September 30, 1929 - November 19, 2020
On Thursday, November 19, 2020, Margery Eileen (Templeton) Gilstrap passed away peacefully at the age of 91. Margery was born September 30, 1929, in Ash Grove, Illinois to Roy and Edna (Robison) Templeton. Margery was the youngest of five children. Margery received her nursing degree from Julia F Burnham School of Nursing at Champaign, Illinois in 1950. On May 16, 1953, she married Eugene Franklin Gilstrap Jr. at Ash Grove Christian Church in Windsor, Illinois. They moved to Portland, Oregon right after their wedding. In 1956 they moved to Salem where their four children were born. In 1972 the family moved to Corvallis and Margery lived there for 46 years until January of 2018 when she moved to The Village of Keizer Ridge Assisted Living. Margery was very involved in her church both in Salem and Corvallis. She loved spending time in her yard while visiting with her wonderful neighbors. Many family trips were made over the years traveling to Illinois to visit her relatives. Family was everything to Margery. She especially loved spending time with her grandchildren. Fond memories with them include picking fruits and vegetables from her garden and hosting the annual sleepover after Christmas. Margery is preceded in death by her husband Eugene F. Gilstrap Jr. She is survived by her four children and spouses Gary Gilstrap (Claudia), Linda Ruggles (Tom), D’Ann Evers (Terry), and Brian Gilstrap (Beth). Grandchildren - Brittany (Gilstrap) Bont, Kelsey (Evers) Allen, Mallory Gilstrap, Kendall Ruggles, Tommy Ruggles, McKenzie Evers, Sarah Gilstrap, and Abigail Gilstrap, and great-grandkids- Kylee, Blaine, and Brayden Bont. A graveside service will be held at Oak Lawn Memorial Park in Corvallis, Oregon on December 5th at 10 am. Due to COVID, space is limited. We ask that all attendees all wear masks. Contributions to the Alzheimer’s Association can be made in Margery’s name.
On Thursday, November 19, 2020, Margery Eileen (Templeton) Gilstrap passed away peacefully at the age of 91. Margery was born September 30, 1929, in Ash Grove, Illinois to Roy and Edna (Robison) Templeton. Margery was the youngest of five... View Obituary & Service Information
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