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OBITURARIES FOR OCTOBER 1 - 5, 2002
Georginia Luella Keltz, 98, of La Grande died Sept. 28 at a local care center.
A graveside service will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Island City Cemetery with Warren Curry officiating. Arrangements are with Daniels Chapel of the Valley.
Mrs. Keltz was born April 4, 1904, to George and Hannah O'Brien Dolbow in Mondova, Wash.
She attended schools in Spokane and moved to La Grande in 1918. In 1921 she married Carl W. Keltz. He died in 1951.
Mrs. Keltz worked as the pastry cook at the Hunt Hall dormitory at Eastern Oregon University until her retirement at age 65.
She loved fishing and enjoyed gardening, canning, crochet and quilting. She was a determined woman who did not give up even in times of adversity, family members said.
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Ernest and Dorothy Keltz of La Grande; daughters, Virginia Traverso of Eugene and Juanita Dunn of Portland; 13 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; two nephews; and other relatives. She was preceded in death by a son, Melvin Keltz, in 1976 and three sisters, Iva Shultz-Sine, Edna Wilson and Jenny Curteman.
Those who wish may make contributions in memory of Mrs. Keltz to GRH Home Care Services in care of Daniels Chapel of the Valley, 1502 Seventh St., La Grande 97850.
Dorothy F. Erskine, 85, of La Grande, died Sept. 23 at a local care center. A family gathering will take place at a later date. Gray's West and Co. is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Erskine was born Sept. 6, 1917, to Walter and Ellene Rydell in Elkton. She graduated from high school in Salem and married Reginald Erskine in 1936. The couple lived in several towns in Oregon, where her husband worked for Southern Pacific Railroad. She was a CPA and was a municipal auditor in Springfield for several years. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star in Roseburg and liked fishing, hunting, knitting and reading.
Survivors include a daughter, Diane Cessna of La Grande, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Her husband died earlier.
Memorials may be made to cancer research through OHSU or any Eastern Star chapter in care of Gray's West and Co., P.O. Box 726, Baker City 97814.
Formerly of Cove
David Lee Anderson, 65, of Bend and formerly of Cove, died Sept. 27 in Prineville. A celebration of life will begin at 2 p.m. Friday at Loveland Funeral Chapel, 1508 Fourth St. with burial to follow at Hillcrest Cemetery.
Mr. Anderson was born Feb. 27, 1937, to Norman and Thelma Wilcox Anderson in Monroe, Wash. He served in the Army and married Barbara June Hildebrandt in 1979 in Weiser, Idaho.
He worked in construction and enjoyed trout fishing, camping, country and rock music, intricate woodworking and spending time with his dogs, Bear and Cubby.
Survivors include his children and their spouses, Joanne and Larry Bettencourt of Hermiston, Tamara Anderson of Great Falls, Mont., David and Shirley Anderson of Polson, Mont., Dwayne and Deanna Anderson, and Michael and Ginger Anderson, all of of Pablo, Mont., and Ronnie Anderson of Bend; his stepchildren and their spouses, Rick Wyatt of Culver City, Calif., Glen Wyatt of La Grande, Lori and Michael Sain of Bend and Mary Keller of La Grande; 23 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; a brother, Dale Leroy Anderson of Menahga, Minn.; his sisters, Norma Horn of Black Mountain, N.C., and Carol Anderson; and other relatives.
His wife and a brother, Herbert Anderson, died earlier.
Formerly of La Grande
Gary Stephen Naegeli, 44, of Mill City and formerly of La Grande died Sept. 26. A memorial service was held at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Mount Angel.
Virgil T. Golden Funeral Services was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Naegeli was born Dec. 19, 1957, to Howard and DeLoris Naegeli in
La Grande. He attended school in Union, where he was a Boy Scout and delivered papers. He graduated from high school in Pilot Rock and moved to Meacham, where he helped his parents build a log cabin, and then built another for himself. He married Theresa Bowman on Aug. 16, 1986. He enjoyed the woods, camping and cutting firewood for others.
Survivors include his wife and children, Gena, Kayla and Charles, all of Mill City, his parents of Madras, his sisters, Sherrie Emery of Union and Helen Hoffman of Hubbard, his brothers, Larry and Alan Naegeli of Madras, Dale Naegeli of Hillsboro and Richard Naegeli of Lebanon, and other relatives.
John Thomas Hall, 54, of Union died Oct. 2 at his home of natural causes. A celebration of life will begin at 11 a.m. Monday at Mount Hope Cemetery in Baker City. Loveland Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Hall was born March 16, 1948, to Thomas H. "Tommy" and Dona F. Thompson Hall in Baker City. He married Kathleen Bell on Jan. 6, 1967, in San Diego. The couple moved to Union from Pomeroy, Wash., 12 years ago. He worked as a heavy equipment operator and was a member of local 701 of the Heavy Equipment Operators' Union. He was a member of the National Thoroughbred Association and the National Quarter Horse Association.
He enjoyed riding and was an avid hunter of both deer and elk.
Survivors include his wife of Union, children, Chet Hall of Hermiston and Jamie Hall of Pendleton, his mother of Pendleton, and his brothers, Rob Hall of Baker City and Bill Hall of Stanfield. His father died earlier.