Enid Ruey Ward Friend

Enid Ruey Ward Friend, 88, died Jan. 2, 2009 in Eugene. She was born Aug. 5, 1920 to Harry William and Luella Huson Ward, in Eagle Point. On Aug. 14, 1939, in Medford. she married Marion Clifton Friend. He preceded her in death on Mar. 22, 1998, after 59 years of marriage.
    
She attended Medford High School and was a very active citizen and volunteer in Jackson County. She was a Girl Scout leader, a member of the Southern Oregon CB Radio Club, Fish Lake cabin owners, Rogue Snowmobilers, DeBarr Girls, Jackson County Pomona Grange and secretary of the Eagle Point Grange. She was a Medford J.C. Penney department manager from 1953 until she retired in 1982.
   
Survivors include two children; Mary (Richard) Thomas of Veneta, Ore. and Harold (Janet) Friend, of Portland, five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and one great-great grandson. A brother and sister, Gerald and Elsie Ward, preceded her in death.
   
Memorial services for Mrs. Friend were held Jan. 10 at Conger-Morris, Medford with Eagle Point Grange officiating.
   
Memorial contributions may be made to the Eagle Point Grange Building fund or to the American Cancer Society. Conger-Morris, Medford was in charge of arrangements.
Arrangements are by Rogue Valley Funeral Alternatives.
 

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