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Ansell, Lewis James – Obituary

Union County, Oregon Obituary

Claude Anson, 97, of La Grande, died June 23 at a local care center. Daniels-Knopp Funeral, Cremation & Life Celebration Center is in charge of arrangements.

La Grande Observer – June 26, 2008
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Claude Anson, age 97, of La Grande, died June 23, 2008 at a local care facility. A funeral service will be held on Monday, June 30, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. at Daniels~Knopp Funeral, Cremation & Life Celebration Center 1502 7th Street in La Grande. Committal and interment will follow at the Grandview Cemetery. Viewing will be held on Sunday from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m. and on Monday from 10:00 until noon at Daniels~Knopp.

Claude was born on February 6, 1911, the son of Orlin and Mabel (McMurray) Anson in La Grande. He graduated from La Grande High School and attended Oregon State University for two years before returning to La Grande to work the family farm. On November 22, 1933 he married Dot Latham in Spokane, Washington. They owned and operated a ski apparel shop in La Grande while farming. He was involved with various farming organizations over the years, including the South 40 Club and the Farm Bureau. He was an avid skier and was very active with the National Ski Patrol. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and loved to laugh.

Survivors include his daughters, Sheryl A. McGuire of Golden, Colorado and Dot Ann Ricker of Whitefish, Montana; grandchildren, Curtis and Tatiana Ricker of Island City, Shannon and Dave Mercer of Whitefish, Montana and Tod and Debbie Ricker of Sisters, Oregon; great grandchildren, Dean, Caden, Romayne, Laramie, Glenn and Zane Ricker, Ethan, Logan and Rayna Mercer and Anson and Tate Ricker; many cousins and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dot, in 1998 and a brother, Delbert Anson.

Those who wish may make contributions in memory of Claude to the American Macular Degeneration Foundation (AMDF) or the Anthony Lakes Ski Patrol.

Obituary – Daniels – Knopp Funeral, Cremation & Life Celebration Center (Photo with Funeral home obituary)
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Claude Anson, 97, of La Grande, died June 23 at a local care center. A funeral service will be Monday at 1 p.m. at Daniels-Knopp Funeral, Cremation & Life Celebration Center 1502 Seventh St. in La Grande. Committal and burial will follow at the Grandview Cemetery. Viewing will be Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. and Monday from 10 a.m. until noon at Daniels-Knopp.

Claude was born on February 6, 1911, the son of Orlin and Mabel (McMurray) Anson in La Grande. He graduated from La Grande High School and attended Oregon State University for two years before returning to La Grande to work the family farm.

On Nov. 22, 1933 he married Dot Latham in Spokane. They owned and operated a ski apparel shop in La Grande while farming. He was involved with various farming organizations over the years, including the South 40 Club and the Farm Bureau. He was an avid skier and was very active with the National Ski Patrol. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and loved to laugh.

Survivors include his daughters, Sheryl A. McGuire of Golden, Colo., and Dot Ann Ricker of Whitefish, Mont.; six grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; many cousins and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dot, in 1998 and a brother, Delbert Anson.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Macular Degeneration Foundation (AMDF) or the Anthony Lakes Ski Patrol.

La Grande Observer – June 28, 2008

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