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Lillian Faith Lear

Lillian Faith Lear

Lillian Faith Lear, 81, passed away at her home in Medford, Ore., on Monday, July 6, 2009. Lillian was born in Fort Bragg, Calif., on Feb. 20, 1928. She entered the Womens' Army Air Corp at the age of 15, where she served until 1945. She worked for years as a CNA at Rogue Valley Hospital; a job she loved doing. She was a member of the Tolowa Indian Tribe of Smith River, Calif. She loved crafts of all kinds: knitting, sewing, and making rugs. Lillian also enjoyed working in her garden and raising rabbits. She is survived by her sons, Ben, Jim and Mike; daughter, Lillian; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her spouse, Ben Lear; sister, Iris; and brother, Frank.

A graveside service will be held on Friday, July 10, 2009, at 2:00 p.m. at Eagle Point Veterans Cemetery.

Special thanks to the Rogue Valley Hospice members: BJ, Nurse Tom and special angel, Sue. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.