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Smead, Eleanor Eunice – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon

Eleanor Eunice Smead, 87, of Eugene and formerly of La Grande, died March 5 of age related causes. Arrangements are under the direction of Musgrove Family Mortuary of Eugene.

Mrs. Smead was born Dec. 30, 1919, in Auburn, Wash., to Ward and Stella (Magers) O’Neill. She graduated from Auburn High School at the age of 16.

On Sept. 1, 1938, she married Wendell Martin in La Grande, and the couple had four children. He preceded her in death in 1972. In 1976 she married Harold Smead, who preceded her in death in 2004.

She spent a good part of her adult life caring for her family.

She retired from the Farmers Home Administration in La Grande.

In 1980 she moved to Bend, where she lived for 12 years. She lived the last years of her life in Eugene.

Survivors include her children, Dennis Martin and Rick Martin, both of Eugene, Lee Martin of Portland and Barbara Terjeson of Lake Oswego; and four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Greenhill Humane Society in Eugene.

The Observer – Obituaries for the week ending Mar. 10, 2007 Published: March 10, 2007

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