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Vernon Wesley Adkins, 86, of Union, died Dec. 11 at his home. At his request there will be no public services.
Mr. Adkins was born Nov. 3, 1919, to Wesley and Anna May Ego Adkins in Baker City. He was raised in Cove and Union. On Oct. 5, 1940, he married Iris Taylor in Weiser, Idaho. He worked for the Union Railroad of Oregon for a number of years before working as a meat cutter for Union Cash Grocery until 1983 when he retired.
Mr. Adkins was a life member of the Grande Ronde Valley Masonic Lodge and the Royal Arch Masons. He enjoyed square dancing, and served on the Union School Board, the Union City Council and the Union Volunteer Fire Department for many years
Survivors include his wife of Union; children and their spouses, Linda and Dale Conklin of Heppner and Kerry and Kim Adkins of Union; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and other relatives. Two brothers, Bernard and Dewey Adkins, and a sister, Iola Childers, all died earlier.
Memorials may be made to the Union Athletic Complex or any charity in care of Daniels Chapel of the Valley, 1502 Seventh St. An on-line guest book can be found at www.danielschapel.com .
LaGrande Observer – Obituaries for the week ending Dec. 17, 2005 – Published: December 19, 2005
Submitted by Dixie Ricker