Obituaries & Tributes

Velma Awbrey

Velma Awbrey, 100, of La Pine, formerly of Pleasant Hill, passed away on April 22, 2020

She was born in Catoosa, Oklahoma on March 14, 1920. When she was still a young child her family moved to Oregon. 

She later married Homer Awbrey and they built a home and farm in Pleasant Hill, where they lived for over 62 years. After her husband passed away she moved to La Pine to be close to her children. 

Velma was an avid rock hunter and she also loved to work in her vegetable and flower gardens. She and her husband belonged to a bowling league for over 15 years and she was a lifetime member of the Women`s Moose Lodge. 

Velma was very proud of her Cherokee Indian heritage and shared this love of her heritage with her grandchildren. She always loved to be around people and no one was a stranger to her. 

Velma is survived by a daughter, Patricia Pfaff; son James L. Awbrey; five grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; and 12 great grandchildren. 

Velma was laid to rest beside her husband in the Wallace Pioneer Family Cemetery at Jasper. 

The family would like to thank the beautiful workers at the Heart ‘n Home Hospice of La Pine, and Velma`s foster home caregivers for their loving care. The family would also like to thank Major Family Funeral Home in Springfield who took care of all her burial needs.

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