Walking On -- Carol Jean Ravia

05.17.2018 Dean Rhodes Walking On

Carol Jean Ravia

Feb. 1, 1953 – May 11, 2018

Tribal descendant Carol Jean Ravia passed away on Friday, May 11, 2018, while holding her husband’s hand at Salem Hospital. She was 65 years old.

She was born Feb. 1, 1953, in Portland, Ore., to Janet (Lyons) and Jack Martin. She grew up in Dayton, Ore., and attended Dayton schools. After graduation, she followed the love of her life, David Ravia, to Louisiana. They married in Orange, Texas, in 1971. They returned to Oregon to raise their family.

Carol was a longtime employee of Diane’s Foods. She went on to do seasonal work at Alderbrook Gardens, where she enjoyed planting. Her favorite pastime was being with her grandchildren.

Carol is survived by her husband, David Ravia Jr.; daughter, Julie Coburn (Doug); sons, David Ravia and Jack Ravia (Jenny); 14 grandchildren, Kylie, Taylor, Jordan, Jacob, Olivia, Austin, Little David, Monica, Ally, Kami, Tessa, Ava, Jack and Dallas; sisters, Mary Wilson and Cindy Gulledge; and brothers, Mike and John Gentry.

She was a proud descendant of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 18, at the Chapel of Macy & Sons, 135 N.E. Evans St., McMinnville, Ore. A reception will follow at her son and daughter-in-law’s, Jack and Jenny, in McMinnville.

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