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Opal Brubaker Dec. 6, 1923 - March 2, 2017


March 7, 2017

Opal Brubaker

Opal Irene Brubaker, 93, of Sweet Home went to be with her Savior Thursday, March 2, 2017.

She was born Dec. 6, 1923 in Hubbard to Floyd and Grace (Burkholder) Emmert.

In 1938, her family moved from Molalla to Sweet Home where she graduated from Sweet Home High School in 1941.

She married Amos E. Brubaker on July 27, 1941 in Sweet Home and they raised their three children in Sweet Home.

While Opal was raising her children, she also did the bookkeeping and taxes for her husband’s logging company. In 1969, Amos became paralyzed in a logging accident, and for the next 20 years until his...

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