April 10, 1921 - June 8, 2017

Velma Marie Preston entered peacefully into the presence of her Lord and Savior Thursday, June 8, 2017. Born April 10, 1921 in Lebanon, Oregon, she was one of five children born to Herman and Emma (Spoo) Middlestadt.  

She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, William L. Preston; her parents; her sister, Elsie; and two of her three brothers, Albert and Walt Middlestadt. Velma is loved and will be greatly missed by her daughter, Cheryl (John) McGonagle; son, Gary (Leverne) Preston; five grandchildren, Melissa Preston, Tim (Amanda) Preston, Andrea (James) Oppelt, Alicia (Tyler) Weist, Ashley Preston (Scot Davenport); and her 11 great-grandchildren, all of whom reside in the Rogue Valley. Additionally, she is survived by her brother, Clarence Middlestadt of Lacomb, Ore., and numerous nieces and nephews.  

There was a private family graveside service.