ian Augusta (Eastland) Kessell, 88, passed away Nov. 26, 2012. She had 88 years of a grace filled life. She loved her heavenly Father and is at peace with Him now.
A memorial Service will be held Nov. 30, 2012, at 1 p.m., at the Nazarene Church of Prineville, with Pastor Matt Huff officiating.
Marian was born Aug. 21 1924, to John and Bettie Eastland in Wolsey, S.D. Marian graduated from Sweet Home High School, after her folks moved to Oregon from South Dakota.
She was wed to Lloyd Nelson Kessell on Aug. 23, 1944, when he was home on leave from his service in World War II. After his tour of duty was completed, they resided in Scio, Ore., where they raised four children, Kay Elaine Kessell, Allen Ross Kessell, Mary Christine Puddy, and Karla Joy Castle. She spent most of their years there being a homemaker.
She loved gardening and helping on the small farm. She also enjoyed handwork as she was a seamstress, knitted, and crocheted as well. She worked for a few years at the U.S. Post Office in Scio.
She, Lloyd, and Karla moved to Prineville in 1973, and co-owned the Kessell Coin Op Laundry, which was located on Fourth Street. They retired from that business in the early 1980s.
Marian loved to play piano and sing. She was an avid traveler after Lloyd passed away in 1991. Her world travels took her many interesting places; Branson, Mo. and Israel were some of her favorite trips. She became active in quilting also in “retirement.” She was a big blood donor, giving 30 gallons over her lifetime.
She loved to participate in the activities in the Prineville Senior Center, including dancing with all the guys and gals. No holiday went by without getting “dressed up” in the proper costume.
She is survived by her children, Kay, Mary and husband, Jon, Karla, her husband, Paul; two grandsons and their spouses, James and Sara Puddy, and Michael and Sara Puddy; and two twin great-grandchildren, Anna and Katie Puddy.
She is preceded in death by her mother, father, two sisters, one brother, brother-in-laws, her husband, and son.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Prineville Senior Center, any military veteran agency, or a charity of your own choice.
Whispering Pines Funeral Home is in charge of these arrangements.