Obituaries for Jul 18, 2012

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Reta Mae Younce

Union

1921-2012

Reta Mae Younce died in La Grande Monday, Jul 16 during age 91. Her wake use will be Saturday, Jul 21, 2 p.m., during a Union Methodist Church. Interment will be during a Union Cemetery.

Reta was innate Mar 26, 1921, in Deep Gap, N.C., a second of 8 children innate to Columbus and Bessie Mae Watson. She grew adult in a country, assisting with chores on a family farm. The Watson family desired to sing together. Reta had a pleasing alto voice and sang with her sisters during church and on a radio, behaving as a Watson Sisters.

She married Dallas W. Younce in Dec 1939. Dallas owned a tiny sawmill. Reta baked for a hired hands, tended a large garden and cared for a plantation animals. In 1953 they changed west with their 3 children to Grant, Mont., where Dallas continued in a sawmill business. The family came to Union in 1958. She and Dallas bought a tiny plantation on a corner of city where together they lifted cattle and tended an apple orchard.

Reta’s fun in life was spending time with family and tighten friends. She also desired operative in her flower garden and reading.

She is survived by her daughter Brenda (Younce) Gray and son-in-law Don of Union; sisters Ora Phillips of Fleetwood, N.C.; Mary May of Lansing, N.C.; Arlee Brown of Elkton, Md.; Violet Osborne of Elkton, Marilyn and Evelyn Neaves of Whitesett, N.C.; 7 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in genocide by father Dallas and sons George and Larry, sisters Catherine Phillips, Louise Church and hermit Howard Watson.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be done to a Union County Museum, a Mar of Dimes Foundation, or a gift of your choice, in caring of Loveland Funeral Chapel, 1508 Fourth St.,
La Grande OR 97850. Online condolences to a family competence be done during www.lovelandfuneralchapel.com.

Larry Ash

Union

1953-2012

 

Larry Neil Ash, 58, of Union, died Sunday Jul 15, in La Grande.

Larry was innate in La Grande on Nov. 19, 1953 to William Lewis Ash and Marie Alice Kight. He attended and graduated from Union High School. He afterwards served a goal for a Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to London, England, an fulfilment that was a good source of honour to him. 

On May 19, 1995, Larry married Shirley Jean Passwaters. Larry worked during a Union Shopping Center for 10 years. He desired woodworking and music, DJ-ing dances for years and operative many recently in upkeep during a Blue Mountain Livestock Exchange.

Larry is survived by his wife, Shirley of Union, 3 sisters, Rose and Helen of La Grande and Shirley of Portland, and several nieces and nephews. His kin and a nephew and niece preceded him in death.

A graveside use will be hold during a Cove Cemetery during 10:00 on Saturday, Jul 21. In lieu of flowers or gifts, contributions towards Larry’s wake losses are appreciated and can be done to Loveland Funeral Chapel, 1508 Fourth St., La Grande OR 97850. Online condolences competence be done to a family during www.lovelandfuneralchapel.com.

David Gilbert

Joseph

 

David E. Gilbert, of Joseph, died on Feb. 27. A jubilee of life will be hold during 61043 Lakeshore Road (west side of Wallowa Lake – 541-432-7535) starting during 11 a.m. with a pity use during 4 p.m. Because of singular parking, parking will be available on a weed behind a Indian Lodge Motel in Joseph (South Mill Street between West Second and West Third) or along a street. A train is scheduled to leave a parking area on a hour commencement during 11 a.m. The final train will leave Joseph during 4 p.m. and will lapse as indispensable until 6 p.m. After 6 p.m, private vehicles will be available. Please assistance us applaud a life of a smashing male who done a disproportion in a lives of family, a university and around a state. He is severely missed.

Wanda Kennedy

Wallowa

1927-2012

 

Wanda Wilma Kennedy, 84, of Wallowa  and before of Elgin, died Jul 10, during a Wallowa Memorial Hospital. A wake will be hold on Thursday, Jul 19 during 2 p.m. during a Christian Life Center in Elgin.  Committal and funeral will follow during a Elgin Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Daniels~Knopp Funeral, Cremation Life Celebration Center.

Wanda was innate on Oct. 5, 1927, a daughter of John and Martha (Fox) Kennedy during Cricket Flat.  She was lifted and prepared in Elgin.  She trafficked to Tennessee where she attended and preached during many tent revivals for 3 years. 

Her initial husband, Al Milam preceded her in death. 

She after married Everett Bride who also preceded her in death.  She after lived in a Tri-Cities, where she worked for Hanford and Portland, where she was active with a New Beginnings Church and did jail ministry.  She also worked in a Seattle area, honing tools for Boeing.  She after changed to California and usually 4 months ago changed to Wallowa to be nearby her daughter.  She was a good source of romantic strength for her children and grandchildren and was a large partial of their lives. She enjoyed sewing, baking, camping and fishing.  She was famous for being a one who always hold a biggest fish.

Survivors embody her children, Nelly Rickey of Yuma, Ariz., Kevin Kennedy of San Francisco and Vivian Brandenburg of Wallowa; 8 grandchildren; eleven good grandchildren and other kin and friends.  She was preceded in genocide by her son, Keith Kennedy.

Those who wish competence make contributions in her memory to Neighbor to Neighbor. 

Helen Landers

Cove

1931-2012

 

Helen Louise Landers, 81, of Cove, died Sunday, July15 during a internal caring facility.  A graveside use will be hold on Friday, Jul 20 during 2 p.m. during a Cove Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Daniels~Knopp Funeral, Cremation Life Celebration Center.

Helen was innate on May 17, 1931, a daughter of Lester and Ada (Cunningham) Hansen, in Ashton, Idaho.  She was one of fifteen children innate to a family.  The family changed to La Grande when she was a child and she was lifted by her maternal grandparents.  She graduated from La Grande High School with a category of 1949.  She attended Eastern Oregon University for a year and a half before holding nurses training.  In 1951 she married Earl Landers in La Grande.  They lived in Portland for 25 years and she worked as a bookkeeper.  In 1976 they changed to Enterprise and owned and operated Stockman’s Tavern until timid to Cove in 1989. They enjoyed roving in their motorhome and for many years they sleet birded in Quartsite, Ariz.  They ran a comparison gymnasium for 7 years there. She enjoyed hunting, fishing and
camping.

Survivors embody her husband, Earl Landers of Cove; children, Debra King of Canby and David Landers of Eatonville, Wash.; 3 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter and other relatives.  Those who wish competence make contributions in her memory to a gift of one’s choice. 

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James Smith

Union

 

James Andrew Smith, 66, of Union, died May 27.  As there was no open use a family would like to entice family and friends to pointer a on-line guestbook during www.danielsknopp.com

Patricia Wilkes-Anthoney

Elgin

1944-2012

Patricia Ann Wilkes-Anthoney, 67, of Elgin, died during her chateau on Sunday, Jun 17. No services have been designed during this time. Loveland Funeral Chapel is in assign of a arrangements.

Pat was innate on Nov. 7, 1944 in Longview, Wash. Her kin are Philip Link and Mildred (Zink) Link. She attended propagandize in Coos Bay. In 1998 she married Terry Anthoney. Pat enjoyed sewing and knitting. She also enjoyed fishing.

Pat is survived by her father Terry; her daughter Trudy L. Potter and father Rick of Elgin; and dual brothers, Larry Link and mother Margaret of The Dalles and Bill Falkner of Lakeside; 5 grandchildren and 19 good grandchildren. Online condolences competence be done to a family during www.lovelandfuneralchapel.com.

Norma Wilson

formerly of La Grande

 

Norma “Juanita” Wilson died on Jul 9 in Springfield. She had resided during a Memory Care Unit in Springfield for a final 3 years. 

She was a former proprietor of La Grande before to relocating to Springfield. While vital in La Grande, she worked during a Wrangler Steak House where we competence remember her as a salad lady.

She is survived by 3 daughters, Brenda Neer of La Grande, Shirley Koczan of Creswell, Terry Fry of La Grande, a sister Verla Weber also of La Grande and 7 grandchildren, 6 good grandchildren and countless nieces and nephews.

A commemorative use will be hold in La Grande during a after date.

Harvey Oran Bennett

Formerly of La Grande

1934-2012

 

Harvey Oran Bennett, 77, of Grants Pass, died Wednesday, Jul 11, during his home. A open commemorative use took place currently during Concert Bowl Amphitheater on a campus of Rogue Community College in Grants Pass. Private funeral was during Eagle Point National Cemetery.

Bennett was innate on Nov. 20, 1934, in San Diego, Calif., as a usually child of Floyd Harvey Bennett and Genevieve Frances (Donovan) Bennett. He spent his early childhood in San Diego, Boston and Norfolk, Va., while his father served in a U.S. Navy. 

Bennett changed with his kin to his father’s hometown of Cottage Grove in 1949. He graduated from Cottage Grove High School in 1953. He enlisted in a U.S. Navy in 1953 and was on active avocation until 1957. Bennett was awarded a bachelor of science, master of preparation and doctors of truth in preparation and embankment from a University of Oregon in 1961, 1965 and 1972, respectively.

Bennett had a prolonged career in training and administration for open schools, colleges and universities. From 1961 to 1968 he served a open schools of Cottage Grove as a clergyman and administrator. From 1968 to 1984 he was a highbrow and after a vanguard during Eastern Oregon University in
La Grande.

Bennett began his reign during Rogue Community College as a vanguard in 1984 and was allocated boss in 1986. Bennett late from Rogue in 1999.

He served as halt boss of Umpqua Community College in Roseburg from 2002 to 2004. Bennett also hold training positions during a University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada; a University of Oregon, Western Oregon University and Lane Community College in Eugene.

He was active in countless county and veteran organizations such as Rotary International, as good as being allocated by a administrator to offer on a Oregon Department of Environmental Quality Commission.

In retirement, Harvey Bennett was  active in a Rogue Community College Foundation and Rotary. He was always a tyro as good as a teacher and had lifelong interests in automobiles, transport and universe cultures. Bennett’s honour and fun was his family.

Bennett is survived by his wife, Natasha. He is also survived by his son, Michael Bennett and wife, Sivai, of Portland; son Shawn Bennett and mother Delia of Albuquerque, N.M. daughter Lauri Bennett Ogumoro and father Jack of Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands, son Terry Bennett and mother Jennie of Klamath Falls, son David Spronk and mother Michelle of Egan, Minn., son John Spronk and mother Rebecca of Newport News, Va., daughter Josephine Spronk Ortiz and father Carlos of San Carlos, Calif., sister-in-law Soth Heang and special nieces Molly and father Joe Nhem and Rina and father Dat Nguyen, 19 grandchildren, dual great-grandchildren, and countless nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in genocide by his kin and son, Brian Bennett.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to a Rogue Community College Foundation, 3345 Redwood Highway Bldg. H, Grants Pass OR 97527.

Arrangements are with Chapel of a Valley-LB Hall Funeral Home, Grants Pass.

Alvin Tippett

Joseph

Alvin Tippett of Joseph died Saturday. No services will be hold during his request. A full necrology will seem later. Bollman Funeral Home is in assign of arrangements.

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