Home Obituaries OBITUARIES FROM OCTOBER 11 - OCTOBER 15, 2004
OBITUARIES FROM OCTOBER 11 - OCTOBER 15, 2004
Sheryl Hug - Frank McShane - LaVeta Caldwell Mohr - Esther Wade - Gladys Prince' Houx - Helen Marie Hought - Robert Bob' Morgan - Francis Carmony McShane - Alex Arritola - Carolyn Trimble - Lola Young - Paul Ahner - Arnold Thompson - Gayle McFetridge - Amy Holman
Sheryl Elaine Hug, 53, of Summerville died Oct. 7 at a care center in Baker City. A private family service was held.
Mrs. Hug was born on June 12, 1951, to Richard and Gladys Isaacson Stevens in La Grande. The family moved to Wyoming and returned to Oregon when she was in high school. She graduated from Imbler High School in 1969, and on March 19, 1970, she married David Hug in La Grande.
Mrs. Hug was a housekeeper and worked beside her husband on the family farm. She enjoyed cooking, shopping, working in the yard, holidays, special events and spending time with her children and grandchildren.
Survivors include her husband, of Summerville; daughters, Wendy Hug of Island City and Brenda Allison of Portland; three grandchildren; her mother, of La Grande; a sister, Vicky Bruce of La Grande and other relatives.
Memorials may be made to the Christian Children's Fund or Doernbecher's Hospital in care of Daniels Chapel of the Valley, 1502 Seventh St.
Francis McShane, 88, of La Grande died Saturday at a local care center. Arrangements will be announced later by Daniels Chapel of the Valley.
LaVeta Caldwell Mohr
Formerly of La Grande
LaVeta Caldwell Mohr, 91, formerly of La Grande, died Saturday at a hospital in Las Vegas, Nev. Local arrangements will be announced later by Daniels Chapel of the Valley.
Formerly of Elgin
Esther Grace Wade, 93, of Milwaukie and formerly of Elgin died Oct. 5. Heritage Memorial Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Wade was born Esther Grace Wheeler on June 18, 1911, in Hammond, Ind. The family moved to Baker City and then to Elgin. She married Francis Wade in 1943 and they farmed for many years. The couple were later divorced. She traveled and lived in Costa Rica for five years and lived in the Portland area for the last 30 years.
Survivors include children, Betty Carol DeVore, Beverly Gordon, Dennis Wade and Bonita Scheese; 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to any charity.
Gladys Prince' Houx
Formerly of Cove
Gladys "Prince" Houx, 88, formerly of Cove, died Sept. 18 in El Paso, Texas.
She is survived by daughters and their spouses Diane and Mike Dutton of El Paso, and Dixie and Larry Bass of El Paso; son David and spouse Jeanette of El Paso; sister-in-law Veda Miller of La Grande; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
She was a caring and loving person and a registered nurse who worked at the old Grande Ronde Hospital while living in Cove.
Graveside services were held at the Fort Bliss National Cemetery. She was preceded in death by husband Leonard Bill Houx.
Mt. Carmel Funeral Home handled arrangements.
Helen Marie Hought
Helen Marie Hought, 87, died Oct. 10 at a local retirement community.
Helen was born in Crosby, N.D., on Oct. 28, 1916 to Randolph and Martha Liog Kloster. Her parents came from Norway and homesteaded in North Dakota. She attended grade school at a small country school between Noonan and Crosby, then went to Crosby High School and graduated from Noonan High School in 1935. When in high school she had to board in town and worked for a doctor in exchange for her boarding.
In August 1935, Helen married Clair Hought in Noonan. Later that year, they moved to Monroe. After moving to Portland, they later came to
La Grande, where they opened and ran Hought 24 Flavors Ice Cream Shop from 1951 to 1985. Helen and her husband loved to travel, and visited every continent except Africa.
She is survived by her husband; two children, Charlotte McCoy of Wallowa Lake and Jim Hought of Portland; sisters Ida Romsos and Vivian Joos of Crosby, N.D., Lillian Campbell of Portland; and a brother, Herman Kloster of Seattle; six grandchildren, two great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Helen was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.
Celebration of life services will be held at Zion Lutheran Church, 902 Fourth St. at 11 a.m. Wednesday.
Viewing will be at Loveland Funeral Chapel on Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m.
The family suggests memorials to the Zion Lutheran Church Memorial Fund.
Robert Bob' Morgan
Robert A. "Bob" Morgan, 72, died Oct. 8 at Emmanuel Hospital in Portland.
Bob was born in Spokane on Feb. 9, 1932, to John and Bessie Morgan. He grew up in Suquamish, Wash., where he was an accomplished athlete while attending North Kitsap High School. Following graduation from high school, Bob worked in Seattle at the American Can Company.
In 1964, Bob met and married his wife, Joleah Stinnett. He helped raise three children and provided a sense of humor and security in the process. He coached various athletic teams for his children and was an active and influential participant in their lives.
In 1974, Bob and Jo moved to Union where they owned and operated the Union Tavern and Grille. Bob was known for his storytelling ability and love of all sporting events. He had a vast knowledge of sports information which he used in creating sporting propositions over the years at the Union Tavern. Bob enjoyed people immensely and was a familiar figure to children and adults in the Union area.
He is survived by his wife, Jo, and a sister, Shirley Strathman of Suquamish. Other survivors are children Scott Tibbling of Walla Walla, Robb Tibbling of New Britain, Conn., and Nancy Boslau of La Grande; nine grandchildren, a great-granddaughter; and 35 nieces and nephews.
Bob was preceded in death by a brother and a sister.
Celebration of life, with casual dress, services will be held at First Christian Church, 901 Penn Ave., La Grande at 3 p.m. Thursday. A potluck gathering will be held following the service at the Union Tavern in Union.
The family requests that donations be made to the Union High School athletic department.
Viewing will be at Loveland Funeral Chapel from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Francis Carmony McShane
Francis Carmony McShane, 88, of La Grande died Oct. 9 at a local care facility following a brief illness.
Family and friends may call from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Daniels Chapel of the Valley, 1502 Seventh St.
Recitation of the Rosary will follow at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Daniels Chapel of the Valley. A Requiem Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church, 1002 L Avenue, with Father Hank Albrecht officiating. Interment will follow at Hillcrest East Cemetery.
Mr. McShane was born Sept. 26, 1916, to Martin Francis and Maude Mae (England) McShane in Forbes, N.D. He attended State Normal and Industrial College in Ellendale, N.D., before entering the Marine Corps in July 1942, where he served in Saipan, Okinawa and China. While on leave in Los Angeles he met Margaret (Peggy) Stanton. They were married upon his discharge from the service in 1946.
He worked for the Oregon State Department of Agriculture in Salem for a short time before becoming the city recorder in Ontario in 1947. In 1955, he moved his family to La Grande and assumed the position of city recorder-treasurer until his retirement in 1981.
He was a man of strong faith with a legendary sense of humor. He enjoyed his family, camping, fishing and walking. He was diagnosed with macular degeneration in his later years, but continued to walk and perform chores around the house. He passed on his love and knowledge of sports to his family and listened to his Talking Books for the Blind for hours.
He is survived by his wife of La Grande; children and their spouses; Brian and Pam McShane of Aurora, Colo.; Michael and Isabel McShane of Columbia, Md.; Kirk and Denise McShane of Portland; Jeffrey and Rachel (Lawrence) McShane of Pendleton; Gregory McShane of Pendleton; Rebecca McShane of Newberg; and Maureen McShane of Newberg; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, several cousins, in-laws, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two sisters and four brothers.
Memorials may be made to Talking Book and Braille Services, Oregon State Library, Grande Ronde Hospital Home Care and Hospice Services, or the Scholarship Fund at Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church in care of Daniels Chapel of the Valley, 1502 Seventh St., La Grande.
Alex Colby Arritola, 20, of La Grande died Oct. 11 in an automobile accident. A celebration of life will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday at Pioneer Park with a luncheon to follow at the
La Grande Country Club in Island City. Participants are invited to bring photos and memories to share.
Viewing will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Loveland Funeral Chapel.
Mr. Arritola was born Aug. 20, 1984, to Ron and Mona Arritola in La Grande. He was a five-year all-star with Little League and the Babe Ruth League, and played baseball in high school. He graduated from La Grande High School in 2002, and attended Southern Oregon University. He worked at Artesian Blue in Cove, and enjoyed being with his friends and family, music, baseball, motorcycles, camping, hunting, fishing, the outdoors, skateboarding, snowboarding, hauling snow in a pickup to build booters and kickers and waiting for more snow.
He was described by his family as the nicest guy that ever lived. He is leaving a large hole in the hearts in those who knew and loved him.
Survivors include his parents and a sister, Kayla Arritola, all of La Grande; grandparents, John and Florence Arritola of Forest Grove, Diana Sanger of Olympia, Wash., and Art Sanger of Ritzville, Wash.; great-grandparents, Gordon and June Hagan of Spokane, and other relatives.
Memorials may be made in lieu of flowers or gifts to the La Grande Tiger Booster Club, P.O. Box 2991, La Grande.
Carolyn Trimble, 52 of La Grande died Oct. 6 at her home after a long illness. A celebration of life will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at Summerville Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Hillcrest East Cemetery.
Mrs. Trimble was born Jan. 10, 1952, to Donald and Stella Zerby Cyr in Pasco, Wash. She graduated from high school in Kennewick and attended Western Baptist Bible College and Tennessee Temple College. She married Ernest Trimble on Aug. 11, 1972, in Kennewick. The couple lived in Hermiston for 19 years before moving to La Grande in 1998. She worked as a bookkeeper and enjoyed singing in the church choir, teaching Sunday school classes, ceramics and baking.
Survivors include her husband of La Grande; children, Jeff Trimble of Lacey, Wash., Matt Trimble of Spokane, and Katrina Trimble of La Grande; her parents of Kennewick; brothers, Michael Cyr of McMinnville and Stephen Cyr of Seattle, and other relatives.
Memorials may be made to the missionary fund of the Summerville Baptist Church in care of Daniels Chapel of the Valley, 1502 Seventh St.
Lola Sarah Young, 93, of La Grande died Oct. 8 at a local care center. The funeral will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday at Daniels Chapel of the Valley, 1502 Seventh St. Burial will follow at Grandview Cemetery.
Mrs. Young was born Nov. 12, 1910, in La Grande to William and Sarah Banton, Oregon pioneers. Their homestead was at the location of the Ladd Canyon rest area on Interstate 84. The original tool shop and the restored water wheel are displayed at the westbound rest area. Many of her memories and experiences have been recorded and published as part of the Oral History of Union County through the Oregon History Project.
She attended Ladd Canyon School, graduated from La Grande High School, and on Oct. 25, 1931, she married Frank Young. The couple kept a fruit orchard in Mt. Glen, the largest cherry producer in northeast Oregon, for 50 years before moving to La Grande in 1984.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Kind Deeds Club and the First Church of Christ, Scientist. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting afghans, making baby blankets for newborns at Grande Ronde Hospital, ceramics, traveling, and telling jokes and stories.
Survivors include sons and their wives, Jerry and Arlene Young, and Dale and Peggy Young, all of La Grande; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren and other relatives. Her husband died earlier.
Memorials may be made to the American Red Cross or to the Eastern Oregon University Foundation in care of Daniels Chapel.
Formerly of La Grande
Paul Ahner, 46, of Milton-Freewater and formerly of La Grande died Oct. 7 at Kindred Hospital in Seattle after a long illness.
Mr. Ahner was born Nov. 30, 1957, to Oscar and Florence Butenschoen Ahner in Springfield. He graduated from high school there and worked for a while at Eastern Oregon University. He moved to Milton-Freewater several years ago to be near family. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and fishing.
Survivors include a son, Harley Ahner of La Grande; his mother and two sisters, O'Linda Becker and Pauline Martin, all of Milton-Freewater; a brother, Anthony Ahner of Tacoma, and other relatives.
Memorials may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Arnold L. Thompson, 76, of La Grande died Oct. 12 at a local care center. A celebration of life and graveside service will begin at 3 p.m. Friday at the Summerville Cemetery with the Rev. Susan Smith-Allen officiating. Loveland Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Thompson was born May 6, 1928, to Charles and Minnie McBee Thompson in Jerome, Ariz. He graduated from high school in Huntington in 1946 and married Mary Furman on Jan. 7, 1947. He worked for the Oregon Department of Transportation and retired after 30 years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping with his sons and grandsons and archery hunting.
Survivors include his wife; his sons and their wives, Randy and Sally Thompson of Imbler, and Louie and Dena Thompson of Roseburg; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and a special nephew, Bill Furman, and his wife Joyce.
Gayle McFetridge, 63, of Enterprise died Monday. A celebration of life and potluck dinner will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday at the VFW Hall in Enterprise.
Memorials may be made to a memorial fund for a granddaughter's education in care of Bollman Funeral Home, 315 W. Main St., Enterprise.
Amy L. Isitt Beardsley Holman, 85, of La Grande died Oct. 13 in Walla Walla. A celebration of life will begin at 2 p.m. Monday at Daniels Chapel of the Valley, 1502 Seventh St., with Sally Wiens officiating.
Mrs. Holman was born Feb. 14, 1919, on Cricket Flat near Elgin. She attended schools in Newberg and Milton-Freewater, and in 1936 she married E.W. "Bud" Beardsley. The couple moved to Union County in 1941. In the 1950s she worked at the American Legion, US Bank and took college classes for two years. In 1965 she married Douglas E. Holman in Reno, Nev. They lived in the Portland area for many years.
She enjoyed traveling, deep-sea fishing, hunting, spending time on the family ranch near Elgin, playing gospel music on the piano and organ, and spending time with her family. She was noted for her generosity, feisty attitude and for being a very hard worker.
Survivors include children, Jeri Beggs of Volcano, Calif., L.E. "Ty" Beardsley of Kalispell, Mont., and Skip Beardsley of Elgin; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; a brother, three sisters and other relatives. Her husband and seven brothers and sisters died earlier.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Shriners' Hospital for Crippled Children or the American Legion in care of Daniels Chapel of the Valley, 1502 Seventh St.