passed peacefully at her home in Lyons, Or.
She was born October 23 1939 in Stayton, to Ernst and
She was a dedicated member of the Church of
Gwen worked hard
at many jobs in her life to support her children.
Gwen worked at Gleaners for many years before
retiring and had the satisfaction of helping her community
that came with that job.
In retirement, she was a big part of her apartment
complex as the assistant manager and was very proud of her
garden and all the hummingbirds that visited all of her
beautiful flowing plants.
spending time with friends, watching her Cowboys and the
Redskins play on Sunday nights, watching wrestling, and
hanging with her little dog Kyi.
She absolutely cherished her visits from her
grandchildren and family.
She is survived by
her sisters Glenda Kinzer of Lyons, Betsy Ayers of Stayton
and Vicky Spicer of Shasta Lake, CA; her children James
Lappin (Sonje) of Nampa, ID; Tracey Hennings (Lucky) of
Farson, Wy and Babbette Gentry of Puerto Rico as well as
many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews,
cousins and other extended family.
She was preceded
in death by her late husband Bill Harmon; her brothers
Dennis and Vern of Stayton; her sisters Pauline of Phoenix,
AZ; and Patsy of Idaho City, ID.
Gwen did not want
a funeral service. Friends
may send condolences to her family members.
May she Rest in Peace.
Serving the Family – North
Santiam Funeral Service – Stayton, OR.