Robbie N. Chain
March 26, 1923 – September 6, 2009
– Robbie, 86, died Sunday in Sublimity. She was born in Guion,
Arizona, where she grew up. Robbie moved to Dilly, Oregon in
1941 and worked as a welder on escort carriers in the Kaiser
shipyards in Vancouver, Washington, during WWII. She moved to
Banks in 1947, where she and her husband lived and farmed an 80
acre farm and her husband owned and operated a rock quarry. Then
she moved to Terrebonne in 1960 and to Aumsville in 2006.
was a founding member of the Smith Rock Community Church in
Terrebonne, where she was very involved in her church and taught
Sunday school. She was a member of the knitting club and made
decorative cakes for weddings and other special occasions.
Robbie did many crafts including crocheting, tatting (the art of
knot tying), sewing and canning from her garden, she grew up
knowing how to survive off the land. She owned and operated a
knitting shop for over 30 years.
married Roy Chain on April 17, 1946 in Vancouver, WA., he
preceded her in death on February 23, 1992. She is survived by
her children: Lynette Lawrence of Vancouver, Washington, Larry
Chain of Terrebonne, Ronald Chain of North Bend, Nancy Urquhart
of Aumsville and Alliene Conner of Milwaukie; 7 –
grandchildren and 8 – great-grandchildren.
services will be Tuesday, September 8, 2009 at 2:00 PM at the
Pioneer Cemetery in Terrebonne. Serving the family North
Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.