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Wilburma “Burma” Gage, 96, a long time Powell Butte resident, passed away on Tuesday September 24, 2019. A graveside service will be held at the Powell Butte Cemetery at 10:00 AM with a reception to follow at the Powell Butte Community Center on Wednesday, October 2, 2019. Rev. Robert Graham will be officiating. To leave on line condolences please go to www.whisperingpinesfuneralhome.com
Burma was born near Selden, Kansas on November 28, 1922 to Roy and Eva (Cole) Rogers. Upon graduation from high school, she moved to Prineville, Oregon where her two sisters lived and she met her husband, John Gage. They were married on July 27, 1942 and were married 73 years. During World War 2 while her husband was overseas, she worked as a night telephone operator. In 1954 the family moved to their cattle and horse ranch on Minson Road in Powell Butte. She was very active in the operation of the ranch. They remained living in Powell Butte until 2015 when they moved to Carriage Place Assisted Living. They enjoyed gathering wild horses in the Ochocos. They loved gathering and helping with the branding of cattle in the Post/Paulina area.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her twin brother, Wendell "Bud" Rogers, three other brothers, two sisters, grandson, Aaron Rosebrook and great grandson, Tyler Pierce.
Burma is survived by daughter Jonalee Gert (Jack) of Perry, Oklahoma, daughter Annette Rosebrook (Butch) of Tumalo, Oregon and son Leon Gage (Linda) of Jordan Valley, Oregon, 7 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and 11 great great grandchildren.
Contributions can be made in Burma’s memory to the Alzheimers Association, the Crook County Historical Society or Partners in Care Hospice through Whispering Pines Funeral Home – 3168 NE 3rd Street – Prineville, Oregon 97754 (541) 416-9733.
All other cards and condolences may be directed to Annette Rosebrook, 65376 Old Bend Redmond Hwy., Bend, OR 97703