Ms. Tilson, of Keizer, died Monday, May 9, 2011 at her home. She was 65.

Born May 19, 1945, in Alturas, Calif. to John and Mabel (Blankenship) Tilson, she worked for the Oregon Department of Transportation in Bend and Salem for 33 years. She was a member of Peoples Church for more than 35 years, and enjoyed woodworking, gardening, flowers, crocheting, knitting and going to the beach.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Ida Lee Butler, and her parents. Survivors include: two brothers, Lewis and Perry Tilton.

Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 21, at the Chapel at Peoples Church. Private entombment at Belcrest Mausoleum.

Arrangements by Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service.