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Maples, Marlon Howard – Obituary

Union, Oregon Marlon Howard Maples, 50, formerly of La Grande and Union, died July 27 in Valdez, Alaska. Private family services were held July 31 at the Cremation Society of Alaska. Jim Lamson officiated. Memorial services will begin at 3 p.m. Sept. 7 at Valdez Glacier Campground. Phil Merioles will officiate. Marlon’s cremated remains will be scattered in Valdez. An online guestbook and tribute can be viewed at The Hasara family at the Cremation Society of Alaska was in charge of arrangements. Marlon was born Oct. 19, 1958, in Jackson County, Mo. He served in the U.S. Army for 2 1/2 years. Marlon attended college and graduated with an associates of arts and associates of criminal justice. Marlon lived in La Grande and Union for most of his life. He went to school at Union High School. Marlon made his home in Alaska since August 2001. From 2001 to 2002, he lived and worked in Honnah for the U.S. Forest Service. From 2002 until 2006, he lived in Valdez working for the Solomon Gulch Hatchery. And from 2006 until 2008, he was employed as a paraprofessional with the Dillingham City School District. Since 2008, he has lived in Anchorage. Marlon was a member of the Foursquare Gospel and Moravian Church. He enjoyed spending time with his family, fishing and reading. Daughter Montana said her dad “was a good dad and a real cowboy at heart.” Family and friends knew him for his strength, hard work, courage and patriotism. As a prior law officer, Marlon was known for his deep-felt conviction to serve and protect, extending to his home,...

Curry, Della Viola Morris Mrs. – Obituary

Halfway, Baker County, Oregon Della Viola Morris Curry, 88, of Halfway died Jan. 3, 2003, at St. Elizabeth Health Services. Her funeral will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Halfway. Interment will be at Pine Haven Cemetery in Halfway. Friends are invited to join the family afterward for a reception at the Halfway LDS Church. Della Viola Morris Curry was born on Sept. 28, 1914, at Richland to Thomas Lemuel Morris and Bertha Olive Makinson Morris. Della was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She had a quick wit and a good sense of humor. No matter how dark the cloud, she knew there was always a silver lining. She loved to read, which was her hobby. She was from pioneer stock. Her grandfather had the stage line stop at the bottom of the Halfway grade in Eagle Valley, and he was also the local doctor. She was a professional cook for years. She then attended college where she earned a teaching degree while living at Guam and then Alaska. She also worked at the Hermiston Ordinance Depot during World War II doing her part for the home front. While living in Alaska she worked for the State of Alaska and for Harbor View Memorial Hospital at Valdez for five years. She was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She dearly loved the Lord and held various positions in the church throughout the years. The American Poetry Society recognized Della as one of its accomplished poets. Her poems will be passed down from...

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