OBITUARIES FROM JULY 19 TO JULY 24, 2004
Keith Lloyd Weaver, 71, of Wallowa died July 15 at Wallowa Memorial Hospital after a long illness. A celebration of life and potluck supper will begin at 4 p.m. July 31 at the home of Dale and Iva Lindsey, 70470 Bear Creek Road in Wallowa.
Mr. Weaver was born April 30, 1933, to Lloyd "Chuck" and Viola Lamb Weaver in Wallowa. He graduated from Wallowa High School in 1951 and served in the Army during the Korean War. He worked for the Weaver Sawmill and the J. Herbert Bates Mill, and on June 30, 1956, he married Sally Jo Edwards in Elgin. The couple settled just west of Wallowa and lived there for 48 years.
He became a rural mail carrier for the Postal Service in 1963, a position he held for 31 years, retiring in 1995. He was a member of the VFW, the Elks and the Rural Mail Carriers union, which he served as president for three years.
He learned to fly and became a member of the Wallowa County Flying Club. He enjoyed hunting, trapping, fishing, mushrooming, picking huckleberries, family boating and camping trips to the Snake River, traveling, reading, working crossword puzzles and being with his family. His sense of humor was one of his best assets.
Survivors include his wife of Wallowa; children and their spouses, Shannon and Rene Erm of Milton-Freewater, Lisa and Cary Lindsey, and Eric and Jodie Weaver, all of Wallowa, and 10 grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Wallowa County Home Health and Hospice, to the Wallowa Senior Center or through book donations to the Wallowa Library, all in care of Bollman Funeral Home, 315 W. Main St., Enterprise.
Josefina "Josie" Aldrich of Union died July 15 at Grande Ronde Hospital.
A celebration of life will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday at Daniels Chapel of the Valley with Father Hank Albrecht of Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church officiating. Interment will follow at the Haines Cemetery.
Family and friends may call from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at Daniels Chapel of the Valley.
Josie was born Aug. 6, 1915, to Manuel and Rafaela Couvertier in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She married Frank Aldrich Nov. 17, 1951, in New York City. Frank died in 2001.
She lived in Spain and New York before settling in Union in 1951. She was a homemaker and belonged to the ladies auxiliary of the VFW. She loved to sew, crochet, knit, her flowers, but mainly she loved her family.
Survivors include her daughters and their spouses, Dora and John Willcuts of Fontana, Calif., Elsa and Tom Bianco of Mesa, Ariz., and Mary and Glen Aldrich of Union; 12 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. Two sisters and two brothers, one grandchild and one great-grandchild died earlier.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of choice in care of Daniels Chapel of the Valley, 1502 Seventh St., La Grande 97850.
WALLOWA A memorial service for Gerard Delatori will begin at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Wallowa School football field, where he coached junior high school football and was an assistant coach for high school football.
Delatori, 51, of Wallowa died July 9 in an accident on his native island of Maui, where he was attending a family reunion.
Delatori reportedly slipped on rocks, hit his head and drowned while searching for shellfish at the ocean shore.
Delatori and his wife, Janet, had moved to Wallowa 14 years ago. He is also survived by their two children, Kainoa and Kuulei.
Delatori was a masonry contractor. He was instrumental in starting the high school baseball program in Wallowa, said family spokesperson Karen Josi.
A complete obituary will follow when made available by the funeral home.