Verna Lee North
Verna Lee North, 95, of Beaverton, Ore., passed away at her residence Thursday, December 26, 2019. Verna was born March 30, 1924 in Woodward, Okla., to Vern and Rozella (Pearson) Chandler. Verna was adopted and raised by her grandparents, Orra and Sadie Chandler.
Verna graduated in 1942, from Adna High School in Adna, Wash. Soon after graduation, she married her High School sweetheart, Sam North, in the neighboring city of Chehalis on June 7, 1942.
Verna was a happy homemaker for 70 years. She enjoyed gardening and traveling around the US. Her favorite trips were to Alaska, and to New England to see the Fall foliage. She enjoyed spending time with her friends playing card games, and belonged to several local groups, including Sam's Club and Garden Club, where she was President for a time. Verna was a member of both the Chehalis and Centralia Christian Churches.
Verna was preceded in death by her husband, Sam; infant daughter, Patricia Ann North; daughter Linda Lee West; her parents, Vern and Rozella; and grandparents, Orra and Sadie.
She is lovingly remembered by her children, Sheryl Myer and Steve (Doreen) North; nine grandchildren; seven great- grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and half siblings, Bob and Barbara Jean.
Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Saturday, January 25, 2020, at Sticklin Funeral Chapel, 1437 S Gold Street, in Centralia, Wash. Interment will immediately follow Saturday's visitation at Claquato Cemetery 142 Stearns Rd, Chehalis. A memorial service will begin at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 25, also at Sticklin.