North Powder, Oregon
Irene Augenstein, 94, of North Powder died Aug. 27, 2001.
Her memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel. Private inurnment will be at the Rest-Haven Memorial Park in Eugene.
Mrs. Augenstein was born on Sept. 2, 1906, at Wendling to Ira James and Sarah Jane West Calvert. She married Jim Augenstein on June 21, 1941, at Eugene. They were married for 47 years. Mr. Augenstein died in 1989.
Mrs. Augenstein spent most of her adult life at Goshen and Cottage Grove before moving to Baker City in 1992 to be near her family. When she could no longer care for herself, she moved to foster care at North Powder.
She was a homemaker and worked to raise her family. She enjoyed gardening, flowers and sewing. She was a longtime member of the 6th and Gibbs Church at Cottage Grove.
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Del and Ruth Hollis of Klamath Falls; daughters, Gwen Yeager of Owosso, Mich., and Laureen Purkey of Port Orford; and daughter and son-in-law, Jan and Jack Durflinger of Baker City; 15 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Seth Hollis, who died in 1937; her second husband, Jim Augenstein, who died in 1989; her sons, Harold Hollis Sr., and Jimmy Augenstein; daughter, Dorothy Mills; granddaughter, Carla Yeager; grandson, John Hollis; sister, Nell Strange; and a brother, David Calvert.
Used with permission from: The Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, August 31, 2001
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor