Drusilla Jean ‘Dru’ Webster, 82
Graveside services for Drusilla Jean “Dru” Webster 82, of The Dalles, Oregon, were held Jan. 19, 2018, at IOOF Three-Mile Road Cemetery in The Dalles. Mrs. Webster died Jan. 11 in Oregon.
She was born Nov. 11, 1935, in Oakland, Arkansas, the daughter of Thomas Eugene and Brooxie Violet Taylor. She graduated from Gainesville High School in 1952.
On July 5, 1952, she married Waldo George “Bo” Webster, and they lived in Gainesville. They had four children, and Mrs. Webster often said that her biggest accomplishment was raising her family. She and her husband also acted as foster parents for many other children in need.
Mrs. Webster worked as a seamstress, and when her children were almost grown, she decided to further her education and enroll in nursing school; she earned her R.N. degree in 1982. She worked as a registered nurse at Mid-Columbia Medical Center, where she was well-regarded by fellow nurses, doctors and patients; she retired in 1993.
She was an avid reader and also enjoyed extensive traveling with her husband, especially in the U.S. She also enjoyed sewing, quilting, knitting, crocheting and cooking for her family and friends. She loved playing games of spite and malice or hand-and-foot. She will be missed by many.
She is survived by her children David, Larry and Kathy; her grandchildren Shawn, Kristina and Kara; and her great-grandchildren Tabitha and Ceara.
She was preceded in death by her son John and her husband.