Claudia Estell McFarland

Claudia Estell McFarland, 90, of Medford, Ore., passed away peacefully June 20, 2008 at Waterford Three Fountains. Claudia was born in Gomez, Texas on April 24, 1918. She married Clyde A. McFarland on August 10, 1933 in Clovis, N.M. They moved with their two sons to Grants Pass in 1946. She was employed with Pacific Bell Telephone for 38 years. She was an active member of the Telephone Pioneers of Oregon, serving as president for a year.

After 63 years of marriage, Clyde passed in 1996. Claudia then moved to Medford to an assisted living facility. Besides her husband, Claudia was preceded in death by her brothers, Bert Duke of Grants Pass and Waldo Duke of Texas; and sister, Lila of Texas.

She is survived by her two sons, Coy (Barbara) McFarland and Olan (Sharron) McFarland; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. A private memorial is planned.

A special thanks to the staff at Orchards Assisted Living facility, Providence Regional Rehabilitation Center, Waterford Three Fountains, Asante Hospice services, and Doctors Cornelia Byers and Stephen Beaummer. Your loving care was so appreciated.