Sublimity – Mae,
90, died April 5 in Sublimity. She was born in Grand River, IA
and graduated from Leon High School in Iowa. In 1947, Mae
married Robert (Bob) Latta of Davis City, IA. Mae and Bob
lived most of their lives in Albany, later moving to Lapine. After
Bob passed away in 2006, Mae moved into Marion Estates in
Sublimity, where she lived until her death.
Mae and Bob loved to
travel in their motor home, fish in Oregon’s lakes and
streams, enjoy Bob’s participation as a musician, and
endless family activities. Mae worked for several years
as a nurse’s aide in Albany. She was always a positive force
within her large Irish family; energetic, caring, kind, with a
“wicked” sense of humor, and a unique ability to win more
than lose at the card games her family engaged in every
weekend. Her spirit touched so many lives, both within her
family and beyond.
Preceding her in
death were her parents; Hoyle and Esther McConnell; brothers
Maurice and Max McConnell; and sister Mildred Carrico
Daugherty. Survivors include daughters: Bobbi (Dick)
Poppe of Casa Grande, AZ; and Becki (Russ) Kaufman of Lebanon;
brother: Jack McConnell of Portland: 5 grandchildren and 6
great-grandchildren; sister-in-law: Edith McConnell, (Max’s
widow) of Albany.
the family can be made to Bobbi at email@example.com
Becki Kaufman at 33840 Old Bellinger Scale Road,
Lebanon, OR 97355. No services will be held. Serving the
family, North Santiam
Funeral Service, Stayton.