Schwendemann, Margie Evelyn – Obituary

Summerville, Oregon

Margie Evelyn Schwendemann, 87, formerly of Wallowa and Union counties, died April 26 in Portland. A funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. Friday at Daniels-Knopp Funeral Center, 1502 Seventh St. in La Grande. A graveside service will follow at 2:30 p.m. at the Wallowa Cemetery.

Marge was born Nov. 18, 1920, in Wallowa, the youngest child of Benjamin H. “Dick” and Martha M. (Wise) Anderson. She married John M. “Jack” Schwendemann on Sept. 10, 1946, in Boise. The couple lived in Camas, Wash., Portland, Lake Oswego and Boring, moving to Summerville in 1967. They owned and operated Western Automatic Sprinkler Co. since 1960. When Jack died in 1984, she moved back to Portland in 1990.

Those who knew her say Marge had an indomitable will that helped her survive and overcome many challenges. They considered her an unforgettable person. She valued her family and friends, and made sure to keep up with loved ones through visits and correspondence.

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She devoted her life to creating a home and raising a family – her desire being that her children had more opportunities than she had. She was proud of not only their accomplishments, but of the good citizens and people they became.
Whether it was playing pinochle, gambling in Reno, deer hunting, traveling or reading, she was at her happiest. An excellent seamstress, she excelled at embroidery and appliqué. Everyone will miss her good cooking, but especially her baking powder biscuits, cakes and huckleberry pie.

She was a member of the 1909 Society of Emanuel Medical Center Foundation and Emanuel Children’s Hospital Foundation, a lifetime member of Lifeflight and a former member of the Hope Chapter No. 13 Order of Eastern Star.

Survivors include her children, Phyllis Crane and her husband, Marvin, of Clackamas, Malon Cowgill and his wife, Lola, of Kennewick, Connie Schwendemann and her husband, Pete Peterson, of Portland and John Schwendemann III and his wife, Verna, of La Grande; 17 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her brothers, William Richard, Admiral Dewey and George Roland; and a sister, Violet Ripley.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society in care of Daniels-Knopp, 1502 Seventh St., La Grande 97850.

La Grande Observer – Obituaries for the day of May 1, 2008
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Margie Evelyn Schwendemann, 87, formerly of Wallowa and Union counties, died April 26 in Portland. A funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. Friday at Daniels-Knopp Funeral Center, 1502 Seventh St. in La Grande. A graveside service will follow at 2:30 p.m. at the Wallowa Cemetery.

Marge was born Nov. 18, 1920, in Wallowa, the youngest child of Benjamin H. “Dick” and Martha M. (Wise) Anderson. She married John M. “Jack” Schwendemann on Sept. 10, 1946, in Boise. The couple lived in Camas, Wash., Portland, Lake Oswego and Boring, moving to Summerville in 1967. They owned and operated Western Automatic Sprinkler Co. since 1960. When Jack died in 1984, she moved back to Portland in 1990.

Those who knew her say Marge had an indomitable will that helped her survive and overcome many challenges. They considered her an unforgettable person. She valued her family and friends, and made sure to keep up with loved ones through visits and correspondence.

She devoted her life to creating a home and raising a family – her desire being that her children had more opportunities than she had. She was proud of not only their accomplishments, but of the good citizens and people they became.
Whether it was playing pinochle, gambling in Reno, deer hunting, traveling or reading, she was at her happiest. An excellent seamstress, she excelled at embroidery and appliqué. Everyone will miss her good cooking, but especially her baking powder biscuits, cakes and huckleberry pie.

She was a member of the 1909 Society of Emanuel Medical Center Foundation and Emanuel Children’s Hospital Foundation, a lifetime member of Lifeflight and a former member of the Hope Chapter No. 13 Order of Eastern Star.

Survivors include her children, Phyllis Crane and her husband, Marvin, of Clackamas, Malon Cowgill and his wife, Lola, of Kennewick, Connie Schwendemann and her husband, Pete Peterson, of Portland and John Schwendemann III and his wife, Verna, of La Grande; 17 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her brothers, William Richard, Admiral Dewey and George Roland; and a sister, Violet Ripley.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society in care of Daniels-Knopp, 1502 Seventh St., La Grande 97850.

La Grande Observer – Obituaries for the day of May 2, 2008


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