oregon.
He first came to the coast in 1940 to the Oceanlake area, now part
of Lincoln City, and operated the first commercial rock source at Road’s
End. In November 1948. he opened a rock crushing business in Waldport,
Eckman Creek Quarries. He continued to work until the late 1970s, when
he slowed down but never retired.
He was a past member of the Port of Alsea Commission, the Yaquina Bay
Task Force, and the State Board of Forestry, and was one of the founders
of the Alsea Chapter of the Izaak Walton League. He served four years as
director of the state port authorities, and 18 years as chairman of the
Coastal Streams, Ocean and Estuary Committee for the Izaak Walton League.
He also spend 10 years on the executive committee of the Oregon Conservation
and Development Commission.
In June 1986, he was honored as Grand Marshal for the Waldport Beachcomber
He loved to dabble with his boat and go ocean fishing. He loved gardening,
and always grew a huge garden. He was concerned with local government,
especially the port.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Marge, and six brothers.
He is survived by his son, Harold Kauffman of Waldport; a step-daughter,
Joanne Leatherwood of Seattle, Wash.; a brother Morris Kauffman of Lincoln
City; a sister, Lucille Gahler of Molalla; four grandchildren; and six
Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today (Friday) at Bateman
Funeral Home in Newport. A celebration of life will take place at the Waldport
Chapel of Bateman Funeral Home at 11 a.m. Saturday. Interment will be in
Aldergrove Cemetery in Waldport. Bateman Funeral Home is in charge of the
Charles Dale Little died Jan. 17, 1998 in Newport.
Mr. Little was born in Oklahoma on Jan. 11, 1939. He dropped out of
high school at the age of 16 to join the Navy. After four years of distinguished
service, he entered Central Oklahoma University, where he graduated with
a bachelor of arts degree in political science and philosophy. He then
went on to a small seminary in Sioux Falls, S.D. for his master’s degree
Mr. Little had many occupations, including serving as chief executive
of Pepsico, therapist, sales manager for Gateway 2000, and teacher of literature
He loved the ocean and writing. He moved to Oregon in early 1997 to
be near the ocean, where he lived and wrote until his death. He found the
Pacific shore of the Oregon coast an inspiration for his writing and life.
He is survived by two sons, Charles D. Little Jr., of Chula Vista,
Calif. and Michael Little of Chicago, Ill., and three daughters, Carrie
Little of Chicago, and Elizabeth Little and Brandy Little, both of Sioux
A private memorial service will be held. Arrangements are under the
direction of DeMoss-Durdan Chapel in Corvallis.
Harvey Pfenning, 48, died on Jan. 22, 1998 at his home in Newport.
He was born Dec. 26, 1949 in Portland to Henry and Esther Pfenning.
He graduated from Jefferson High School in Portland in 1967. After serving
in Vietnam from July 1969 to February 1971, Mr. Pfenning attended Oregon
State University for two years.
He worked for the Portland Water Bureau, and shortly afterward, embarked
on a fishing career, which led him to Newport. He fished all facets of
the commercial fishing industry, including Alaska.
He met and married Patricia Baver in Alaska on March 19, 1994.
He is survived by his wife and step-daughter, Caroline; sisters Barbara
Simpson of Gresham, Carol Macielewicz of Kalama, Wash., and Donna Tetrault
of Richfield, Wash.; and a sister-in-law, Debbie Bulcao. He was preceded
in death by his mother and father.
A memorial service and potluck reception will be held in honor of Mr.
Pfenning's life at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 31 at the First Presbyterian Church,
227 NE 12th St., Newport. The service will begin at 1:30 p.m. in the sanctuary,
with the reception to follow in Geneva Hall at the church.
Naomi Lee Logan, 17, of Otis, died in Independence on Jan., 26, 1998.
She was born in Hillsboro on Aug. 12, 1980 to Deveere Eastman and Nanette
Logan. She had attended school in Lincoln City, and loved swimming.
She is survived by her parents, Nanette Logan and Charles Teddlie of
Otis; sisters Rosa Chavez of Springfield, Josephine Logan of Sheridan,
Elaine Logan and Frede Aguilar, both of Otis; grandparents Leonard Logan
of Willamina and Carol Logan of Springfield; aunts Lisa Logan and Melinda
Logan, both of Willamina; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins, and her
family in the Lakota Nation.
Service will be held at the Dance House/Long House in Siletz at 3 p.m.
today (Friday). Bateman Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Ethel G. Loomer, 89, a resident of Centralia for the past 61 years,
died Jan. 26, 1998 at her home.
She was born July 13, 1908, in Sellwood to Arthur and Sophia (Donner)
Abbott. She was reared and attended schools in Sellwood and Forest Grove.
She was married to Robert McNutt, who preceded her in death in 1970.
She moved to Centralia in 1973. She and Max C. Loomer were married on July
Mrs. Loomer was an avid gardener and enjoyed growing flowers. She loved
crocheting and taking rides in the country. She was a member of the Assembly
of God Church for many years.
She is survived by her husband, Max C. Loomer of Centralia; sons Edward
Losli of Hillsboro, Raymond Losli of Cottonwood, Ariz., Robert McNutt Jr.
of Belton, Texas, and Ronald McNutt of Orland, Calif.; daughters Margie
Mulkay of Eugene, Florence Moody of Garberville, Calif., Virginia Modin
and Sharron Madden, both of Fernley, Nev.; a brother, Jim Abbott of Eugene;
a sister, Helen Wagy of Eugene; 30 grandchildren, 71 great-grandchildren;
and 10 great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Gilbert Abbott, and two sisters,
Ruth Parks and Marla Evens.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Bateman Funeral
Home in Newport. Pastor Rick Hanneman will officiate. Interment will follow
at Eureka Cemetery in Newport.
Sticklin Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Eleanore R. Cely, 84, of Vancouver, Wash., formerly of Newport, died
April 18, 1999 at a Vancouver care center.
She was born on Sept. 7, 1914 at San Francisco, Calif. to Joseph and
Grace Onorato Corrao. She married Frederick William Cely in 1943 at Fort
Scott, San Francisco, Calif. Mr. Cely died on May 12, 1991.
She had been a homemaker all her life and lived in the Newport area
many years prior to moving to Vancouver to be near her son.
Survivors include her son, Dr. William F. Cely of Vancouver; and three
grandchildren, Carlin, Ian and Sean. She was preceded in death by her husband;
brothers Frank, Joseph and Vincent; and sisters Grace and Rose.
At the family's request, no services are planned. Entombment will be
in Chelan-Abbey Mausoleum, Newport. Local arrangements are under the direction
of Bateman Funeral Home.
Daniel Russell "Pork Chop" Wilkes, 65, of Oakridge died at his home
on April 18, 1999.
He was born in San Diego, Calif. on Feb. 4, 1934. He worked for many
years as a commercial fisherman. He lived in Newport for many years before
moving to Oakridge. He enjoyed telling entertaining stories.
Survivors include his mother, Jean Orton; a sister, Jerry Lou Menard,
both of San Diego, Calif.; and numerous step-children.
A potluck gathering will be held at 5 p.m. today (Friday) at the Bay
Haven Pub in Newport. Donations for a memorial bench on the boardwalk of
Newport's Bayfront are being accepted at the Bay Haven or at Cuppatunes.
Daisy E. Winter, 93, of Hillsboro, died May 9, 2000.
She was born in Ione on Sept. 8, 1906 to John and Ruth Lois (Hague)
She married Clifford P. Winter in Stevenson, Wash., in 1935. They made
their home in several communities, including Granger and Walla Walla, Wash.,
until 1953, when they moved to Newport. After her husband's death, she
lived in McMinnville for seven years before moving to Hillsboro.
While living in Newport, she owned and operated The Heights Guest Home,
an adult foster care home, for 15 years. She retired in 1986.
She was a member of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church. She enjoyed crocheting,
knitting, reading and listening to gospel music.
Survivors include her son, Ron Winter of Granger, Wash.; daughter and
son-in-law Laurie and Raul "Omar" Ogsaen of Hillsboro; a foster son, Don
Long of Corvallis; grandchildren and their spouses Jerry and Ruth Winter
and Eddie Winter, all of Toledo; Chuck and Tina Winter of Lebanon; Trena
Winter Woodard of Newport; Shelly and Ed Babinski of Siletz; Deanne VanDooser
of Canby; Brandon, Chrissi and Cassi Ogsaen, all of Hillsboro; Mike Winter
of Vancouver, Wash.; Jeff Winter of McMinnville; and Teresa Winter of Siletz;
22 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; brothers Earl, Carl,
Clair and Joseph Calkins; sisters Rita Gilliland, Bessie Soule, Leatha
Pearson, Eva Calkins and Violet Calkins; and a son, Elwyn Winter.
A funeral service will be held today (Friday) at 10 a.m. at Forest
Grove Memorial Chapel, 1920 Pacific Ave., Forest Grove, with Pastor Dave
Giles officiating. Private interment will be held at the Eureka Cemetery
in Newport. The family suggests to the television ministries program "It
Is Written." Forest Grove Memorial Chapel handled the arrangements.
John A. Wilson, 101, of Dublin, Ohio, died of age-related causes on
May 12, 2000.
He was born in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho on March 13, 1899 to Robert Foster
and Laura Hoaglund Wilson.
After graduating from high school in 1917, he worked in the lumber
industry in Idaho and Washington, then moved to Toledo in the mid-1920s
to take a position with the former C.D. Johnson Lumber Company, where he
became head sawyer in the mill.
He and his wife, Lila, were married in 1930.
He became a Mason in 1931, was a life-long member, and obtained his
Oregon 50-year pin. He was also a member of the Masquers, an amateur theatrical
group, and an officer on the former Toledo Water Board for many years.
In 1949, the family moved to Springfield, where he became head sawyer
at the newly opened Weyerhaeuser Timber Company sawmill. He worked at that
mill until his retirement in 1965.
After retirement, he and his wife were active in the Eugene Chapter
of Amaranth. They moved to Dublin, Ohio in 1985.
Survivors include his daughter, Dr. Johanna DeStefano of Columbus,
Ohio; a sister, Elva Ojalla of Siletz; and a niece, Charlene Ojalla Reetz
of Anchorage, Alaska.
A private graveside service will be held for the family.
Margaret Lawrence, 87, of Waldport died May 13, 2000.
She was born in Chicago, Ill. on June 28, 1912.
She played flute in her high school marching band and in the Chicago
Symphony. She worked at John Crerar Library in Chicago.
She married Gordon H. Lawrence on July 1, 1940. They settled in Denver,
Colo., in 1945. He preceded her in death in 1991.
She worked for the Colorado Division of Mines as office manager for
33 years. She was an active member of Park Hill United Methodist Church.
After retiring, she enjoyed volunteer work. She moved to Waldport in 1996,
where she volunteered at the senior meal site.
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Karen Lawrence and Robert
Rubin of Waldport; grandsons Zak Dillon of Fort Irwin, Calif., and Pete
and Joe Dillon, both of Eugene; and a brother, Glenn Griffith of North
Disposition is by cremation. The family suggests remembrances be made
to a local humane society.
Charyl Patrice Failor, 54, of South Beach died of breast cancer May
She was born in Colville, Wash., on March 17, 1946.
She lived most of her life in the Walla Walla, Wash., area. Her career
as a registered nurse included many years in labor and delivery, psychiatric
and geriatric nursing. At the end of her professional life, she was a nurse
case manager for Senior Services in Newport.
She was a collector of antique and heirloom roses, and enjoyed sharing
Survivors include her husband, Dean; a son, Michael Adkins of Walla
Walla; daughters Kerri Brink and Cynthia Failor, both of Walla Walla, Kristin
Subryan of South Beach, and Amanda Everse of Shelburne, Vt.; and eight
Disposition was by cremation. Remembrances are suggested to a charity
Oteka S. Harris of Depoe Bay, 62, died at Pacific Communities Hospital
in Newport on Sept. 19, 2000.
She was born July 27, 1938 in Rocky Point, Okla., to Houston A. Ward
Jr. and Marie Mary (Bearden) Ward.
She graduated from Toledo High School in 1956 and was a homemaker.
She was a member of the Church of Christ. She enjoyed fishing, dancing,
hunting, and traveling.
Mrs. Harris was preceded in death by her father, Houston A. Ward Jr.,
and her brother, Daryl Ward.
She is survived by her companion, Doug Chance, of Depoe Bay; brothers
and sisters-in-law Bill and Mona Ward of Kingston, Okla., and Harold and
Brenda Ward of Toledo; sisters Betty Ellis of Salem and Frances Baker;
her mother, Marie Ward, of Grants Pass; a son, Jeff Harris of Yreka, Calif.;
two grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Bateman Funeral Home is serving the family. Memorial contributions
may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Richard L. Robertson of Salem, 61, died in Salem on Nov. 27, 2000 from
complications of lifelong pulmonary disease.
He was born in Albany on Aug. 28, 1939.
He attended Albany schools, and also lived in Roseburg. He moved to
Salem in 1978.
He worked as a route deliveryman for dairy products and beverage companies.
He also managed entertainment services in the Portland and Salem areas.
He was a volunteer for Mid-Willamette Senior Services, the American
Red Cross, and A.C. Gilbert's Discovery Village. He was a member of the
North Santiam Historical Society, Yaquina Lights, Inc., and Friends of
Oregon State Parks. He was a campground host for the Waldport Ranger District
of the Siuslaw National Forest. He enjoyed micro-gardening, Oregon history,
Mr. Robertson is survived by his daughters, Jo DeAnn Fief of Bend,
Orva Janette Hubbard of LaPine, and Jean Marie Adams of Vancouver, Wash.;
a sister, Dian Sprinkle of Arizona; brothers James G. Robertson of Jefferson,
Robert I. Robertson of Lebanon, Douglas D. Robertson of Lebanon, and Oran
Swanson of Salem; and eight grandchildren.
Memorial services are at 3 p.m. Monday at the Salvation Army Church
on Winter Street in Salem. Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation
Army, PO Box 7047, Salem, Ore. 97303; or to the American Lung Association
of Oregon, 9320 SW Barbur Blvd., Suite 140, Portland, Ore. 97219.
Lois M. Anderson, 63, of Lincoln City, died Feb. 13, 2001 in Portland.
She was born Feb. 16, 1937 in Portland to Donald A. and Verna (Smith)
She married Larry A. Anderson on Feb. 24, 1954 in Portland. They moved
to the Lincoln City area in 1996 from Newport.
Lois enjoyed raising indoor plants, reading, and watching soap operas.
She is survived by her husband, Larry Anderson of Lincoln City; daughters
Cindy H. Cheatham of Vancouver, Wash. and Theresa A. Chambers of Bethel
Springs, Tenn.; a son, Michael A. Anderson of Toledo; a brother, Larry
B. Burch of Sheridan; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. today (Friday) at Pacific
View Memorial Gardens in Lincoln City.
Margaret Vietta Lee, 88, of Lebanon died June 15, 2001.
She was born in Eugene on Dec. 24, 1912 to Charles and Beatrice Willcutt
She married Anton Hoel. They owned a fish buying business in Reedsport.
He preceded her in death.
She married Melvin George Lee in Newport on Jan. 22, 1971. They lived
in Newport until 1979, when the moved to the Lebanon and Waterloo area.
She owned and managed properties in Reedsport, Newport and Portland.
She also owned Margaret's Marine Way and fishing boat repair shop.
She was a member of the Lebanon Assembly of God and the Reedsport Veterans
of Foreign Wars Auxiliary. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, gardening
and cooking, canning and baking.
Survivors include her husband, Melvin, of Waterloo; a sister, Irene
Rosier of Coos Bay; grandchildren Shirley Dickensen and David Walker; great-grandchildren
Rochelle, David and Angie; and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded
in death by a son, David Walker; sisters Katherine Gutlefsen and Beatrice
Halladay; and brothers Gerald Chappelle, Maurice Chappelle and Saul Chappelle.
Funeral services were held Thursday in the Lebanon Assembly of God
Church. Interment followed in the Liberty Cemetery in Sweet Home. Memorials
are suggested to a charity of choice. The Workman and Steckly Funeral Chapel
handled the arrangements.