Muriel was 71 years old and passed on Dec. 5, 2021, at home. She passed away peacefully in her sleep. Muriel was born in Roseburg, Oregon, on Feb. 15, 1950, to Donald E. Pettit and Delores Pettit (Markillie). Muriel graduated from Oakland High School.

She had several hobbies such as crocheting, gardening, and many others. Muriel was with the love of her life, Jerry Heimbuck, for over 25 years. She is survived by her two daughters, Tammy Howell and Laura Alexander. Her sisters, Corki Fugate, Marjorie Sauer and Dorethea Pritchett; and brother, Pete Pettit. One grandson, two granddaughters, five great-grandsons, with one on the way, several extended family and friends, as well as her best friend for years, Konnie Ring.

Celebration of life will be March 26, at 1 p.m. at Sutherlin Community Center (Central Park). We will be having a potluck, talking, and telling stories.

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