Cora Ellen Vinson

Cora Ellen Vinson

On Tuesday, May 29, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. a memorial service will be held for Cora Ellen Vinson at Perl Siskiyou Funeral Home, 2100 Siskiyou Boulevard, Medford. A viewing will be held on Saturday, May 26th, from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Ellen was born June 7, 1929 in Big Cabin, Okla., the first daughter, born to James R. and Goldie T. Weaver, and died on May 23, 2007 at her home in Barnett Woods Retirement Community. During the early days of the second World War, the family moved to Oregon, and Ellen has lived primarily in Oregon since that time.

On Valentine's Day, 1947, Ellen married Eldon A. Vinson, in Columbus, Kans. They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a party at Barnett Woods Retirement Community on Valentine's Day, 2007.

Ellen worked at Tomlin-Webber Lumber Company, retiring as the Secretary-Treasurer of the company after 30 years of service. After retirement she and Eldon made many fun-filled trips in their motorhome, wintering in Casa Grande, Ariz. She loved their trips to the casinos enroute to their winter home, and those of us who loved her can still hear her infectious laugh each time she cried "JACKPOT!"

Surviving are her husband, Eldon A. Vinson of Medford; a son, Shannon Eldon Vinson of Huntington Beach, Calif.; two grandsons, Sean E. Vinson of Eagle Point and Jonathan P. Vinson of Los Angeles, Calif.; sisters, Marge Wingert and Anne W. Bateman of Medford, Millie Patterson of Redding, Calif.; and one brother, Gary Weaver of Medford. Her parents and two brothers, Leonard and Clarence, preceded her in death. In addition, she is survived by three great-grandchildren, Eric, Raymond and Cherre-Ellen Vinson of Eagle Point, Ore.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorial contributions be made in her name to the Rogue Valley Dialysis Patient Trust Fund, 2868 Creekside Circle, Medford, OR 97504.

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