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Obituaries for the day of November 10, 2011
Bangs, Ketchem, Culver, Wood
LOCAL FUNERALS AND VISITATIONS
Nov. 12 — Vera Culver, 10 a.m., Loveland Funeral Chapel
Nov. 12 — Ross Downing, noon, VFW Hall, Enterprise
Nov. 12 — Gary Bangs, service, 1 p.m., Union Cemetery
Gary was 69 and lived in Union. Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home helped with arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to help his family with his medical bills. Donations will be accepted at Sterling Bank or in care of Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 543, Halfway, OR 97834.
Vera was born March 31, 1928, in Enterprise to Harold and Josephine (Fisk) Fruitts. She was raised on the Divide between Imnaha and Big Sheep Creek. She married Lavon Culver on Oct. 24, 1944, in Elgin.
They raised three children and occasionally, Vera worked at the sale yard. Vera loved crocheting, quilt-making and gardening. She raised horses and enjoyed ranching and hunting.
Vera is survived by her children and their spouses, Carlene and Merrill Cox, Gale and Carolynn Culver and Rex and Arlene Culver, all of Elgin; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lavon; her parents, Harold and Josephine; two grandchildren, Todd Culver and Ann Janette Cox; and her siblings, Aubrey Fruitts, Arthur Fruitts, Frank Fruitts, Loretta Fitzgerald, Hazel Sherwood, Jean Fruitts and Patty Jo Leany.
Albert was born June 8, 1917, in Midvale, Idaho. His parents were Charles and Eva (Gray) Wood. On May 23, 1939, he married Evelyn Blank in Weiser, Idaho. Albert served on the Cove City Council and was the fire chief for many years.
He is survived by his daughter, LaWanda Laing of Cove; sister, Frances Lurtz of Redondo Beach, Calif.; and a granddaughter, grandson and great-grandson.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn; his sisters, Dorothy Miller and Nellie Morris; and brother, Earl Wood.