Verla Metcalf, born in Exeter April 13, 1915 to Marvin and Ermine Awbrey, died peacefully in Eugene, Oregon on March 18, 2005. A long-time Exeter resident, she moved to Eugene in 2002 to live with her son, Jack Mason, because of poor health.

Preceded in death by her parents, sister, Virginia Jacobs, husband, Earl and daughters, Joy and Joanne, she is survived by son, Jack Mason of Eugene, niece, Judy Jacobs of Jackson Mississippi, 10 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. Internment was at Exeter District Cemetery on March 24, followed by a memorial service on March 26 at Trinity Lutheran Church.

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