Velma Lorene Tollefson, 83, daughter of Oscar W. and Leah Snyder Carter, was born May 29, 1921, at Upton. She died April 24, 2005, at the home of her daughter, where she had lived for the last eight months.She married Harold M. Postlewait and moved to the Milton-Freewater, Ore., area in 1947. For the next 58 years, she worked at canneries and raised her children. Mr. Postlewait preceded her in death.She married Bennie A. Tollefson Jan. 18, 1975, in Milton-Freewater. He died June 21, 1990.She enjoyed country/western music, joining her sons-in-law when their bands played at the Eagles aerie and Veterans of Foreign Wars post. She danced, listened to the music and offered counsel to friends.Among her hobbies were gardening, boating and fishing with her husband.She was a member of Bethel Baptist Church, the VFW Auxiliary, Eagles, Elks 2146 and Teamsters Union Local 558.In addition to her husbands, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Teresa Postlewait; son, Kenneth Postlewait; four brothers, Wesley, Harvey, Wilfred and Kenneth Carter; two grandsons and a great-grandson.Surviving are five daughters, Nina Thacker, Pauline Humbert and Roxie Mauro of Milton-Freewater, Donna Postlewait of Walla Walla, Wash., and Dorothy White of Gansevoort, N.Y.; son, Gene Postlewait of Walla Walla; two sisters, Hazel Postlewait and Ruby Ramsey of Bucyrus; two brothers, Vernon and Junior Carter of Bucyrus; 15 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.Services were April 29 at the Munselle-Rhodes Funeral Home in Milton-Freewater with Chaplain Elizabeth Wallace of the Walla Walla Community Hospice officiating. Burial was in the Milton-Freewater Cemetery. “

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