Elfreda Anna (Vahl) Tucker

Born: Fri., Nov. 18, 1921
Died: Sun., Jan. 28, 2018


Funeral Service

2:00 PM Fri., Feb. 02, 2018
Location: Pendleton Pioneer Chapel


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Elfreda Anna Vahl Tucker, 96, of Pendleton Passed away peacefully at St. Anthony Hospital, Pendleton, Oregon on January 28, 2018 after a brief illness.  She was born in Mockerling, Germany on November 18, 1921.  The family immigrated to the United States in 1925 and settled in South Bound Brook, New Jersey after a brief stay in the Bronx, New York, New York. She was the daughter of Johann Bernhardt Oskar Vahl and Anna Minna Murre Vahl, the sister of John, Walter, and Alfred who all preceded her in death.

Elfreda married Edwin Tucker of Moosic, Pennsylvania in 1946 after World War II and the couple enrolled in the Nyack Missionary Training Institute in Nyack, New York.  After Edwin’s ordination as a Christian and Missionary Alliance minister, Edwin and Elfreda pastored numerous churches in Eastern Pennsylvania and Southern Illinois.  Her life was lived in service to God and the people of His flock. Edwin died at age 55 in 1976 near Goreville, Illinois.

Elfreda is survived by her three children, their spouses, 7 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren,  Geraldine and husband Richard Verhoef (Grandview, WA), Marilyn and husband Allan Jio (Pacific City, OR), Patricia Perry (Pendleton, OR); grandson Nathan Verhoef (McMinnville, OR), granddaughters Karen Verhoef (Beaverton, OR), and Debra Woodworth (Newberg, OR); grandson Jason Jio (Lake Forest Park, WA), granddaughter, Callyn Casady-Bihr (Missoula, MT), grandson, Darren Jio (Philomath, OR); Jacob Perry (Independence, OR); great-grandchildren Maikol Casady and Gabriel Bihr (Missoula, MT), Carson, Russell, Colby Jio (Lake Forest Park, WA), Jackson Jio (Philomath, OR); great-grandchildren Ethan, Joshua, and Andrew Woodworth (Newberg, OR); great-granddaughter Aaliyah Barba-Perry (Independence, OR).

Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, February 2, 2018 at Pendleton Pioneer Chapel, Folsom-Bishop.  Interment will be at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in Missouri.

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Tom Hack
   Posted Thu February 01, 2018
My deepest condolences, Patty & Family. It is good that your mother lived a very long and enjoyable life.

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