Mindy Merrill

June 29, 1916 – Nov. 11, 2007

Mindy Merrill, 91, a resident of The Oaks in Lebanon, died Nov. 11, 2007.

She was born June 29, 1916 in Nebraska and received her education, along with a third-grade teaching certificate there. As a young lady, she moved to California and worked for Vega Aircraft Corporation and raced cars with her brothers. She married Charles L. Merrill in 1943 in California.

Her husband completed his service in the Coast Guard and they moved to Sweet Home in 1946. In 1947 she taught at Sweet Home Grade School.

For many years she worked at White’s Electronics. Then she worked for Santiam Home Health in Lebanon until she was in her 70s. Into her 80s she enjoyed taking evening adult education classes at LBCC. She moved to The Oaks in 1995.

Mrs. Merrill loved the Lord and her family. Her sister remembers her as a happy person and someone to look up to. Her children remember her giving spirit, sense of humor and her loyalty and devotion to her family.

She is survived by two daughters, LeOra Merrill of Lebanon and Ruth Merrill of Sweet Home; a son and daughter-in-law, Allan and Mary Lou Merrill of Lebanon; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a brother, Andy Carpenter; and two sisters, Clara Morgan and Francis Hutton.

Mrs. Merrill was preceded in death by her husband, in 1994, one brother and one sister.

Graveside services were held Nov. 13 at Crawfordsville Union Cemetery.

Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.

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