Marybeth Cunningham Hines
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Marybeth Cunningham Hines, 79, died Jan. 12, 2014, after a brave fight with breast cancer.
She was born July 15, 1934, to Cecil and Della Cunningham.
She married Jim R. Hines on May 13, 1960. They enjoyed 53½ years of marriage.
Beth graduated from Klamath Union High School in 1952.
She worked as a bookkeeper for Dugan and Mest Chevrolet, Sixth Street Steel and Oxygen, and Concrete Products Inc. She earned a certificate in accounting, prepared taxes, and was an insurance agent for Standard of Oregon in Klamath Falls.
Beth was a lifetime member of Soroptimist and a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
She enjoyed painting, making jewelry, playing bridge, gardening, reading and going to lunch at the "drop of a hat" with a friend.
Beth loved her children and grandchildren and enjoyed attending their sporting events and school activities. Some of her fondest memories were at their cabin at Lake of the Woods.
She was an organizer and leader. She loved people and was generous and kind to many in her family and in the community.
Beth was preceded in death by her parents and her sisters, Wilma Jean Messina, Juanita Shultz and Rose Cherry.
She is survived by her husband, Jim Hines of Eagle Point, Ore.; her sons, Rick Hines and wife, Katie of Olympia, Wash., Scott Hines and wife, Cheryl of Klamath Falls, and David Hines of Eagle Point; her grandchildren, Andrew Hines, Allison Bryson, Colton Hines, Derek Hines and Taylor Hines and great-grandchildren, Aston and Natalie Bryson. She also is survived by her sister, Carol Smith of Gresham, Ore.; her brother, Dale Cunningham of Phoenix, Ore.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A private memorial service will be for family and close friends Saturday, Jan. 18, in Klamath Falls.
In lieu of flowers, gifts should be given to the
in her honor.
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Published in Herald And News on Jan. 16, 2014