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Beverly Woolman 1921-2012

Posted: Monday, Dec 24th, 2012

Beverly Woolman, 91, of Drain died Dec. 19, 2012 from age-related causes.

She was born May 20, 1921 in Portland, Ore. to Frank and Iva (Andrus) Wheeler.

On Nov. 24, 1938 in Drain, she and Worth H. Woolman were married.

Beverly graduated from Drain Union High School in 1939.

Mrs. Woolman was a pie maker for the truck stop in Rice Hill and the best pie maker on I-5. She was a cook and baker for the family-owned Polar Bar Cafe in Drain and a police dispatcher for the City of Drainís Police Department.

She enjoyed baking, crocheting and spending time with her large and growing family. She was a life member of Rebekahís and Eastern Star.

She formerly had lived in Stauffer, Bend, and Oakland, Oregon and was raised in Elkton.

Survivors include a son, Richard W. Woolman and wife, Shari, of Yoncalla, four daughters, Peggy Ramer and Ernie Long of Drain, Waneta Dalton and husband, Hank, of Yoncalla, G.I. Riepma and husband, Ed, of Bend, and Judy Shaw of Glennallen, Alaska, 24 grandchildren, 48 great-grandchildren and 28 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband on May 16, 1971 and by sisters, Gwen Olsen and Virginia Rhodes, three half sisters, a son, Bill Woolman, a step-daughter, Barbara Duncan, three grandsons, Richard Woolman, Jr., David Sandlin, Jr. and Jerre Jackson, and two granddaughters, Deborah Kelly and Marcie Levenhagen.

Visitation will be Dec. 28 from 4-6 p.m. at Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel in Cottage Grove. A funeral will be held Dec. 29 at 1 p.m. at Drain Church of Christ in Drain with burial following at Yoncalla Masonic Cemetery in Yoncalla.

Memorial contributions may be made to cancer research through North Star O.E.S. Chapter #121, PO Box 601, Drain, OR 97435.

Arrangements under the care of Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel and Crematorium, Cottage Grove. 

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