Obituaries for the day of December 15, 2011

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Rimbey, Van Leuven, Keltz, Kelly, Nelson

 

LOCAL FUNERALS AND VISITATIONS


Dec. 16 — Raymond Rimbey, graveside service with military honors, 1 p.m., Island City Cemetery

Dec. 15 — Darrell Van Leuven, viewing, 5 to 7 p.m., Loveland Funeral Chapel

Dec. 17 — Darrell Van Leuven, celebration of life, 10 a.m., Loveland Funeral Chapel; graveside service to follow, Island City Cemetery

Dec. 17 — Ernest Keltz, celebration of life, 1 p.m., Daniels-Knopp

Dec. 19 — June E. Kelly, celebration of life, 11 a.m., Daniels-Knopp



June E. Kelly, 84, of La Grande, died Dec. 14 at Grande Ronde Hospital. A celebration of life will begin at

11 a.m. Monday at Daniels-Knopp Funeral, Cremation & Life Celebration Center, 1502 Seventh St. in La Grande. A full obituary will be

published later.



Ernest Keltz, 90, of La Grande, died Dec. 15 at Grande Ronde Hospital. A celebration of life will begin at

1 p.m. Saturday at Daniels-Knopp Funeral, Cremation & Life Celebration Center. A full obituary will be available later.


Billy Warren Nelson, 73, of Union, died Dec. 12 at a local care center. At his request, there will be no public

services. Daniels-Knopp Funeral, Cremation and Life Celebration Center is in charge of arrangements.

Billy was born Jan. 10, 1938, the son of Clare and Sarah (Packard) Nelson in Union. He attended Union schools and worked in the logging business as a faller. He worked in various places in Oregon and in Alaska for six years before returning to Oregon.

On June 7, 1958, he married Bonieta Jarvis in Sutherland. While in Alaska, he was a member of the American Legion. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed hunting, fishing and gold mining. He also loved spending time with his family.

Survivors include his wife, Bonieta; children, Dorothy Thomas, Billy Nelson, Raymond Nelson, Anita Appleton, Daniel Nelson and Kevin Nelson; brothers, Roy Nelson, Guy Nelson and David Nelson; 14 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and other relatives. He was preceded in death by a sister, Dorthea McGuire.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Oregon Heart Association or the Kidney Association in care of Daniels-Knopp, 1502 Seventh St. in La Grande.


The Observer publishes free obituaries as a community service. Obituaries are edited to fit news guidelines. Photos are encouraged. Paid space is available for families who would like to include more information. Daniels-Knopp Funeral, Cremation & Life Celebration Center posts unedited obituaries at www.danielsknopp.com, and Loveland Funeral Chapel & Crematory posts obituaries at www.lovelandfuneralchapel.com.