Keiva Mae Rapraeger, a long-time resident passed away on Monday, March 27, 2017. She was born on August 3, 1923 to Albert and Flossie Moncur in Ree Heights, South Dakota. At age 3 her family moved to Miller, South Dakota. Her mother passed away during her childhood so she and her two brothers were raised on their grandparents’ farm. She graduated from Miller High School in 1942.
In 1943 she came to Oregon and began work as a telephone operator for Pacific Northwest Bell until she retired 28 years later. In 1952 she married the love of her life, Harold Rapraeger, in Smith River, California. He passed away in 1976.
She loved to cook, read and work word puzzles; and was a long-time member of the First Baptist Church in Corvallis and the Telephone Pioneers of America. She especially enjoyed living at Timberhill Place Assisted Living during the last years of her life.
In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her older brother Hugh Moncur of San Mateo, California and her younger brother Kenneth Moncur of Miller, South Dakota. She is survived by her niece and husband, Don and June Jones of Portland, Oregon and nephews Alan Rapraeger of Madison, Wisconsin and John Rapraeger of Brookings, Oregon.
A memorial service will be held at McHenry Funeral Home, 206 NW 5th St. Corvallis, on Friday, March 31 at 1:00 pm. Her family requested that memorial donations be made to Benton Hospice Service or The Missionary Fund at the First Baptist Church in Corvallis. Donations may be sent in care of McHenry Funeral Home.