Sept. 24, 1924-Nov. 13, 2002

PENDLETON - Marcella A. "Sally" Popescu, 78, of Pendleton, died Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2002, at St. Anthony Hospital in Pendleton.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in the chapel at Burns Mortuary of Pendleton. Inurnment will be at the Ukiah Cemetery.

Mrs. Popescu was born Sept. 24, 1924, at Chicago, Ill., to William and Anna Severson Howard. She grew up at Chicago and attended schools there. After high school, she worked at the Chicago Times newspaper.

On March 5, 1945, she married Harold "Hap" Popescu, at El Reno, Okla. The couple lived at Harper for seven years, then moved to Northeastern Oregon and the Ukiah area where they ranched and logged for 50 years.

Most of their married life was spent at Ukiah where they raised their family.

Mrs. Popescu enjoyed reading, sewing and spending time with family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hap Popescu, in April 2001.

Survivors include sons, Danny Lee Popescu of Jefferson and Gregory Alan Popescu of Ukiah; daughters, Peggy Ann Williams of Pilot Rock, and Sherry Brown of Meridian, Idaho; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is in charge of arrangements.


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