Venita Cullum, 81, of Haines, Oregon died on Sunday, September 29, 2019 at Settler's Park Assisted Living in Baker City, Oregon. A private family interment at Haines Cemetery will be held at a later date.
Venita Remmerde Cullum was born on October 4, 1937 in Nubieber, California. Her father was an electrician, and traveled many places for work. Venita attended school in Richland, Washington, Pleasant Hill and Gold Hill, Oregon. She graduated from high school in 1955 in Springfield, Oregon. She continued her education, attending Chico State College in California.
Venita married Red (Lavon) Cullum on October 3, 1965. She chose this day so she could have two days of celebration in a row, one for her anniversary and one for her birthday. Red and Venita did not have children, but did have a multitude of pets over the years since they both loved animals.
Venita was an entrepreneur owning and operating a wide spectrum of various businesses such as a lumber mill and a restaurant named “One Eyed Charlie's” in Sumpter, Oregon back in the 1980's. She was also the Sumpter city recorder for many years. She volunteered with the Sumpter fire department, owned and ran the Sumpter Pines RV Park. Her husband Red, ran the Sumpter Service Station and had a dump truck and backhoe service which Venita helped with. They were very busy people, but always had time for family.
She preceded in death by her husband Red and her loving furry companion Sunny.
Venita is survived by one sister and four brothers; numerous nieces and nephews.
For those who would like to make a donation in memory of Venita the family suggests Brightside Animal Center through Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home and Cremation Services PO Box 543 Halfway, Oregon 97834. Online condolences can be shared at www.tamispinevalleyfuneralhome.com
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