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Olive Landon (Powell)

September 30, 1916 - October 22, 2010

Viewing will be from 4:00 to 7:00 pm Monday, October 25, at Sweet Home Funeral Chapel. Graveside service will be held at 2:00 pm Tuesday, October 26, at Waverly Memorial Cemetery in Albany.

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Olive “Arlene” Landon, 94,passed away Friday, Oct. 22. She was born in Harrisburg to John Harold and Lura Elsie (Crow) Powell.

Arlene was a lifelong, fifth-generation, Linn County resident and the great, great granddaughter of a pioneer pastor, Joab Powell. She grew up on the homestead of her grandfather, C.J. Powell, between Halsey and Brownsville. She was active in her younger years in the Brownsville Baptist Church. She was the Brownsville Pioneer Picnic Queen at age 15 (1931) and graduated from Brownsville High School in 1934. She married Hal Dean “Casey” Landon on July 3, 1934 in Albany. Most of her adult life, she worked as a clerk and bookkeeper for many local businesses.

Arlene enjoyed gardening, knitting, crocheting, sewing, and quilting. She made many of her own clothes and clothes for her children until arthritis disabled her hands. In later years, she enjoyed road trips through Oregon and into California and Nevada.

She is survived by: her brother, James (and Florence) Powell of Medford; son, Bruce (and Gwen) Landon of Brownsville; grandchildren, Jacie Scott of Marcola, Heather Timmons of Brownsville, and Jim and Greg Cogswell of Albany; 12 great grandchildren; and two great, great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by: her husband of 50 years, Hal Dean “Casey” Landon (October 9, 1984); son, Dean Powell Landon; and daughter, Maxine Joanne Cogswell-Gerig.

Viewing will be from 4:00 to 7:00 pm Monday, October 25, at Sweet Home Funeral Chapel. Graveside service will be held at 2:00 pm Tuesday, October 26, at Waverly Memorial Cemetery in Albany.

Arrangements are under the direction of Sweet Home Funeral Chapel.