Phyllis Tate, of Redmond, died Sept. 27, 2006, of natural causes. She was 77.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Mrs. Tate was born Feb. 20, 1929, in Guthrie Center, Iowa to Ned and Lula Cahail. She lived in California for several years as a child, then moved to Southern Oregon. She graduated from Eagle Point High School. She married James Tate on Jan. 27, 1947, in Grants Pass.

She lived in Eugene for 15 years and then John Day for over 25 years. She lived in Burns for five years before moving to Redmond. She worked as a bookkeeper for 17 years for Hines Lumber Co. in John Day and was a bookkeeper for 14 years for Clement's Lumber Co. in Eugene.

She loved to fish, crochet and do needle work, cook, garden and play card games.

She is survived by her husband, James, of Redmond; sons Bob of Alfalfa and Bud of Poulson, Mon.; daughter Margaret Powell of Eugene; sister Lu Andrews of Pleasonton, Calif.; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother.

Autumn Funerals of Redmond is in charge of arrangements.

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