Obituaries & Tributes

Zebbra Joan Perini

Oct. 9, 1956 – Feb. 19, 2023

Zebbra Joan Perini, 66, of Drain, Ore. passed away Feb. 19, 2023 with her family by her side. She was born Oct. 9, 1956 in Cottage Grove, Ore. to parents Charles E. and Thelma G. (Keeney) Orr. 

She graduated from North Douglas High School in 1974 and attended Boise Bible College. Zebbra married Douglas W. Perini on April 19, 1980 at the Drain Assembly of God.  

She worked as a pharmacy technician at Walmart for 15 years, and the Village Green as a waitress for 10 years. She enjoyed flower gardening and kayaking. She liked shopping on QVC and watching crime shows. Zebbra used to breed Jack Russel Terriers, but “Mimzi,” her Shih Tzu was her companion that she adored. 

Grandchildren were everything to Zebbra, she spoiled them with love and  with “lots” of gifts and took them to the park and played. Family meant the world to her.  She was a member of the Drain Church of Christ. 

Zebbra is survived by her son Charles (Heidi) Perini of Cottage Grove; son Blaine (Aimee) Perini of Cottage Grove; son Cody (Hope) Perini of Lacey, Wash.; sister Sandra Gilbert of Eugene; sister Charlotte Kaleese of Drain; sister Julie Orr of Drain; brother Eddie Orr of Drain;  and grandchildren Alexia, Wyatt, Temperance, Scotlyn, Gwenevere, Zayden, and Nichole. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Douglas in 2007, and brother Everett Orr in 1986. 

A visitation will be Friday, March 3 from 5-7 p.m. at Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel. A funeral service will be held Saturday, March  4 at 11 a.m. at the Drain Church of Christ. Interment to follow at Comstock Cemetery. There will be a gathering at the fellowship building following the burial. Arrangements by Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel and Crematorium. 

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