Meredith Mae Speck, 90, of Redmond, Oregon, formerly of Elwood, passed away peacefully on Jan. 13, 2019 in Redmond, with her family by her side. She was born in Elwood, to Clarence and Margaret Harm, and was one of six children. She has two surviving siblings, Velma McClellan and Harold Harm, both of Nebraska.
She was married to Charles F. Speck, on Feb. 15, 1947, in Nebraska, where they started their family. They eventually moved to Oregon in 1956, where they stayed happily married until Charles’ passing in 1993. The couple raised six children together, two of whom have passed, Kevin E Speck of Redmond, and Kent C. Speck of San Diego, California. Meredith has four surviving children, Barbara Williams and Mike Speck, both of Terrebonne, Oregon; and Kirby Speck and Laurel Speck, both of Redmond. Meredith is also survived by seven grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
.Meredith and her husband, Charles, worked on a ranch in Nebraska early in their marriage which was along the Pony Express trails, and even lived in a “soddy” house for a period of time before moving into a regular ranch house. After moving to Oregon, Meredith had several occupations, the longest being with the Oregon Teaching Center, where she worked in sales and distribution of educational programs for K-8 grade schools. She worked there until she retired. Meredith’s interests lied in reading, supporting a growing family and membership and involvement in the Zion Lutheran Church in Redmond.
.A Celebration of Life is being planned for a later date, and the family requests memorials to a Parkinson’s foundation of your choosing in lieu of flowers. The family would also like to thank everyone for all of the support, prayers and love sent to them and to Meredith during their time of need.