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Bernice Klees Waddle


March 28, 2017

(March 6, 1929 -- March 21, 2017) Bernice Klees Waddle, 88, of Sweet Home passed away Tuesday, March 21 at the home of her daughter and son-in-law.

She was born in McMinnville, Ore., to Anthony “Tony” and Barbara “Barbie” (Gebhardt) Klees. She took pride in the fact that Barbie was born in Germany. Mom was the youngest of five children; Marian, Francis, Leonard and Dorothy

She spent her younger years living in Valley Junction before moving to Sweet Home, where she attended high school.

Mom married Lyle “Lew” Waddle on June 17, 1946. They had two children, Michael “Mike” a...

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