Inez M. Light

Former Astoria resident, 97Inez M. Light, 97, of Springfield, died Thursday, Sept. 2, 2004 in Springfield.

Mrs. Light was born Feb. 21, 1907 in Astoria to John L. Mattson and Riika T. Tilstrom Mattson. She married Neil Erickson in 1925. After his death, she married Dewey Parrack, who also died earlier. She then married Roy Light, who died in October 1998.

Mrs. Light attended school in the Olney area. She worked for many years at Fisher Brothers in Astoria, managing their gift shop and housewares departments. She was a member of the Retail Clerks Union. Mrs. Light was a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Astoria and was very active in the Astoria Elks Lodge. In the 1980s, she moved to the Eugene area to be closer to family members. Her hobbies included dancing, painting, knitting and crossword puzzles.

Survivors include two granddaughters and their husbands, Margaret and Bill Fairchild of Eugene and Gretchen and Mark Gaynor of Cambridge, Mass.; three great-grandchildren, Elizabeth and Wills Fairchild of Eugene and Neil Gaynor of Cambridge; a nephew, retired general Robert Sunell of Williamsburg, Va.; and a niece, Susan Berg Layton of Houston, Texas. A daughter, Carol Edison, died in 1987.

A funeral service is 1 p.m. Tuesday at Caldwell's Luce-Layton Mortuary in Astoria, which is in charge of arrangements. Interment is at Greenwood Cemetery in Astoria.


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