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Obituary: Jewel Della Stratton

Nov. 17, 1901-July 17, 2006

Gresham resident Jewel Della Stratton, 104, died Monday, July 17, in Damascus.

Visitation will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Thursday, July 20, at Bateman Carroll Funeral Home, 520 W. Powell Blvd., Gresham.

A celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, July 21, at the Forest Lawn Mausoleum Chapel, 400 S.W. Walters Drive. Interment will be at Rose Hills Cemetery, Whittier, Calif.

Jewel was born Nov. 17, 1901, on Native American land in Erin Springs, Okla., to Birt and Zula (Pierce) Kyker. She was raised in Oklahoma.

On Feb. 18, 1920, Jewel married George Washington Stratton in Oklahoma. In 1922, they moved to California. She was a homemaker and worked on various election boards.

Jewell moved to Gresham in 2005. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, camping and gardening.

In 1969, Jewel was preceded in death by her husband. Survivors include her daughter, June Kramer of Damascus; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Jewel was the last survivor from a family of nine.

Memorial contributions can be made to Mt. Hood Hospice, P.O. Box 1269, Sandy, 97055.

Bateman Carroll Funeral Home is handling arrangements.