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March 12, 1922 to March 16, 2021-Former resident of Corbett and Gresham, U.S. Navy Veteran, retired school teacher and the person everybody wanted for a grandmother, died at age 99.

SUBMITTED PHOTO - Jeanne Stanton PulliamJeanne Stanton Pulliam, former resident of Corbett and Gresham, U.S. Navy Veteran, retired schoolteacher and the person everybody wanted for a grandmother, died at age 99 March 16. She had wanted to live long enough to see a new president, then rallied for a recent visit from her son from Alaska. She designated what she would wear when she was transported to the funeral home. "I've done everything," she told her children. Born in Portland on March 12, 1922, she was a descendant of Oregon Trail pioneers who arrived in Oregon in 1852. She graduated from Grant High School, was a U.S. Navy Wave from 1943 to 1946 serving as a recruiter and secretary to Rep. Carl Vinson on the Naval Affairs Committee in the U.S. Congress. She went to college at Western Oregon University and did graduate work at Portland State, leading to a full career as a teacher in Clackamas and Multnomah counties (one year keeping a boa constrictor in her classroom) retiring in 1977. She married Charles Pulliam, also a U.S. Navy vet, on August 28, 1947, a day later than planned because the fishing season was extended and he couldn't make it on the designated day. He was a teacher at Franklin High School. The Pulliams had three children and bought 28 acres off Seidl Road where they raised them along with chickens, sheep and a burro who insisted on eating the buttons off clothing. Later they moved to Gresham and were at Eagle Estates when Charles Pullliam died in 1986. Jeanne belonged to a dizzying list of organizations and associations, including every historical society in East Multnomah County, as well as state historical organizations, noting at the end of her life that she had outlived everyone she knew at Gresham United Methodist church. At home she served on Gresham's charter review, committee, was honored by the Gresham Chamber for her contributions and earned a thousand hour bar from Legacy Mount Hood Hospital. She took her daughters with her as a leader of the Sons and Daughters of the Oregon Pioneers to meet then Vice President Richard Nixon. And she once got to attend a week of space studies at Edwards Air Force Base Always itchy-footed, her work with the American Association of University women took her around the world. She told The Outlook in 1977 that when she retired from teaching she made it her goal to upgrade the role of women in the world. "If we get all the women in the world together, we can make critical changes in society," she said. She gave each of her eight grandchildren the trip of their choice anywhere in the world traveling with them to various places. At the end of her travels, she covered every continent except Antarctica. And she engaged her 13 great-grandchildren by joining them in their special interests. She recently welcomed a great-great grandchild. She moved years ago to a retirement complex in Happy Valley. She is survived by daughters Deborah Scott of Oregon City, Kathleen Jordan of Carson City, NV., and Karl Pulliam of nchorage, Alaska. A private service will be held at Willamette

National Cemetery.

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