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Wagner, Della – Obituary

Della Wagner Dies At Hospital Della C. Wagner, 82, resident of 1306 Fifth St., and a retired business woman, died at a local hospital Saturday. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Dempsey’s Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Keith Mills officiating. Burial will follow in Grandview cemetery. Born at Summerville July 28, 1878, Mrs. Wagner had resided in La Grande for 24 years. She was a member of the Methodist church, the Eastern Star and was past president of the Rebekah Assembly of Idaho. Mrs. Wagner and her husband operated a general store and ran the post office at Gifford, Ida., in 1918, selling the store in 1930. She moved to Craigmont, Ida., following the death of her husband where she operated a woman’s dress shop and children’s clothing store. She also owned a grocery store and lunch counter at Fourth and Depot Streets at one time. Survivors include a sister, Olive Childers, La Grande, and a niece in California. Observer La Grande, Oregon Monday, November 21, 1960 Page 5 Contributed by: Tom Childers Portland,...

La Kamp, Ione M. Torgerson Mrs. – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon Ione M. La Kamp, 67, of Baker City, died May 23, 2002, at St. Elizabeth Health Services. At her request, disposition was by cremation, and a gathering for family and friends will take place Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at The Main Event, 1929 Main St. Mrs. La Kamp was born Nov. 29, 1934, at Gifford, Idaho, to Edward J. and Meta (Stellyes) Torgerson. She received her education in Gifford and Lewiston, Idaho. She came to Baker City on April 26, 1959. She worked as a bartender for Andy DeVos at the Stirrup Room for many years, and at other locations. She enjoyed crocheting, but her hobby was her lodge affiliations, which she dearly enjoyed being involved in. Mrs. La Kamp belonged to the Baker City Rebekah Lodge No. 8, VFW Auxiliary, American Legion Auxiliary and was a past president of the Eagles Lodge. She is survived by her husband, Laurance “Bill” La Kamp of Baker City; sisters, Betty Duncan of Kansas, Erma Auer of Lewiston, Velma Liebenstein of Vancouver, Wash., Carol Plaehn of Tacoma, Wash.; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers and one sister. Contributions in Mrs. La Kamp’s memory may be made to the Baker City Rebekah Lodge or the U.N. Pilgrimage through the Rebekah Lodge, in care of Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814. Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, May 31, 2002 Transcribed by: Belva...

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