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La Grande, Oregon

Corinne Josephine Svetich, 78, of Walla Walla, died June 29 at her home. A graveside service will begin at 11 a.m. Friday at Skyview Memorial Park in Pendleton. Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Svetich was born Jan. 4, 1928, to Charles and Francis Butler in Sacramento, Calif. She grew up in North Port, Wash., and graduated from La Grande High School in 1946. She took business courses at Eastern Oregon Normal School for two years.

On March 10, 1950, she married Matthew Svetich in Pendleton. She worked as a teller at U.S. National Bank and Oregon Bank in Pendleton, and briefly for Baker-Boyer Bank in Walla Walla.

She was a member of the Presbyterian Church, Neighbors of Woodcraft, the Elks Lodge No. 228 and the Pendleton Country Club. She enjoyed sewing, crochet, gardening and cooking for her family.

Survivors include her husband of Walla Walla; children, Randy Svetich of Pendleton, Steven Kim Svetich of Ephrata, Wash., and Lisa Marie Hartman of Las Vegas, Nev.; a bother, Robert Butler of Island City, and a sister, Winnie Heaps of Connell, Wash.; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. A sister, Loraine, died earlier.

The Observer Online, Obituaries for the week ending July 8, 2006, Published: July 10, 2006

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