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Juanez Ropp


Juanez (Brown) Ropp passed away peacefully from heart disease on May 17, 2019 at the age of 86 surrounded by loved ones. Juanez and her daughters wrote her obituary together (below).

I was born in Dierks, Arkansas, on October 23, 1932. I moved to Washington State with my mother, older brother and two younger sisters traveling cross country by train to join my father who went ahead to find work. I remained a resident of the Pacific Northwest from the time I arrived.

I grew up in Goldendale, attended Goldendale High School, and graduated two days after my marriage to Carl Ropp, who persuaded me that love was more important than college. In my professional life, I worked in accounting positions, from Credit Manager at Alexander's Department Store to Accounts

Receivable at El-Jay Manufacturing in Eugene.

I loved working outdoors in my beautiful yard, and Fred was always there to do the heavy lifting. I looked forward to shopping for plants and antiques on weekends, especially with my sister Carol.

I was preceded in death by my loving parents, A.G. "Farmer" Brown and Etta (Ross) Brown, my children's father, Carl Ropp, and my younger sister, Marthella McCabe. I am survived by my beloved partner, Fred Zeedyk; my daughters, Carla Kellogg (Bill) and Beverly Silver (Mark); my grandchildren Ayn Michelle Kellogg and Benjamin Silver; and my great granddaughter Kylie Kellogg. (Kylie, you are amazing in so many ways; you were the light of my life.) Also my older brother David Brown and younger sisters Doris Cornett and Carol Randall; and many much-loved nieces and nephews, in-laws, and friends.

Leaving is hard. Knowing and loving each one of you was the happiest part of my life. We will be together again on the other side.

There will be a graveside service at the Prosser Cemetary on June 22, 2019, at 12 Noon.


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