Pauline Mary Wells, 88, a resident of Rufus, Ore., died at home Saturday, July 16, 2016.
She was born December 3, 1927 in Taylor, Neb., to Oliver and Leota (Dilsaver) Clarke. She married Floyd E. Wells in Broken Bow, Neb., on March 16, 1946. Pauline had lived in the area three separate times then in 1972 became a resident of Rufus. Pauline enjoyed painting, needle work, music, quilting and Jesus. She always put everyone before herself.
She is survived by her siblings, Wm Leonard Clarke of Terrebonne, Ore., and Lola Chamblee of Idaho; her 4 children, Leona Vanleeuwen and her husband Charles, Royce Wells, Carol Middleton, and Linda Kirkpatrick and her husband Willis Kirkpatrick; 10 grandchildren, Chandra Carr and her husband Jason, Justin Wells, Terri Wells, Larry Middleton, Ken Middleton and his wife Tina, Mary Wallace her husband Preston, Jeanna Bullard and her husband Dustyn, Kari Kirkpatrick, Jon Kirkpatrick his wife Tania and Laura Hodgson and her husband Taylor; and her 20 great-grandchildren, Cosette, Declan, Hannah, Quinten, Hope, Sadie, Phoebe, Olivia, Kylia, Skylor, Kamryne, DJ, Eryk, Bryce, Zoey, Savannah, Logan, Elijah, Holly and Robin. Pauline was preceded in death by her husband of fifty-eight years, Floyd E. Wells on March 22, 2005.
Viewing visitation will be held at Spencer, Libby and Powell Funeral Home on Friday, July 22, 2016 from 1 to 5 p.m. Graveside services will be held at Sunrise Cemetery in Wasco on Monday, July 25, 2016 at 1pm.
Spencer, Libby and Powell Funeral Home in care of arrangements.
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