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Jimeva Lee Kirkpatrick

Jimeva Lee "Jimmie" Kirkpatrick of Prineville died Sat., May 5, 2001 of natural causes. She was 73 years old.
   She was born June 15, 1927 in Reedsport to James and Eva (Pullen) Andrews. She grew up and attended schools in Reedsport, graduating in 1945.
   She married William "Jack" Kirkpatrick in 1946 in Gardiner and in 1949 they moved to central Oregon. They owned and operated dairy farms and service stations in Tumalo and Redmond. The family moved to Prineville in 1965. She worked for many years at Coin Millwork, retiring in 1992.
   Mrs. Kirkpatrick enjoyed all sports, especially fishing. She was an outstanding volleyball player in her youth. An avid reader and a lifelong learner, she attended COCC on a continuing basis. She also enjoyed spending time with family.
   She was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Prineville and was a past member of the American Legion Auxiliary.
   Survivors include her husband, Jack of Prineville; sons and daughters-in-law Susanne Kirkpatrick of Seattle and Jeff and Nancy Kirkpatrick of Sunriver; daughter and son-in-law Jimeva and Gary Welch of Prineville; brother and sister-in-law Walter and Laura Cummings of Kearns, Utah; sisters, Marjorie Rich of Portland, Vesta Kallunki of Eugene and Nedra Lloyd of California; eight grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and seven siblings.
   Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Alzheimer's Association of Central Oregon, 1135, SW Highland Ave., Redmond, 97756 or to Doernbecher Children's Hospital in Portland.
   A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. on Fri., May 11, 2001 at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Prineville.
   Whispering Pines Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.