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Home arrow Obituaries arrow Obituaries for the day of November 25, 2011


Obituaries for the day of November 25, 2011

Taylor, Roudebush, Myer






Nov. 25 — Dee Ann Myer, viewing, 4 to 6 p.m., Loveland Funeral Chapel

Nov. 26 — Dee Ann Myer, viewing, 9 to 9:45 a.m., Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Gekeler Lane; funeral service follows, 10 a.m.

Nov. 25 — Frederick Stockhoff, viewing, 4 to 6 p.m., Daniels-Knopp Funeral, Cremation and Life Celebration Center

Nov. 26 — Frederick Stockhoff, celebration of life, 11 a.m., Presbyterian Friendship Center

Nov. 26 — Harold Roudebush, memorial service, 2 p.m., Loveland Funeral Chapel; dinner to follow, Eagles Lodge

Dec. 31 — Lenore Bigler, celebration of life, 1 to 4 p.m., North Powder Grange hall


Berenice Taylor


Berenice Taylor, 94, of Cove, died Nov. 23 at her home. A full obituary will be available later. Loveland Funeral Chapel & Crematory will be handling the arrangements.


Harold G. Roudebush

La Grande


Harold Gene Roudebush, 79, of La Grande, died Nov. 22 at St. Alphonsus Hospital in Boise with his family by his side. A memorial service with military honors will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday at Loveland Funeral Chapel. Dinner will follow at the Eagles Lodge.

Harold was born Jan. 1, 1932, in Oshkosh, Neb., to Thomas and Helen (McKune) Roudebush.

When he was 9 months old, his mother died of infantile paralysis. Harold lived in many places throughout his youth and graduated from Huntington High School in 1950.

He served his country in the United States Army from 1952 to 1954 in the Korean Conflict. After an honorable discharge, he married Norma Whittet in 1955. They were married for 56 years.

Harold and Norma made their home in Weiser, Idaho, before moving to La Grande in 1969. He was employed with the Union Pacific Railroad as brakeman and then as conductor, retiring after 44 years. He was a member of the Weiser Elks Lodge, the La Grande Masonic Lodge, the United Transportation Union and the La Grande Eagles Lodge. He was also a member of the Old Timers Club and the American Cribbage Club.

Harold was an avid cribbage player and enjoyed many hours playing the game with family and friends. Those who knew him say he was always willing to lend a helping hand when needed.

He enjoyed raising gardens and caring for his yard, especially raising cucumbers and making them into pickles. He enjoyed fishing with his son, Tom, and visiting his family in Alaska.

Harold is survived by his wife of 56 years, Norma; his children, Kim Adkins of Baker City, Dana Ellis and her husband, James, of Alaska, Gaylene Royal and her husband, Gordon, of La Grande and Tom Roudebush of Alaska; his brother, John Duffin; two sisters, Carol Rhiley and Betty Hyde; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and many cousins, nieces and nephews, and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Senior Center or the Elks Rehab Center in care of Loveland Funeral Chapel.



Dee Ann Myer

La Grande


Dee Ann Woodward Smutz Myer, 80, of La Grande, died Nov. 21 at her home with her family by her side. Funeral services will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Gekeler Lane. A viewing for family and friends will run from 4 to 6 today at Loveland Funeral Chapel and from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Saturday at the church prior to service. Burial will be at Hillcrest Cemetery.

Dee Ann was born Jan. 1, 1931, to Ernest B. and Sara M. (Haslam) Woodward in Baker. Her family moved to La Grande in 1944 where Dee Ann graduated from La Grande High School in 1949. She married Walter Smutz on Nov. 12, 1949. Walter died May 10, 1996. Dee Ann married Robert Myer on July 27, 2002.

Dee Ann started a business in 1965 with Linda Strand called the Bridal Aisle that made custom wedding dresses. She was a seamstress.

In the fall of 1967, Dee Ann began her college education at Eastern Oregon State College. She graduated magna cum laude with a degree in education in 1971, and began her 20-year teaching career at the Ackerman Lab School. She was awarded the “Super Teacher” award in the 1988-89 school year. Dee Ann also graduated with her master’s degree from Central Washington University at Ellensburg in 1974.

Her favorite activities were genealogy, sewing, traveling, quilting and playing games with her family. She was a member of the Relief Society, the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers, the La Grande Historical Society and the Beta Theta Sorority and Zeta Sorority.

Dee Ann is survived by her husband, Robert; three children, Charles George Smutz of Fairbanks, Alaska, Walter Paul Smutz of Atlanta, Ga., and Alan Joseph Smutz and his wife, Katherine, of Pendleton; brother, Ernest Ray Woodward and his wife, Nancy, of Maple Valley, Wash.; stepchildren, Dennis and Debbie Cooper of Salem, Phil and Keri Myer of La Grande, John and Lisa Swayze of La Grande and Curtis and Jan Myer of Boise, Idaho; 17 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Walter I. Smutz; and her parents, Ernest and Sara.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the La Grande Historical Society in care of Loveland Funeral Chapel.


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