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Robbie N. Chain
March 26, 1923 September 6, 2009

 

Aumsville 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.

Robbie 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.

Robbie 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.

Graveside 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.

 

 


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