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Home arrow Obituaries arrow OBITUARIES: July 28, 2014

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OBITUARIES: July 28, 2014

Dan DeBoie, Sr.

Joseph

 

Services for Dan DeBoie, Sr., 95, of Joseph will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the United Methodist Church in Joseph.

DeBoie died Wednesday at Alpine House, an adult living facility.

Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army. A full obituary will appear later.

Thomas M. Holmes

La Grande

 

Thomas M. Holmes, 69, of La Grande, died Saturday at home. A full obituary will be published later. Loveland Funeral Chapel & Crematory will be handling the arrangements.

Mary L. Rhinevault

Union

 

Mary L. Rhinevault, 92, of Union, died Sunday at the Grande Ronde Hospital. A full obituary will be published later. Loveland Funeral Chapel & Crematory will be handling the arrangements.

Bobbie Lee Kelly

La Grande

1927-2014

 

Bobbie Lee Kelly, 87 of La Grande died July 6 at Grande Ronde Hospital.  At Bobbie’s request, there will be no services.

Bobbie was born Jan. 26, 1927, in Melvindale, Mich., to Cecil and Olive (Hester) Kelly.  He lived in Melvindale, St. Petersburg, Fla., Seminole, Fla., Crystal River, Fla., and La Grande. He graduated from Romulus High School. He met and married the one and only love of his life, Opal Margie Goodlet. Opal died April 24, 2004.

Bobbie was a masonry contractor. He built his own health club in Crystal
River. 

Bobbie was a great athlete. He played any kind of musical instrument, mostly the organ and harmonica. He enjoyed raquetball, tennis, golf, camping, horseshoes, darts and in his last years, he bowled several 300-point games.

Bobbie built hundreds of houses in Florida. He and his boyhood friend, Bob Krebs, both at 17 years of age, left school to join the Coast Guard during World War
II.

Bobbie is survived by his daughter, Belinda Neumann, and her husband, Steve, of La Grande — Belinda took care of her parents since 1995; sons, Bobbie Kelly Jr. and his wife, Mary, of Crystal River, and David Kelly and his wife, Jan, of Crystal River; sister, Juanita of Florida; brother, Jim Kelly and his wife, Joan, of North Carolina, and brother Fred Kelly and his wife, Gloria, of Michigan; seven grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; and 73 nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Cecil and Olive; sister, Christine Buckberry; and brothers, J.P. Kelly, Lloyd Kelly, Merle Kelly and Don Kelly.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.lovelandfuneralchapel.com.

Marvin Twidwell

Island City

 

Marvin Twidwell, 89, of Island City, died Sunday at his home. Arrangements will be announced later by Daniels~Knopp Funeral, Cremation & Life Celebration Center.

Jean Allison Lloyd

La Grande

1916-2014

 

Jean Allison (Pratt) Lloyd, 97, of La Grande, died July 19 at Grande Ronde Hospital. Services will be announced at a later date.

Jean was born on Nov. 18, 1916, in Fairbanks, Alaska, to Walter Pratt and Nina Sue (Susan) Weathers. As a child, Jean moved to Seattle, where her mother married John P. Connell and then moved to Great Falls, Mont.

After graduating from high school in Great Falls, Jean attended Whitman College for a year before the economics of the Depression required she withdraw and seek employment. On Nov. 19, 1941, Jean married John Robert (Rob) Lloyd.

When Rob returned from serving in the Pacific during World War II, they briefly lived in Washington, Michigan and Montana before purchasing a small business in Anchorage, Alaska, in 1953. 

They left Anchorage in 1957 and returned in 1960, where she remained until 2006, when she moved to
La Grande to be near her daughter. She spent two years in the mid-1970s in Nome, Alaska.

During her time in Anchorage, she was a member and past president of the Anchorage Garden Club. She was also a certified flower show judge, a volunteer at the Anchorage Museum, a board member for the Susitna Girl Scout Council. 

She was also a member and deacon of First Presbyterian Church as well as a member of the Presbyterian Women’s Circle.

Jean enjoyed gardening, reading and her volunteer work. She was politically aware, informed and
astute.

When asked to share stories about her early days in Alaska, she would recall being a young child wrapped in furs on a bitterly cold night, riding in the basket of a dog sled. She tells of how welcoming the lights of a distant roadhouse seemed after the long day of travel.

Jean is preceded in death by her mother and stepfather, Susan and John P. Connell, and her husband of 55 years, John Robert (Rob) Lloyd in 1997.

She is survived by her daughter, Janet L. Krohn and her husband, Howard of Elgin; a son, Robert L. Lloyd and his wife, Pamela of Anchorage, Alaska; She is also survived by five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. 

Memorial contributions can be made to Alzheimer’s Association in care of Loveland Funeral Chapel, 1508 Fourth St., La Grande, OR 97850.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.lovelandfuneralchapel.com. 

Marcia Lee (Sailer) Dupuis

La Grande

1947-2014

 

Marcia Lee (Sailer) Dupuis, 67 of La Grande, died July 6 at a local care facility. A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday
at the Center for Human Development.

Marcia was born Jan. 17, 1947, to Albert John and Vesta Louise (Hand) Sailer with a disability, but
she never let it get in her way.

She attended school, married, assisted in caring for her twin nieces for many years, worked, gardened, made crafts and quilts and lived on her own for as long as she could. 

The last 10 years of her life were spent with very caring providers who continued to respect and support her independence. Marcia taught everyone along the way what it meant to speak up for yourself and to make sure others listened to what you were saying. 

Marcia is survived by her brothers, Bob Sailer and Jim Sailer of Elgin, and Tom Sailer of Summerville, and sister, Lynda Joyce. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Vesta. 

Online condolences to the family may be made at www.lovelandfuneralchapel.com.

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