OBITUARIES FROM SEPTEMBER 6 - SEPTEMBER 11, 2004
A potluck celebration of life for lifelong Wallowa County resident Vernon "Muggs" Hayes will run from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Wallowa Oddfellows Hall.
Meat, dessert and beverage will be provided, but friends and family are asked to bring a side dish.
Hayes died Sept. 5. A full obiutuary will be published later.
Glennis D. McBride, 65, of Imbler died Monday at Grande Ronde Hospital.
Arrangements will be announced later by Daniels Chapel of the Valley.
Harold Thomas Adams, 51, of Elgin died Sept. 4 at St. Luke's Medical Center in Boise of natural causes. Viewing will be from 4 to 6 tonight at Daniels Chapel of the Valley, 1502 Seventh St. A graveside service will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Elgin Cemetery with Father Hank Albrecht officiating.
Mr. Adams was born Aug. 4, 1953, to James and Colletta Bodenschatz Adams in La Grande. He graduated from Elgin High School, and on March 20, 1982, he married Lessa Ping in La Grande. The family moved in 1986 to Everett, Wash., where he worked as a truck driver for Nelson Petroleum. They returned to Elgin in March of this year.
He enjoyed family activities, woodworking, working outdoors and attending school softball games.
Survivors include his wife of Elgin; children and their spouses, Lee and Amber Adams of Miramar, Fla., and Chelsea Adams of Elgin; his mother of Southlake, Texas; siblings and their spouses, Ed and Donna Adams of Southlake, Delores Adams of Ennis, Texas, Kaye and Mike Hanson of Vancouver, Wash., and Becky and Rod Nichols of Boise; and other relatives.
Memorials may be made in lieu of flowers to the Alzheimer's Association or ALS in care of Daniels Chapel.
Virginia L. Lawrence, 71, of Cove died Sept. 3 in Winnemucca, Nev. A memorial service will begin at 2 p.m. Friday at the Calvary Baptist Church in Cove with Pastor Dave Allen officiating.
Mrs. Lawrence was born Dec. 3, 1932, to Louis F. and Virginia B. McAlpine Dillree in Portland. She graduated from Roosevelt High School in Portland and married Donald R. Lawrence Nov. 10, 1956. She worked at the Gateway Baptist Church, the Christian Supply Store and H&R Block in Portland. The couple moved to Cove in 1997 when they retired. She enjoyed crochet, spinning, traveling, playing the violin and singing.
Survivors include her husband of Cove; children, JoAnne Leigh and Linda McNew, both of Troutdale, and Kathi Gerspach of Eagle Creek; six grandchildren, a sister, Carolyn Peterson of Salt Lake City, and other relatives. A son, Steven Lawrence, died earlier.
Robert Allen Thorn, 86, of La Grande died Sept. 6 at a local care center.
Viewing will be from 4 to 6 p.m. today, and a celebration of life will begin at 2 p.m. Thursday at Daniels Chapel of the Valley, 1502 Seventh St. Private burial will be in the Veteran's Circle at Grandview Cemetery.
Mr. Thorn was born June 18, 1918, to Clarence and Cora Nine Thorn in Grafton, W.Va. He attended school in West Virginia and worked as a mine stripper.
On May 9, 1936, he married Ethel Leona Curry, and served in the Army during World War II.
After a divorce he moved to La Grande to be near family, and worked for Del Monte until his retirement. He enjoyed hunting and his favorite hobby was his Model A car.
Survivors include a daughter, Shirley Junker of La Grande; eight grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren; a half-sister, Anna Lee Spring of Baltimore, and other relatives. A son-in-law, Earl Junker, two sons, Alva and Robert Thorn Jr., and nine brothers and sisters all died earlier.
Glennis Dean McBride
Glennis Dean McBride, 65, of Summerville, died Sept. 6 at Grande Ronde Hospital.
The funeral service will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Daniels Chapel of the Valley with the Rev. Eddie Stedtfeld officiating. Committal and burial will follow at the Summerville Cemetery.
Viewing will be today from 4 to 6 p.m. at Daniels Chapel.
Mrs. McBride was born on Dec. 16, 1938, the daughter of Oval and Delphe Graham Revels in Newhall, Calif. She was raised in Commerce, Okla. In 1954 she married Don McBride in Wilder, Idaho.
They moved to Union County shortly after they married. She was a farm wife and wonderful mother, the family said. She also drove school bus in Imbler and drove truck for Royes Farms.
She enjoyed camping, fishing, her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also enjoyed yard saling, traveling and visiting friends. She was an excellent cook and loved music, the family said. She played the piano, organ, guitar and loved to sing.
Her husband preceded her in death on July 17, 1992.
Survivors include her children and their spouses, Don and Debbie McBride of Imbler, Tony and Sheryl McBride of Maple Valley, Wash., and Oval and Marilyn McBride of Baker City; companion, Bob Wolfe of Summerville; stepchildren, J.D. and Christi Wolfe and Heath and Sherry Wolfe, all of La Grande; 16 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; brother, Oval Eugene Revels Jr. of Springfield; sister and brother-in-law, Ova and Charlie Washington of Tulsa, Okla.; stepmother and her husband, Wanda and Bill Vanderpool of Tulsa, Okla.; and other relatives.
Her daughter, Wanda Stedtfeld, died earlier.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association in care of Daniels Chapel of the Valley, 1502 Seventh St., La Grande 97850.
Services for Lester Doud, 83, of Wallowa will begin at 2 p.m. Monday at the Enterprise Cemetery. Mr. Doud died Tuesday.
Memorials can be directed to the Wallowa Valley Care Center.
Bollman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Evelyn Wood, 86, of Cove died Thursday at a local care center. Arrangements will be announced later by Loveland Funeral Chapel.
Joanne Druist, 64, of La Grande died Sept. 8 at her home. Burial will be in Dallas, Texas, with a local memorial service to be held at a future date.
Ms. Druist was born July 16, 1940, to George F. and Rose M. Petrenic Druist in Cleveland. She graduated from Western College in Oxford, Ohio, and earned advanced degrees in linguistics and physical therapy from American University, the University of Michigan and Columbia University.
After working in Washington, D.C., and overseas, she married John Clymer in 1972 in South Euclid, Ohio. The couple lived in New Jersey for a number of years and in 1990 moved to La Grande, where she worked as a physical therapist at Grande Ronde Hospital until her retirement. She did volunteer work at the hospital, Veterans Memorial Pool and other places. She was an avid reader and physical fitness enthusiast.
Survivors include her husband of La Grande; a brother, George Druist of Freehold, N. J., and a sister, Margaret Ludwig of Bay Village, Ohio.
Memorials may be made to any charity in care of Loveland Funeral Chapel, 1508 Fourth St.
Louise Shelton, 91, of North Powder died Sept. 9 at St. Elizabeth Health Services in Baker City. Viewing will be from 2 to 7 p.m. Monday at Gray's West and Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave., Baker City.
A graveside service will begin at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the North Powder Cemetery with Sally Wiens officiating. A reception will follow at the Wolf Creek Grange in North Powder.
Mrs. Shelton was born Sept. 27, 1912, to John R. and Jenny Maria Bushby Wheeler in Grand Valley, Colo. She married Walter D. Clark in Grand Valley. After a divorce she married Lee V. Shelton in 1950 in Oregon. She worked as a telephone operator for several years. She was a member of the Wolf Creek Grange and past member of the VFW Auxiliary. She enjoyed gardening, crochet, quilting and cooking for family gatherings.
Survivors include children and their spouses, Betty and Bud Arens of Eagle Point, and Carol Reedy of Baker City; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren and other relatives. Her husband, a son, Walter, two granddaughters, Nancy and Susan, and a brother all died earlier.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or to any charity in care of Gray's West & Co., P.O. Box 726, Baker City 97814.
Evelyn M. Wood, 86, of Cove died Sept. 9 at a local care center. Private burial will be in the Cove Cemetery.
Mrs. Wood was born Oct. 6, 1917, to Hugo and Pearl Williams Blank in Jefferson, Wis. She attended school in La Grande and Cove, and on May 23, 1939, she married Carl Wood in Weiser, Idaho.
They lived in Cove where she was a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband of Cove; a daughter and son-in-law, LaWanda and Doug Laing of Cove; a brother, Harold Blank of Cove, two grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Two sisters and a brother died earlier.
Memorials may be made to the Cove Quick Response Team, or the Blue Mountain Humane Association in care of Loveland Funeral Chapel, 1508 Fourth St.