Opie B. Sedell passed peacefully away on Saturday,
December 18, 2010, at Farmington Square in Medford, Ore. She was born on August 28, 1917, in Paragould, Ark. After graduating from high school in 1935, she moved to Medford, Ore., where she went to work for Harry and David. Opie was a master duplicate bridge player, who played in most of the Western states. She volunteered as a "Pink Lady," at the gift shop in the Rogue Valley Medical Center for 20 years. Opie was active in the First Presbyterian Churches in Phoenix and Medford, Ore. She loved to entertain, and bake her signature lemon meringue pie.
Opie is survived by her husband of 20 years, John C. Sedell, of Medford, Ore.; two sons, Keith (Pat) Harrison, of Ashland, Ore., and Scott (Suzann) Harrison, of Medford, Ore.; four stepchildren, Sharon Walsh, of Mesa, Ariz., Jim (Ellen) Sedell, of Lake Oswego, Ore., Steve Sedell, of Union City, Calif., and Margaret Russell, of Manitou Springs, Colo.; grandchildren, Julia Harrison, of Seattle, Wash., and Doug Harrison, of
Portland, Ore.; several step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren; as well as sisters, Lurline (Lewis) Montague, of Memphis, Tenn., and Reedie (Buck) Harris, of Ark.
A family celebration of Opie's life was held at Farmington Square on Tuesday, December 21, 2010.