July 8, 1929 - May 30, 2018
In loving memory of Mrs. Marian Delores (Wahl) Perkins, who passed away on May 30, 2018 in Medford, Oregon. Mrs. Perkins was born on July 8, 1929 in Bois D’ Arc, Illinois to Herbert E. Wahl and Mildred M. Mitchell. She was the first of three children, who include Mr. Kenneth L. Wahl (1931-2012) and Mrs. Carol D. (Wahl) Radke.
Mrs. Perkins graduated from West Liberty H.S. in Iowa in 1946. Soon after, she met her future husband, Charles Alfred Perkins, and they were married on January 26th, 1949 in Muscatine, Iowa. They were the parents of three children, Theresa Sue Norconk, Laura Ann Ketsdever, and John Charles Perkins.
Mr. and Mrs. Perkins were married for over 58 years, until his passing on October, 21, 2007.
Mr. and Mrs. Perkins moved to Mesa, Arizona shortly after they were married. In 1951, Mr. Perkins joined the Air Force, and they were stationed at Camp Lowry, Colorado. Mr. and Mrs. Perkins were then transferred to Elmendorf AFB in Anchorage, Alaska. In 1955, the Perkins family moved to Compton, California. They spent their working years in Southern California, where Mrs. Perkins was the office manager of her husband’s surveying business. They were also early DIY’ers, buying and remodeling several properties over the years.
After retiring in 1980, Mr. and Mrs. Perkins moved to a small farm in Eagle Point, Ore. Mrs. Perkins enjoyed the farm life, and they had several cows, chickens, and an occasional goose. Mrs. Perkins enjoyed traveling, fishing, reading, gardening, and sewing. Mrs. Perkins also volunteered her time at the Eagle Point Public Library.
Mr. and Mrs. Perkins sold the farm in 1990, bought an RV, and traveled throughout the U.S. and Canada for the next 10 years. Mrs. Perkins’ most memorable trip was to Peggy’s Cove in Nova Scotia.
After travelling, the Perkins lived in several places in Oregon, including Shady Cove, Medford, Eagle Point, Moro, and Redmond. After her husband’s passing, Mrs. Perkins lived for a time in Lacey, Washington and Lake Havasu, Arizona. Her final years were spent in Medford, Ore.
Mrs. Perkins is survived by her sister, two daughters, and one son. She was the proud grandparent of 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Perkins will be interred with her husband in Fairmont Cemetery in Fillmore County, Nebraska. They will represent the 4th generation of Perkins family buried in this cemetery.