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Lena Chetwood

December 28, 2021

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Lena Chetwood, 88, a longtime Halfway resident, died Tuesday, December 28, 2021 at her home.  A graveside service will be held on Friday, January 7, 2022~ 2 p.m. at Pine Haven Cemetery in Halfway. A reception will be held following the service at the D’Tour Building (corner of Center & Record Street).

Lena was born November 29, 1933 to parents Harry and Sarah Bird in Chautauqua, Kansas.  Eventually the family moved to Halfway, OR where Lena was raised.

Lena met Wayne Chetwood one fateful day while she was walking a pig on a leash near her parents’ house.  This site caught Wayne’s attention as he was driving by, so he stopped to talk to her.  They were married May 24, 1950.

Lena was a homemaker who loved raising her family on the ranch. She was an avid crafter and member of the ladies craft meet. She liked crocheting, quilting, beading, and painting.  Lena’s favorite pastime was gardening. She loved spring and watching the daffodils, lilacs, and bleeding hearts bloom. Lena also enjoyed her cats, milking cows, and taking care of the ranch animals.

Memorable dates in her life included the births of her children and grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband Wayne Chetwood; son Earl Chetwood; sister Pearl Winkleman.

Lena is survived by her sons Gene (Elva) Chetwood, Tony Chetwood; Grandchildren Sarah Fusselman, Brenda Furman, and Pamala Black; great grandchildren Ethen and Rose Fusselman, Elizabeth Furman and Sakinta Allman.

For those who would like to make a memorial donation in honor of Lena the family suggests the Pine Valley Museum or Community Connections (to provide meals on wheels) through Tami's Pine Valley Funeral Home PO Box 543, Halfway, Oregon 97834. Online Condolences can be shared at


Graveside Service
January 7, 2022

2:00 PM
Pine Haven Cemetery

Halfway, Oregon 97834

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