Obituaries for Aug. 20, 2012

By Observer Upload August 20, 2012 03:33 pm

Dorothy Mae Brown

La Grande


Dorothy Mae Brown, 93, of La Grande, died at her residence on Friday, Aug. 17, 2012. A full obituary will be available at a later time. Loveland Funeral Chapel and Crematory will be handling the arrangements.

Leisa Kerr

La Grande


Leisa Kerr, 49, of La Grande, died Aug. 16 at her home. Arrangements will be announced later by Daniels~Knopp Funeral, Cremation & Life Celebration Center.

Francis Z. Sasser



Francis Z. Sasser, 86, of Wallowa died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012, at Wallowa Memorial Hospital. A memorial service is planned for next summer. Memorials may be given to a charity of choice. A full obituary will appear later.

Marion France Stanley



Marion France Stanley, 89, of Joseph died Friday, Aug. 17, 2012, at Wallowa Memorial Hospital. At her request, there will be no public services.

David Lee Whiteman

La Grande



David Lee Whiteman, 63, a lifetime resident of La Grande, died Aug. 14 at his home. Those who wish may make contributions in his memory to the David Whiteman Fund in care of Daniels~Knopp Funeral, Cremation & Life Celebration Center, 1502 Seventh St. in La Grande.

David was born on June 28, 1949, the son of Arthur Truman and Ada Elizabeth (Sinclair) Whiteman in La Grande where he was educated and spent the rest of his life. He enjoyed walking everywhere he went and was known by many as the “walking man.” He enjoyed his nieces and nephews and spoiling them with gifts.

Survivors include his siblings, Edward Whiteman of Elgin, Betty Kimball of
La Grande and Linda Rysdam of
La Grande; numerous nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Dorla Culver, Jennie Cookson, Nancy Rachau, Donna Whiteman and James Arthur Whiteman.