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Margie Ravan

January 17, 1931 - May 9, 2017


Margie Ravan went to be with her Lord on May 9, 2017, passing peacefully in her sleep at home in Salem, Oregon.  She was born in Hagerman, New Mexico, on January 17, 1931, to Jewel and Gertie (Brown) Daugherty.
 
As a young child, she moved to Oakland, Oregon, with her mother and stepfather, Kenneth Hathaway, and sister Irma.  While attending school in Oakland, she and her sister became members of Sutherlin Assembly of God church where she later met Marion Ravan. 
 
She and Marion were married on June 12, 1948, in Sutherlin, Oregon.  They moved to San Fransisco, California, to attend Glad Tidings Bible Institute (Bethany University).   
 
After college the Ravans and their growing family moved back to Oregon where they pastored churches in Estacada, Willamina, and Ontario before moving to Salem to serve the Oregon District of the Assemblies of God.  In 1965, they relocated to Springfield, Missouri.  While Marion traveled in ministry, Margie managed the home and family and worked at A/G headquarters.
 
In 1970, Margie and her family returned to Oregon where she and her husband spent 22 years in ministry at First Assembly of God Church in Medford.  They spent the next 16 years pastoring in McMinnville until their retirement in 2007.
 
In addition to her long-time love of art, music, photography and sewing, in recent years Margie enthusiastically embraced emerging technology.
 
She was passionate about her family.  She loved being a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, and her greatest joy was interacting with her family.
 
All of her life, Margie was engaged in lovingly instructing children in the Word of God by teaching Sunday School, visually presenting stories of God’s faithfulness in children’s church,  reading Bible stories and praying with her own young children every day and presenting Bible lessons each year at Grandkids Camp. 
 
Margie will be best remembered for her compassion, sense of humor and desire to learn new things, but she will be most deeply missed for her faithful intercessory prayer.
 
Margie is survived by her children:  Connie (Phil) Colbaugh, Tim (Sandy) Ravan, Darla (Ken) Rasmussen, Sherrie (Steve) Harvey, 12 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
 
Margie is also survived by her sister Irma Olp, brother Mike Hathaway, cousins Mildred Everett and Carl Daugherty and beloved nieces and nephews.
 
She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Rev. Marion Ravan in 2009, her parents and other close family members and dear friends.
 
Margie’s grandchild and great-grandchildren, who went to be with Jesus before their births, will now be with the grandmother who had so deeply desired to know them.
 
Memorial contributions may be made to the non-profit missions organization:
 
GLOBAL CONNECTORS - Widow’s Cause Project 
 P.O. Box 10396 Glendale, AZ 85318
www.globalconnectors.org
 
A memorial service will be held at People’s Church, Salem, OR on Saturday, May 20 at 11:00 a.m.  Arrangements by Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service.

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God bless Margie's family who will deeply miss her sweet smile and loving words. Heaven is growing richer in saints.