Vada Fayrene Barkemeyer of Cottage Grove died on September 17, 2018. She was 87.
She was born in Smithville, OK on April 3, 1931 to parents Harlin and Vergie Lorene (Sullivan) Green. She was a homemaker but worked during the 50’s and 60’s in the potato fields. She loved gardening and canning, cooking, and juicing her grapes. She enjoyed her flower garden.
She loved the beach, collecting rocks, and she loved playing and sledding in the snow. She was always willing to help anyone who needed it. She especially enjoyed spending time with her family. She was a member of Victory Country Church. Fayrene married Bill Barkemeyer in Klamath Falls, OR in January 1950. She is survived by sons, Larry (Rita) Barkemeyer and Paul (Donia) Barkemeyer of Cottage Grove; son, Steven Barkemeyer of Astoria, OR; daughter, Denise Barkemeyer; 3 sisters, 4 brothers, 4 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday October 6, 2018, at the Delight Valley Church of Christ, 33087 Saginaw Road E., Saginaw, OR with a potluck to follow. A private graveside burial was held on Monday, September 24, 2018 at Fir Gove Cemetery. Arrangements by Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel, 123 S. 7thSt., Cottage Grove, OR