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Case, Afton Hirst – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon
Afton Hirst Case, 86, of La Grande, died July 27 at a local care center. A private dedication of the grave will take place at the Hillcrest Cemetery with family. A memorial service will be held in September at Daniels-Knopp Funeral, Cremation & Life Celebration Center.

Afton was born Oct. 31, 1921, to James Hirst and Pearl (Bowthorpe) Thompson in Union. On Jan. 24, 1948, she married Gerald Franklin Case in La Grande. He preceded her in death in 1996.

She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where she was active with the Relief Society and served as secretary to Primary and Mutual. After her husband’s retirement they spent winter months in Quartzite, Ariz., for many years. They enjoyed fishing and she loved crafts of all kinds.

Survivors include her sisters, Athella King of Seattle, Della Hughes of Coulee Dam, Wash., and Lawana Peck of La Grande; numerous nieces and nephews; and other relatives. She was preceded in death by sisters, Nelma Thompson, Wilma Anderson and Mildred Strong.

Memorial contributions may be made to any charity.

The Observer – August 1, 2008

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Afton Hirst Case, 86, of La Grande, died July 27 at a local care center. A memorial service will begin at 2 p.m. Sept. 6 at Daniels-Knopp Funeral, Cremation & Life Celebration Center, 1502 Seventh St. in La Grande. Committal and interment was held earlier at the Hillcrest East Cemetery.

Afton was born Oct. 31, 1921, to James Hirst and Pearl (Bowthorpe) Thompson in Union. On Jan. 4, 1948, she married Gerald Franklin Case in La Grande. She was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in La Grande. She served with the Relief Society and was secretary to Primary and Mutual. She enjoyed crafts of all kinds and fishing. During the winter months she and her husband spent time in Quartzite, Ariz.

Survivors include her sisters, Athella King of Seattle, Della Huges of Coulee Dam, Wash., and Luana Peck of La Grande; numerous nieces and nephews; and other relatives. She was preceded in death by her husband, and sisters, Nelma Thompson, Wilma Anderson and Mildred Strong.

Memorial contributions may be made to any charity.

The Observer – August 29, 2008

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