Adeline Thomas Overholts was born July 25, 1915 to Edward and
Clara Louise Thomas in Klondike Oregon, a few miles East of
Wasco,Oregon. She worked on her father's wheat farm when
growing up and graduated from Wasco High in 1932. She also
worked as housekeeper to save money for nursing school and
with the help of her parents was able to move to Portland in
1935 where she entered the Nursing school at Emanuel Hospital,
graduating in 1938.
married Marvin Merle Overholts on July 2, 1939. They stayed in
Portland where she worked at Emanuel in the nursery for the
next six years. In 1947 Mable and Marvin bought a new gas
station at North Santiam (five miles west of Stayton going
towards Marion) operating it until 1958. Mable wrote news
articles for the Stayton Mail on what was happening in the
North Santiam area.
Mable and Marvin moved to Stayton, Oregon the same year the
Santiam Memorial Hospital opened. Mable was a nurse at the
hospital and retired after 25 years. She enjoyed helping
people even delivered some babies when the doctor didn't get
there in time. After she retired from the hospital she worked
in several doctor's offices in Stayton and also helped with
the Red Cross blood drives. She gave up her nursing license at
the age of 75. A Girl Scout Leader, Eastern Star member for 50
years, and joined the Daughters of American Revolution Society
in 2004, followed by her Daughter and Granddaughter 2012. They
also helped start the Santiam Historical Society with six
others in 1984. They stayed active at the Stayton Methodist
Church for many years as their health would allow.
called M & M, they enjoyed RV travel from the mid 1970's
until 1998 going across the US and Canada including Alaska.
They made it all 50 states by flying to Hawaii in 1994.
Frequently enjoyed camping with the Salem Elks 336 and the
Good Sam groups.
include Daughter-in-law Janet Overholts (Terry Lee, deceased)
of Vernal, Utah; Daughter Linda Hagel (Terrance) of Chiloquin,
Oregon; grandchildren, Andrea McCausland (Geoff) of Salem,
Clint Hagel (Jennifer) of Soldotna, Alaska, LaRae Connor of
Silverton, Oregon; and six great grandchildren.
memorial service will be held at 2 PM Sunday July 24 at United
Methodist Church, 1450 Fern Ridge Rd, Stayton. In lieu of
flowers donations may be made to Santiam Historical Society PO
Box 360 Stayton, Oregon, 97383 or Santiam Memorial
Hospital 1401 N. 10th Ave, Stayton, Oregon, 97383.
Arrangements entrusted to Weddle