Leta LaVell Strain

December 26, 2019


Leta LaVell Strain was born Feb. 22, 1929, middle child and only daughter of Luther and Sadie Prindel.
She was born in Mill City, Ore. and spent her childhood growing up on the family ranch at Deadwood, Ore. with her brothers, Gerald and Ray Prindel who preceded her in death. Leta graduated from Springfield High School.
After living in Langlois, Ore. for most of her adult life, she and her husband, Harry Strain moved to North Bend. After 52 years of marriage, Harry preceded her in death in 2016.
Leta is survived by her daughters, Janet Marie Rubin (Daniel) and Gloria Jean McKenzie (Robert); step-children, Sharon Montgomery, Patrick Strain and daughter in law, Mary Strain; 14 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. Step-son, William “Mike” Strain and daughter in law, Joyce Strain preceded her in death.
Leta will be laid to rest at the Denmark Cemetery in Langlois by her late husband Harry.
There will be no services at her request.
Arrangements are under the care of Coos Bay Chapel, 541-267-3131. Friends and family are encouraged to sign the online guestbook at

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