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Sandra Kay Olson Gilleran

Sandra Kay Olson Gilleran, 61, of Mt. Vernon, Ore., died Feb. 14, 2009 in an auto accident.

She was born June 12, 1947 in Bemidji and grew up in Lake George.

She was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church in John Day, Ore., and was employed by Grant County.

She is survived by her husband, Leo, of Mt. Vernon, Ore.; two sons: Brian (Jenny) Crist, of Silverton, Ore., and Darin (Joyce) Crist, of Lafayette, Ore.; two daughters: Angela, of Lincoln City, Ore., and Lori (David) Green, of Texas; two sisters: Mary Duerksen, of Sanger, Calif., and Rena Soper, of Albert Lea; a brother, George Buringa, of Spokane, Wash.; three sisters-in-law: Iris Olson, of Lake George, Lynette (Steve) Doane, of Damascus, Ore., and Jaynette (Timothy) McKnight, of Stayton, Ore.; 10 grandchildren; and extended family.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Sid Olson; two stepbrothers: Ralph and Ted Buringa; her mother, Florence Moberg Olson; her father, George Olson; and her stepmother Johanna Olson.

Memorial service: Driscolls Funeral Home in John Day, Ore., at a later date. For more information, e-mail