March 26, 2003 11:00 pm

Sharon Dougharity Stace

Formerly of Summerville

Sharon Dougharity Stace, 59, of Ajo, Ariz., and formerly of Summerville, died Saturday in Tucson, Ariz.

Arrangements will be announced later by Daniels Chapel of the Valley.

Cora Alice Neal

La Grande


Cora Alice Neal, 95, of La Grande, died March 16 at Grande Ronde Hospital.

A graveside service will take place at 2 p.m. Thursday at Hillcrest Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Daniels Chapel of the Valley.

Mrs. Neal was born on July 28, 1907, at Fernie, B.C., Canada, to Charles W. and Nan Elizabeth Roach Workman. She was raised and educated in Eureka, Mont. She was a nurse for three Indian tribes — the Cherokees at Stillwell, Okla., the Flatheads on the reservation in Montana and the Blackfoot on the reservation in Idaho. She moved to La Grande in 1940 from Pendleton, and in 1965 she moved to Osborn, Idaho. She returned to La Grande in 1983.

She was a member of the La Grande Eagles Auxiliary 259 and the Union Pacific Old Timers. She enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping and traveling. She had visited in all of the United States except for the New England states. She traveled to Alaska every year from 1987 until 1997 to fish and to visit relatives and friends.

Survivors include her daughter, Dollene E. Lewis of Pinehurst, Idaho; son, Arthur A. Ladd of Moses Lake, Wash; nine grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and other relatives. Her brothers, Ted, Sid, George, Charlie and Bennie, sisters, Ida, Katherin, Lula and Bessie and son, Robert Wagoner died earlier.

Arthur Haydock


La Grande

Arthur Haydock, 90, a longtime resident of La Grande, died March 17 at his home.

A private funeral service will be held by the family.

Mr. Haydock was born Jan. 8, 1913, at Fernie, British Columbia, Canada, to William E. and Margaret A. Mercer Haydock. As a youth, he moved to the Seattle area.

Mr. Haydock served in the Air Force in World War II.

He moved to La Grande in 1954.

He worked for a time at the Epling Meat Market and later for the Union Pacific Railroad, retiring in the mid-1960s.

He greatly enjoyed fishing, and will be remembered for his wonderful sense of humor and as a philosopher, family members said.

He is survived by four children and their spouses, son Jimmy and his wife Lynne Jellum-Haydock of Sand Hollow, Idaho; daughter Sally and Don Giles of Baker City, Oregon; daughter Sandra and John Shannon and daughter Marianne and Ralph Bolin, all of La Grande.

His longtime companion, and former wife, Geraldine Haydock of La Grande; a sister, Leah Van Pelt of Forest Grove; a brother, Sid McNeill of Walla Walla; 11 grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews also survive. He was preceded in his death by four brothers and one sister.

Memorials may be made to the Grande Ronde Hospital Home Health in care of Loveland Funeral Chapel, 1508 Fourth St., La Grande 97850. Loveland Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Dora Bales

Formerly of La Grande


Dora Bales, 75, of Prineville and formerly of La Grande died March 18.

A graveside service will begin at 10 a.m. Friday at Juniper Haven Cemetery in Prineville. A memorial service will begin at 2 p.m. Friday at the First Assembly Church with Pastor Larry McGarry officiating.

Mrs. Bales was born Nov. 27, 1927, to Filipo and Emma Cardinas Sandavol in Weslaco, Texas. The family moved to Prineville in 1948, to Texas in the 1970s, to La Grande in 1989 and back to Prineville in 1999. She married Thomas Bales on June 14, 1958, in Reno. He died on March 28, 1994, in La Grande.

She was a member of the Assembly of God Church and enjoyed crochet, cooking, sewing, collecting fabric, dancing, singing and being with her grandchildren.

Survivors include children and their spouses, Harold and Susan Bales of La Grande, Martin and Angie Bales of Omak, Wash., and Raymond and Violet Bales of Prineville; 14 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and other relatives. A grandson, Joshua Bales, died earlier.

Memorials may be made to the Pioneer Memorial Hospice, 1201 N.E. Elm St., Prineville 97754.

Peggy Down

Island City and formerly

of Wallowa County


Peggy Down, 78, of Island City and formerly of Wallowa County, died March 18 at her home. A graveside service will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Summerville Cemetery with Pastor Roger Cochran of Trinity Baptist Church officiating. Viewing will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Daniels Chapel of the Valley, 1502 Seventh St.

Mrs. Down was born May 6, 1924, to Frank and Rhoda Waddingham in Joseph. She graduated from Enterprise High School, and on April 29, 1950, she married Melven Charles Down in La Grande. In 1969 the couple moved to La Grande. She worked as the bookkeeper for their logging business.

She was a member of the Eagles, Elks and American Legion. She enjoyed all outdoor activities including fishing and hunting with her family and friends, gardening and picking huckleberries. She loved her pets.

Survivors include children and their spouses, John and Theresa Down of Kennewick, Wash., and Kenneth Down of La Grande; a dear friend, Doris Cutts of La Grande, and other relatives. Her husband and two brothers, Frank and Warren Waddingham, died earlier.

Memorials may be made to the GRH Home Care Service and Hospice or the Oregon Cancer Society in care of Daniels Chapel of the Valley.

Max McGlasson

Formerly of La Grande


Max D. McGlasson, 92, of Salem and formerly of La Grande died March 17. A memorial service will begin at 1 p.m. March 27 at the First Presbyterian Church in Salem with the Rev. Karen Pollan officiating.

Mr. McGlasson was born Jan. 31, 1911, to Joseph Paul and Evalyn Wright McGlasson in Forest Grove. He graduated from Forest Grove High School in 1929, Pacific University in 1933 and got his master's degree from Oregon State University in 1937. He taught math and science at Madras, Ontario and Corvallis. On Feb. 27, 1942, he married Betty Jelinek who was also a teacher at Corvallis High School. In 1946 he went into the retail stationery business first in Dallas and then in La Grande with McGlasson's Stationery.

The couple retired to Salem in 1979. He was a member of the Gamma Sigma fraternity and Blue Key. He enjoyed music and sang in choirs wherever he lived.

Survivors include his wife of Salem, children, Allan McGlasson of North Bend, Marolyn Blaylock and Kathleen Kinslow, both of Aloha, and Maxine Corrigan of Tualatin; 10 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; a sister, Eunice Pope of Hillsboro; and other relatives.

Memorials may be made to the education fund of the First Presbyterian Church, 770 Chemeketa N.E., Salem 97301.

Dorthy Morgan

La Grande


Dorthy Ellen "Dot" Morgan, 84, of La Grande died March 18 at a local care center. At her request there was no public service. Burial was at the Island City Cemetery. Daniels Chapel of the Valley was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Morgan was born Aug. 30, 1918, to Andrew and Maude Hulse Muilenburg in La Grande. She graduated from La Grande High School in 1937 and attended a business college. She worked as a bookkeeper for

The Observer, Walker Ford and Lynch Motor Co. She married Melvin Loree and later, Charles Morgan. She was a member of the First Christian Church and a former member of the Eagles Auxiliary. She enjoyed gardening, china painting, needlework and attending family gatherings.

Survivors include a niece, Glenna Spears of Union; a nephew, Bill Muilenburg of Adams, and other relatives. Both husbands, four sisters, Mary Green, Ina Hicks, Lillian Muilenburg and Viola Muilenburg; and two brothers, Emil and Glen Muilenburg, all died earlier.

Memorials may be made to the Breast Cancer Society or the Alzheimer's Association in care of Daniels Chapel of the Valley, 1502 Seventh St., 97850.

Clifford Dale Towle



Clifford Dale Towle, 73, a lifetime resident of Cove, died March 20 at his home in Cove of a farming accident.

A memorial service will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at the Cove Methodist Church with the Rev. Jerry Peters officiating. Private burial will be held later at the Cove Cemetery. Daniels Chapel of the Valley is handling arrangements.

Mr. Towle was born Dec. 30, 1929, the son of Thomas and Dena Lund Towle in La Grande. He was raised in Cove and graduated from Cove High School with the Class of 1948. He received a degree in civil engineering from Oregon State University and a teaching degree from Eastern Oregon University. He served as deputy clerk for the Cove School District until his retirement. He taught junior high and high school in Cove from 1957 until 1989.

On July 13, 1952, he married Ardith Gorham at the Cove Methodist Church. They owned and operated a cherry orchard in Cove. Mr. Towle was a member of the Cove Methodist Church, the Cove Cherry Association, the Union County Soil Conservation Service, the Oregon Farm Bureau and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. He loved the outdoors and hunting elk and moose. He also loved spending time with his family.

Survivors include his wife, Ardith of Cove; children, Bruce and Diane Towle of Camas, Wash., Gary and Cathy Towle of Selah, Wash., Diane and Ron Warnock of Cove and Janice and Mike Stewart of Silverton; six grandchildren; sisters, Inez Yoder of Lexington, Ky., and Anita Miller of Graham, Wash.; and other relatives. A sister, Verna Beeman died earlier.

Memorials may be made to the Cove Methodist Church or the Cove Public Schools in care of Daniels Chapel of the Valley, 1502 Seventh St., La Grande 97850.

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