Vernonia's voice. (Vernonia, OR) 2007-current, June 15, 2017, Page 16, Image 16

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My Fair Lady Court Announced
to Columbia County when
she married in June of
1967. Claudia and her hus-
band have one daughter
and one son, with three
grandchildren. She gradu-
ated from Warrenton High
School, then attended Wil-
lamette University, Pacific
University, Portland State,
and OHSU. She enjoyed
teaching, loves music, en-
joys meeting people and
listening to their experi-
ences. She has volunteered
with her church her whole
life, with Kiwanis since
2001, and was the Pacific
Penny Dean, Vernonia - Penny Dean
Northwest Kiwanis Dis-
was born and raised in Vernonia. She
Front Row: Tina Brewington holding a photo of her mother
trict Young Children Prior-
Penny Dean, Alta Lynch. Back Row: Claudia Eagle,
spent some time living in Springfield Margaret Brady, Rainier -
ity One Chair from 2009-
Ruth Donaldson, Margaret Brady.
and in Dexter, Oregon. Penny was wid- Margaret was born and raised in
2013. Claudia also started
owed. She was the mother to a daugh- Devils Lake, North Dakota. She moved
the Columbia County
ter and a son, and a grandmother to two to Columbia County in 1976. She is mar-
Transit Citizens Advisory Committee
boys and one girl. She went to school in ried with five sons, four daughters, and
last year. She was one of Oregon’s first
Vernonia. Her hobbies included crafts, eight pets, or as Margaret refers to them,
from 1985-2004. Her most treasured elementary school counselors. She’s
“fuzzy people.” She has 18 grandchil- memory has been watching her grand- served on the Presbyterian Church USA
dren, and three great-grandchildren children be born.
Committee on Ministries, and was one of
- with two more pending. She went to
six delegates on the Presbyterian Church
school in Webster, North Dakota, and Ruth Donaldson, Clatskanie - Ruth USA General Conference in 2012. Her
Marie Krahn
Fargo, North Dakota. She has volun- was born in Longview and raised in most treasured memory was meeting her
Massage Therapy
teered with Beaver Homes Grange Clatskanie, where she has lived almost husband, Bill, and getting to know him.
since 2004, with the St. Helens Moose all her life. She attended Clatskanie El-
since 2013, and with the Red Cross. ementary and graduated from Clatskanie Alta Lynch, Scappoose - Alta Lynch
Auto injury recovery/medical billing
She’s been involved with the sewing High School. Ruth and her husband was born in Clintonville, Wisconsin. She
• Accepting: Medical Benefits Cards
have four sons, 16 grandchildren, and moved to Oregon at age 11. She gradu-
• Medical Massage Cupping
three great-grandchildren. Her hobbies ated from Redmond High School and
• Swedish Massage
include scrapbooking, genealogy, sports, moved to Columbia County in the early
• Reiki • Deep Tissue
cooking, and volunteering. She has been 1980s. If she had to choose her most
• Reflexology
involved with Clatskanie Baptist Church treasured memory, she’d choose spend-
since 1951, teaching Sunday School, ing time with her dad after school train-
• doTerra Aroma Touch
serving on the Christian Education ing horses under his guidance. Growing
King boxspring & frame,
• Trigger Point Therapy
Board, leading bible study, and hosting up, Alta wanted to be a truck driver at a
• Myofacial Release
computer desk, tables,
women’s ministry. She has volunteered time when women were not in that field
mini fridge, lots of misc.
as a Head Start state and regional repre- of work. Her dad told her she could do
Everything must go!
sentative, with Clatskanie Little League, it, and she started doing so in 1977. She
Babe Ruth Baseball, the Boosters, and owned and operated her own trucking
226 C Street
the Senior Center. Beginning in 1979, company until 2016. Earlier jobs in-
she has been a foster parent to more cluded training reindeer for Operation
than 75 foster children. She’s worked Santa Claus, moving brahma bulls, and
as a dairy farmer, owned and operated delivering papers on her Shetland pony
a day care, owned a restaurant, owned in Prairie City. For the last 10 years, she
Vernonia Christian Church
a vintage shop, and was the center has been devoted to helping veterans
manager for Head Start. She says her and their families. Currently, she volun-
Join us for Vacation Bible School 2017
most treasured memory is split be- teers with VFW Auxiliary, the St. Hel-
tween two days: Her wedding day in ens Elks Lodge, and the Elks Veterans
We are excited to meet you!
1965, and her 50th wedding anniver- Bunker. She was awarded the 2014-15
Imagine a world where curious kids become hands-on inventors who
sary in 2015.
Elks National Veterans Volunteer of the
discover they’re lovingly crafted by God. Your child will have fun learning
Year Award, and the 2016 South Colum-
Claudia Eagle, St. Helens - Clau- bia Chamber of Commerce Community
that they each are created by God and built for a purpose!
dia was born in Seattle and raised in Impact Award.
Northeastern Washington. She moved
Ages K thru 6th Grade
Your child will be enrolled in the grade they are entering in the fall.
Columbia River People’s Util-
ity District has announced the members
of the 2017 My Fair Lady Court. This
year’s princesses are: Margaret Brady,
Rainier; Penny Dean, Vernonia; Ruth
Donaldson, Clatskanie; Claudia Eagle,
St. Helens; and Alta Lynch, Scappoose.
The My Fair Lady Pageant is
held during the Columbia County Fair
& Rodeo each year to recognize senior
women for their outstanding service in
their community. This year’s pageant
will be held at 1:00 pm on Wednesday,
July 19, as part of Senior Day. Colum-
bia River PUD and the Retired Senior
Volunteer Program are sponsors of this
year’s pageant.
camping, trips to the beach, fam-
ily, volunteering, and church.
Her most treasured memory was
growing up in Vernonia and see-
ing the changes that have come to
this community. She volunteered
for the Vernonia Cares Food Bank
from 1996 to 2017. She worked
for the Vernonia School District
for 30-plus years before retir-
ing in 2000. She also worked in
production for Viewmaster. After
accepting her nomination as a My
Fair Lady Princess, Penny passed
away. Her daughter, Tina, is par-
ticipating on her behalf. When
asked about Penny’s most trea-
sured memory, Tina recalled her
mother’s laugh and smile.
Maker Fun Factory
From 6-8 p.m. 7th-12th Grade will have a time of fun, food and
fellowship, so please come and join us in the evening at the church.
When: June 26 - June 30, 9:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Where: Vernonia Christian Church, 410 North Street, Vernonia
To register go to:
For more information contact: Kari Hough – Director at 503-701-3988
or Andrea Grant at
Car Wash
Bake Sale
Soccer Gear Swap
...and much more!
June 24th
at Hawkins Park
for Vernonia Youth Soccer Club