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R. Lucille (Jones) Verbeck was born to Charlotte A. (Shinn) Jones and Oscar M. Jones in Canfield, Idaho on May 14, 1916. The family moved to Canada when she was small, then to Oregon, Washington and back to Oregon. She graduated from high school in Yakima, Washington in 1934. After graduation Lucille moved to Silverton, Oregon where she met her Floyd J. Verbeck. They were married on June 12, 1936. He preceded her death in April of 1956. She was a bookkeeper/Junior accountant and worked many jobs in many places. First as a bookkeeper/secretary in a wholesale beer distribution office in Yakima. Then as a bookkeeper for canning companies in Woodburn and Silverton, a C.P.A. Office in Portland, advertising agency, a pizza chain, YMCA. Her last place of employment was Western Bank in Salem. Upon retirement in 1981 she moved to Redmond to be near her youngest daughter and her family. She was able to watch her granddaughters grow into adulthood and her great grandchildren were able to depend on their “nanas” involvement in their lives also. After retiring she did volunteer work in Redmond for 25 years. She helped at hospice, the Red Cross, the Hospital Auxiliary, the Senior Center in many various capacities, her church and the Redmond Library. She was also able to keep using her bookkeeping skills helping out in her son-in-law’s medical offices. A dedicated member of the Community Presbyterian Church, she was also active in Olla Podrida Study Club and went through the chairs more than once in Redmond’s chapter of The Order of Eastern Star. Lucille enjoyed attending the Central Oregon Symphony in Bend, and Redmond Community Concerts. Lucille is survived by her two daughters, Sherry Verbeck and Viki Cross (Steve), her granddaughters Katie Ash (Travis) of Baker City, Maggie King (Jeff) of Prineville, a great granddaughter and three great grandsons. She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, a brother, a son-in-law and many close friends too numerous to mention. A very special mother, nana, and friend she will be missed but she has traded in her tired 101 year old body for a brand new set of angel wings and is off on another grand adventure! Donation to Redmond Chapter of Order of Eastern Star Cancer Research are welcome. Lucille was the star of her own celebration of life when she turned 100 years old. An Internment Service will be held for immediate family only at the Redmond Memorial Gardens Columbarium.

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