Jan. 31, 1916 - Sept. 6, 2012
Marie passed away Thursday morning, September 6, in Beaverton, at the age of 96.
Marie was born in Prineville, Oregon, the youngest of five children, to James and Molly Coffelt. She grew up in Prineville and graduated from Crook County High School. She met and married Rollin Gumpert while working for the Stearns family in La Pine, Oregon.
Marie and Rollin made their first home in the Shevlin Hixon lumber camp, raising their three daughters, Sandra, Deanna. and Rolinda. In 1950 when the lumber mill closed, they moved to Prineville. There Marie worked at Hudspeth Pine and Pine Products lumber companies.
Rollin died suddenly in 1964. She married John Klobas and they moved to the Portland area, moving to Bend in retirement. John died and Marie stayed in Bend, eventually marrying Don Cordon of Sutherlin, where they made their home until Don died in 2004.
Marie moved to Beaverton, living at Creekside Retirement Village, to be near her daughter, Deanna Martinson.
She was a much loved lady, survived by daughters, Deanna and Rolinda; nine grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
Donations in memory of Marie, should be made to the St. Vincent De Paul Society, P.O. Box 42157, Portland, OR 97242-0157
Marie will be laid to rest. Graveside services are planned for September 15, 2012, at 2:00 p.m., in Greenwood Cemetery, Bend, Oregon.
Please visit the online registry for the family at www.niswonger-reynolds.com.