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Vanda Lee Pulver


April 14, 2021

June 29, 1940 - March 31, 2021

Vanda Lee Pulver, 80, of Albany, went home to be with the Lord on March 31, 2021.

She went peacefully, while surrounded by her loving family.

Vanda was born on June 29, 1940 in Omarsville, Ky., to Arthur and Jessie Lee (Wooten) Poe. While still a young child, she moved with her family to Sweet Home. She lived the remainder of her life in the Willamette Valley.

She married James A. Pulver on Sept. 11, 1965. Together they raised four children, teaching them the value of an honest day’s work, the joy of having fun together, playing games together, the importance of sticking together during good times and bad, which resulted in a priceless gift that can never be lost – having a close-knit, loving family.

Vanda was a life-long crafter, enjoying working with her hands. She loved creating beautiful hand-made items and gifting them to her friends and family. She also enjoyed traveling, cooking/baking, bowling on various leagues, and spending time with her family.

She is survived by her children: Teresa Pulver of Albany, Todd and Kathy Pulver of Lacomb, Shirley Taylor of Albany, Penny and Gary Cooke of Lebanon; three sisters, Pat Tuma of Hillsboro, Eva Poe of Corvallis, and Candace Atto of Happy Camp, Calif.; uncle Tom Brewer of Beaverton; 11 grandchildren, eight great- grandchildren, and 15 nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband James, her parents, Arthur and Jessie, and her brother, Arthur Poe Jr.

Memorial service will be 2 p.m. Friday, April 16, at Sweet Home Funeral Chapel. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.


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