Margaret Eloise Wallace

Margaret “Mickee” Wallace passed away Dec. 13, 2018 at the age of 97 from complications due to Alzheimer’s disease.

Margaret was born in Osborne County, Kansas Nov. 12, 1921 to Samuel Russum and Josephine Dawley Russum. She had two older sisters, Dorothy and Lenore.

The family moved from Kansas in 1934 to Cottage Grove, Oregon.

Margaret attended Cottage Grove Schools, Graduating from Cottage Grove High School and later in life, Lane Community College.

Margaret married Eldon Jones in 1938. Eldon passed away in 1951. She married Darrel Burch in 1953 and they later divorced. In 1963 she married Joseph Wallace and they were married until his passing in 1982 . For several years they operated Wallace Optical in the Eugene Medical Arts


Margaret resided in the same house on her beloved farm in Pleasant Hill for close to 50 years. She was an avid gardener and enjoyed travel throughout Oregon with the Aristocrat Trailer Club and served as wagonmaster on many of the outings.

She is survived by her Daughter, Paula Jones Thies (Harold) Central Point, Oregon, Steven Jones Pleasant Hill, Brenda Burch(Patrick Ryan) Phoenix, Az. Granddaughters Nyssa, Alicia, Erin and Sean and 6 great-grandchildren. Margaret’s Parents, Sisters and Daughter, Barbara Burch preceded her in passing.

A private service/burial will be at the Brumbaugh Cemetery, Cottage Grove, Oregon.