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Obituaries for the day of November 4, 2011
LOCAL FUNERALS AND VISITATIONS
Nov. 4 — George Follett, viewing, 4 to 6 p.m., Daniels-Knopp
Nov. 5 — George Follett, graveside service, 3 p.m., Pine Grove Cemetery, Elgin,
Nov. 4 — Gifford Hulse, viewing, 4 to 6 p.m., Daniels-Knopp
Nov. 5 — Gifford Hulse, graveside service, 9 a.m., Elgin Cemetery; memorial service, 10 a.m., Elgin Christian Church
Nov. 5 — Rebecca Draper, memorial service, 1 p.m., Christian Life Center, 1391 Alder St., Elgin
Nov. 5 — Dean Leroy Clapper, celebration of life, noon, Eagles Lodge, 1212 Jefferson Ave., La Grande,
Nov. 5 — Marilyn Cox, celebration of life, 2 p.m., North Powder elementary multi-purpose room; reception to follow, North Powder grange
Nov. 5 — Don Presley, memorrial service with military honors, 2 p.m., Loveland Funeral Chapel
Nov. 5 — Hope Morman, services, 11 a.m., Grande Ronde Community Church, North Fir St., La Grande; burial, Island City Cemetery
Formerly of Wallowa, La Grande
Irene Mae Crampton
Irene was born Dec. 24, 1925, in La Grande to Lewis Franklin and Julia Victoria (Merchant) Crist. She was raised and educated in La Grande.
On Nov. 3, 1943, she married Ralph Crampton in La Grande where they lived for 20 years. In 1963 they moved to Sisley Creek (outside of Durkee) and sold peaches from their orchard.
Irene was a homemaker all her life. She loved the outdoors and gardening. She also loved children and was a Sunday school teacher for many years.
Survivors include her children, Wayne and his wife, Carlene, of Island City, Fred and his wife, Sharon, of La Grande, Anna Leach of New Meadows, Idaho, and Jim of Gresham; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sisters, Dorothy Hunt of California, Elsie Gaines of Walla Walla and Betty Cooper of Portland; and other relatives. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ralph; two sons, John Franklin and Don Howard; and two sisters, Vivian Hartle and Harriet Rhoads.