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Obituaries for the day of September 12, 2011
Bonner, Longley, Alexander
LOCAL FUNERALS AND VISITATIONS
Sept. 12 — Laurose Hibberd, celerbation of life, 3:30 p.m., Elgin Stampede Hall; burial, Elgin Cemetery
Sept. 13 — Gerita Alexander, graveside service, 11 a.m., Island City Cemetery
Sept. 17 — Flora Russell, graveside service, 2 p.m., Union Cemetery
Sept. 24 — Hobert Nelson, service, 11 a.m., First Baptist Church, 1701 Sixth St., La Grande
Sept. 25 — Star Longley, celebration of life gathering, 4 p.m., pow wow grounds, Wallowa; potluck to follow
Oct. 1 — Gladys Nobles, celebration of life, 3 p.m., Enterprise Elks Lodge; dinner to follow
Bollman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Gerita was born Jan. 2, 1918, to William David and Florence (Jordan) Cameron in Washtucna, Wash. The family moved to La Grande when she was 3. She graduated from La Grande High School and worked in the business office of the telephone company before working in dispatch for the Union Pacific Railroad.
On June 20, 1937, she married Edwin Alexander. They celebrated 60 years of marriage before his death in 1997.
She was a charter member of the La Grande Church of the Nazarene and held many offices over the years. She played golf with her husband and enjoyed knitting and crocheting. She crocheted afghans for all of her grandchildren upon their graduation from high school.
Survivors include her daughters and their husbands, Carolyn and Jerry Schmidt of La Grande and Diane and Keith Langley of McCall, Idaho; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and other relatives. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ed; and brother, James Cameron.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Nazarene Missions in care of Daniels-Knopp Funeral, Cremation & Life Celebration Center, 1502 Seventh St., La Grande, OR 97850.