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Jane E. Daniel Pate

Posted: Thursday, Dec 20th, 2012

Jane E. Daniel Pate, 93, of Toledo, Ore., died Dec. 14, 2012 at her home.

She was born Jan. 5, 1919 to John Riley and Addie Ellen (Strong) Thompson in Hopkins, Mo. Jane was the youngest of six children. She attended school in Hopkins, a small town of less than 1,000 people.

She married George Daniel in 1935. Their oldest son was born in Hopkins, and shortly thereafter, the family moved to Washington. Three more children were born in Washington.

In 1956, the family moved to Toledo, Ore. where George worked for Georgia-Pacific. George passed away in 1980.

Jane met Edward Pate, whom she married in 1986. Edward had a large family, and Jane readily accepted his children, Cheryl (Jeff) Mathews, Patti (Curt) Case, and Alan (Dianne) Pate and grandchildren into her life.

Jane was a busy wife, mother and grandmother but still was active in her community. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Toledo and was a driving force to build the new church on 11th Street. She did her best to serve her large family, and most of all, her Lord.

She did much volunteer work with the Siletz Valley Grange. She earned all seven grange degrees, the most possible. She also held office at the local, county and state levels.

She was preceded in death by her husbands; her son, Steven, who passed away at age 5; two brothers; and three sisters.

She is survived by her children, George Daniel III, Marilee (Bob) Ashworth, Billie Ann (Brian) Settle, Jimmie Ray (Donna) Daniel; her adopted children including Harold (Shirley) Stephens, Joe (Dawn) Arriaga, Fred (Carol) Compton and LaVonne Fritz; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

She was laid to rest next to her husband, George Daniel, during a private family graveside service on Dec. 20, 2012 at Eureka Cemetery in Newport, Oregon. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, Siletz Grange or First Baptist Church, Toledo.

Bateman Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

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