OBITUARIES FOR MAY 17 - 22, 2004

May 24, 2004 11:00 pm

Rose Griffin

La Grande


Rose M. Griffin, 85, of La Grande died May 13 at her home. A private burial will be at the Willamette National Cemetery in Portland.

Mrs. Griffin was born April 9, 1918, to Joseph and Valeria Caszewski Sienkiewicz in Tacoma. She graduated from high school in Puyallup, Wash., in l936, and married Charles Zinski in 1934. She later graduated from Bates Business College. After her husband's death she married Joseph Maurer in 1962 in Tacoma. After his death she married Maurice "Chick" Griffin in June 1997 in Tacoma.

The couple moved to La Grande in 2001 to be close to family. In Puyallup she was a member of the Catholic Church, the VFW Auxiliary, the grange, and the Order of Eastern Star. She enjoyed cooking, knitting, playing cards, gardening and being with family.

Survivors include her husband of La Grande; children and their spouses, Joseph and Kathy Zinski, Barbara Stetton, and Jack and Cheryl Zinski, all of Tacoma, David and Becky Zinski of Yelm, Wash., Beverly Zinski of Washington, and Joann and Evan Waite of La Grande; a sister Ruth Sienkiewicz of Puyallup; 16 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Memorials may be made to Grande Ronde Home Health and Hospice in care of Loveland Funeral Chapel, 1508 Fourth St.

Marjorie McClure

Formerly of La Grande


Marjorie Lynn McClure, 71, of Thousand Oaks, Calif., and formerly of La Grande, died April 29 after a long illness. There was no service but her ashes were spread in California, La Grande and Elgin.

Mrs. McClure was born April 17, 1933, to Lynn Edward and Etha Sarah Huffman Hill in La Grande. She attended grade school in Elgin until 1944, when the family moved to a farm on Cove Avenue. She attended Willow Elementary School and graduated from La Grande High School in 1951.

She attended Eastern Oregon College and Oregon State College in Corvallis. She married Patrick McClure on Oct. 14, 1955, just before he entered the military. The couple lived in Illinois, Japan, and several places in California.

She taught junior high school home economics and English in Sun Valley, Calif., for 24 years and became a mentor to beginning teachers. After her retirement in 1992 the couple bought Stang Manor in La Grande which they ran as a bed and breakfast until 2002 when they returned to California.

She was a member of a number of La Grande women's groups, including PEO. She enjoyed traveling, playing golf, cooking and entertaining guests. Her many friends called her a delight to be with.

Survivors include her husband of Thousand Oaks and soon to be of La Grande; children, James Marcus McClure and Charles Patrick McClure, both of Santa Barbara, Calif., and Suzanne Elizabeth McClure of Los Angeles, Calif.; three grandchildren; and two brothers, Fredrick Huffman Hill of La Grande and Lloyd Hill of Boise.

Memorials may be made to the Blue Mountain Humane Association, 3212 Hwy 30, La Grande.

Kenneth Roberts

Formerly of Union


Kenneth Tine Roberts, 82, of Richfield, Utah, and formerly of Union, died May 15. Viewing will be from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Friday at the Neal S. Magleby & Sons Mor-tuary Chapel, 50 S. 100 West in Richfield. The funeral will begin at noon, and burial will be in the Elsinore City Cemetery.

Mr. Roberts was born March 7, 1922, to Frank William and Winifred Bingham Roberts in Minersville, Utah. He married Eileen Wright on Jan. 17, 1943, in Evanston, Wyo. After a divorce he married Gloria Williams McKinney in 1968 in Union. She died in 1991 and he remarried Eileen Wright on June 5, 1994.

He managed dairies in California, Oregon and Utah, and lived in Union for 20 years. He loved the outdoors, nature and his family, and was never a stranger to anyone.

Survivors include his wife of Richfield; children and their spouses, Kenneth and Sylvia Roberts of Horseshoe Bend, Idaho, Sherri and John LeFevre, of Monroe; Tami and Ray Colledge, and Becky and Mike Rupp, all of Murray, Idaho; stepchildren and their spouses, Jack and Dale Williams of Idaho, and Linda Howland, of Oregon; a sister, Maizie Lembke, of Detroit Lakes, Minn.; a brother and sister-in-law, Larry and Rose Roberts of Garden Valley, Idaho; 14 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and other relatives. Two brothers, three sisters and two infant grandsons all died earlier.

Stella Scott

La Grande


Stella Kristina Scott, 84, of La Grande died May 16 at her home. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Mrs. Scott was born Dec. 24, 1919, to Albert Fredrick and Sophie Olsen Jones in Detroit, Mich. She served in the Army during World War II, and on May 24, 1946, she married Jack Russell Seott in Honolulu, Hawaii. She was a member of the VFW and enjoyed dancing, spending tune with her friends at the senior center and being with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Survivors include children and their spouses, Penny and Phil Yost of La Grande, Cindy Boozer of Eagle Point, and Roger Jones of Sandy; four children; eight great-grandchildren and other relatives. Her husband, a brother, Earl Jones, and a sister, Emily Kerley, died earlier.

Memorials may be made to the Union County Senior Center in care of Daniels Chapel of the Valley, 1502 Seventh St.

Rose Marie Shaw

Formerly of Union


Rose Marie Shaw, 73, of Pueblo, Colo., and formerly of Union, died May 15. A private burial will be at Nye, Colo. Loveland Funeral Chapel is in charge of local arrangements.

Mrs. Shaw was born Oct. 18, 1930, to Casper and Lillian J. Popelka Lehner in Nye. She attended school at Beehive, Mont., and married Gene Hudson on August 25, 1947. The couple lived in Absarokee, Mont., and were later divorced. She lived in Carnation, Wash., and moved to Union in 1965. She was married to a Mr. Shaw for a short time. In December of 2003 she moved to Colorado to be closer to family. She was a homemaker and enjoyed playing the accordion, embroidery and hand work, reading, writing, gardening and spending time with her family.

Survivors include children, Keith Hudson of Snoqualmie, Wash., and Clay and Gary Hudson, both of Absarokee; sisters, Caroline Huff of Boone, Colo., Agnes Nordahl of Laurel, Mont., Shirley Vegge of Portland, and Mary Hellyer of Idaho City, Idaho. A brother died earlier.

Nadyne Brown

Formerly of La Grande


Nadyne Brown, 87, of Selah, Wash., and formerly of La Grande died May 18 at the home of her daughter. The funeral was today at Burns Mortuary in Pendleton.

Mrs. Brown was born June 14, 1916, to Herman and Irene Kirk in Adams. She attended school in Dayton, Wash., and married Delmas Brown on June 30, 1934, in Dayton. She worked part-time during the summer harvest for the Green Giant Company in Dayton and managed and cooked at the cafe at the sports center there from 1961 to 1966 when she began cooking for the Pendleton School District. She rose to head cook at Sherwood Elementary School, and worked as head cook at the Meadowood Springs Speech Camp. She retired in 1986 and moved first to Walla Walla, then to Selah. She often spent summers in La Grande with her son and his family. She was devoted to her family and wished to be allowed to die at home.

Survivors include children and their spouses, Delmas and Barbara Brown of Worley, Idaho, Bob and Jo Brown of McKenna, Wash., Jim and Barbara Brown of La Grande, Gary and Don Brown, both of Louisville, Ky., Joan and Bud Miller of Grand Ronde, Janet and Richard Ogle of Selah, and Sherrill and Howard Bierman of Walla Walla; 34 grandchildren; 56 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Pat Eggers of Wilsonville, and a daughter-in-law, Pat Brown of Kent, Wash. Her husband, two sons, Kirk and Jack, a daughter, Shirley Mills, and five brothers, Fred, Gene, Glen "Swede", Dudley and Norm Kirk, all died earlier.

Memorials may be made to Meadowood Springs Speech Camp in care of Burns Mortuary, 336 S.W. Dorion Ave., P.O. Box 489 Pendleton 97801.

Miskell Gale

La Grande and formerly of Union


Miskell Gale, 105, of La Grande and formerly of Union, died May 19 at her home. A graveside service will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Cove Cemetery with Pastor Jerry Peters of the Cove United Methodist Church officiating.

Mrs. Gale was born Sept. 15, 1898, to William and Cora Van Schoonhoven Bloom in Cove. She graduated from school in 1917, and married Don Gale. The couple grew flowers and fruit commercially in Union as well as ranching. She was an 87-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star and both the La Grande and Baker City square dancing clubs.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, William and Francis Gale of Hood River; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and other relatives. Her husband, a daughter, Donna Collins, two brothers, Haskell and Edward Bloom, and a sister, Violet Gorham, all died earlier.

Memorials may be made to the Order of the Eastern Star, Grande Ronde Valley Chapter 49, or the Cherry Chapter 177 in care of Daniels Chapel of the Valley, 1502 Seventh St.

Frank Bailey

La Grande

Frank E. Bailey, 91, died Friday at his home in the Grande Ronde Retirement Residence in La Grande.

Arrangements are pending and a full obituary will be published later.

Loveland Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Maurice Lane

Formerly of La Grande


Maurice C. Lane 74, of Portland and formerly of La Grande, died May 1 at Kaiser Sunnyside Hospital. Burial was at Willamette National Cemetery.

Mr. Lane was born Oct. 30, 1929, to Richard W. and Blanche Combes Lane in Taylor, Wash. He attended school in La Grande and graduated from high school in Milwaukie in 1943.

He served in the Air Force and graduated from Eastern Oregon College with a teaching degree. He taught elementary school in the Parkrose School District for 25 years. He volunteered at the Gresham Senior Center for 14 years where he was head of the quilting department.

Survivors include children, Lance Lane of Portland, and Melissa Wiese of Newport; one grandchild and two sisters, Alma Comstock of Pendleton and Betty Trump of Elgin.

A sister, Naomi Terry, died earlier.