Doris Charlene Weickum, 82, of John Day, died Dec. 8 at Blue Mountain Hospital. A private family memorial service was held Dec. 12, with Pastor Levi Manitsas officiating.
Mrs. Weickum was born Sept. 25, 1929, in Scotland, S.D., to Louis and Ella (Vavruska) Pekas. She graduated from Mott High School in 1947.
On Sept. 6, 1948, she married Rueben Weickum in Mott, N.D. She was a loving housewife and mother, and worked as a bookkeeper for their trucking company, retiring in 1985.
She enjoyed gardening, fishing, cooking, baking, canning, family sporting events, Braves baseball games and playing bunco. She was an avid yard saler, and won gardener of the year at the Grant County Fair several times. She was the center of her family, and loved her grandchildren.
She always had a kiss and a hug for all, and was always glad to stop what she was doing and visit. She made everyone feel special.
Survivors include her husband, Reuben Weickum, of John Day; sons, Jerry Weickum of Roseburg and Rick (Sue) Weickum of John Day; daughter, Gaylene Shaffer of John Day; sisters, Lorene (Alfred) Kallis of Mott, Luella Anderson of Mott and Adeline (Albert) Imhoff of Bismarck, N.D.; brothers, Verlin (Ina) Pekas of Mott and Raymon (Faye) Pekas of Roseburg; 10 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one brother, Lawrence Pekas.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association through Driskill Memorial Chapel, 241 S. Canyon Blvd., John Day, OR 97845.