OBITUARY

Beulah Stokke

July 18, 1936August 15, 2010

SALEM ~ Beulah Stokke passed away on August 15, 2010 surrounded by her loving family. Beulah was the sixth of nine children born to Earl Towers and Beulah (Weiner) Towers in Calvin, North Dakota. Beulah moved to Salem in 1954 after graduating from Alsen High School in Alsen, North Dakota.

In addition to caring for her young family Beulah worked as a waitress at the Marion Hotel and later worked in health care for several Salem-area physicians. Beulah’s love of work and sense-of-humor made her many lifelong friends among co-workers and employers alike. Beulah spent many hours after retirement fondly recalling stories of work and humorous anecdotes with her good friends and colleagues.

In spite of years of battling declining health, Beulah’s strong faith and determination gave her many extraordinary years of enjoyment and contribution to her family. Beulah was truly thankful for every extra day she was able to spend with her family. Beulah leaves a legacy of faith and generosity that will serve as a lasting example to her children.

Beulah is survived by her loving husband of twenty years Vern Stokke, children; Kathy Buntjer (Salem), Mark Buntjer and daughter-in-law Karen (Livermore, California), Lisa (Buntjer) Fitzmaurice and son-in-law John Fitzmaurice (Salem) and step-children Kathy (Stokke)Erwin (Vancouver, Washington), and Debbie (Stokke) Locke (Vancouver, Washington). Surviving grandchildren include Kristen and Amy Franke (Salem), Alexander Buntjer (Sacramento, California), Kelsey Buntjer (Washington, DC), Marcus Buntjer (Riverside, California), Alivia Buntjer (Livermore, California), Kyle Buntjer (Salem) and step-grandchildren Misty (Franke) Stewart (Salem), Eric Stokke (Vancouver, Washington), Kalib Locke (Vancouver, Washington), and Paige and Ian Fitzmaurice (Salem). Great step-grandchildren include; Kendra and MaKenna Franke (Salem), Rylie Locke (Vancouver, Washington), Logan Stokke (Vancouver, Washington).

Beulah was preceded in death by her parents, brother Delwin and sister Beverly Towers (North Dakota). Surviving siblings include; brother Edwin Towers (Columbus, Ohio), sister Florine Rohn and brother Kenneth Towers (Grand Forks, North Dakota), sisters Violet Eikenbrock and Doris Ryan (Langdon, North Dakota) and brother Daryl Towers (Salem).

Services will take place on Saturday, August 21st at 2 p.m. at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 1770 Baxter Road S.E., Salem, Oregon 97306. Arrangements by Howell-Edwards-Doerksen Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Our Saviors Lutheran Church. SALEM ~ Beulah Stokke passed away on August 15, 2010 surrounded by her loving family. Beulah was the sixth of nine children born to Earl Towers and Beulah (Weiner) Towers in Calvin, North Dakota. Beulah moved to Salem in 1954 after graduating from Alsen High School in Alsen, North Dakota.

In addition to caring for her young family Beulah worked as a waitress at the Marion Hotel and later worked in health care for several Salem-area physicians. Beulah’s love of work and sense-of-humor made her many lifelong friends among co-workers and employers alike. Beulah spent many hours after retirement fondly recalling stories of work and humorous anecdotes with her good friends and colleagues.

In spite of years of battling declining health, Beulah’s strong faith and determination gave her many extraordinary years of enjoyment and contribution to her family. Beulah was truly thankful for every extra day she was able to spend with her family. Beulah leaves a legacy of faith and generosity that will serve as a lasting example to her children.

Beulah is survived by her loving husband of twenty years Vern Stokke, children; Kathy Buntjer (Salem), Mark Buntjer and daughter-in-law Karen (Livermore, California), Lisa (Buntjer) Fitzmaurice and son-in-law John Fitzmaurice (Salem) and step-children Kathy (Stokke)Erwin (Vancouver, Washington), and Debbie (Stokke) Locke (Vancouver, Washington). Surviving grandchildren include Kristen and Amy Franke (Salem), Alexander Buntjer (Sacramento, California), Kelsey Buntjer (Washington, DC), Marcus Buntjer (Riverside, California), Alivia Buntjer (Livermore, California), Kyle Buntjer (Salem) and step-grandchildren Misty (Franke) Stewart (Salem), Eric Stokke (Vancouver, Washington), Kalib Locke (Vancouver, Washington), and Paige and Ian Fitzmaurice (Salem). Great step-grandchildren include; Kendra and MaKenna Franke (Salem), Rylie Locke (Vancouver, Washington), Logan Stokke (Vancouver, Washington).

Beulah was preceded in death by her parents, brother Delwin and sister Beverly Towers (North Dakota). Surviving siblings include; brother Edwin Towers (Columbus, Ohio), sister Florine Rohn and brother Kenneth Towers (Grand Forks, North Dakota), sisters Violet Eikenbrock and Doris Ryan (Langdon, North Dakota) and brother Daryl Towers (Salem).

Services will take place on Saturday, August 21st at 2 p.m. at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 1770 Baxter Road S.E., Salem, Oregon 97306. Arrangements by Howell-Edwards-Doerksen Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Our Saviors Lutheran Church.

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Pennie

August 21, 2010

Beulah,

Over the years I have had the opportunity to write my name in your Guest Book. Sadly, today will be the last.

I loved being your friend...you were the best. You will be in my heart always and when I think of you I will smile.

Bev (Towers) Metzger

August 21, 2010

Vern, Kathy, Mark, Lisa and families,

My sincere condolences to you and your families. What a great Lady!! My memories of her when she came to North Dakota to visit were of fine, classy lady, she spoke with such love and joy about her family. May you find comfort in knowing that she is at peace with our Lord in Heaven.

Misty Stewart

August 20, 2010

Grandma was loved by many and she will be missed

Gladys Sebern

August 19, 2010

Vern and Lisa,
I enjoyed the Stokke's as my neighbors at Redwood, if only for a short time. What a beautiful person Beulah was, My thoughts and prayers are with you.

janice loney

August 18, 2010

Kathy, my prayers are with you and the whole family, your mom was a wonderful person and she will be missed. Love, Janice

Kathy Buntjer

August 18, 2010

My mom was the best mom ever and even to my friends when i was growning up.

Staff of Howell-Edwards-Doerksen with Rigdon-Ransom Funeral Directors

August 16, 2010

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.

FROM THE FAMILY