Martha Ann Bourassa Patterson Leveque was raised a Tenmile girl. She passed away June 15, 2020 at the age of 70. She was born to Donald Eugene Bourassa and Phronia Mae Perry Bourassa on November 6, 1949. She would be told later that it was Election Day. She was born in the old Mercy Hospital in Roseburg. The Bourassa family home was on the Tenmile Valley Loop Road. Martha loved her life growing up in Tenmile and no matter where else she lived, she always considered Tenmile her home. Martha went to the Tenmile Elementary school, Winston Junior High school and one year at Douglas High school, graduating in 1967 from Roseburg High. She met her first husband, David Patterson, at the First Baptist Church where they were married. Martha grew up loving animals and because of that love, she trained, showed, groomed and had a boarding kennel for dogs. She was the cofounder of a dog club called the Douglas County Obedience Club. She was the leader of a dog drill team that took honors in parades. Martha was also a Campfire Girl leader and led a drill team for them. She loved that time with her girls (as she called them). Other jobs she did was manager and dog groomer for Wet Pets pet store; worked as plant manager assistant for UARCO in Green where she met husband, George Leveque, whom she said, “was the best man she ever knew”. Martha finished her work career as payroll manager for Murphy Plywood in Sutherlin. Martha retired from work when she was diagnosed with Pulmonary Fibrosis disease. She suffered with this disease for many years, but always stubbornly kept fighting until the end. Martha is survived by her husband, George Leveque, her first husband, Dave Patterson, her daughter Annie Patterson, her grandson, William Prescott, her stepdaughter, Jennifer Leveque, her sisters, Donna Legat and Doris O’Hara, plus many nieces, nephews and special friends. Martha was loved by all and her home cooked meals will be missed (especially her Chili and Mac & Cheese). Martha loved the outdoors camping and just spending time working in her beloved yard. When her disease made it hard for her to do much in the yard, you could find her just sitting somewhere pulling weeds. Martha’s favorite place, that always gave her peace and the air that she craved, was on the coast at Port Orford. She spent as much time there as she could but especially on her birthdays with her husband just enjoying the sound of the waves and breathing the air. Martha was a writer of stories and loved doing genealogy. She traced family member’s lives back many generations and enjoyed each story she found. Martha was known to most as “Marty” and she will be missed. Funeral arrangements are through Umpqua Valley Funeral Directors. Private services for the family will be held at a later date.
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