R. Ellen (Owens) Foster died in her home from natural causes July 22, 2014. Ellen was born in Naples, Texas January 6, 1951 to Wiley Willard Owens and Ida Mae (Chapin) Owens. In 1960 she moved to Oregon with her mother and sister where she attended Toledo and Newport schools.
Ellen drove a school bus with Lincoln County School District for 34 years and was a member of the Toledo Eagles Lodge. Her hobbies included cooking, sewing, crocheting, fishing, keno, Sudoku and solving cross word puzzles.
Ellen was preceded in death by her son: Mark Schwartz-Zigler; mother: Ida Mae Rice; father: Wiley Owens.
Ellen is survived by two children: Troy Zigler and Amy (Jim) Long both of Toledo; four grandchildren: Brooke Zigler, Tasia Zigler, Jacob Long and Jasmine Long; sisters: Carolyn Loveall of Siletz and DeLaina Shigley of Springdale, Arkansas; and many nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life potluck will be held at the Toledo Eagles Wednesday, August 6th from 12pm - 2pm. Also, a potluck luncheon at Mid-Columbia Bus Company in Toledo Friday, August 1st from 1pm-4pm. Mid-Co Bus Co. is located at 353 NE Burgess Rd., Toledo OR.
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