|Birth: ||Jun. 18, 1906|
|Death: ||Nov. 23, 2005|
June 18, 1906 - Nov. 23, 2005
Emily K. Belyea, a long-time Corvallis resident, died Wednesday, Nov. 23, in Tualatin. She was 99.
She was born to George H. and Florence Woodhouse Cockett in Beaver, Utah. She moved to Portland in the fall of 1913 with her mother who was ill, and stayed with family in the Hawthorne district. After her mother passed away on Christmas Eve of that year, she and her younger sister, Alice, were raised by their aunt, Gertrude Forrester, who taught school in Portland.
Emily graduated from Washington High School in 1924 and attended Albany College in Albany, now Lewis and Clark College. She graduated in 1931 with a degree in education.
She married Harold E. Belyea on Sept. 9, 1933, in Portland. They met while singing in the choir at Mount Tabor Presbyterian Church. Following the wedding, they resided in Corvallis until she moved to Tualatin in 2004 to be near her son. In Corvallis she was a member of the United First Methodist Church and sang in the choir for many years.
She loved classical music and played the violin through college. She enjoyed working with children and during her life was active with Camp Fire Girls, Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts. She served on the Benton County Election Board. She was a member of the Oregon Button Society and was active with the OSU Knife and Fork Club and the Benton County Historical Society. During World War II she was a Red Cross volunteer.
Emily was preceded in death by her husband, Harold, in 2004.
She is survived by a son, Alan, and daughter-in-law Dorothy Belyea of Tualatin; granddaughters Tracy L. Simpson of Tempe, Ariz., and Kathy B. Franz of Portland; two great-granddaughters; a half-sister and brother, Margaret Hadden and George T. Cockett of Utah.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, at McHenry Funeral Home. Private burial will be at Oak Lawn Memorial Park.
Memorials can be made to the Corvallis First United Methodist Church in care of McHenry Funeral Home, 206 N.W. Fifth St., Corvallis, OR 97330.
Oak Lawn Memorial Park
Created by: Beverly Burnett
Record added: Mar 07, 2012
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