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La Grande, Union County, Oregon

Ida May Cherry, 91, resident of 1108 Penn. Ave., and a retired business woman, died Friday at a local hospital.

Mrs. Cherry was the daughter of the late U. S. Sen. James H. Slater and Mrs. Edna E. Gray Slater, pioneer residents of the Grande Ronde Valley. Her father served in the Senate from 1878 to 1884.

Her husband, the late A. B. Cherry was the founder of Cherry Florist here in 1916. She also assisted in the operation of this business.

Mrs. Cherry was the last living charter member of Hope Chapter No. 12, Order of Eastern Star and was a member of the County Historical Society.

Born in La Grande, she spent most of her life here. She was a member of the local Episcopal church.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Dempsey’s Chapel. Rev. William Woodman will officiate and burial follow in Hillcrest cemetery. The Eastern Star will officiate.

She is survived by Mrs. J. R. Martin of La Grande where she had been living, and other relatives in Eastern Oregon and in California.

Observer
Saturday April 20, 1963
Page 5
Contributed by: Tom Childers

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