Juanita Rae Deffenbaugh, 83, of Sweet Home, Oregon passed away Sunday, May 13. She was born in Bend, Oregon to Ernest Elmer and Blanche Carolyn (Trento) Arthur.
She went to Liberty School and graduated from Sweet Home High School. She met Charles in 1946, and they were married in 1953. She spent most of her life in the Liberty area. She went to computer programming school in 1968.
Juanita enjoyed outdoor activities, gardening, reading, knitting, and quilting. She learned to paint while living in Alaska at a logging camp. She was very artistic and canned preserves and many other things.
She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.
Juanita is survived by her husband, Charles, of Sweet Home; children Tanya of Alaska, Charles Jr. “Skip” of Florence, and Jeff and Lewanna of Sweet Home; twelve grandchildren; and thirteen great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her oldest daughter, Kathryn.
A celebration of of Juanita's life will be at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, May 20, at 2022 Pleasant Valley Road, Sweet Home.
Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements.