Latena “Tena” Faye (Anglin) Willis, 85, of Baker City (formerly of Terrebonne, Oregon), died August 8, 2020, at her home surrounded by family.
Tena was born on November 24, 1934, in Mangum, Oklahoma, to Robert Lee and Vera Anglin. She was the second of four children.
Her family moved to the Willamette Valley in 1947, when she was 13 years old, settling in Harrisburg. She graduated from Harrisburg High School in 1952.
The summer Tena moved to Harrisburg, she met Leon Willis at church, and they began “holding hands under the hymnal”. They dated for the next 7 years, until their marriage on January 10, 1954.
In 1955 their first child, Richard (Rick) was born; and in 1959 their daughter, Carla completed their family.
Tena worked in several different medical offices, including Sacred Heart Hospital in Eugene. She also worked in the offices of Georgia Pacific. Later in life, she worked at Walmart & Curves for Women in Redmond, Oregon. She also attended Linn Benton Community College to pursue medical interests.
One of her greatest accomplishments was to walk side by side, traveling and teaching with her husband as a pastor’s wife and missionary. The two of them traveled all over the States and places including the Philippines, Africa, the Northern part of Canada to Indian villages. This endeavor of their lives lasted close to 40 years. Tena was reminiscing the fact that most of their wedding anniversaries found them in church, speaking and teaching to people.
Her hobbies included making jewelry, reading, writing, singing. She also loved spending time at their “winter home” in Arizona.
Tena loved any time she could have all of her family together in one place. Her entire life was devoted to God and her family. We were blessed to have her all these years.
Latena is survived by her loving husband of 66 years, Leon of Baker City; her son, Rick (Vickie) of Baker City; daughter, Carla (Mark) Guyett of Baker City; brother, Perry (Denny) Anglin of Moses Lake, WA; sister, Doneta (Dave) Skovbo of Eugene, OR; grandson, Michael Holt of Eugene, OR; granddaughter, Lindsay Holt of Harrisburg, OR; 4 great-grandchildren, and several nieces & nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father, mother, her brother, Roy, and her great-granddaughter, Violet.
Tena was a long-time member of the Full Gospel Fellow of Churches & Ministers. For those who would like to make a donation in memory of Tena, the family suggests donations to Full Gospel Fellowship through Grays West & Co., Pioneer Chapel at 1500 Dewey Ave., Baker City, OR 97814.
For more information on the Full Gospel Fellowship please click the link: https://worldwidefellowship.org/
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