Loretta K. Fendall

2011-02-26T08:00:00Z Loretta K. Fendall Corvallis Gazette Times
February 26, 2011 8:00 am

Nov. 15, 1938 - Feb. 14, 2011

Loretta Kay "Lolly" Fendall of Newberg died Feb. 14, 2011, of complications from cancer. She was 72.

She was born Nov. 15, 1938, in Beatrice, Neb., to Charles and Mary Bloodgood. She moved with her family to Portland in 1944, and attended Kenton and Sitton grade schools and Jefferson High School. They then moved to a farm on Ladd Hill, and she graduated from Newberg High School in 1956.

She worked as a bookkeeper at Portland businesses, and attended Cascade College in Portland for one year.

She married Roger Fendall on June 11, 1957, in Portland, and became a full-time mother and homemaker.

After her husband graduated from Oregon State University in 1960, the family moved to Fargo, N.D., where he completed graduate studies at North Dakota State University. They then moved to Pullman, Wash., where he had postgraduate teaching and research assignments at Washington State University, and Corvallis, where he taught at Oregon State.

They moved to his family farm in West Chehalem in 1989, and he retired from OSU in 1993.

A pianist, she accompanied several church choirs in Corvallis and Newberg. She also served as a Sunday school teacher and church treasurer, and was a Campfire Girls leader.

With her husband, she was also involved in the Yamhill County Small Woodlands Association, completed the OSU Master Woodland Management program in 2002, and edited a quarterly newsletter for members of the YCSWA.

She was a member of OSU Faculty Wives, the Evangelical Church of Corvallis, the West Chehalem Friends Church, the Newberg Friends Church, and the Evangelical Women's Organization.

She experienced health issues beginning in 2002, and underwent numerous medical procedures after being diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in 2005.

Survivors include husband Roger of Newberg; daughters Susan Bailey of Hillsboro, Deborah Ellingsworth of Newberg, and Elizabeth Webber of the Bend area; son Douglas of Coos Bay; brother Charles Bloodgood of Post Falls, Idaho; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; four nephews; and three nieces.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters Carol Clock and Brenda Long; and one niece.

A funeral service will take place at 1 p.m. March 5 at West Chehalem Friends Church with Pastor Paul Almquist and Charles Bloodgood officiating. Burial will follow at Noble Pioneer Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to Willamette Falls Hospice, in care of the Willamette Falls Hospital Foundation, 1500 Division St., Oregon City, OR 97045.

 

 

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