Fern Louise Carpenter, 100, of Cottage Grove, Ore., passed on June 26, 2021. Fern was born Feb. 18, 1921, in Lynch, Neb., to parents Otis and Ethel (Whetham) Chapman. She graduated from Cottage Grove High School in 1939. Fern married Edward B. Carpenter on Sept. 26, 1940 in Cottage Grove. They celebrated 66 years of marriage. Fern was a homemaker who loved gardening and flowers. She is survived by her daughter Carol (Dick) Waldo of Lewiston, Idaho; son Merle (Carolyn) Carpenter of Klamath Falls, Ore.; son Gary Carpenter; son Mark (Libby) Carpenter of Creswell; brother Ron Chapman of Lake Oswego, Ore.; nine grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and 11 great-great grandchildren. Fern was preceded in death by her husband Edward Carpenter in 2006.