OBITUARIES: Friday, May 2

By Observer Upload May 02, 2014 10:27 am
Peterson, Bishop, Punches-Hickman, Mardis, Parker 

Ellie Jolene Peterson


Ellie Jolene Peterson, 37, of Elgin, died Thursday at her residence. A full obituary will be published later. Loveland Funeral Chapel & Crematory will be handling the arrangements.


Rebecca (Becky) Ellen Bishop

Formerly of Union County


Rebecca (Becky) Ellen Bishop, 65, of Austin, Texas, formerly of Union County, died Jan. 12. A celebration of life will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Pleasant Grove Grange Hall in Summerville. Becky’s children invite those who knew and loved her to join them in her celebration of life.


Kimberly Kay Punches-Hickman

Formerly of La Grande


Kimberly Kay Punches-Hickman, 51, died April 23 in Albuquerque, N.M., after an extended illness. Her family was with her when she died.

At this time, no services are planned.


Jacob ‘Jack’ Alan Mardis

La Grande


Jacob “Jack” Alan Mardis, 78, of La Grande, died April 29 in Richland, Wash., of pulmonary fibrosis.

No service will be held at his request.

Daniels-Knopp Funeral, Cremation and Life Celebration Center is handling arrangements. 


Paul Peter Parker

La Grande


Paul Peter Parker, 65, died April 16 at a local care facility. 

There will be no service at his request. Hopefully, his family will be able to gather later this summer to celebrate his life.