Chloe Berniece Ware was born on October 24, l9l7, in Souder, Missouri, to parents C.E. and Issie Ware. She was the middle of three sisters, both Melba and Vera preceded her in death. Chloe passed away Saturday, May 31, 2014.
She married Alfred Prock in Romance, MO, on February 6, 1937. Alfred passed away in 1978. Chloe married Arthur Miller in 1985 and he preceded her in death in 1993.
She leaves behind four children: Lola (Tom) Thompson of Roseburg, OR, Russell Prock of Savannah, GA, Freda Smith of Roseburg, OR, Treva (Jerry) Francisco of Yakima, WA. Nine grandchildren: Debbie (Ron) Moore of Cassapolis, MI, Stephanie (Steve) Rodarte of Redding, CA, Karla (Jeff) Mullins of Sutherlin, OR, Troy (Doni) Bates of Sutherlin, OR, Paul Smith of Seattle, WA, John Smith of Redmond, OR, Brenda Alexander-Bailey of Olympia, WA, Jeff (Chris) Alexander of Selah, WA; Brent (Christy) Alexander of Yakima, WA; 19 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren; and one great-great-great-granddaughter. She also had twin great grandsons that died shortly after their birth. She was so proud of her descendents and would talk about them to all who visited with her.
Chloe and Alfred moved from Missouri to Washington in 1952 where Alfred worked at the Hanford Nuclear plant and Chloe worked at Stokley’s Cannery. They moved to Winston, OR, in 1955 where Chloe worked as a cook in the Winston-Dillard School District for many years before her retirement. Chloe was an excellent cook and baker, a fine seamstress, making all her children’s clothing for many years, an avid gardener with a terrific green thumb. She had a gentle touch with African violets of which she had many, and shared many with family and friends.
She loved yard sales and added to her collections of angels, birds and bells over the years. Her favorite pastime was playing Scrabble and she taught the grandchildren at an early age to love the game as well. She often told us that nobody could marry into the family unless they first proved themselves at the Scrabble table, and they did.
She was a lifetime member of The Church of Christ and worshipped many years with the Garden Valley church.
Chloe was the historian of the family and related many stories of generations past, to all of us, and she will live in our hearts forever.
The family would especially like to thank Bridgewood Rivers Assisted Living for their care and kindness shown to Chloe during her time there.
Her funeral service will be June 7, 2014, at 2 p.m. at the Garden Valley Church of Christ, 1475 NW Garden Valley Blvd, Roseburg OR.
Arrangements are being provided by Taylor’s Mortuary.