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Sarah Anne Weaver Bateman

Sarah Anne Weaver Bateman

Anne was born October 16, 1935 in Big Cabin, Okla. the fourth child of James and Goldie Weaver. Growing up the family lived in Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Arkansas before moving to Medford, Ore. in 1945. Anne graduated from Medford High School in 1953.

On August 29, 1953 Anne married her high school sweetheart, Franklin “Bruce” Bateman at the Friend’s Church in Medford, Ore. Together they raised three daughters, Katheryn, Christine, and Cynthia. Anne and Bruce also loved children of the heart, Sarah McNair Clark and Eugene Bowlin and taught us that family is not always about blood bonds but of heart strings that connect deeply.

For more than 40 years Anne worked as office manager for Dr. Raymond McNair (orthodontist) whose office was on East Main Street in Medford. They also had a satellite office with monthly service in Brookings, Ore. Both her husband, Bruce Bateman and Dr. McNair were active Rotarians and Anne supported the work of these good Rotarians as well as the purpose of Rotary. Anne retired when Dr. McNair discontinued his practice in 1999.

Anne received her greatest enjoyment from her family, her grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She loved the Rogue River and also liked cruises going to Mexico and the Caribbean several times with family and friends.

Anne passed away quietly under hospice care in Medford, Ore. the afternoon of May 22, 2015.

Anne is survived by her devoted husband of 61 years, Bruce; her brother, Gary Weaver; her sister, Millie Patterson VanAusdal; her three daughters and their husbands Kathy and Bo Shindler, Chris and Greg Barreto, and Cynthia and Phil Sander; children of the heart, Sarah and Glen Clark and Linda and Eugene Bowlin; as well as 18 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Anne was preceded in death by her parents; her sisters, Cora Ellen Vinson and Margaret May Wingert; her brother, Leonard Weaver; and her half-brother, Clarence McGeary.

A family memorial service will be held June 20, 2015 in Gold Beach where Anne’s ashes will be spread, followed by a celebration of life to be held at the Shindler home in Gold Beach. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or Shriners Hospital for Children in honor of Anne’s wishes to help children.

Sarah Anne Weaver Bateman