Meryl Spicer Ketcher
”1912 - 2002”

    Meryl Spicer Ketcher

    "What we have once enjoyed we can never lose; All that we love deeply, becomes a part of us."
      Helen Keller

      Meryl Spicer Ketcher
      of Hood River, Ore., died Friday, Aug. 9, 2002.
      She was 90.
      Ms. Ketcher was born Feb. 15, 1912, in Council House to Alexander and Rena (Cotter) Spicer.
      She lived in Council House until 1929 when she moved to Quapaw.
      She attended the Seneca Indian School in Wyandotte where she was an honor student,
      played basketball and baseball and was active in the 4-H Club.
      She moved to the Hood River Valley in 1949 from Miami.
      She was three-eighths Seneca Indian and was proud to be on the Seneca-Cayuga roll at the Miami Indian Agency in Miami.
      She worked at Roy Websters Packing House and then for Stadelman Fruit retiring in 1970. She was a member of the Hood River Assembly of God Church, enjoyed crocheting, knitting, sewing and crossword puzzles.
      She married Bert Ketcher Aug. 3, 1929, in Grove. He preceded her in death in 1991.
      Survivors include five daughters, Winona Branson, Irene Duniphin and Juanita Applegate,
      all of Hood River,
      Tallulah Bramlett of Pontotoc, Miss., and Navaline Chapman of Flagstaff, Ariz.
      12 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, nine great-great-grandchildren and
      a granddaughter raised by her grandparents, Debby Fateley of Hood River.
      The service is 11 a.m. Aug. 13 at the Hood River Assembly of God Church.
      Vault interment is at Pine Grove Cemetery.
      Memorials may be made to the missionary group of choice in care of
      Anderson's Tribute Center, 1401 Belmont, Hood River, OR 97031.
      Inscription: Shares headstone with Bert Ketcher (1903-1991).
      Daughter of Alexander Spicer
      Burial: Pine Grove Cemetery Hood river Ore
      Resource:Find a grave website, The News Record

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