Natella "Nattie" Marybelle Guderian passed away on Saturday, April 1, in Klamath Falls, Ore. She was 92. Pastor Jim Osborne will preside at a memorial service on Tuesday, April 25, at 1:30 p.m. in the Seventh Day Adventist Church. She has been laid to rest with her husband at Klamath Memorial Park. The oldest child of Waeta "Meryle" (McKibben) and Glen Lant Chapman, Nattie was born Sept. 24, 1924, in Puyallup, Wash. She married Wesley Charles Guderian on August 3, 1946 at the Methodist Church in Klamath Falls. She became a photo color artist at her husband's photography studio on Main Street. Later the family moved to Portland, Ore., where Wes was a newspaper photo-journalist for the Oregonian. She used her artistic skills working for other photographers in the area. After moving to King City, she worked as a bus driver for the Tigard School District. The couple returned to Klamath Falls in 1980. Nattie enjoyed cooking, gardening, and doing all types of crafts. She was an avid bridge player and played regularly with several groups. She was a member of Sojourners, Beta Sigma Phi and active with the Seventh Day Adventist Church. She liked to be with her church family, assemble jigsaw puzzles, play scrabble, garden and entertain. As her health began to fail, she moved in with her oldest daughter. Later she made her residence at Pelican Pointe Assisted Living, where she passed away under the watchful eyes of her loving caregivers and Klamath Hospice. She will be missed by her daughters, Stephanie (Warren) Morehead and Robin Guderian and her husband, Rick; grandchildren, Ursula Guderian of Redding, Calif., Sharon Baldwin of Fredericksburg, Va., Kindra (Mike) Arthur of Medford, Ore., Melissa (Jose) Noriega of Portland, Brandon Lee, and Kelsey Lee both of Portland; great-grandchildren, James Wesley Baldwin, Christopher, Nikolai, Mark Thomas, Robert Aiden, Katiana Elizabeth, and Richard Grayson Baldwin; Bryce, Mason, and A.J. Domogalla; Tristan, Nikita, and Madisyn Noriega; Shawn and Michael Arthur; her sister, Marjorie Santala; and numerous nieces, nephews, and many dear friends, especially Julia McPherson. In addition to her parents and her beloved husband of 54 years, she was preceded in death by her children, Madeline Carole Nelson and Carl Guderian; grandson, Derrik Guderian; her sister, Glenna Conrad; 4 infant sons; son-in- law James Riggs; and grandson-in- law John Baldwin (3-30- 2017). Please consider memorial contributions to Klamath Hospice, the Seventh Day Adventist Church, or a charity of the donor's choice. Davenport's Chapel of the Good Shepherd, directors, now located at 2680 Memorial Drive, Klamath Falls, Oregon 97601, 541-883-3458, is in charge of the arrangements.
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