Eunice Chandler


Eunice Chandler, 85, of Yoncalla, Oregon passed on January 30, 2019. She was born on August 22, 1933, in Yoncalla to Clarence and Edna (Sehlin) Wilson. She married John Simons in 1952 and Jay Chandler on November 4, 1971.  She graduated from Yoncalla High School in 1950 and later earned her Bachelor of Science from Umpqua Community College for Forestry in the 70’s. She worked for the Forest Service for several years, was a short order cook and a homemaker. She enjoyed gardening, hiking, painting and drawing. Eunice was a member of AARP, AAA and the Arbor Day Society.   Eunice was known as “Grandmother to the World”, with a warm and loving heart. She is survived by daughters, Merri Simons, Neeta Simons, Emma Simons, and Carrie Blackman, all of Yoncalla; Billie Weight of Williston, ND; son, Edd Simons of Battlemountain, NV; 10 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and 19 great-great grandchildren.  Eunice was preceded in death by spouse, Jay Chandler and daughter, Abbie L. Morgan.   Arrangements by Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel, Cottage Grove, OR.

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