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Wilma Louise (Bates) Walter
January 27, 1920 November 29, 2010

Stayton Wilma, 90, was born in Scio to Byron Bates and Myrtle (Steidel) Bates. She married Stanley Walter on January 29, 1938 in Corvallis, they were married for 58 years. Wilma and Stanley lived on Rodgers Mountain and Stanley preceded her in death in December 1996. They had one son Leslie Byron. Wilma worked for 20 years for Stayton Canning Co. (Norpac Foods), 5 years for Scio schools. She had a bakery in her home, baking pies for a restaurant in Scio, she also made many wedding cakes and one was for 800 people.

Wilma was preceded in death by her parents, son and granddaughter, Margaret Walter; Sisters: Helen Stavang, Ruth Edwards and Colleen Shuford. She is survived by her granddaughter: Mary (Nic) Hawken; Great-grandsons: Ben and Gavin Hawken; Brother: Don Bates; several nieces and nephews; also many dear friends; and her nephew, Wayne Stavang was like a son to her and looked after her and was with her in all her illness. After retiring from working for other people she helped Stanley log, she drove caterpillar, set chokers and helped fall trees. After Stanley passed away, she left the mountain and moved to Scio and then to Stayton.

Funeral service will be Thursday, December 2, 2010 at 2:00 pm at the Oddfellows Hall in Stayton. Private interment in Franklin Butte Cemetery in Scio. Donations may be made to the Mennonite school in Scio.  Serving the family, North Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.


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