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Rachel M. Carnahan

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Age 84, passed away peacefully with family by her side at Salem Health Hospital on May 22, 2017. Born in Riverside, California to Arthur and Ruth Harris, Rachel graduated from Riverside Polytechnic High School in 1951. Rachel and her young family moved to Salem, Oregon in 1961. She is survived by two sons, Mike who resides in Washington and Kris from Alaska; her only grandson Tyler also from Alaska; two brothers, Roy in North Carolina and Ernie in California; a special niece Peggy from Idaho, several other nieces and nephews, very special schoolmates Ray and Gloria, Walt and Bonnie of Riverside, California. Rachel was preceded in death by her infant son Bruce in 1956 and Kevin who lived in Salem and passed away in 1999, and three older sisters, Betty, Dottie and Jerry. Rachel retired from the Salem Keizer School District in 1997. She loved the color purple, gardening and traveled to the coast over the years with friends. She attended Westminster Presbyterian Church and sang in the choir until her later years. At her request no service will be held.
Published in Press-Enterprise on June 11, 2017
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