May 16, 1927-Feb. 27, 2005

PORTLAND - Former Pendleton resident, Erma Lucille Galbreath, 77, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2005 surrounded by her family.

A graveside service was held at the Fox Cemetery.

Mrs. Galbreath was born at Portland, on May 16, 1927, to Sherman and Bernice Kahler of Long Creek. Her family owned and operated Kahler's General Store.

She married Jack Leathers and had two daughters, Janet and Carolyn. The couple divorced in 1958. A year later she married Bruce Galbreath of Fox, the couple moved to Pendleton where they had two daughters, Toni and Teri. In the summer of 1970, they moved to John Day and purchased the John Day Trailer Park. They remained there until their retirement. In 1994, Mr. Galbreath died and she moved to Portland to be near her daughters.

Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Tom and Janet Awe, Duke and Carolyn Chapman, Jeff and Toni Benge, and Teri Galbreath; stepdaughter, Carol Ann Judah and stepson, Richard Galbreath and his wife, Yolanda; grandchildren, Chris Humphries, Tim Chapman, Daryn Chapman, Cassi Brown, Chelsea Benge, Carly Benge, Noah Smith, Melissa Way and Justin Galbreath; and six great grandchildren, two nieces, a nephew, and an aunt. She was preceded in death by her parents, Sherman and Bernice Kahler, by her brother, Pete, by her husband, Bruce, and grandson, Scott Humphries.


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