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June 15, 1924 to January 13, 2022 - Carmen Yoder died on January 13, 2022, in Canby, Oregon.

SUBMITTED PHOTO - Carmen YoderCarmen Yoder died on January 13, 2022, in Canby, Oregon. The eldest of Elsie and Karl Wolf's four children, Carmen was born at home, near Enterprise, Kansas, on June 15, 1924. She attended rural schools through eighth grade and graduated from high school in Chapman, Kansas, in 1942. She went on to work for Kansas Power and Light until marrying Stanley Yoder in 1946, and the newlyweds moved to Oregon where Carmen worked 29 years for Portland General Electric.

Carmen attended a German Baptist church as a young girl and later, the First Baptist Church in Salina. When she and Stanley moved to Oregon, they joined Zion Mennonite Church and she participated in activities & ministries there for many years.

Carmen and Stanley did not have children, but were beloved by generations of extended family and a wide network of friends. Carmen was a practical, no-nonsense woman with sparkling blue eyes, red hair, and a wonderful sense of humor. She is remembered by her PGE colleagues for the fun they enjoyed together, but also for the integrity and compassion she brought to her work.

Carmen kept busy through her retirement years, caring for others in many different ways. She is remembered for Pendleton wool, beautiful braided rugs, dachshunds, wisteria, and a big black Cadillac sedan. Carmen was a talented seamstress, generously sharing her work with others. Even as her memory slipped away in her final years, she continued to express her appreciation and affection for her family and friends, and they for her. Carmen loved well and was deeply loved.

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