Obituaries for the day of March 19, 2012

By Observer Upload March 19, 2012 06:50 pm

Trump, Bradley


Neva A. Trump



Neva Alice Trump, 83, of Elgin, died March 18 at her home. Daniels-Knopp Funeral, Cremation & Life Celebration Center is in charge of the arrangements.


Donald L. Bradley

La Grande



Donald LaVerle Bradley, 80, died March 15 at his home in La Grande.

A graveside service will begin at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Daniels-Knopp Funeral, Cremation & Life Celebration Center, 1502 Seventh St. Burial will follow at the Island City Cemetery.

Viewing will be held on Tuesday from 4 until 6 p.m. at Daniels-Knopp.

Donald was born Aug. 24, 1931, the son of Asa Francis and Anna Pearl (Hansen) Bradley in Phillpsburg, Kan. He started grade school in Nampa, Idaho, and graduated from
La Grande High School with the Class of 1949.

During his youth, he worked at the Liberty Theatre and made ice cream for the original Hought’s 24 Flavors. 

He served with the United States Army during the Korean War. On Aug. 15, 1954, he married Audrey McNair in Baker.

After his honorable discharge, he worked in a hardware store in Burns. He returned to La Grande and worked for Western Auto, Hallmark Furniture and Globe Furniture before opening his own business, The Carpet Bag, which he owned and operated until his death. His Number 1 love was his family. He loved fishing and enjoyed snowmobiling, boating and playing in a pinochle group.

Survivors include his daughter, Cammie Whitmore of La Grande; three grandsons; three great-grandchildren; siblings, Arthur and Barbara Bradley of Otter Rock, Lois Moore of La Grande and Dorothy Evans of La Grande; close friend, Donna Dalton; and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, one brother and two sisters.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Grande Ronde Hospital hospice in care of Daniels-Knopp.


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