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Elvera 'Vera' Wisely

Elvera 'Vera' Wisely

August 18, 1913 - December 7, 2017


Vera Wisely, 104, of Central Point, Oregon, made her final journey to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on December 7, 2017. She was born in Polk County, Nebraska on August 18, 1913 to Ernest John and Mary Helen “Mamie” Brown (Macken). On August 12, 1931, she married John Wisely in Osceola, Neb. They had almost 58 years together when John passed away in 1989.


Vera worked as a legal secretary in the Medford area before moving to Newberg, Ore., where she was the secretary to the President of George Fox College (currently George Fox University). After retirement, they lived in Arizona, and after John passed away, she moved back to Central Point to be closer to family.


She was a lifetime member of the Central Point Garden Club.


She is survived by her son, Donald Wisely (Kathy), Coos Bay, Ore.; daughter, Marilyn Johnston, Central Point, Ore.; 11 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and a few great-great-grandchildren.


Vera was predeceased by her parents; siblings; husband, John; son, Dr. Ernest Wisely; and a grandson.


In lieu of flowers, contributions in her name may be made to Medford Friends Church, 525 DeBarr Avenue, Medford, OR 97501, or a charity of your choice.


A celebration of life memorial service is planned for Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Medford Friends Church.

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