Silverton – Mae Benguerel, 101 years young, passed away peacefully September 18, 2013 in Silverton, Oregon. Mae was born at the family home in Thorp, Wisconsin on September 7, 1912. She was one of thirteen children. The family moved to Washington State during the depression years and later moved to California. There Mae met Henri E. Benguerel and married.
They purchased a poultry farm in Kenwood, California in 1947. The property remains in the family today.
Mae is survived by four of her six children, Joe and Marci of California, and Gary and Martina of Oregon, also by her sister, Joan Lupescu, 10 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren and 1 great great-grandchild and numerous nieces and nephews.
Private services will be held. The family asks that donations be made to a charity of your choice.