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Antles, Archer Alva – Obituary

La Grande, Union County, Oregon

Archer A. Antles, 76, died Wednesday evening at his home in La Grande.

Mr. Antles was born Sept. 2, 1910, to Avril A. and Lula Mae (McCallister) Antles at Stanton, Neb.

He moved to Cove with his family in March 1911 and graduated from Cove High School in 1929. On Aug. 18, 1932, he married Eleanor Davis at Cove. He farmed in Cove until 1935 when he went to work for the Gardner Cove Store until 1941. He moved to La Grande and worked as a brakeman for the Union Pacific Railroad until 1966 when an accident forced him to retire. He then worked for La Grande Lumber Co. and retired in 1975.

He loved fishing and woodworking

He was a member of the United Methodist Church and United Methodist Men of La Grande. He was active in the senior meal program.

Survivors include his wife Eleanor of La Grande; son Arden A. Antles of Vernal, Utah; grandsons, Randy, Ricky and Robert; two great granddaughters; a sister Juanita Kail of Yakima Wash; and several nieces and nephews in Yakima, Portland and La Grande.

A sister, Helen Conklin of Cove, and brothers, Dr. Floyd Antles of Seattle and Harry D. Antles of Yakima, died earlier.

A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Sunday at the La Grande United Methodist Church with the Rev. James Wenger Monroe officiating. A private family interment service will be conducted later at the Cove Cemetery.

Memorial gifts in Mr. Antles memory may be made to the La Grande United Methodist Church furnace fund in care of Payne Family Mortuary, 1508 Fourth St.

The Observer
La Grande, Oregon
Friday, October 17, 1986. Page 2
Contributed by Tom Childers

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