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Jean Marie Wendeborn

Jean Marie Wendeborn, 88, of Eugene died Nov. 13, 2020. She was born Nov. 21, 1931, in Hysham, Montana, to Ralph and Dolah (Allen) Plaisted. Jean spent her grade-school years in Dorena, Oregon, and graduated from Cottage Grove High School. 

On Sept. 11, 1960, Jean married Ernest Heinrich Wendeborn in Cottage Grove. They were married until he died on June 5, 2016.

Jean worked as a telephone operator for Pacific Northwest Bell (which is now CenturyLink) for 29 years until her retirement in 1983. Jean and Ernest enjoyed volunteering at Sacred Heart Hospital together and she put in over 5,000 volunteer hours there. 

In her free time Jean enjoyed square dancing, trips on Experience Oregon, traveling anywhere with Ernest, her pet cats, trying new recipes, embroidery and crocheting. In 2019, she moved to Magnolia Gardens in Cottage Grove where she loved to play Bingo.

She is survived by her sister Agnes (Dean) Snauer; brother Jim Plaisted; sister-in-law Shirley Plaisted; and many nieces and nephews.

Jean is preceded in death by her husband Ernest; brother Lee Roy Plaisted; and sister Rosalie Lake.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Interment will be at Rest-Haven Memorial Park in Eugene. Services by Major Family Funeral Home in Springfield. 



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