Elizabeth Lloyd Claire (Eagan) Blann

March 15, 1938 - April 1, 2014-

Liz BlannElizabeth Lloyd Claire (Eagan) Blann flew away to be with her Lord on the morning of April 1, 2014, in the comforts of home with her husband, Ronald Blann, of almost 58 years at her side.

She was born March 15, 1938 in Denver, Colo. to the parents of William Elliot and Opal Marie Eagan with an older sister, Willeene Folsom, a nephew, John Follsom, and two nieces, Louise Myers and Sally Craig. She lived for years with her foster family, Arthur and Inez Easton, and her foster sister, Gail Tipton, in Walterville, Ore. They were all so very near and dear to her heart.

Liz met Ronald while he was attending college at OTI in Klamath Falls, Ore. They were married May 30, 1956, and made their home in Mitchell on the family Mountain Ranch for 13 years. They had three children while living in Mitchell; Veronica, Dennis and Ellen. Shortly after leaving the ranch and moving to Madras, Trudy was born. Two years later, sweet Suzie-Q joined the family only in spirit as her time on earth was precious but short. All of her children still reside in Madras; Veronica Blann, Dennis and wife, Becky, Ellen and husband, Ken Ames, Trudy and husband Kevin Haugen. She was blessed with eight grandchildren; Ronnie Crow, Christopher DuPont, Jeran Turner, Philip DuPont, Krista Haugen, Samantha Blann, LizBeth Willis, Kora Haugen; and three great grandchildren; Eris Turner, Brooke Willis and Io Turner. She loved spending time with her family camping, fishing and enjoying special time together.

Liz had a love for cooking and kept herself without spare time with volunteer work, which was her heartbeat of existence. If not there you could find her working in her garden or canning her grown crops with love. She cooked for many years for the children of our community at the Day Care Center. Liz shared her love of nutrition, cooking, sewing and knitting from Culver to Warm Springs through the 4-H program as both a volunteer and staff member. She spent many years recruiting and training 4-H volunteers with her annual summer adventure being the Jefferson County Fair from exhibit entry to judging and the amazing community display to show off the kids of our community.

Liz was very active in politics through the years with many assignments including countless senators, representatives and Presidents that included a personal invitation to the White House by President Jimmy Carter for her part in his election to office. She held many offices in Lady Elk’s, Rebekah’s, Jefferson County Union and was an advocate for foster children with many years served on the Juvenile Citizen’s Review Board & Children’s Youth Services Commissions. Church was always very important to her. liz served on her local church board, the state board of The First Christian Church, taught Sunday school and served as the superintendent, helped in the nursery, sang in the church choir and her most favorite assignment of Christian Women’s Fellowship. You could also find her organizing dinners for weddings and funerals, The Elk’s Lodge, Good Sam’s, Rock Hound Pow Wow, as well as friends and family that would gather at her house, always around dinner time. She enjoyed her time of service to the American Red Cross, annual Christmas and Thanksgiving baskets, organizing meals for volunteers during the annual homeless count and was the caretaker of the local Hale-IOOF cemetery established in the late 1800’s. Anything she could do to make the world a better place, that is what she could be found doing.

Memorial services will be held Monday, April 14, 11:00 a.m. at the Madras Christian Church with lunch immediately to follow.

Arrangements are being made by Autumn Funerals in

Redmond. Donations in her memory can be made to the

Jefferson County 4-H Program and/or the local food bank.