Obituaries for August 28, 2013

By Observer Upload August 28, 2013 10:12 am
Graves, Oswald

Helen I. Graves

Island City

Helen I. Graves, 92, Island City, died Monday at her residence. A full obituary will be published at a later time. Loveland Funeral Chapel & Crematory will be handling the arrangements.

 Carolyn Christi Oswald

La Grande


Carolyn Christi Oswald, 68, of La Grande, died Aug. 19 in Boise, Idaho. A memorial service will be held at 

2 p.m. Saturday at the Kingdom Hall in La Grande. Arrangements are entrusted to Daniels~Knopp Funeral, Cremation & Life Celebration Center.

Carolyn was born on July 20, 1945, the daughter of Ivan Leroy “Pete” and Margaret (Rathbone) Hickman in Spokane,

After graduating from high school, she lived in Spain, Ark., and Lewiston, Idaho, before moving to La Grande in 1970. On Aug. 12, 1971 she married David Oswald in
La Grande. 

She was a member of Kingdom Hall. She enjoyed taking painting classes and sewing. 

She loved flowers and reading and always had a stack of books around her. She was a movie buff and loved to watch movies. She loved spending time with her grandchildren.

Survivors include her children, Kelly Goodnight of La Grande, Coy Goodnight of La Grande, Joel Phifer of Eugene, Noel Oswald of Billings, Mont., and Gene Oswald of La Grande; 12 grandchildren; brother, Chuck Hickman of Keizer; and other relatives. She was preceded in death by her husband and a sister, Nikki Hickman.