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Clara Elizabeth Powell Doe

Published on November 28, 2017 3:12PM

Clara Elizabeth Powell Doe

Clara Elizabeth Powell Doe


Clara Elizabeth (CB) Powell Doe passed away on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 23, at the age of 100, at her birthplace, Medford, of natural causes.

She was born on June 11, 1917, in the house her father built on Valley View Drive in northeast Medford, to parents Herman D. and Blanche Wood Powell. Her siblings were Jane, Bobbie and Louis, all deceased.

Doe attended Roosevelt Grade School and Medford Junior High and High School. On March 25, 1937, she married Paul R. Doe in Baker City. They lived in Bates and Austin, where Paul worked in the lumber industry. They moved to Vancouver, Washington, during the war years, where he worked in the shipyards while she cared for her two children, Roy L. and JoAnn A. The family returned to Bates after the war, then moved to Medford in 1949, to be nearer to family.

They moved back to Eastern Oregon and developed a small ranch near Prairie City from which they based horse-camping trips into the Eagle Cap Wilderness and Hells Canyon. While in Prairie City, she was active in the garden club, home extension, United Methodist Women and volunteered at the senior center. Over the years, she became an eight-gallon blood donor.

After downsizing the ranch life with a two-year stay in Prineville, the Does returned to Medford to be near family, son Roy, since deceased, daughter JoAnn Parker (Guy) of Prospect and grandchildren Pam Card (Mike) of Jacksonville, Susan Parker and Jane Moffitt (Eric) of Salem, and Kevin Durland (Carolina) of Jacksonville and six great-grandchildren.

She will be interred beside her husband in the Prairie City Cemetery. A service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 1, at Grace Chapel in Prairie City.

Memorial donations may be made to the Paul and Clara Beth Doe Scholarship Fund through Driskill Memorial Chapel, 241 S. Canyon Blvd., John Day, OR 97845.

To leave a condolence for the family, visit driskillmemorialchapel.com.



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