96, passed away on Monday, February 22 at St. Vincent Hospital
in Portland, OR. She
was born on April 26, 1913 in Vancouver, WA.
She spent much of her youth living on the coast in Oregon
and nearly 60 years of her adult life on the farm she shared
with her husband in Mehama, OR.
She was a petite, yet strong woman who always found
something to be joyful about in life.
She loved people, had a youthful attitude and was on the
go until the age of 95. In retirement, she volunteered with
Catholic Daughters and enjoyed reading, knitting and time with
her family. She is
survived by her daughter and son-in-law Sara and Jerry Frank of
Portland, OR, 8 grandchildren and numerous great and great-great
Violet was preceded in
death by her husband, Hubert Wagner, two of her three children,
William “Bill” Turnidge and Joan Stouder and one of her
grandchildren, Doug Turnidge.
A rosary will be said
at Weddle Funeral Chapel in Stayton, OR at 7 pm on Monday, March
1. Funeral services
will be held at Immaculate Conception Church in Stayton, OR at
11 am on Tuesday, March 2 followed by graveside services. Lunch and celebration of her life will follow at Anthony Hall
in Sublimity, OR.