Opal DeGon


Opal DeGon
Sept. 6, 1922 - Nov. 12, 2010

Opal DeGon, 88, of Tillamook, Ore., died Nov. 12, 2010, at Tillamook County General Hospital after a brief illness.

She was born Sept., 6, 1922, in Heaton, N.D. She and her family lived in Selah, Wash., from 1955-1967. She lived in Walla Walla until her husband, Karl, passed away in 1999. She them moved to Tillamook to be near her daughter and son-in-law. She married Karl DeGon in 1944. They were married 55 years until his death.

Survivors include children; Doug DeGon and Beth of Sunford, NC, Judi Rogers and John of Netarts, and Carol Degon of Tillamook; grandchildren Christopher Bieghler, Derek Shaffer, Kevin DeGon and Melissa, Nance and Nicole Schlichting; and great-grandchildren Emma, Kieran, Keenan and Robbie.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Aldena and Sam Wills, and three brothers.

She enjoyed gardening, knitting, reading, the beach and her little Maltese, Angel. She was a wonderful mother and grandmother, her family meant everything to her.

She will be buried next to her husband at Mount Hope in College Place. Her cremation was arranged by Waud's Funeral Home.


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