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Jessie M Humble

March 24, 1909 — March 27, 2015

Jessie Margaret Rutter-Cothrell-Humble passed away on March 27, 2015, in Astoria, Or., from a life well-lived. She had just celebrated her 106th Birthday. She was born on March 24, 1909 in a small cabin on her family's ranch near Susanville, Oregon. Jessie was the youngest of six children born to Albert and Hallie Rutter. Her early years were spent on the family ranch near Galena, Oregon. In 1917, her family sold the ranch and began the four year journey that eventually led Jessie to Roseburg, Oregon, where she grew up as a young woman. Along the way, Jessie took her first train ride, saw her first automobile and electrical light, and saw the Pacific Ocean for the first time. "That's too much water," she had said of the Pacific, the place she came to love the rest of her life. Jessie graduated from Roseburg High School in 1927, and worked as a hairdresser. In 1929 she married Clarence (Buster) Cothrell. They moved to Cottage Grove in 1946, raising two children. Buster passed away in 1955. Jessie was a member of the Presbyterian Church and the Order of the Eastern Star. During her life she owned and operated a freight company, was a florist, owning and operating her own flower and gift shop, and a bookkeeper. In 1968 she married Leonard Humble. They lived in Corvallis, Mesa, Az, Eugene, and Florence. He preceded her in death in 1985. For the last thirty years Jessie lived in Woodburn, Seaside, and Astoria. Jessie enjoyed hunting, fishing, knitting, gardening, golfing, coin collecting, crossword puzzles, card playing, and crabbing along the Oregon coast. She loved traveling the United States. On one trip she drove from the Pacific coast to the Atlantic, and back, making sure she waded in both the Pacific and Atlantic oceans at the beginning, middle, and end of her journey. Closer to home, some of her favorite places to visit were Paulina and Twin Lakes. Jessie's surviving family includes her son and daughter-in-law, LeRoy and Bonney Cothrell, Cottage Grove; Her daughter, Mary Perkins, Astoria; Stepson and daughter-in-law, Leon and Carole Humble, Tempe, AZ.; Stepdaughter and son-in-law, Alice and Malcolm Halvorson, ND.; Stepdaughter, Eunice Johnson, ND.; Grandchildren: John Perkins, Steve Perkins, Robin Tubbs, Kelly Lanzarotta, Eric Cothrell, Scott Humble, David Humble, Paula Boerwinkle, Scott Schuetze, Stephan Schuetze-Coburn, Carissa Lewis, Janell Ginsberg. And many beloved great and great-great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. Preceding her in death, Son-in-law, Troy Perkins; Daughter-in-law, Janice Scheutze-Cothrell; Her siblings: Frank Rutter, Albert Rutter, Bernice Rutter, Edith Epping, Elizabeth Hutchins.
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