Mary Marie Loper, 84, of Trail, died May 7, 2009, at her residence.
She was born in Koshonong, Missouri on Aug. 30, 1924 to Thomas and Birdie Muse. She was one of nine siblings.
On Dec. 3, 1946, she married John Loper in Roseburg, Oregon. She lived in Tolo, Talent, Applegate and in 1951 they moved to Trail with their three children.
As a teenager she rode in a drill team in Ashland and loved horses all her life. She was active in Home Extension and supported the 4-H and FFA programs. She loved horses and animals of all kinds and was a hard working farm wife.
She is survived by her son, Dennis Loper, of Trail, and Linda Craig, of Trail. Her husband and son, Dan, preceded her in death.
The memorial service for Mrs. Loper will be held Friday, May 15 at 2 p.m. at Trail Community Church, Old Trail Road, Friday. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Providence Hospice program.
Arrangements by Abbey Funeral.