Vera L. Graves

Vera L. Graves, 97, of Medford, Ore., passed away Sunday, Sept. 20, 2009.

Vera was born on Dec. 11, 1911 in Arkansas to Dora and George Shrum.

On Dec. 24, 1932, she married Tom W. Graves in Alpena, Ark. They had two sons - Tommy and George Graves. Vera lived most of her life in Medford, Ore., where she worked at Harry & David and retired from there. Vera was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Tom; son, George; and sister, Veda Dalton. She is survived by her son and his wife, Tommy and Anita Graves, sisters - Clara Crane, Lola Albright, and Betty Rowland; 10 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, and — great-great grandchildren. Vera's hobbies were gardening, crocheting, fishing and being with the family. There will be a viewing Sept. 23, from — to 6 p.m. at Conger-Morris Medford Chapel. A graveside service will be held Thursday, Sept. 24 at 2:00 p.m. at Memory Gardens on Arnold Lane in Medford.