Deane Lavaughn Nordahl


Deane Lavaughn Nordahl of Florence, Ore., passed away on April 28, 2022.

NORDAHL—Deane Lavaughn Nordahl of Florence, Ore., passed away on April 28, 2022, at 93 years young. She was born on Dec. 22, 1928, in Stayton, Ore., to Jemma and H. L. Prindel.

Deane is survived by her sister, Dorene Splawn of Junction City; children Christine Montalbano, Leslie Labrousse and husband Bob, Gunnar Nordahl and wife Salli, Baby Gregg Nordahl and wife Laurie; grandchildren: Mike, Jon, Jason, Sierra, Jessica, and 10 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry J. Nordahl.

Deane married Harry Nordahl in 1947; they raised their kids in North Bend/Coos

Bay, Ore. Upon retirement, they moved back to Florence. While in the Coos area, Deane went to Skelton Beauty Academy, became an instructor, and later owned Aree’s Beauty Shop.

They were active members of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church and in Florence, New Life Lutheran. Deane was generous of her talents and time and volunteered at church and with numerous other groups, including the Ladies Elks, the soup kitchen and the Siuslaw Pioneer Museum.

She passed knowing she was well loved and cared for.

The family wishes to express their appreciation to NW Memory Care staff and Hospice for their loving care in her final days.

Deane loved everyone, had a great sense of humor, and always had a smile on her face and a sparkle in her eyes. As Gunnar said, “Keep it short and sweet — just like mom.” Our lives are better because of our loving mother.

There will be a Celebration of Life on Saturday, June 4, 2022 at 1 p.m., at New Life Lutheran in Florence, Oregon. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to New Life Lutheran Church, the Siuslaw Pioneer Museum or a food bank of your choice.

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