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La Grande, Oregon
James Everett Dalton, 81, of Umatilla and formerly La Grande and Baker City, died Aug. 28 at his home. A graveside service will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at Grandview Cemetery. Daniels Chapel of the Valley is in charge of arrangements.
James was born on March 14, 1926, to Isaac Clayton and Stella Viola (March) Dalton in La Grande. After graduating from La Grande High School he enlisted in the United States Navy. He was honorably discharged in May 1946.
James was employed as a heavy equipment operator at Ashgrove Cement in Lime while living in Baker City. After his retirement, he returned to La Grande for a few years before moving to Umatilla to be near family. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping.
Survivors include his children, Jack Dalton of Granger, Wash., Steven Dalton of La Grande, Thomas Dalton of Hermiston, Karen Halladay of Hermiston and Joe Dalton of La Grande; 12 grandchildren; several step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and other relatives. He was preceded in death by daughter, Beverly Dalton; son, Don Everett Dalton in Vietnam; and his wife, Patricia.
La Grande Observer – Obituaries For The Week Ending September 8, 2007 Published: September 8, 2007