Home News Obituaries OBITUARIES FROM DECEMBER 27 - JANUARY 1, 2005
OBITUARIES FROM DECEMBER 27 - JANUARY 1, 2005
Formerly of La Grande
Shirley Leonidos Snow, 72, of Echo and formerly of La Grande died Dec. 25 at her home. A recitation of the Rosary will begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Burns Mortuary Chapel in Hermiston, 685 Hermiston Ave.
The funeral Mass will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church in Hermiston.
Burial will follow at the Echo Cemetery. After the service there will be a luncheon upstairs at Echo City Hall.
Mrs. Snow was born Sept. 24, 1932, to Manuel and Ada Ward Cunha in Pendleton. She graduated from Echo High School in 1950 and attended Eastern Oregon College. On Aug. 15, 1953, she married H. Richard Snow in Hermiston. The couple lived at Fort Lewis in Washington while her husband was in the Army and returned to Echo in 1955 to farm.
She was a member of the Catholic Church, the Echo Historical Society, and the All Girl Band that marched in the Portland Rose Festival parade and the Spokane Lilac Festival parade.
She enjoyed the mountains, riding horses, cooking for the harvest crews, all types of music and animals, especially her horses and dogs. She faced the challenges of multiple sclerosis for 37 years.
Survivors include her husband of Echo; children, Richard K. Snow and Lisa McCallum, both of Echo, Denise Howland of Salem, Stacey Snow of Culver, and Sonia Snow of Langhorne, Penn.; and nine grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society of Oregon, 1650 N.W. Front Ave., Suite 190, Portland 97209.
Laquietta Joy Like, 71, of Elgin died Dec. 29 at her home. Arrangements will be announced later by Daniels Chapel of the Valley.
Denver Ogden, 68, of La Grande died Dec. 28 at Oregon Health Sciences University of natural causes. A celebration of life will begin at 2 p.m. Monday at the Cove Methodist Church. Loveland funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements. A full obituary will be published later.
William "Bill" Oscar Dodds, 79, of La Grande died Dec. 28 at a local care center. Viewing will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Loveland Funeral Chapel, 1508 Fourth St. A celebration of life will begin at 10 a.m. Friday at Zion Lutheran Church, 902 Fourth St. A graveside service will begin at 10 a.m. Monday at Grandview Cemetery.
Mr. Dodds was born Nov. 27, 1925, to Clarence W. and Hazel I. Dutcher Dodds in Bushnell, Neb. The family moved to La Grande in 1936, and on May 14, 1964, he married Marietta L. Keller in La Grande. He worked for Boise Cascade and retired as a dry-kiln operator.
He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, the Odd Fellows' Lodge, the Eagles and the American Legion. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, reading Western novels and spending time with family and friends.
Survivors include his wife of La Grande; a daughter, Elizabeth Amell of Medford; step-children, Paul Rudd of La Grande, Michael Rudd of Denver, Susan Ping of Helena, Mont., Leora Garcia of Ripon, Calif., and Norman Burgess of Myrtle Creek; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a brother, Benjamin Dodds of Mt. Vernon; and two sisters, Beth Jones of Burley, Idaho, and Berdine Saunders of The Dalles. Two sons, Lawrence and William Dodds, and a brother, Robert, all died earlier.
Memorials may be made to Zion Lutheran Church in care of Loveland Chapel.
Walter L. Hammond, 68, of Enterprise died Dec. 24 at Wallowa Memorial Hospital. Burial will be in a family plot at Covington Cemetery in Covington, Ga.
Mr. Hammond was born April 27, 1936, to J.P. and Christine Hammond in Covington. He married Emily Marie Berta of San Francisco.
He served in the Navy and worked for a defense and logistics agency in Stockton, Calif. for 34 years.
Survivors include companion Judith Ann Carter of Enterprise, children, Linda Ann Houghton of Modesto, Calif., Carol Ann Tencati of Tracy, Calif., Nancy Ann Shaw of Jackson, Calif., Phillip Edward Hammond of Spanaway, Wash., Janis Ann Pierce of Mokelumne Hill, Calif., and Joyce Ann Smith of Stockton; 11 grandchildren; and six siblings, Billy, Johnnie, Otis, Phillip, Martha and Gloria, all of Covington. His wife died earlier.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society in care of Bollman Funeral Home, 315 W. Main St., Enterprise.
Formerly of La Grande
James Jay Severns, 86, of Milton-Freewater died Dec. 27 at the VA Hospital in Walla Walla. The funeral will begin at 1 p.m. Friday at the Burns Mortuary Chapel in Hermiston, 685 W. Hermiston Ave. Burial will follow in the Hermiston Cemetery, along with a reception at the Hermiston Senior Center on Orchard Avenue.
Mr. Severns was born Sept. 4, 1918, to James and Myrtle Jones Severns in Monida, Mont. The family lived in La Grande, and moved to Echo in 1954, and lived in Hermiston from 1961 until three years ago when he moved to Milton-Freewater. He served in the Army during World War II and worked for the Union Pacific Railroad for 40 years. He enjoyed fishing and hunting.
Survivors include children, James Severns Jr. of Federal Way, Wash., Daniel Severns of Independence, Timothy Severns of Hermiston, Jane Sturgeon of Milton-Freewater; 12 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; a brother, Donald Severns of Albany, and a sister, Iris Bates of La Grande. His wife, Effie Beulah Severns, died earlier.
Formerly of Elgin
Linda Lee Anderson, 57, of California and formerly of Elgin died Dec. 29. Arrangements will be announced later by Daniels Chapel of the Valley.
Rosalie B. Cordell
Rosalie B. Cordell, 85, of La Grande and formerly of Durkee, died at a local care center Dec. 30. Celebration of life services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday at Loveland Funeral Chapel. A complete obituary will be published later.
Formerly of La Grande
Mary Hunter Logan, 91, of California, and formerly of La Grande died Dec. 30. Arrangements will be announced later by Daniels Chapel of the Valley.
Bryn Owen Lunde, 19, of Joseph died Dec. 29. The funeral will begin at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Community Congregational Church in Enterprise. Bollman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. A full obituary will be published later.
Laquietta Joy Like, 71 of Elgin, died Dec. 29 at her home. A private graveside service will be at the Elgin Cemetery with Bill Moses of the Church of Christ officiating. Arrangements are entrusted to Daniels Chapel of the Valley.
Mrs. Like was born Nov. 26, 1933, to Andrew Jackson and Viola Freeze Campo in Oklahoma City. She grew up in Texas and in December of 1959 she married Darrell Like in Houston. The couple lived in California and Washington before settling in the Grande Ronde Valley in 2000. She worked at the Rainier State School of Washington as a duty officer for 20 years until her retirement in 1999.
She was a member of the Church of Christ, and enjoyed bingo, visiting with family and friends, shopping and spending time with her children and grandchildren.
Survivors include her husband of Elgin; children and their spouses, Audy Darren Like, Richard Like and Gina Matte, all of Elgin, Roger and Lisa Like of Graham, Wash., Traci Miller of Tacoma, Wash., and Debra and Brenda Beesinger, both of Lubbock, Texas; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sisters, Christeen Deal and Sherry Wise of Elgin; brothers Neil Campo of Elgin and Corgain Campo of La Grande; and other relatives. Two sisters, Jannette Pease and Charlene Board, and two brothers, A.J. Campo and Darrel Campo, all died earlier.
Dever E. Ogden, 68, of La Grande died Dec. 28 at Oregon Health and Science University Hospital in Portland. Viewing will be from 9 a.m. to noon Monday at Loveland Funeral Chapel, 1508 Fourth St. A celebration at life will begin at 2 p.m. Monday at the Cove United Methodist Church with Pastor Elmer Yoder officiating. Burial will follow at the Cove Cemetery.
Mr. Ogden was born Jan. 8, 1936, to Wallace and Twila Williams Ogden in Clearfield, Penn. He joined the Air Force in 1955, and in 1963 he married Adarene Conrad in Cove. After 10 years in the Air Force he enlisted in the Navy and retired in 1975.
He worked as a custodian at an elementary school in Unity and in 1977 moved to La Grande where he worked for the school district. He retired after 20 years.
He enjoyed sharing his love of history with the students at Willow Elementary School. Children came to him to have their shoes tied or get their
glasses fixed. After he retired he returned to the school dressed in his Navy Uniform to demonstrate how to fold the American flag. He was a member of the VFW and enjoyed riding motorcycles, reading and spending time with his grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife of La Grande; children Sherman and Amy Ogden of La Grande, and Eugene Ogden of Richland, Wash.; a sister, Peggy Pearson of Springville, N.Y., and four grandchildren.
Formerly of La Grande
Elizabeth Anne Shaw, 50, of Portland and formerly of La Grande died Dec. 21.
A memorial service and celebration of life will begin at 1 p.m. Jan. 11 at the First presbyterian Church, 1308 Washington Ave.
Ms. Shaw was born Sept. 18, 1954, to Robert and Patricia Shaw in North Bend. She graduated from high school in Eugene and earned a scholarship to Whitman College which she forfeited to help out on her uncle's ranch in Montana. She graduated from Eastern Oregon College in 1978 and taught math and science in Cove until 1980, at Vale for a year and at La Grande Middle School until 1996 when she moved to Eugene. She retired this year due to ill health.
In 1978 she married Reed Stewart. She was a devoted mother to their three children. Ms. Shaw was an active outdoors -woman and lover of nature.
She enjoyed horseback riding, backpacking, hiking, waterskiing, music, singing, tennis, gardening, family history and a good card game.
Survivors include her parents of Portland; children, Larz, Laurel and Lana Stewart; siblings and their spouses, Stephanie and Jeff Sachtler of Portland, Scott and Susan Shaw of Nampa, Idaho, and Dan and Jana Shaw of Seattle; and other relatives.
Donations may be made to her children's education fund in care of Dan S. Shaw, trustee, 1911 Mukilteo Blvd., Everett, Wash. 98208.
Formerly of Muddy Creek
Russell Davis Williams, 91, of Sun City, Calif., and formerly of Muddy Creek near North Powder, died Dec. 13.
A descendent of two early pioneer families of North Powder, Mr. Williams, the youngest of seven children, was born Sept. 16, 1913, to Harry Chatterton and Ida Belle Davis Williams in Muddy Creek. His grandparents were Lemuel and Amanda Ellen Stewart Williams and John Samuel and Susan Dealy Davis.
He graduated from Muddy Creek High School and in 1935 joined the Marine Corps. He served on the USS Minneapolis, which took him to Hawaii through the Panama Canal and to Central America.
On Nov. 13, 1939, he married Cleo Maxine McGrath of North Powder in Weiser, Idaho. He worked for Basche Sage Hardware Company for over 30 years. In 1951 the family moved to Payette, Idaho, and in 1978 they retired to Sun City. He enjoyed trout fishing, big band music and the New York Yankees.
Survivors include his wife of Sun City; children and their spouses, Diane and Gary Wilson of Washington, D.C., and Maryann Green of Tacoma, Wash.; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a sister, Hazel Toney of Baker City; and a sister-in-law, Vivian C. Davis of Spokane.
An infant daughter, Leila Belle Williams, and his siblings, Lena May Cavin, Elmer Harry Williams, Maude Susan Nielson, Dora Ellen Lethlean and Edward Samuel Williams, all died earlier.