May 7, 1917 — Feb. 17, 2013

Miki Stuermer Coon, 95, of Canby, formerly of Albany, died Sunday in Canby.

She was born in Washington to William and Logia Latimer. She attended school in Seattle and Puyallup, Wash., and went to college at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle.

She married George Stuermer in 1938. They raised four children in Albany. After George’s death, she married Don Coon of Corvallis. She lived in Waldport and then Corvallis. Later she moved to Canby to live close to her children.

She was a Girl Scout and Boy Scout leader, president of the Spring Hill Country Club Women’s Association and a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. She continued with art and designing clothes after college, and enjoyed traveling to Fiji, Europe and Africa. The Kona Art Guild and Newport Art Guild were two of the arts groups she belonged to during her life.

Miki is survived by her sons, Dave Stuermer of Vancouver, Wash., Terry Stuermer of Portland and Donald Coon of Honolulu, Hawaii; daughters Nancy Stuermer Bloodgood of Gig Harbor, Wash., Susan Stuermer Gordon of Canby, Jane Coon Hollar of Lakewood, Wash., and Karen Coon Dobson of Union, Wash.; 13 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters Leah Carbonetti and Mavis Jones; one granddaughter; and her two husbands.

A viewing is set for 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, at the Canby Chapel. A recitation of the rosary is set for 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, at the Canby Chapel, and a funeral Mass will take place at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 22, at St. Patrick’s Church in Canby. A graveside service is set for 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, at Willamette Cemetery in Albany.

Memorial contributions can be made to St. Patrick’s Food Bank Maryknoll Mission.

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