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Obituaries for the day of July 25, 2011
LOCAL FUNERALS AND VISITATIONS
July 28 — Eileen Sage, memorial service, 11 a.m., Union United Methodist Church
July 30 — Gerald Hinze, memorial service and dinner, 2 to 6 p.m., Tom McDowell Park, Elgin
Aug. 13 — Theodore Hooey, celebration of life, 3 p.m., American Legion Post 43, La Grande
Thelma was born May 16, 1921, the daughter of Charlie and Cora Anthena (Myers) Huffman in Ava, Mo. She was married in Missouri and the couple traveled by train to Sheridan, Wyo. They later moved to Milton-Freewater, and then on to Nampa, Idaho, before coming to the Grande Ronde Valley.
On Nov. 12, 1989 she married LaVern “Vern’’ Draper in Union.
Thelma loved to dance and enjoyed walking her dog, Snoop.
Survivors include her husband, Vern Draper of Union; sisters, Ruth Fawcett of Milton-Freewater and Dorothy Vrachnis of Los Angeles; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by sons Fred Partney and Dick Partney and brother Howard Huffman.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Meadowwood Springs Speech & Hearing Camp or a favorite charity in care of Daniels-Knopp, 1502 Seventh St., La Grande 97850.