Elizabeth Gaynell Krambeal
Elizabeth Gaynell Krambeal went home to be with the Lord, Saturday, January 9, 2016 at home with her family. Gaynell was born December 20, 1932 in Everett, Wash.
She moved to Oregon in her teens, attending Southern Oregon College, where she met her loving husband of over 61 years, Keith. They married June 7, 1954 in Medford, Ore. They settled in Eagle Point and lived there for close to 50 years before moving to North Bend for 10 years. For the last three years, they lived in Butte Falls, Ore.
Gaynell was a retired accountant for the Jackson County Road Department. She was very active in the community as a leader for the Desert Pegasus 4-H Horse Club, a life time member and past state president of Epsilon Sigma Alpha, a proud member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, a past president of the Southern Oregon Genealogical Society, a staunch supporter of St. Jude’s Children Hospital, and many other organizations.
Gaynell authored “The History of Eagle Point and Surrounding Communities, Volumes 1 & 2”, and built genealogical family trees of her own and her husbands' families. She enjoyed dancing, reading, writing, sewing, crocheting, knitting, playing the piano and violin, singing, and skating.
She is survived by her beloved husband, Albert Keith Krambeal; her daughters, Sunshine (formerly, Dolores) Bryant and Celeste Porter; eight grandchildren; 27 great grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her mother, Alyce M. Dunn; her father, James A. Dunn; her sister Dolores M. Ackerman; her daughters, Elizabeth R. Chadd and Alyce G. Wright; her son, Leslie L. Krambeal; her granddaughter, Michaelle Lane-Fleek; and her great-great-granddaughter, Mariah Patee.
A Christian funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, January 22, 2016 at the pavilion at the Eagle Point National Cemetery. Pastor Buff (William) Lawrence will officiate.
There will also be an Irish wake to celebrate her life from noon to 4:00 p.m, Saturday, January 23, 2016 at Ed’s Oasis, Eagle Point, Ore.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital.