Pearl Marie Day Biddle, 82, of Astoria, died Tuesday, March 24, 2009, in Astoria.

She was born April 19, 1926, in Taylorville, to Vincent "Smokey" and Frances (Haworth) Day. She was raised in Hammond, but was a resident of Astoria for most of her life.

In 1948, she married Bob Biddle in the Knappa-Svensen area. They later divorced. He preceded her in death in 2006.

In her earlier years, Mrs. Biddle worked in different canneries, then at various restaurants, including Corkey's, Andrew and Steve's Café, The Fiesta Club, Coffee Cup and the Labor Temple Café and Bar. She was also employed by Tongue Point Job Corps Center for 10 years and as an in-home caretaker for 20 years.

She was a member of the North Coast Women's Aglow Fellowship and the Clatsop-Nehalem Confederated Tribes Foundation. She volunteered, delivering food to the needy for 15 years. She was a member of Astoria First Assembly of God Church.

Family members said she enjoyed collecting antiques, embroidery, cooking and gardening. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends and taking care of numerous nieces and nephews, some grandchildren and three foster children.

She is survived by four sons and daughters-in-law, Ron and Janice Biddle of Green Valley, Ariz., Dan and Cindy Biddle of West Richland, Wash., Bob and Gloria Biddle of Richland, Wash., and Ted and Cindy Biddle of Pendleton; a daughter, Kathy Link of Astoria; a foster daughter, Sabrinna Simmons of Astoria; four sisters, Dorothy Davis of Myrtle Point, Margaret Milliern of Tacoma, Wash., Charlotte Nicholls of Astoria and Pat Day of Sacramento, Calif.; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, James and Eileen Day of Scappoose, Robert and Febe Day of Camano Island, Wash., and Howard Day of Hermiston; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two brothers; a sister; and a great-granddaughter.

Visitation will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. Monday at Caldwell's Luce-Layton Mortuary in Astoria.

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Astoria First Assembly of God Church, 1775 Seventh St. Interment will follow at Ocean View Cemetery in Warrenton.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Clatsop-Nehalem Confederated Tribes Foundation, in care of Bank of Astoria, 630 S.E. Marlin Ave., Warrenton, OR 97146, or to the Heart Fund or Cancer Fund of Providence Portland Medical Center, in care of Caldwell's Luce-Layton Mortuary, 1165 Franklin Ave., Astoria, OR 97103.

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