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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Charlie Cagle
   Posted Fri July 11, 2014
Thank you for being my mother, I will miss you.

Susan Hurlburt
   Posted Fri July 11, 2014
My thoughts are with you...

Shirley JOrdan-Reyes
   Posted Fri July 11, 2014
I hope you find comfort in knowing that someone so special will never be forgotten

Carol Zills
   Posted Fri July 11, 2014
So sorry for your loss, Charlie and Lorna. It sounds like Ferne had quite the interesting life.

Darrell Joseph Barnes
   Posted Sat July 12, 2014
You were in my thoughts as I walked the Oregon Garden yesterday afternoon. I miss you.

Kayla Post and Jim Clanin
   Posted Sat July 12, 2014
What an amazing woman. Sending love and comfort your way.

Sina Alacano
   Posted Sat July 12, 2014
Additional hard times, Cyndie. Please accept my sincere sympathy.

Ruth & Fay Eskridge
   Posted Sun July 13, 2014
So sorry for your loss. We always enjoyed our visits with her and all of you. Our prayers are with you all. our love,

Bobby Eskridge
   Posted Thu July 17, 2014
May the Peace and Comfort of God be with you in your loss.

Rollin & LaDonna Baker
   Posted Fri July 18, 2014
We we're sadden to hear of your loss, as we had a wonderful visit with Fern at Pioneer Day.
A wonderful person and will not be forgotten.

Laura (Miller) Munkres
   Posted Wed August 20, 2014
Ah, Charlie and Lorna -- I'm so sorry. First our Fern, then your Ferne. What a hard year this is turning out to be. Please know my heart and thoughts are with you. Remember the good times.

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