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Linda Marlene (Parret) Pfaender

September 3, 1941 ~ June 23, 2018 (age 76)

A funeral Mass will be held for Linda M. (Parret) Pfaender, 76, of North Bend, at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, July 7, at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, 2250 16th St. in North Bend, with Father Jim Graham presiding. A recitation of the rosary will precede the Mass beginning at 10 a.m. A reception will follow the service in the parish hall. A private interment will be held at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery at a later date. Linda was born Sept. 3, 1941 in Nowata, Okla., to Charles and Verna Parret. She passed away June 23, 2018 in Coos Bay. Linda was of Native American decent and proud of her heritage. In 1950, Linda and her family moved to Camas Valley. She graduated from Camas High School, Class of 1959 and went on to beautician school. She and Dean met at a dance in Sutherlin summer 1959 and after U.S. Coast Guard boot camp Dean was stationed at the Life Boat Station in Charleston. They were married October 1961 and raised two children. During their first eight years they traveled extensively while Dean served in the U.S. Coast Guard. They returned to Oregon in 1968 and resided in both Central Point and North Bend. Linda worked for Coos County Mental Health and later for Bay Eye Clinic as a certified ophthalmologist assistant until her retirement. She loved to travel and enjoyed Italy most of all. Her hobbies were cooking, gardening and her pets. She always enjoyed seeing her grandchildren and was proud of all their accomplishments. Linda is survived by her husband, Dean Pfaender; daughter, Delinda A. Guantz and her husband, Doug and their children, Emalie, McKenzie, Katie and Caleb; son, Daren R. Pfaender of North Bend; his daughters, Ashlee Perkins and husband, James, and Andrea Lewis and husband, Will; brother, John Parret of Camas Valley; and many other nieces, nephews and friends. Linda was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Verna Parret; and two infant brothers. Arrangements are under the care of North Bend Chapel, 541-756-0440. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions be made in Linda’s honor to the American Cancer Society. Friends and family are encouraged to sign the online guestbook at and

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