Juanita Mae Pagan
September 17, 1952 - January 10, 2013
Juanita Mae Pagan, 60, died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, at her home in The Dalles, Ore.
She was born Sept. 17, 1952, in Boulder City, Nev., to Margaret (Dorsch) and Osward Donald Pagan Sr.
As a youngster, she traveled with her family until they settled in California. She graduated from Mar Vista High School in Imperial Beach, Calif., then attended college and earned her bachelor’s degree. She worked at Rohr Airplane Factory in San Diego.
In 1977, she moved to Parkdale, Ore., where she enjoyed horseback riding in the valley. She moved to Hood River, Ore., in 1978 and worked for Luhr Jensen, working her way up to supervisor. She worked there for 25 years.
She loved playing softball and decorating for the holidays. She also enjoyed growing orchids and roses. She was a hard worker, a go-getter and treated her pets like her babies.
She is survived by her siblings Wanda Tally, Thousand Palms, Calif.; Pat Canup, Davis, Okla.; Donna Warren, Eagle Creek, Ore.; Peggy Mohr, Livermore, Calif.; Jim Pagan, The Dalles, Ore.; and Osward Donald Pagan, Jr., Beaverton, Ore.; and many nieces and nephews.
A celebration of her life will be Saturday, Jan. 19, at 11 a.m., at Emmanuel Baptist Church, corner of Snipes and West 10th Streets in The Dalles. Gardner Funeral Home handled cremation arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be given to Heart of Hospice of the local animal shelter.