Jeanie L. Rudolph, 84, died Nov. 19, 2008, from illness due to Alzheimers.
She was born in Willamina, Ore., to John and Sarah Abraham, the fourth of five children. She graduated from Bonanza High School. She married Glenn L. Walker after World War II and raised one son, James G. Walker.
Ms. Walker worked as a professional photo retoucher, then went into real estate. She was one of the first women in Oregon to pass the real estate brokers examination and successfully operated Walker Realty in Klamath Falls.
She remarried to Herbert Rudolph, former forest supervisor of the Winema Forest. They moved to Pendleton where he was the supervisor for the Umatilla Forest. They were the Rotary Couple of the Year. She spent many years in Sweet Adelines. She was an accomplished artist, winning awards at several fairs and art shows around the state. She also was an avid doll collector.
She moved to Eagle Cove Assisted Living in 2006 to be close to her son. She is survived by her son, James, two grandsons, and two great-grandchildren and one sister, Ella. She was preceded in death by both her first and her second husband.
A memorial service will be held in Lebanon, Ore., on Dec. 6.