Pauline Bell Spicer

August 24, 1913August 6, 2018

Pauline B. Burnett-Stewart-Spicer 1913 - 2018

Long time D Street resident, Polly Spicer passed away Monday, August 6, 2018, at her home. She was just a few weeks short of 105 years old.

She was employed by the Grants Pass School District as head cook at the old Redwood School in the late 1960s to early 1970s. Previously, she helped her parents, Stewart and Rosa Burnett, with their grocery tore on Williams Highway, Burnett’s rocery. She also helped her first husband, Floyd A. Stewart, with various businesses in logging and trucking. She cared for her father, Stewart L. Burnett, in the mid-1980s, until his passing at 103 in 1987.

She was born in Black Foot, Idaho, on August the 24th, 1913, as her parents worked their way west from West Virginia. Her parents settled in the Klamath Basin and raised potatoes on Miller Island, just south of Klamath Falls until the 1940s, when they moved to Grants Pass. Pauline and Floyd Stewart moved to Grants Pass in 1956. Floyd Stewart passed away in 1972 and Polly married Harry Spicer, her high school sweetheart some years later.

She had three children, Patrica Meader, Robert Stewart of Kona, Hawaii, Richard Stewart of Grants Pass. Patrica preceded her in death.

Pauline had 11 grandchildren, Jonas Stewart, Aidan Stewart, Julie Jackson, Janie Paulsen, Ron Stewart, Rob Stewart, Kim Mcelwee, Kay Carlson, Kit Carlson Pearce, Gus Carlson and Bob Meader; as well as, numerous great- and great-great-grandchildren.

Services will be at the historic Linkville Cemetery in Klamath Falls, Oregon at 2:00 p.m. in the afternoon, Saturday, August 11, 2018.


  • Graveside Service Saturday, August 11, 2018

Pauline Bell Spicer

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James McElwee

August 13, 2018

By far the most wonderful woman in the world. Grandma Pauline went through so much in her life, seeing many different milestones in history evolve right before her. She lived through things I could only dream of. She is one woman I can call my hero. You've left a life-changing impression on more people than you would ever believe.

kay carlson

August 9, 2018

Gramma Pauline was the most influential person in my life. She taught me how to sew how to cook, bake cookies. We made jam (blackberry mostly), grape juice. She was a strong person. I have many great memories with her. I will carry her in my heart Forever.