Home Obituaries OBITUARIES FOR APRIL 1 - 5, 2003
OBITUARIES FOR APRIL 1 - 5, 2003
Eunice Bright, 90, died this morning at a La Grande care center. A full obituary will appear later. Daniels Chapel
of the Valley is handling arrangements.
Elvie I. Parks Rizor, 94, a longtime Union resident, died March 28 in Eugene.
A service will start at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Union at the United Methodist Church. The Rev. Jerry Peters will officiate. Burial will follow in the Union Cemetery. Friends may call for viewing between 3 and 7 p.m. today at Loveland Funeral Chapel.
Mrs. Rizor was born June 22, 1908, in Elgin, the daughter of Nathan R. and Ida E. Cummins Parks. She was raised and educated in Elgin.
As a young girl she worked as a telephone operator in Elgin.
She married Clarence B. Rizor on May 23, 1943, at La Grande.
She worked at H.C. Stevens Department Store in La Grande before she and her brother Ivan purchased Ivan's Food Store in Union. She and her brother operated the store until they retired and sold the store in 1973.
Mrs. Rizor cared for her mother and father in their later years until their passing.
She had traveled extensively and often acted as tour organizer. Although her sight was failing, she remained independent, and lived by herself until two years ago. She was a founder Union Senior Meals program. She was a member of the Jewell Rebekah Lodge 96 of Summerville, and the VFW Auxiliary Lodge 4060 of Union. She enjoyed reading and crocheting and as her sight began to fail, listening to talking books.
Survivors include a son and his wife, William "Bill'' and Susan Rizor of Eugene; sister-in-law Justine Parks of Union; three nephews; one niece; two grandchildren; four step-grandchildren and five step-great-children.
A sister, Ellen Caudle, and a brother, Ivan Parks, died earlier.
Memorials may be made to the VFW Auxiliary Post 4060, the Senior Meals program
in Union or the Oregon Foundation for the Blind in care of Loveland Funeral Chapel, 1508 Fourth St.,
La Grande 97850.
Harold Â‘Tony' Moss
Harold "Tony" Moss, 74, of La Grande died April 1 at Grande Ronde Hospital. A celebration of life will begin at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Daniels Chapel of the Valley, 1502 Seventh St. Burial will follow at the Summerville Cemetery. Viewing will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday.
Mr. Moss was born July 6, 1928, to Harold and Caroline Titherington Moss in Seattle. He joined the Merchant Marine, and on July 21, 1958, he married Margaret Powell at the First Christian Church in La Grande. He worked as a dryer and feeder for Boise Cascade until his retirement when he began working at the La Grande Auction.
He was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and a former member of the Oddfellows. He enjoyed fishing, being around children and visiting with everyone he met.
Survivors include his wife of La Grande; a son and daughter-in-law, Tracy and Kathy Moss of Canyon City; brothers, Bill and Allen Moss, both of Washington; sisters, Delores Bond of Washington and Violet Gitchel of Arizona; and other relatives. Contributions may be made to a memorial fund in care of Daniels Chapel of the Valley, 1502 Seventh St., La Grande 97850.
Formerly of La Grande
Walter W. Leonard, 90, of Aloha and formerly of La Grande died March 30 at a care center. At his request there was no service.
Mr. Leonard was born Feb. 26, 1913, to Francis and Martha Leonard in Dalemead, Alberta, Canada. He graduated from La Grande High School in 1936 and married Norma Jean Warnock in 1940. The couple were later divorced. He served in the Navy during World War II in the Mediterranean arena and also served in the Korean War. He also served in the Coast Guard, and retired in 1956 after 20 of military service. He worked as the Union County Weed Control supervisor and lived in La Grande for over 50 years.
Survivors include children, Gordon Leonard of Los Angeles, Robert Leonard of Hillsboro, Priscilla Croner and Patricia Comstock, both of Boise, Mary Ann Osterloh of La Grande and David Leonard of Beaverton; 16 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren; two brothers, Roy Leonard of Island City and Fred Leonard of Snohomish, Wash.; and a sister, Edith Dahl of Columbia Falls, Mont.
Two sons, Walter Jr. and Jonathan Leonard, and nine siblings died earlier.
Sharon Sue Lisk, 63, of Elgin died April 1 at OHSU in Portland. A memorial service will begin at 6 p.m. April 15 at the Elgin Community Center. Shaw and Sons Funeral Directors are in charge of arrangements. A full obituary will be published later.
Hillard T. "Chick" Hazelwood, 85, of Elgin, died April 2 at a La Grande care center. A memorial service will begin at 11 a.m. Monday at the Christian Life Center in Elgin with Pastor Ovead Kennedy officiating. Private burial will take place later at the Elgin Cemetery.
Daniels Chapel of the Valley is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Hazelwood was born Feb. 2, 1918, to Howard and Myra Tucker Hazelwood at Cricket Flat near Elgin. He attended school in Elgin, and on July 3, 1942, he married Dorothy P. Frazee in Payette, Idaho.
During World War II he served with the Army in North Africa. Later he worked at various logging operations most of his life, including Young & Morgon in Lyon until his retirement in 1982 when he returned to Elgin. He enjoyed driving around the Elgin area, and being with people, especially his family.
Survivors include his sisters, Arlene Galloway of Elgin and Shirley Cox of Albany, and other relatives. His wife and a brother, Darrell, died earlier.
Memorials may be made to the GRH Home Care Services in care of Daniels Chapel, 1502 Seventh St., La Grande 97850.