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Obituary: Naideen Willis

She spent most of her childhood in Wallowa County.

Published on January 10, 2018 9:54AM


Naideen Willis

July 7, 1925 –– Dec. 25, 2017

Naideen C. Audet Willis, 92, died in Prineville, Ore. She was born in Enterprise and considered Prineville her hometown.

A graveside service was held Jan. 6, 2018, at the Enterprise Cemetery In Enterprise.

Naideen was born to Charles and Sadie Willis. She spent most of her childhood in Wallowa County. She married Ray Magee in December 1944.

They had four children: Charles, who died at birth, Donald, Jean and William. James died as a result of an accident in 1948.

Naideen was a hardworking mother who worked for many years at the telephone company and then the hospital. With her parent’s assistance, she raised all three children as a single mother.

On March 1, 1969, she married Doria Audet after many years of dating. They spent many years ranching in Wallowa County and then later in Malheur County. Naideen was a very kind-hearted, generous individual who would help anyone with anything she could her whole life. She never let anyone go without if she could help.

She loved to read, cook, and spend time with family. Naideen and Doria much enjoyed helping raise the grandkids and having them in their home. Doria passed away in 2002. Naideen spent the last 14 years of her life residing with granddaughter Jolene and husband Ben, and great-grandchildren Ron, Anthony, Kyler, Desiree and Keldon. Most of this time was spent in Prineville.

Naideen is survived by her brother, Vern, three children, Donald, Bill and Jean, 16 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, and seven great-great-grandchildren and their respective families.

Naideen was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Sadie Willis, child, Charles Magee, husband James Magee, husband Doria Audet, brothers Melvin and Robert Willis and sister Vera Bork.

Prineville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Visit prinevillefuneralhome.com.



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