Patty A. Anhorn, age 83, passed away peacefully on Nov. 17, 2018. She was born on July 20, 1935, on a farm in Sheridan, Missouri, to Hugh and Ethel Naill and was the second of three children. The family later moved to Smith River, where she graduated from Del Norte High School in Crescent City. On May 27, 1955, she married Howard Carter, Jr. and together had three children. After his death, in 1964, she and her children relocated to Medford, Oregon, where she worked as a legal secretary. In September 1969, she married William Anhorn and together they built a life living in many areas throughout Oregon and in Arizona, enjoying cruise traveling to Hawaii, Alaska and the coast of New England and many fun-filled hunting and camping trips with friends and family.

She became active with the Emblem Club, an Elks fraternal benefit society, serving as the La Grande, Oregon Charter president from 1979-81 and the Oregon State president in 1990-91. She will be remembered for her unwavering support of dear friends. Her sense of style, love of shopping, crafting, sewing and cooking talents will not be forgotten.

She was preceded in death by her mother and father, brother, Allen Naill, and sister, Marilyn Sommers. She is survived by her beloved husband of 49 years, Bill; daughters, Lynn (James) Carter-Lobdell and Kimberly (John) Mueller; and son, Charles Anhorn; five grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

A celebration of life gathering with family and friends will be held later in the spring. In honor of her life, her family respectfully requests that any donations be made in her memory to the Anhorn Family Scholarship, Crater Foundation, P.O. Box 5172, Central Point, OR 97502

— Submitted by family

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