Singer, Madge Frances Brown Mrs.

Madge Frances Singer, 84, a former Baker County resident, died Feb. 15, 2005, at a College Place, Wash., nursing home.

Her funeral was today at Herring Groseclose Funeral Home at Walla Walla. Pastor Robin Peterson of the Presbyterian Church officiated. Burial was at Mountain View Cemetery in Walla Walla.

Mrs. Singer was born on March 5, 1920, at Unity to James and Isabel Brown. She was a Baker High School graduate.

She married Carl H. Singer on Sept. 1, 1940, at Baker City. They traveled to Wallowa Lake for their honeymoon in a Model A Ford.

Madge was employed by Woolworth’s Department Store in Baker City from 1938 to 1943. She then worked at the Baker Payless store from 1963 to 1965. She and her husband then moved to Burns and she stayed home to raise her family.

When they moved to Walla Walla in 1968 she provided child care for 10 years. She worked for D & K Frozen Foods Inc., from 1980 until her retirement in 1984.

She enjoyed walking, music, reading, camping and taking care of her roses. She had a great sense of humor and could always make people laugh by being silly or making a face. She loved animals, especially her dog, Cindy.
She loved being with her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and people in general. Madge was loved by all who knew her.

Survivors include her husband; four sons and daughters-in-law, Bill and Loretta Singer, Gary Singer, and Robert and Wanda Singer, all of Walla Walla, and Richard Singer of Vancouver, Wash.; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Marie Estes and Maxine McIntyre; and a brother, Maurice Brown.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or Children’s Hospital Foundation of Seattle through Herring Groseclose Funeral Home, 315 W. Alder St., Walla Walla, WA 99362.

Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, February 18, 2005
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor

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