PEDEE NEWS: Arlene Kovash

On Friday, July 25, the family of Lois Burbank Marquardt, who died on July 18 at age 95, held a graveside service at Womer Cemetery in Pedee for her.

Afterward, niece Vicki Woods invited 50 family members, some of whom they hadn’t seen in years, to her father Junior Lyday’s home for a reunion.

Lois grew up in Pedee, one of nine children of Levi and Mabel Burbank, and the last to die.

Her sister, Pat Lyday, died last year.

The Pedee Women’s Club had a crowd at their monthly potluck last week, July 30. Among the attendees were the three girls of the Pedee School’s eighth-grade class of 1956: Marguerite Nice of McMinnville, Colleen Condon Lamberty of Philomath, and Mary Lou Tharp Phillips of Sheridan.

Jean Weisensee was on hand to take the blood pressure of anyone interested.

The women invite everyone to come at 11:30 a.m. on the last Wednesday for the potluck and/or a blood pressure check. They did have a table at the Summerfest car show to sell raffle tickets on a quilt to support their care packages for soldiers project.

Alan and Sue Garton traveled to Ana Reservoir near Summer Lake between La Pine and Lakeview, with the Polk About Sams RV Club two weeks ago.

While there, the group went to the Cowboy Dinner Tree near Silver Lake in the middle of nowhere.

The famed restaurant is a converted bunkhouse and has no electricity, so it uses grills on a big barbecue in the back and propane for much of the cooking.

Tables are logs and the lounge is a tepee in the parking lot.

The restaurant has been featured in Sunset Magazine.

Sandy Quiring, daughter of Dorothy McBeth, was surprised with a birthday party that husband Gary gave at their house in Dallas last week.

It was a milestone birthday, but which one, I won’t print.

The 46th Annual Burbank-McBeth family reunion will be Sunday, Aug. 10 in the Dallas Park.

The potluck dinner will be about 1 p.m.

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