Gloria Gae (Orwick) Papineau, 87, was born on July 16th, 1933, near Condon Oregon, to parents Jess and Columbine (Griggs) Orwick. She died on February 10, 2021, at her home in Lexington, Oregon at the age of 87.
Gloria and her family moved to Upper Rhea Creek when she was 3 years old, where she met the love of her life Ray Papineau, they were married in Vancouver Washington January 25th, 1951 and recently celebrated their 70th Wedding Anniversary.
She loved her family and friends, her home was open to any and all for a meal especially, during the holidays. She had a love for music and was a self-taught musician that could pick up any instrument and play music.
Gloria and Ray enjoyed their days of racing thoroughbreds across many states. Family would come to watch them race, whenever possible. One of Gloria’s greatest accomplishment was being a member of AA with Ray.
She is survived by her husband Ray Papineau of Lexington, Oregon; children Candace Gates, Carmen Wilson, Jay (Carolyn) Papineau, Son-in-Law Kenny Jones of Lexington Oregon, Crystal (Don) Dale, Cammie (Matt) Jones of Corvallis, Montana, Clay (Karen) Papineau of Kennewick Washington; 29 grandchildren; 50 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Gloria was preceded in death by her daughter Constance “Connie” Jones, son-in-law Kenny Gates and Louie (Tic) Eng and 4 grandchildren.
A memorial graveside service was held on Saturday, February 20th, 2021 at 10:00am at the Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Oregon. The service was led by grandson, Joe Papineau.
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