|2/21/2017 2:21:00 PM|
Natalie J. Packer
Eighty-year-old dear friend and long-time resident Natalie J. Packer passed away on January 29, 2017 at St. Charles Hospital in Bend.
Natalie was born in New York, moved to California where her ex-husband had a ranch, and they bred many purebred dogs.
Natalie was a very compassionate person. She loved the outdoors and was an avid hiker with a love for dogs.
She was a big part in helping build the original Virginia Meissner snow shelter. She loved photography and dogs and horses and was an avid hiker and skier.
Natalie left behind "Jake," a long-haired retriever, who has recently found a new loving home. Everyone locally knew Natalie as she walked in Sisters with Jake several times a day. She will be dearly missed by the community, her sister Carla Packer, and her Aunt Ruth.
Her caregiver, Susanna Aston, said, "Natalie and I had a special relationship. We would laugh for hours. Our favorite things to do were to try new restaurants and attend the local gem and holiday shows. Special thanks to her friends Dewayne and Cindy Petri of Bend during this grieving time."
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