Obituaries for July 9, 2012

By Observer Upload July 09, 2012 06:29 pm

Ethan J. Demedina

La Grande


Ethan J. Demedina, 20, La Grande, died Saturday at his home.  A full obituary will be published at a later time.  Loveland Funeral Chapel & Crematory will be handling the arrangements. 

Elsa Albrecht

La Grande


Elsa Albrecht, 93, of La Grande, died Friday at a local care facility.  A full obituary will be published at a later time.  Loveland Funeral Chapel & Crematory will be handling the arrangements.

Muir B. Snow III

La Grande



La Grande resident Muir B. Snow III, 76, died Monday, July 2, 2012.

Born in Detroit to Muir B. Snow, Jr. and Anna F. Golding (both deceased), he attended Cambridge University and the University of Michigan. 

After graduating from law school, he practiced for many years in the Detroit area.

Mr. Snow enjoyed bird watching, photography, cooking, gardening and his beloved pets. With his children and siblings living across the country, Mr. Snow enjoyed traveling to family reunions in Nantucket, Mass., Oregon and Washington state.

Mr. Snow is survived by his former wife, Susan Gillis Snow; his children and their families, Louise Snow, her husband Leo Boudreau of Boston,; David Snow and Jill Terrell of Dayton, Ohio; Charlie Snow and Michelle Larsen of Winthrop, Wash.; Michael Snow, his wife Marlene and their two children Ariana and Keaton of Summerville; Peter Snow of Chicago.

Mr. Snow is also survived by his former wife Jacqueline; their daughter Alison Hartnett, her husband Shawn and their two children, Tommy and Lily of Wyandotte, Mich.; step-daughter Terry Laesser of Grosse Ile, Mich., and step-son David Laesser of Ellabell, Ga.

Mr. Snow is also survived by his siblings, Neil (Barbara) of Hilton Head, SC; Charles of Nicosia, Cyprus; Ian Golding of Nantucket, MA, Alison (Robert) Inglis of Nantucket, Mass.; Gregory (Pam) of Paragould, Ark.

Local services will be held at a future date. Contributions in Mr. Snow’s memory can be made to the Blue Mountain Humane Association,, 541-963-0807, 3212 Highway 30, La Grande OR 97850. Online condolences to the family may be made at

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