March 5, 1912 - August 7, 2012
Ethel May Van Tassel a long time resident of Central Oregon, died August 7, 2012, at the age 100. Ethel was born March 5, 1912, in Palmyra, Maine to Ariel and Helen (Decrow) Goodrich. In her early years her family relocated to the Sisters area, she graduated from high school in 1929, from Redmond High. On June 5, 1930, Ethel married Glenn F. Van Tassel in Cloverdale, the couple moved to Redmond in 1949.
She worked as a homemaker for most of her life but also enjoyed working at the Redmond Library and being a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Redmond.
Ethel is survived by five sons, LeLand, Norman, Lamar, Lorance and Nicholas Van Tassel; two daughters, LaVonne Owen and Delmarie Null; 13 grandchildren; 20 great- grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn in 1997.
A private memorial service will be held. Please sign our guestbook at www.redmondmemorial.com.
Ethel Van Tassel