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Obituary for Ora Iola Cantrell

Ora Iola Cantrell passed away March 1st, 2022 in Hood River, Oregon. Ora was born February 1, 1923 and was 99 years of age at the time of her passing.

Services are planned for 1:00 p.m., Saturday, March 12th, 2022 at Anderson’s Tribute Center (Funerals • Receptions • Cremations) 1401 Belmont Avenue, Hood River, Oregon 97031.

Ora was born in Jirah, Wyoming to Oscar and Agnes (Brahms) Lincoln the eldest of six children. She moved to the Hood River Valley living in the Rockford area with family in 1935 and attended school at Barrett, middle school at May Street and graduated Hood River High School Class of 1941.

After high school, Ora was working in Dee at the Oregon Lumber Company and during this time and before World War II she met Cleatus Benjamin Cantrell and August 24, 1945 they married in Stevenson, Washington and made their home in Hood River.

Shortly after their marriage the family started to expand with the birth of Patty, followed by Mike and then Timmy. Family camping trips almost every weekend from Viento to the coast are fondly remembered. Ora was very active as a secretary for many local businesses before taking a position Chief Civil Deputy at the Hood River County Sheriff’s Office where she retired after 22 years.

Cleatus passed away in 1974 and Ora took on the responsibilities of leading her family. Of all of her accomplishments her favorite was her family, as her kids grew, she welcomed grandchildren (seven of them), and later great grandchildren (sixteen of them), she took great pride in all of them.

Ora is survived and will be dearly missed by her three children; Patty (& Rick) Routson of Parkdale, Oregon, Mike (& Julie) Cantrell of Hood River, Oregon and Tim (& Kim) Cantrell of Hood River, Oregon; seven grandchildren, Jason, Darrin, Emily, Zach, Maggie, Sarah & Chuck; sixteen great grandchildren; her brother, Bobby (& Kay) Lincoln of Hood River, Oregon; and numerous nieces, nephews.

Family would like to thank Parkhurst Place and Hospice of the Gorge for their care.

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