– Pauline, 93, died June 11 in Sublimity. She was born in
Tulsa, OK and moved to Turner in 1943 living in Aumsville and
West Stayton. Pauline married Benjamin O. Belden on December
6, 1945 in Longview, WA, he preceded her in death in 1991. She
and her husband farmed together all of their adult life.
Pauline was very active in the Parent Club, Community Club and
Home Extension. She enjoyed painting and doing ceramics,
gardening (supplying tomatoes to all the neighbors), and her
green thumb showed through on the flowers she grew.
is survived by children: Benjamin T. (Delores) Belden of
Canyon City, Marie Storm of Carlton and Jim (Cindy) Belden of
Aumsville; brother: John Freeman of Scio; 8 grandchildren and
11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her
sister, Oralane Durkee.
graveside service will be Saturday, June 15 at 10:00 am at
Lone Oak Cemetery followed by a memorial service at 11:00 am
at the Stayton United Methodist Church. Contributions may be
made to Marion County 4 H or the Ronald McDonald House.
Serving the family, North
Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.