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Mardene Weinrich Keveren

April 20, 1935 – Sept. 26, 2018

Mardene Weinrich Keveren was born April 20, 1935 in Conrad, Montana, to Harvey and Norma Weinrich. When she was just 8 years old, both of her parents passed away. Mardene, her older brother Tommy and younger sister, Lue Jeanne, were taken in and raised by her Aunt Leta and Uncle Edwin Crook, adding to the three children of their own, to make an extended group of six children.

In 1948 the family moved to Coburg, Oregon. Mardene graduated from Coburg High School in 1953 and then earned a bachelor of science degree in elementary education from Oregon College of Education in Monmouth.

Mardene taught school in Portland for one year before heading off on an adventure to Alaska to teach school at Ft. Greely . . .