Ferne (Barnes) Cagle

Born: Wed., Nov. 2, 1921
Died: Mon., Jul. 7, 2014


Funeral Service

10:00 AM Sat., Jul. 19, 2014
Location: St. Andrews Episcopal Church


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Ferne Cagle
Stephanie Ferne Barnes Cagle, 92, died Monday, July 7 at St. Charles Bend, OR.  She was born November 2, 1921  to Charles and Fannie Holloway Barnes in Burns, OR.  She was the first of six children including a set of twins.  Ferne was raised on the family ranch just south of Frenchglen, OR.  She attended grade school in Frenchglen and would walk 1 ¼ miles to school most days.  She attended Crane Union High School  in Crane, staying in the dormitory,.  She was not able to go home very often except for holidays due to distance and lack of transportation.  In the summers she would help during haying season by cooking for her father's hay camps at Brenton Cabin and The P Ranch.
During WWII she worked at the Portland, OR ship yard doing office work and later worked for CC Anderson, a clothing company in Boise, ID.  After WWII she married Noel L. Cagle whom she met before the war when he came west with the CCC to work on projects on the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.
They lived in Salinas, CA for a while where son Charles was born.  They moved back to Harney County and worked for Joe Fine on the Roaring Springs Ranch.  Later they were hired on at the Refuge and lived at 3 Mile, Buena Vista Station, and Sod House, where daughter Nancy was born.  After retiring they moved to Hines, OR.
Ferne's passions were gardening and flowers.  For many years she entered flowers in the County Fair.  She was a clerk for the Frenchglen School District,  a member of the Harney County Cattle Women,  the Sunrise Garden Club, American Auxiliary,  and was a life time member of the Elks            # 1680.
Ferne was preceded in death by her parents Charlie and Fannie, her husband Noel and two sisters, Thelma Otley and Jo Urizar.  She is survived by brother Don “Jiggs” Barnes and wife Lucille of Burns, her sisters Jen Otley of Happy Valley and Donna Jordan and husband Lauren of Pilot Rock,OR, by her son Charlie and wife Lorna of Burns, her daughter Nancy and husband Tom of Bonanza, OR,  grandsons Jason, Bryan, Wes, Clint, great grandsons Dominic, Aidan, great grand daughters Laila, Addy, Bailey, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Contributions in Ferne Cagle's memory can be made to the Harney County Cattle Women Scholarship Fund or to a charity of one’s choice, in care of LaFollette's Chapel P.O. Box 488; Burns, OR 97720.Funeral services will be held Saturday July 19 at 10 am.  at St. Andrews Episcopal/Peace Lutheran Church in Burns.

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