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Illness Claims “Virgie” Burford
Elvie Burford, Known to her many friends as Virgie, passed away at a La Grande hospital Wednesday September 12, 1956 after an extended illness.
A Union, Oregon housewife, Mrs. Burford was 62 years of age, being born September 27, 1893 in High Valley near Union, Oregon. She resided in Union county all of her life, and was marred to Frank Burford December 3, 1913.
Surviving are her husband, Frank Burford, Union; two daughters, Mrs. Ada Cowles of Baker and Mrs. Reta Connell of Hinkle, Oregon. Two brothers are Norman Ross of Huron and Archie Ross of Klamath Falls; three sisters, Mrs. Iva Burford, Union; Mrs. Ellen Alexander, of Union and Mrs Isabelle Hutchison of La Grande; Two grandsons, Gordon Cowles and Leslie Connell. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.
Funeral was held Saturday September 15, 1956 at 2 o’clock in the Methodist church in Union with Dr. V. A. Bolen officiating. Interment was in the Union cemetery. Arrangements were directed by the Snodgrass Funeral Home.
Contributed by: Margaret Shinoki