Gaynell L McKuhn, 79, (Lou) passed away peacfully May 21, 2021 in Albany, Oregon.
Lou is survived by her loving husband of (56) glorious years of marriage, her five children, Vance Morris (Nancy) Sheena Watkins, (Larry) Jim D. Morris, Frank McKuhn, Dave Mckuhn (Dawn) Foster, son Charles Murrah; 22 incredible Grandchildren; 23 fabulous Great grandchildren; 1 Great Great grandchild; numerous nieces and nephew’s, and many foster children. Lou’s siblings are Jeannie Beets (Don) ,Juanita Mowry (Joe), Patty (Leonard) Bill Cox, Bonnie McClure (David), DeaDea Crae (Jon), Paula (Bill), and Bill Spratt.
Preceeded in death by Father Lincoln Cox, mother Bessie Cox (both Knobnoster Missouri); Brother Leon Cox (Newport, Oregon), Brother Jim Belcher (Waldport Oregon), Jim Belcher Jr. (Nephew), and Josh Morris Grandson (Toledo Oregon).
Lou was well known in the Lincoln County Community. She was a giving, caring and very compassionate woman who was loved and admired by many. She never gave up on anything or anyone. She worked hard for her family and loved them with all her heart.
She loved hunting, fishing, camping, riding ATV’s, motorcycles, reading, making jam and canning tuna, and so much more. She taught hunter safety courses, was a foster parent, hosted Christmas parties for foster children, and taught life skills for disabled adults. She drove her own dump truck and managed many restaurants.Lou was a wonderful woman who wore many hats. She was loved by so many in the community.
She was involved in many clubs, including American Legion Auxillary and the cribbage club, and loved her community.
She married the love of her life in August 1965 and later they renewed their vows on May 4th, 1978 in Reno Nevada.
Please join us for a Celebration of Life on July 3rd from 12-6pm Elk City Oregon. Pot Luck –Requesting minimal alcohol please.
Thank you Batemans Funeral Home
Mom we love you.